Dramatic images from around the world
In this week's collection of dramatic images, celebrate as Monarch butterflies make their annual migration from Alaska to Mexico. Gaze amazed at a gigantic Harvest Moon as it lights up the sky like a Chinese lantern.
There's more. Desert Roses aren't what Sting and Cheb Mami painted them to be. They're actually obese little plants that grow in the desert at Socotra, an island off the coast of Yemen.
What do North Korean soldiers do when they see South Korean compatriots across the border?
Follow the world's first deaf sailor on his gallant solo odyssey around the world. Ride a train over the Danube River. Watch Chinese circus artists teach monkeys to smile. Peek into volcano craters and climb snowy peaks.
With so much to see right here, why do you need a visa to travel the world?
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Commended, The World in Our Hands: 'The pull of a dugong' by Douglas Seifert, USA. When a dugong is feeding in the bay of Marsa Alam, Egypt, snorkellers flock to see it. On this occasion, Douglas ... more
Commended, The World in Our Hands: 'The pull of a dugong' by Douglas Seifert, USA. When a dugong is feeding in the bay of Marsa Alam, Egypt, snorkellers flock to see it. On this occasion, Douglas found himself watching the snorkelers as more and more of them hassled it until it fled for the open sea. These tourists would undoubtedly agree that without dugongs the world would be a poorer place, but without control of the numbers and behaviour of snorkellers and divers, they only add to the pressure faced by the dugongs, just seven of which are known to live along the 100km coastline. The real problem is urbanisation of the coast, which is destroying the seagrass beds the dugongs depend on. What is urgently needed are controls on development and recognition of the value of the dugongs to tourism. (Douglas Seifert/Wildlife Photographer of the Year) less
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