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Afgelopen week teruggekomen van een geweldige fototrip naar India. Een belevenis en avontuur op zich, het land heeft een prachtige natuur met een grote diversiteit aan vogelsoorten en wilde dieren...
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2019 wordt weer een gezellig fotojaar! Naast de fotoreis naar India in april, nu ook in juni voor een korte vogeltrip naar Schotland. Ik ben in 2015 al een keer eerder geweest in Schotla...

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Photos of the Week: Snowy Ladybug, Shattered Lance, Mexican Smog (35 photos)

Photos of the Week: Snowy Ladybug, Shattered Lance, Mexican Smog (35 photos)

Engineering fashion in Beijing, a luxury houseboat for rising seas, flooding in Paraguay, father-daughter soccer in Liverpool, murals on the border wall in Mexico, the Giro d'Italia cycle race in Italy, Buddha's birthday observations in Taiwan, “Lady Macbeth” in Greece, skateboarding in Los Angeles, Ramadan in Indonesia, and much more.

Double amputee dog Cora Rose balances on her hind legs to watch Zach Skow repairing her cart on a street in Washington, D.C. on May 15, 2019. Cora Rose serves in a prisoner therapy program in California, founded by Skow, called "Pawsitive Change." ( Kevin Lamarque / Reuters)
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100 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1919 (37 photos)

100 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1919 (37 photos)

A century ago, the Versailles Treaty was signed, as much of the world was still recovering from the devastation of World War I. Rebuilding was just beginning, refugees were returning home, orphans were being cared for, and a global influenza outbreak was being battled. In other news, the Lincoln Memorial was nearing completion in Washington, D.C., Vladimir Lenin was working to solidify the Soviet Republic, the 19th amendment to the U.S. constitution was passed—guaranteeing women the right to vote, a molasses disaster struck Boston, and much more. Please take a moment to look back at some of the events and sights from around the world a hundred years ago.

A woman poses on an Indian motorcycle with a sidecar in a street in Paris, France, In 1919. ( Corbis via Getty)
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Photos of Huawei’s European-Themed Campus in China (15 photos)

Photos of Huawei’s European-Themed Campus in China (15 photos)

China’s Huawei Technologies is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, with production and development centers in more than a dozen countries. One of its newest facilities, located in Dongguan, China, is being built as a collection of replicas of European landmarks. The 3.5-square-mile Ox Horn Research and Development campus is being developed as 12 separate “towns,” with names such as Paris, Verona, and Bruges, with research buildings being made as reproductions of famous castles, palaces, and more. Ox Horn campus is designed to accommodate 25,000 employees, and is connected by private trams and trains to other nearby Huawei campuses and company housing in Shenzhen . Kevin Frayer, a photographer for Getty Images, was able to visit the still-growing campus, and returned with these images.

A worker cleans a waterway among office buildings in Huawei's new sprawling Ox Horn Research and Development campus on April 12, 2019, in Dongguan, near Shenzhen, China. ( Kevin Frayer / Getty)
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Photos of the Week: Lion Rescue, Chihuahua Run, Dinosaur Debut (35 photos)

Photos of the Week: Lion Rescue, Chihuahua Run, Dinosaur Debut (35 photos)

Uber protests in Los Angeles, freedom for Reuters reporters in Myanmar, “My Emperor” cats in Beijing, equestrian jumping in Mexico, Met Gala appearances in New York, Victory Day observations in Russia, Ramadan prayers in Indonesia, art among ruins on a Greek isle, a gathering of the International Society of Women Airline Pilots, missiles over Israel and Gaza, artworks displayed at the Venice Biennale, and much more.

Stars appear in the night sky above Shwe Settaw Sanctuary in the Magway Region of Myanmar, in a long-exposure photo taken on May 5, 2019. ( Ye Aung Thu / AFP / Getty)
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Scenes From the 2019 Venice Biennale (23 photos)

Scenes From the 2019 Venice Biennale (23 photos)

The 58th International Art Exhibition of of La Biennale di Venezia, held in locations throughout Venice, Italy, will open to the public on May 11. This year’s exhibition is titled “May You Live In Interesting Times,” and will remain open until November 24, 2019. Gathered here are a few images of artwork and installations created by artists from around the world.

