Photo of the day

From an Atlantic gallery of walls/borders around the world:

A then–recently constructed section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence crosses previously pristine desert sands at sunrise on March 14, 2009, between Yuma, Arizona, and Calexico, California. The section of barrier stands 15 feet tall and sits on top of the sand so it can be lifted by a machine and repositioned whenever the migrating desert dunes begin to bury it. 

David McNew / Getty

Photo of the day

Great photo essay in the NYT today about the difficulty and hazards or travelling to a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo to try and treat an Ebola outbreak.  Some very, very brave health care workers.  Anyway, this photo really struck me:

A caregiver comforting an infected baby in the quarantined area of the Ebola triage and treatment center run by Doctors Without Borders in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo.CreditDiana Zeyneb Alhindawi for The New York Times

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NYT’s photo essay feature on the Year in Photos is outstanding.  Many more dramatic than this, but I just loved it:


A ballerina at the Mikhailovsky Theater watching the World Cup quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia.

Anton Vaganov/Reuters

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Time to start seeing some year-end photo galleries.  Here’s Atlantic’s top 25 news photos of the year.  I decided to go with one of the happy images here:

French President Emmanuel Macron reacts during the World Cup Final between France and Croatia in Moscow, Russia, on July 15, 2018. France won the match 4-2. 

Alexei Nikolsky / Sputnik Photo Agency / Reuters


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What could be better than a photo gallery of capybaras?!  Of course, when this largest member of the rodent family comes to mind I always recall the booth at the NC State Fair that would charge $.50 to see “the world’s largest rat.”  I never did fall for it :-).  It’s like calling a tiger the world’s largest ocelot.

A family of capybaras sits on the shore of a river in the Amazon rainforest in Manu National Park in Peru. 

RPBaiao / Shutterstock

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As you know, I’m a sucker for good surfing photos despite never setting foot on a surfboard.  Love this Atlantic gallery with a “blue wave” theme :-):

A surfer drops in on an enormous wave on September 11, 2014, in the Hava’e Pass in Teahupoo, Tahiti. 

Gregory Boissy / AFP / Getty


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Nice gallery of Comedy Wildlife photo awards finalists.  What is it about squirrels?

© Mary McGowan/The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2018

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