Splash! Life as a mermaid
In Brazil, the mythical creature of the sea is quite real: women turn to mermaiding for an emotional lift and for fitness, incorporating free diving and underwater dancing skills.Open this photogallery >
Perseid meteor shower provides night time entertainment
The Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky with annual event at its peak.Open this photogallery >
Carving out Michelangelo’s marble dream
In 1517, Michelangelo climbed Mount Altissimo in Tuscany and found the marble of his dreams.
It was, the Renaissance master wrote, "of compact grain, homogeneous, crystalline, reminiscent of sugar". He deemed it perhaps even more precious than that from nearby Carrara, where he had obtained marble for some of his most famous statues.
Testing the USS Gerald R. Ford
The newly commissioned USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier carries out tests of the launch and landing systems in the Atlantic Ocean.Open this photogallery >
Hot air ballooning over Italy looks gorgeous
Hot air balloons float over the Umbrian countryside.Open this photogallery >
Fireflies light up the night in Mexico
Tourists flock to sanctuaries near the town of Nanacamilpa in Mexico to watch fireflies as they gather to mate in the forest.Open this photogallery >
Classic car rally in Austrian Alps
Gorgeous cars in a gorgeous setting. What's not to love?Open this photogallery >
A Pow Wow gathering in New Mexico
Traditional dancers from Indian Nations compete at the 32nd annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow, a social gathering and summer celebration.Open this photogallery >
South Korean barista Lee Kang-bin is taking coffee art to the next level, creating miniature imitations of famous paintings on foamy cups of java at his central Seoul cafe.Open this photogallery >
It was that Glastonbury time of year again this past weekend. Sunshine, rain, tents, people and loads of music. It's an experience to behold, but you'll have to wait until 2019 for the next edition.
In the meantime enjoy these photos and rock on.
Sculptures In Sand
Creations from the Sand Sculpture Festival "Disney Sand Magic" in Ostend, Belgium.Open this photogallery >
Urban farming in Brooklyn
"Entrepreneurial farmers" are selected by Square Roots, an indoor urban farming company, to grow kale, mini-head lettuce and other crops locally in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of BrooklynOpen this photogallery >