Visitors view Faniswa, Sea Point, Cape Town, 2016 by South African artist Zanele Muholi, during a press preview ahead of the opening of the 58th International Venice Biennale art exhibition on May 8, 2019, in Venice. ( Tiziana Fabi / AFP / Getty)
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Winners of the 2019 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition (11 photos)

Winners of the 2019 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition (11 photos)

Entrants in this year’s annual contest were invited to submit images that showcase Earth’s biodiversity and show some of the mounting threats to the natural world. These images originally appeared on bioGraphic, an online magazine about science and sustainability and the official media sponsor for the California Academy of Sciences’ BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition.  The organizers were kind enough to share some of the winners and finalists here, selected from nearly 6,500 entries. The captions were written by the bioGraphic editorial staff, and lightly edited for style.

Boneyard Waltz: Terrestrial Wildlife Finalist. A trio of polar bears lumbers past a forbidding pile of whale bones along the coast of Barter Island in northern Alaska, their bloodstained noses hinting at a recent, fresher meal. As top predators, polar bears rule the Arctic ecosystem and are typically solitary hunters, except when learning from mom, like the siblings pictured here. Eventually, the cubs will venture out on their own to patrol the nearby Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a wilderness area encompassing more than 30,000 square miles. But these epic hunting grounds may not stay pristine forever: The region holds an estimated 7.7 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Moreover, climate change is forcing the bears to travel much longer distances in search of food. For this trio, however, there’s a more imminent threat. The smallest in the trio turns to catch a glimpse of a large male following the group before all three slip into the still chilly, though warming, waters of the Beaufort Sea. ( Daniel Dietrich / BigPicture Photography Competition)
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Photos of the Week: German Asparagus, Traffic Zebras, Enormous Bear (35 photos)

Photos of the Week: German Asparagus, Traffic Zebras, Enormous Bear (35 photos)

The Great Mosque of Djenne in Mali, pet rescue in flooded Quebec, sea lion rescue in San Francisco, memorials to a synagogue shooting in California, conflict in Libya, NRA “Fashion & Firearms” show in Indiana, a giant “spider” in New York, May Day protests in Europe, an attempted uprising in Venezuela, a tornado in Romania, rusty locomotives in Lebanon, and much more.

In this May 2, 2019, photo, child monks ride a roller coaster during their visit to the Everland amusement park in Yongin, South Korea. They were taking part in a three-week training program learning about Buddhism. Buddhists visit a temple across the country to celebrate the Buddha's upcoming birthday on May 12. ( Lee Jin-man / AP)
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2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest (10 photos)

2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest (10 photos)

This year’s National Geographic Travel Photo Contest is still underway, with entries being accepted for just one more day—the competition closes at noon, EDT, on May 3. The grand-prize winner will be awarded $7,500 (USD). National Geographic was once again kind enough to allow me to share some of this year’s entries with you here, gathered from three categories: Nature, Cities, and People. The photos and captions were written by the photographers, and lightly edited for style.

Fog Waves Flowing Through. On a summer day, waves of fog sweep through Marin County, blanketing the curvatures of Mount Tam. (© Copyright David Odisho / National Geographic Travel Photo Contest)
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Photos: The Worshipers of the Valley of the Dawn (18 photos)

Photos: The Worshipers of the Valley of the Dawn (18 photos)

Every year, on May 1, worshipers of the Vale do Amanhecer spiritual community in Brazil gather for their biggest ceremony of the year, the Day of the Spiritual Indoctrinator. The religion known as Vale do Amanhecer, (or Valley of the Dawn, or, officially, Social Works of the Christian Spiritualist Order) was founded in 1959 by a charismatic woman known as Tia Neiva. Neiva had been working as a truck driver in Brasilia when she began to experience visions of spirits and extraterrestrial beings who she said imparted lessons to her. The spiritual group she began with her partner Mario Sassi grew into a community of thousands of mediums today who claim to communicate with spirits, combining doctrines and symbolism from Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Incan and Afro-Brazilian religions, ancient Egyptian concepts, and a belief in extraterrestrial life, intergalactic travel, and reincarnation. Members of the movement claim to have hundreds of thousands of adherents worldwide who attend temples located in Brazil, Portugal, Germany, Japan, and the United States.

