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American Landscapes, Captured from a Moving Train

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Excavators on a construction site © Stacey Evans / Offset

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Shack in a forest in North Carolina © Stacey Evans / Offset

For Trainscapes, Charlottesville, Virginia-based photographer Stacey Evans captures the elusive American terrain through her railway window, settling on small moments that exist in the periphery of her vision as she speeds past.

Awe-Inspiring Photos Capture the Majesty of the Himalayan Zoji Pass

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The Indian territories of Kashmir and Ladakh are bound by Zoji La, a mountain pass that runs through the Himalayas at an altitude of approximately 11,575 feet. Truckloads of fuel and materials traverse the precarious road from the populous cities into the isolated mountain communities, navigating their way up and down the steep inclines through barriers of snow visible from both side windows.

Playful Gifs of Liberians Break Down Stereotypes

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Ducor Hotel once had a tennis court that is now mostly used by kids from the community for football.

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Hipco is a hip-hop distinctive to Liberia which is sung in Liberian-English exclusively. Mr. Smith Lib Money International is one of the numerous MC of the Liberian Hipco scene. I met Mr. Smith in the streets of Monrovia; he was looking for somebody to take some pictures of him. I am not sure that picture was what he was expecting from me…

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For Monrovia Animated, Paris-based photographer Francois Beaurain combats the sensationalistic and bleak media portrayal of the Liberian capital with a set of gifs that highlight the exuberance and energy of its people.

Astonishing Photos of an Extremely Rare Flipped Iceberg

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When San Francisco-based photographer Alex Cornell visited Antarctica with his sister and mother, he could not have predicted that –amidst the majestic sights of penguins and seals– he would encounter the singular and vastly unusual phenomenon known as a flipped iceberg. Surrounded by its fellow icy mammoths, the overturned structure revealed the glossy, transparent blue crystals that hide beneath the familiar snowy surface.

Winter Landscapes Make Yosemite Valley Look Like Narnia

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Sao Paulo-based photographer Andre Andrade was drawn to Yosemite Valley in part because of the landscapes of Ansel Adams, who in the first half of the 20th century, had traversed the vast terrain carrying heavy loads of photographic equipment, much of which was carried by his loyal burro Mistletoe.

Arresting Photos From the Coldest Village on Earth (-58 °F!)

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A local woman enters Preobrazhensky cathedral in a swirl of freezing mist.

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“Road of Bones”

The Russian village of Oymyakon is widely recognized as the coldest in the world, with average winter temperatures reaching below -58 degrees fahrenheit. Making the treacherous trip from the frigid city of Yakutsk, to the village, New Zealand-based travel photographer Amos Chapple documents daily life in the remote region, where the entirety of civilization is subject to the whims of the snowy Siberian landscape.

Captivating Photographs of Tour Buses Combine Past With Present

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I may not be one for organized tours, but I understand their popularity in many cities around the world. They offer an effortless way for unfamiliar tourists to see and capture the sites and learn the history of a certain location. Photographer Ross Paxton noticed one of these bus tours when he visited his hometown of Whitby, UK. As the bus load of tourists passed by the town’s landmark Abbey, as they reached for their cameras to snap pictures, he couldn’t help but notice there was something ironic at work. The past, present and future all seemed to collide into one moment. Intrigued by this idea, he has since ridden on dozens of bus tours scattered across the United Kingdom, for what would become his series, The General History of Timeless Landscapes.

‘The Polar Pom-Pom Project’ Explores Climate Change in the Arctic

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Deborah Hamon’s series The Polar Pom-Pom Project is a combination of both art and activism. In the fall of 2013 she boarded a tall ship in Svalbard, 10 degrees away from the North Pole, and embarked on an arctic journey with a small group of international artists. Armed with her camera, and over 2000 yarn pom-poms made by elementary school children, Hamon has created a project that explores the effects of climate change on a generational scale.

A Pediatrician’s Moving Photographs of Children at Play in Developing Countries

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As a pediatrician, Calvin Chen sees children at their best and their worst. He says his job is about how to “keep kids safe and healthy,” but during his travels to developing countries, he began to realize that “these two adjectives may not always coincide.”

Perhaps due to his natural ease around children, Chen’s photographs are candid, playful, and provide an intimate look into their lives. Not afraid to enter the fray, his close proximity to his subjects place the viewer into each activity, whether it’s a stickball game in the street, or a swim in the river.

Thomas Cristofoletti Documents the Rebirth of Cambodia

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The temples of Angkor Wat © Thomas Cristofoletti / Offset

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Cambodian wrestlers © Thomas Cristofoletti / Offset

When documentary and travel photographer Thomas Cristofoletti first visited Cambodia in 2010, he was immediately taken with the country, its history and the evolution of its culture following years of political and economic unrest. Two years later, he would relocate permanently to Phnom Penh.