Some Photos Of National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 – Cities Category

14 07 2017

This spectacular view of Frankfurt is the perfect example of the modern city at night. (Pic: Vitaly Pankratov)

[Yahoo News}- Cities can often be looked at negatively, full of unsightly buildings and coloured by smog.

However, they can also be dazzling, scenic sights that provide stunning backdrops good enough to be framed.

National Geographic has compiled a group of photos taken in cities across the globe – and the sights on display are jaw-dropping.

From sprawling urban jungles to dazzling lights to incredible examples of modern architecture, each photo is vying to be crowned the cities photo of the year.

Here are just some of the entries in this year’s contest:

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In Photos: San Jose Flood, Feb. 2017

22 02 2017
Rescuers from the San Jose Fire Department pilot boats while evacuating residents of Nordale Avenue after the Coyote Creek flooded parts of San Jose, California, U.S. February 21, 2017.  Courtesy of Chris Smead/Csmeadphotography/Handout via REUTERS

Rescuers from the San Jose Fire Department pilot boats while evacuating residents of Nordale Avenue after the Coyote Creek flooded parts of San Jose, California, U.S. February 21, 2017. Courtesy of Chris Smead/Csmeadphotography/Handout via REUTERS

San Jose, a hub of Silicon Valley south of San Francisco on Tuesday declared a local emergency, as the fast-rising flood water caught residents from about 500 houses and apartments near Senter Road and Phelan Avenue by surprise where the water level from the creek reached the top of cars.

This week’s flooding in San Jose has been caused by the overflowing Anderson Reservoir near Morgan Hill.

This is the wettest winter in twenty years and after five years of drought, the overflowed Coyote Creek had flooded a San Jose neighbourhood of Rock Springs.

Electricity went out while trees were downed, as flood alerts were sent and evacuations were made.

The Coyote Creek was expected to surpass the highest flow rates ever recorded since 1950.





National Geographic’s Best Images of 2016

18 12 2016
The city lights of Taipei burn in multicolour after dark. (Dina Litovsky/National Geographic)

The city lights of Taipei burn in multicolour after dark. (Dina Litovsky/National Geographic)

National Geographic Magazine has selected its most striking and evocative photos from 2016.

From raging storms to glowing cityscapes, the photographs are some of the finest published by the magazine in the last 12 months.

Here are 10 of the very best images, selected from this year’s archive of 2,290,225 photographs taken by 91 photographers for 107 stories.

Please click the photos or larger images:





Banjir Kilat Di Kuala Lumpur, Dis. 17 (Gambar)

17 12 2016
KUALA LUMPUR 17 DECEMBER 2016. Hujan lebat menyebabkan banjir kilat di Jalan Bangsar. NSTP/SAIRIEN NAFIS

KUALA LUMPUR 17 DECEMBER 2016. Hujan lebat menyebabkan banjir kilat di Jalan Bangsar. NSTP/SAIRIEN NAFIS

Heavy rain in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon had caused flash floods in many areas across the city including major highways.

NST reported that among the worst hit areas are Jalan Bangsar, particularly near the LRT station and its vicinity.

Jalan Telawi, Jalan Maarof, Jalan Sg Besi, Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar, Jalan Tuanku Abd Halim, Jalan Tun Sambathan, Bulatan Dato’ Onn, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Maharajalela, Jalan Pantai Baharu, Bandar Tun Razak, Jalan Semantan, Jalan Budiman and Jalan Tun Razak were also flooded.





Photos: Golden Age Of Flying

13 07 2016
Planes in the ‘50s had living areas for passengers to chat in. (Airlineratings.com)

Planes in the ‘50s had living areas for passengers to chat in. (Airlineratings.com)

Ever wonder what it was really like to fly during the Golden Age Of Flying?

These photographs of the Golden Age Of Flying which have been restored in full colour and compiled by Airlineratings.com. shows us how flying was like in the 1950s.

At that time, only the very wealthiest could afford flying and passengers were dressed in their finest attires.

Please click the photos for larger images:





Photos: China’s Shenzhen Hit By Landslide

21 12 2015
Rescuers search for survivors amongst collapsed buildings after a landslide in Shenzhen, in south China's Guangdong province, Sunday Dec. 20, 2015.  The landslide collapsed and buried buildings at and around an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Sunday authorities reported. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

Rescuers search for survivors amongst collapsed buildings after a landslide in Shenzhen, in south China’s Guangdong province, Sunday Dec. 20, 2015. The landslide collapsed and buried buildings at and around an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Sunday authorities reported. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

The official Xinhua News Agency said a landslide had buried 33 buildings in Shenzhen’s Hengtaiyu industrial park, in the city’s northwestern Guangming New District, a major manufacturing center in Guangdong province across the border from Hong Kong.

AP reported that at least 91 people were missing by Monday, however no deaths were reported.

The official China Central Television (CCTV) broadcaster reported that a  nearby section of China’s major West-East natural gas pipeline had exploded.

Please click the photos for larger images:





17 11 2015
An arctic fox in frozen willows.

An arctic fox in frozen willows.

The 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest attracts entries from photographers from all over the world.

The contest is divided into three categories, people, places and nature. 

Below are some of the beautiful photos from the contestants – please click the photos for larger images:








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