Nymphs, female devotees of the Vale do Amanhecer religious community, pray during their biggest ceremony of the year at their temple complex in Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of the Dawn), a community on the outskirts of Planaltina, 50 km from the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, on May 1, 2019. ( Carl De Souza / AFP / Getty)
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Photos: The Royal Life of Emperor Akihito (22 photos)

Photos: The Royal Life of Emperor Akihito (22 photos)

After a nearly 30-year reign, Japan's Emperor Akihito stepped down today in an abdication ceremony in Tokyo. The 85-year-old monarch is passing the throne to his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, after acknowledging his age and poor health were making it difficult for him to fulfill his duties. Akihito was Japan’s 125th emperor, part of a line of succession that some have traced back more than 2,500 years. Below, a collection of images of Akihito and his wife Michiko through the years, first as Prince and Princess, then Emperor and Empress of Japan.

Japan's Emperor Akihito walks during a ritual called "Taiirei Tojitsu Kashikodokoro Omae no Gi," a ceremony for the Emperor to report the conduct of the abdication ceremony to the Goddess Amaterasu, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, on April 30, 2019. ( Kyodo / Reuters)
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Photos of the Week: Unicorn Factory, Bavarian Pilgrims, Miniature Chernobyl (35 photos)

Photos of the Week: Unicorn Factory, Bavarian Pilgrims, Miniature Chernobyl (35 photos)

Thanos in the Philippines, an adoptive cat in Crimea, mourning in Sri Lanka, Holy Week in Jerusalem, ANZAC Day in Australia, flooding in Quebec, a light show in Romania, stylish indoor tennis in Barcelona, Kim Jong Un in Russia, an Easter parade in New York City, equestrian vaulting in France, and much more.

With the announcement by Joe Biden this week, the field of declared U.S. presidential candidates appears to be more or less set. The candidates, above, listed in alphabetical order: Top row, from left - Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard. 2nd Row - Kirsten Gillibrand, Mike Gravel, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper, Jay Inslee, Amy Klobuchar. 3rd Row - Wayne Messam, Seth Moulton, Beto O'Rourke, Tim Ryan, Bernie Sanders, Eric Swalwell. Bottom Row - Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren, William Weld, Marianne Williamson, and Andrew Yang. For more details, please visit our 2020 U.S. Presidential Race Cheat Sheet. (Credits: All photos from Associated Press. Photographers, in order: Manuel Balce Ceneta, Charles Krupa, Charles Krupa, Mary Schwalm, Charlie Neibergall, Michael Wyke, Charlie Neibergall, Will Powers, Gerald Herbert, Charles Krupa, Ted S. Warren, Cheryl Senter, Brynn Anderson, Cheryl Senter, Gerald Herbert, Susan Walsh, Nati Harnik, Elise Amendola, Jacquelyn Martin, Charlie Neibergall, Charles Krupa, Amy Harris, and Seth Wenig) ( AP)
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Photos: Climate Change Protests Around the World (25 photos)

Photos: Climate Change Protests Around the World (25 photos)

Since the beginning of the year, large numbers of protests against government inaction on issues of climate change have been taking place in cities worldwide. Most of the movement has taken place in Europe, largely student-led, and inspired by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who has been speaking out and demanding action from leaders since last year. On March 15, thousands of environmentally-concerned students in 80 countries held a “Fridays For Future” strike, marching through the streets with signs. This past week, parts of London have been brought to a standstill by protesters from “Extinction Rebellion,” who have called on the British government to negotiate with them, and to prioritize environmental protection.

