"This was taken while diving with a humpback whale and her newborn calf while they cruised around Roca Partida in the Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico," says Floriuk. " This is an outstanding and unique place full of pelagic life, so we need to accelerate the incorporation of the islands into UNESCO as a natural heritage site in order to increase the protection of the islands from the prevailing illegal fishing corporations and big-game fishing."
"This gravel-crush working place remains full of dust and sand. Three gravel workmen are looking through the window glass at their working place." The photo was taken in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
"Camel Ardah, as it called in Oman, is one of the traditional styles of camel racing between two camels controlled by expert men. The main purpose of Ardah is to show the beauty and strength of the Arabian camels and the riders' skills. Ardah is considered one of the most risky situations, since the camels reactions are unpredictable and it may get wild and jump towards the audience."
"The night before returning to Windhoek, Namibia, we spent several hours at Deadveli. The moon was bright enough to illuminate the sand dunes in the distance, but the skies were still dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds. Deadveli means "dead marsh." The camelthorn trees are believed to be about 900 years old but have not decomposed because the environment is so dry."
- Two boys trying to catch a duck in the stream of a waterfall. The photo was taken in Nong Khai Province, Thailand.
"Kushti is the traditional form of Indian wrestling. Wearing only a well-adjusted loincloth (langot), wrestlers (pelwhans) enter a pit made of clay, often mixed with salt, lemon, and ghee (clarified butter). At the end of a workout, wrestlers rest against the walls of the arena, covering their heads and bodies with earth to soak up any perspiration and avoid catching cold. This relaxation ceremony is completed with massages to soothe tired muscles and demonstrate mutual respect."
"The night before this photo, we tried all day to get a good photograph of the endangered white rhino. Skulking through the grass carefully, trying to stay 30 feet away to be safe, didn't provide me the photo I was hoping for. In the morning, however, I woke up to all three rhinos grazing in front of me." The photo was taken at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda.
A sauna at 2,800 meters high in the heart of Dolomites, Monte Lagazuoi, Cortina, eastern Italian Alps.
Traditional haymaking in Poland, where many people continue to use the scythe and pitchfork to sort the hay.
White frost over Pestera village, Romania.