nationalgeographicmagazine:

Sparring Wolves Photograph by Cesar Aristeiguieta, Your ShotA very large juvenile male (white) challenges the alpha male (gray) for control of the wolf pack. Although it faced a formidable challenger, the alpha prevailed … for now.

nationalgeographicmagazine:

Sparring Wolves
Photograph by Cesar Aristeiguieta, Your Shot
A very large juvenile male (white) challenges the alpha male (gray) for control of the wolf pack. Although it faced a formidable challenger, the alpha prevailed … for now.

wilife:

The World Championship Cheese Contest!

An international panel of judges evaluates 2,500 entries in 82 cheese and butter classes.  

Judges work in teams of two, tasting products from around the world to determine gold medalists in each variety.

Visit the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association website.

I want to go to there.

motherjones:
lauralauramc:

While he didn’t defect until August 15, 1961, this photo of Conrad Schumann jumping the border between East Berlin and West Berlin by Peter Leibing became an iconic image of the Cold War-era. 
theatlantic:

Fifty years ago, on August 13, 1961, East German soldiers closed the border between East and West Berlin. Soon after they began tearing up roads, erecting barbed wire and bricks to create what would become known as the Berlin Wall.

lauralauramc:

While he didn’t defect until August 15, 1961, this photo of Conrad Schumann jumping the border between East Berlin and West Berlin by Peter Leibing became an iconic image of the Cold War-era. 

theatlantic:

Fifty years ago, on August 13, 1961, East German soldiers closed the border between East and West Berlin. Soon after they began tearing up roads, erecting barbed wire and bricks to create what would become known as the Berlin Wall.

(Source: mchughla)

motherjones:

Explainer: What’s Happening With the London riots?
From Tottenham to your terminal, the latest updates on anarchy in the UK.

It’s not anarchy.

motherjones:

Explainer: What’s Happening With the London riots?

From Tottenham to your terminal, the latest updates on anarchy in the UK.

It’s not anarchy.

life:

What is a photographer to do when Alec Baldwin refuses to go sailing for a photoshoot?
Answer: Bring Alec Baldwin to your friends pool.
“So I texted my friend, Lisa, and I asked, ‘Can I bring Alec Baldwin to your house?’ And she texted back: ‘The answer would be yes.’ We turned up and they had their whole family there because it was their hangout; it was like grandstands on the deck. Alec grabbed my daughter’s friend Georgia, stood on a surfboard, and promptly fell in fully clothed in some Ralph Lauren suit. He did sharks and threw them in the air. He did 20-25 minutes, and then he got out, dried off, got in his car, and drove away. “
I think we all want to be friends with photographer Jake Chessum now. Especially after you see more of his celebrity portraits here.

life:

What is a photographer to do when Alec Baldwin refuses to go sailing for a photoshoot?

Answer: Bring Alec Baldwin to your friends pool.

“So I texted my friend, Lisa, and I asked, ‘Can I bring Alec Baldwin to your house?’ And she texted back: ‘The answer would be yes.’ We turned up and they had their whole family there because it was their hangout; it was like grandstands on the deck. Alec grabbed my daughter’s friend Georgia, stood on a surfboard, and promptly fell in fully clothed in some Ralph Lauren suit. He did sharks and threw them in the air. He did 20-25 minutes, and then he got out, dried off, got in his car, and drove away. “

I think we all want to be friends with photographer Jake Chessum now. Especially after you see more of his celebrity portraits here.

(via madillac)

opticalbloom:

Boat Trail, southern Virginia

opticalbloom:

Boat Trail, southern Virginia


Israel, with a Knowing Wink
There is no shortage of news photographers in Israel nor news for them to cover. There are so many, indeed, that they often have to work to keep other photographers out of their frames.
But Alex Levac, 67, is no longer among them. Instead, he wanders the streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem looking for the little moments — humorous, offbeat or ribald — that are his trademark.
“I really see myself as anthropologist of the street or a paparazzi of the anonymous,” he said. “I do not want to call myself a historian, but I want people to look at the pictures in 50 years and see something about Israeli society.”
In 1981, Mr. Levac became a staff photographer for the daily newspaper Hadashot. When it folded in 1993, he moved over to Ha’aretz. But he found news photography too predictable and covered it less and less over the years. Now he only does personal street photography for a weekly column in Ha’aretz in which he presents a single image reflecting the eccentricities and contradictions of Israeli life.
So what is an Alex Levac photo?
“Not just informative,” he said. “There has to be a little wink in it. It’s not very clear. You can decipher it in your own way. You can play with your imagination while you figure it out.”
[Above: Hebron, 2004]

Israel, with a Knowing Wink

There is no shortage of news photographers in Israel nor news for them to cover. There are so many, indeed, that they often have to work to keep other photographers out of their frames.

But Alex Levac, 67, is no longer among them. Instead, he wanders the streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem looking for the little moments — humorous, offbeat or ribald — that are his trademark.

“I really see myself as anthropologist of the street or a paparazzi of the anonymous,” he said. “I do not want to call myself a historian, but I want people to look at the pictures in 50 years and see something about Israeli society.”

In 1981, Mr. Levac became a staff photographer for the daily newspaper Hadashot. When it folded in 1993, he moved over to Ha’aretz. But he found news photography too predictable and covered it less and less over the years. Now he only does personal street photography for a weekly column in Ha’aretz in which he presents a single image reflecting the eccentricities and contradictions of Israeli life.

So what is an Alex Levac photo?

“Not just informative,” he said. “There has to be a little wink in it. It’s not very clear. You can decipher it in your own way. You can play with your imagination while you figure it out.”

[Above: Hebron, 2004]


An Afghan girl juggles tennis balls during the World Circus Day organized by Afghan Educational Children Circus and Mobile Mini Circus for Children in Kabul April 16. (Hossein Fatemi/AP)

An Afghan girl juggles tennis balls during the World Circus Day organized by Afghan Educational Children Circus and Mobile Mini Circus for Children in Kabul April 16. (Hossein Fatemi/AP)


Captain Elizabeth Jackson from the U.S. 3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Regimental Combat Team 8 watches an Afghan boy on a swing near the town of Musa Qala in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan on April 12. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

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Captain Elizabeth Jackson from the U.S. 3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Regimental Combat Team 8 watches an Afghan boy on a swing near the town of Musa Qala in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan on April 12. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

[Earlier]


President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)