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This is Kagaminuma Pond in Hachimantai, Iwate, Japan. Hachimantai Tourism Board have named this landscape as 'Hachimantai Dragon Eye' from this year aiming to attract visitors. 📷: The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images
The Giro d’Italia is celebrating the 100th race this year. This photo was taken of riders going down the Stelvio during the 16th stage from Rovetta to Bormio. The race ends today in Milan | May 23, 2017 | 📷: Luk Benies/AFP/GettyImages
“Music festival season is upon us again once more and this photo by Frazer Harrison (@frazerkh) was one of my favorite photos to come out of the 2017 Hangout Music Festival last weekend, it's almost like a Where's Waldo illustration but with Lil' Yachty. What makes this image so successful is that Frazer was able to capture the energy of this performance and we're able to feel the excitement from the crowd like we were there ourselves.” @eliseonthecoast | May 21, 2017 | LA Picture Desk #EditorsChoice __ Getty Images picture desk editors have a nearly immediate front row look at events unfolding throughout the world, with the images captured often reaching them in a matter of seconds. Each week they are selecting their favourite photos for #EditorsChoice.
“Getty Images F1 photographer Mark Thompson (@thommogetty) has managed to find a great vantage point here from a balcony overlooking the pit straight. By using a slightly slower shutter speed and tracking the movement of the car, Mark has been able to convey a sensation of speed as Max Verstappen's Red Bull flies past leaving a trail of sparks during practice for the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix.” - Matt Baker | May 25, 2017 | London Picture Desk #EditorsChoice ____ Getty Images picture desk editors have a nearly immediate front row look at events unfolding throughout the world, with the images captured often reaching them in a matter of seconds. Each week they are selecting images for #EditorsChoice.
Getty Images news photographer Mario Tama is taking over @gettyimages today for a closer look at some of his favourite images. To see more of Mario’s work check out his Instagram ➡️ @mario_tama #FollowFriday __ “After covering Hurricane Katrina, I was fortunate to have spent many years documenting the aftermath and recovery of New Orleans. One place I spent a lot of time was the B.W. Cooper housing projects, also known as ‘The Calliope’. The community had been flooded during Katrina yet some residents were able to return back to their apartments in the months and initial years following the storm. While the buildings may have appeared decrepit to outsiders, to the residents they were home and many wanted to reclaim their roots and their identities. On this day I pulled up into one of the streets and saw these young men performing beautiful flips on mattresses. I watched in awe as they flew through the air over and over again. To me, at least, this photograph represents classic New Orleans spirit in the face of hardship. The projects have since been torn down and replaced with mixed-income housing.” - @mario_tama | June 10, 2007 | GettyImagesNews [4 of 4]
Getty Images news photographer Mario Tama is taking over @gettyimages today for a closer look at some of his powerful images. To see more of Mario’s work check out his Instagram ➡️ @mario_tama #FollowFriday __ "I was invited to document the first birthday party of Heloisa and Heloa Barbosa, twins both born with microcephaly, in Areia, Paraiba state, Brazil. The twins turned one-year old on April 14th of this year but mother Raquel decided to hold their birthday party on Easter Sunday, April 16. This photograph was taken with their grandmother Maria Jose outside of their home. Raquel, mother of the twins, said she contracted the Zika virus during her pregnancy. Most of the babies born recently with microcephaly in northeast Brazil suffer a plethora of difficulties including vision and hearing problems with doctors now labeling the overall condition as congenital Zika syndrome. It has been an honor to document the struggles and triumphs of so many of the families in the region who are battling to overcome these immense challenges without proper public health care.” - @mario_tama | April 16, 2017 | GettyImagesNews [3 of 4]
Getty Images news photographer Mario Tama is taking over @gettyimages today for a closer look at some of his powerful images. To see more of Mario’s work check out his Instagram ➡️ @mario_tama #FollowFriday __ “A couple of days after Hurricane Katrina hit in New Orleans, I hopped a ride with some local heroes who were using their boat to rescue and deliver assistance to those still trapped in their homes in the Lower Ninth Ward. They navigated the floodwaters just as one would navigate driving a vehicle, looking for clues and saying things like ‘Ok, this is Lizardi Street, turn left here.’ As we approached the worst flooding in the Lower Ninth Ward, we spotted the two men in this photo paddling towards us with pieces of wood. They told us they had ridden out the storm in their trucks on the bridge in the background and were looking for something, food or water I believe. Our boats passed briefly as we all chatted, I think we all told each other to stay safe and be well. It was brief but I won't ever forget it. At that point, if you were on the water, any human you saw you wanted to chat with, even if only for a minute.”- @mario_tama | August 31, 2005 | GettyImagesNews [2 of 4]