An Austrian youth shouts slogans during a climate protest outside the Hofburg palace in Vienna as part of the "Fridays For Future" movement on a global day of student protests aiming to spark world leaders into action on climate change on March 15, 2019. ( Joe Klamar / AFP / Getty)
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Additional Cows (25 photos)

Additional Cows (25 photos)

You may recall a collection of cows posted here back in 2015. Below, you will find even more cows.

Swiss farmer farmer Armin Capaul lies with his cows ahead of a nationwide vote on his initiative on cow horns, on October 16, 2018, above Perrefitte, Switzerland. Capaul launched and collected more than 100,000 signatures for an initiative to offer monetary assistance to owners who don't dehorn their livestock. The initiative was rejected by voters in November. ( Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty)
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Scenes From Coachella 2019 (23 photos)

Scenes From Coachella 2019 (23 photos)

Over the past two weekends, the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival took place in Indio, California. Thousands of music fans gathered to hear performances by artists on multiple stages, including sets by Ariana Grande, Janelle Monáe, Weezer, Billie Eilish, Blackpink, Kid Cudi, Gesaffelstein, Bad Bunny, and many more. Gathered here are scenes from the performances and of the colorful Coachella concertgoers.

Billie Eilish performs at Outdoor Theatre during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 13, 2019. ( Frazer Harrison / Getty for Coachella)
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Photos: Mourning and Anguish After the Devastating Attacks in Sri Lanka (21 photos)

Photos: Mourning and Anguish After the Devastating Attacks in Sri Lanka (21 photos)

On Easter Sunday, eight separate bombs tore through luxury hotels and churches in several locations across Sri Lanka, in a coordinated attack carried out by at least six suicide bombers. Authorities say the number of people killed in the attacks is now 290, with more than 500 receiving treatment for injuries. This was the deadliest violence in Sri Lanka since its civil war ended ten years ago. Today in Colombo, another bomb was found and detonated by the police. Police have arrested two dozen people so far, as investigations have just begun, and no organization has claimed responsibility. Today, in the affected towns in Sri Lanka, relatives are gathering at local morgues to identify their loved ones, some by watching a slideshow of photographs of the remains, hoping to catch a glance of a familiar bit of clothing or jewelry amid the horror. The first of hundreds of funerals took place today as well.

Officials inspect the damaged St. Sebastian's Church, after multiple explosions targeted people in churches and hotels across Sri Lanka, on April 21, 2019 in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. ( Chamila Karunarathne / Anadolu Agency / Getty)
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Photos of the Week: Water Festival, Candy Candidate, Uruguayan Gaucho (35 photos)

Photos of the Week: Water Festival, Candy Candidate, Uruguayan Gaucho (35 photos)

Fashion in Pakistan, Ivanka Trump in Ethiopia, ongoing protests in Sudan, Passover in Israel, a huge election in Indonesia, Holy Week celebrations in Spain, an aircraft with the world’s longest wingspan, Notre-Dame cathedral ablaze in Paris, Easter preparations in Ukraine, performances at Coachella, spring skiing in Siberia, and much more.

Elsa the Yorkshire is groomed in a competition at the Pet Expo 2019, a pet show in Bucharest, Romania, on April 13, 2019. ( Vadim Ghirda / AP)
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Mars in the Gobi Desert (20 photos)

Mars in the Gobi Desert (20 photos)

In the desert hills of China’s Gansu province, a company called C-Space has just opened “Mars Base 1,” a simulated Martian base of operations for future astronauts. Plans for the base, currently an educational facility, include expansion—becoming more of a tourist destination soon, adding a space-themed hotel and restaurant. Photographers were on hand as some of the first student groups arrived to tour this vision of Mars in the China’s Gobi desert.

This aerial photo shows "Mars Base 1", a C-Space Project, in the Gobi desert, some 40 km from Jinchang in China's northwest Gansu province on April 17, 2019. ( Wang Zhao / AFP / Getty)
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After the Fire: Photos From Inside Notre-Dame Cathedral (9 photos)

After the Fire: Photos From Inside Notre-Dame Cathedral (9 photos)

A day after the devastating blase that destroyed the roof and spire of the Notre-Dame cathedral, investigators and photographers were able to get a first look at the damage inside, showing the preservation of a number of valuable artifacts and features among piles of debris, and a heavily-damaged roof. Private citizens and companies in France have stepped forward, pledging hundreds of millions of euros to help restore the treasured building.

