In the Macedonian town of Strumica, a young woman, holding her mask, waits to join the Carnival procession with 2,500 other costumed people.
The festive season usually occurs before Lent in parts of the Americas and Europe, to welcome the Spring (and to say ‘bye-bye’ to Winter).
View more Carnival 2014 photos at In Focus - The Atlantic.com
(Photo: Boris Grdanoski - AP)
In the Arctic Ocean, a lonely polar bear searches for food on an ice floe.
The melting ice has never been seen so far north from the Svalbard coastline, the northernmost part of Norway.
An Italian photographer, Marco Gaiotti, captured this image whilst on board a wildlife tour boat.
(Source: Daily Mail)
The Cambrian in Adelboden, Switzerland is an impressive alpine getaway.
Natural, local materials are used throughout the hotel with a beautiful winter garden that extends out from the lobby, and then onto a sun deck with amazing alpine views.
The decks outdoor thermal pool appears as though it’s flowing directly into the surrounding mountains.
On top of the Carpe Diem building in the central business district of Paris, daredevil photographer Lucinda Grange climbs the worlds most famous buildings and landmarks - defying security guards and gravity.
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Preparing for the start of the women’s cross-country 10km classic event at the Sochi Winter Olympics, Sophie Caldwell of the U.S. is captured in sequence shots by photographer, Kai Pfaffenbach (Reuters).
The morning commute, with child in tow, at Park Slope in Brooklyn, NY.
(Photo: Brendan McDermid | Reuters)
Taking animated GIF images where no man (or woman) has gone before… 3D!
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On the Trocadero Esplanade in Paris, a heart is photographed in front of the Eiffel Tower on Valentines Day.
(Photo: Ludovic Marin - AFP)
Happy Valentines Day!
Photograph by Dmitri Galin
A romantic date turns into a con when our lady in red steals the plans and coordinates to a young hero’s newly designed car…but can she really pull the wool over his eyes?
Another remarkable creation by the duo at the Ann Street Studio…
The Lincoln Job (Vimeo)
Skiing in Grindelwald, Switzerland (neville samuels | flickr).
This photo was taken en route from Kleine Scheidegg back to the alpine village of Grindelwald. The Wetterhorn mountain is on the right, with Grindelwald in the valley below.
For more about my time in beautiful Grindelwald: Tobogganing in Switzerland.
Stormy looking fashion at New York Fashion Week.
At Ralph Lauren - The Sartorialist