A blue shark (Prionace glauca) swims near Faial, Azores.

Diving with Blue Sharks of the Azores

Blue sharks populate the waters around the Azores archipelago. They undertake long transatlantic migrations. Offshore diving with these elegant and…
Manta Ray, or Mobula tarapacana, glide through the Atlantic at Princess Alice Bank, Azores. Princess Alice Bank is a volcanic seamount on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge rising from more than two thousand metres to a depth of around 40 metres below the ocean surface.

Diving Princess Alice Bank

Princess Alice Bank at the Azores is a volcanic seamount on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge rising from more than thousand metres to a depth of around 40 metres below the ocean surface. The abundance of marine life, especially manta rays, make it an exquisite, albeit remote and exposed offshore spot for diving. 
A spotted porcelain crab (Neopetrolisthes maculatus) sits among the stinging tentacles of an anemone, Memba Bay, Strait of Mozambique.

Underwater Photography in the Strait of Mozambique

Nature is generous. It gives without expecting anything in return. Generally, there’s a higher-level system ensuring the balance of its…
Aras harvests the salt at the shore of Lac Assal in Djibouti, a highly saline lake situated 155 metres below sea level. Depending on the wind, each segment of the shore produces its own shape and size of grains of salt. Aras' family sells the salt to tourists.

Harvesting the Salt of Lac Assal

Aras harvests the salt at the shore of Lac Assal in Djibouti. His family sells the salt to tourists. Trading…
Bicycles often mix spare parts of different brands. This chainring incorporates the manufacturer's brand name Phoenix, a large Chinese company exporting bicycles since the 1960s.

Cargo bikes in Rwanda

Cargo bicycles are widely used for the transportation of goods and passengers in Rwanda – the land of thousand hills. For a cyclist, these hills make riding strenuous as there is hardly ever a flat stretch of road. Many riders of Team Rwanda, the cycling team based in Ruhengeri, have started as taxi or cargo bikers.
Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo contains the Earth's largest lava lake.

Nyiragongo volcano

Nyiragongo is an active volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The crater contains the Earth’s largest lava lake.…

Mountain Gorillas in the Central African Virunga Mountains

The jungle of the misty Virunga volcano mountains in central Africa is so dense that even the raindrops falling in…

The Night of the Shooting Stars

Every year, hundreds and thousands of rocky chunks the size of up to a house race into the earth’s atmosphere.…

Building Ruins

Construction in Spain boomed – until the economy collapsed in 2008. The result of the property bubble bursting are abandoned…