A picture taken on April 16, 2019, shows the altar surrounded by charred debris inside the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris in the aftermath of a fire that devastated the cathedral. ( Ludovic Marin / AFP / Getty)
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Photos: Notre Dame Cathedral Burns in Paris (14 photos)

Photos: Notre Dame Cathedral Burns in Paris (14 photos)

Earlier today, smoke was observed billowing from the landmark Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, which was undergoing renovation work. The smoke grew, followed by billowing flames, which consumed the roof and collapsed the central spire of the cathedral within hours. The gothic cathedral in central Paris is visited by millions of tourists and locals every year. Authorities report no injuries or deaths at the moment, and have tentatively linked the fire to the renovations, which were due to have been completed in 2022. Below, some images of the disaster, and a handful of images from inside Notre Dame before the fire.

Smoke and flames rise during a fire at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019. ( Francois Guillot / AFP / Getty)
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Photos of the Week: Inflatable Astronaut, Presidential Field, Falcon Heavy (35 photos)

Photos of the Week: Inflatable Astronaut, Presidential Field, Falcon Heavy (35 photos)

The arrest of Julian Assange in London, lioness relocation in the Gaza Strip, memorials to Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, a Wookiee and Dalek in Scarborough, cyclone recovery in Mozambique, record flooding in Iran, a marathon in Vienna, Thailand's water festival, overfull reservoirs in rain-soaked Lebanon and Iraq, and much more.

The "Rain Vortex," the world's tallest indoor waterfall, drops through the newly-built Changi Jewel complex at the Changi International Airport, photographed during a media preview in Singapore on April 11, 2019. ( Roslan Rahman / AFP / Getty)
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Nog een paar maanden en dan op fotoreis naar India! Om niet helemaal onbekend aan te komen heb ik wat info verzameld over de plaatsen die wij gaan bezoeken tijdens de fototrip. India was niet echt...
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Spanje is zoals een brug tussen Afrika en Europa. Vogels die uit het westen en het centrum van Europa komen en die naar West-Afrika vliegen gebruiken verschillende routes en die gaan zowel door he...
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Uganda staat bekend om de vele wildparken. Deze wildparken bestaan grotendeels uit tropisch regenwoud en is de leefruimte van o.a. olifanten, buffels, nijlpaarden, giraffen, nijlpaarden en chimpan...

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Vroeg uit veren vandaag want we hadden al om 06:10 afgesproken op een parkeerplaats in Kalmthout waarna Glenn ons zou brengen naar de hut voor de uilensessie in de ochtend. De uilensessie duurde t...
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Vandaag naar de multisoortenhut 1 van Glenn Vermeersch geweest in Kalmthout. Het was mooi weer en beloofde een mooie dag te worden. In vergelijking met een aantal jaar geleden was de hut goed verb...
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Voor de eerste keer met fotomaat Jeroen naar hut 8 van Glenn Vermeersch geweest. Het was erg vroeg opstaan deze keer, tenminste dat dacht ik. Ik was in de veronderstelling dat de rit naar Kalmthou...
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​Van het weekend naar Schuilhut Drunen geweest en voor mij alweer de 3de keer dat ik er geweest ben Deze hut is een van mijn favoriete fotohutten gelegen op een mooie locatie met prachtige ac...
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Vandaag met fotovrienden boshut Lichtenberg van Arjan Troost bezocht. Het was vroeg opstaan (05:15!) om toch nog enigszins bijtijds in de hut te zijn. Het was voor mij de eerste keer dat ik deze v...
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Vandaag met fotovrienden Jochem en Jeroen naar vogelhuis Oosterhout geweest. Het was een regenachtige dag, koud, niet zo best licht dus een flinke uitdaging met de ISO's en sluitertijden om toch n...

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