A rare “super bloom” of wildflowers in Death Valley (Calif.) National Park has covered the hottest and driest place in North America with a carpet of gold, attracting tourists from all over the world and enchanting visitors with a stunning display from nature’s paint brush. Right now, the best flower show is at the south end of Death Valley National Park along Badwater Road, south of Furnace Creek.
Photos by Karl Merton Ferron, text by Joshua Land
Spring training is a time to prepare and warm up for the grind of another six-month baseball season.
It’s a time for players to gain favor as club officials evaluate who will be one of the lucky 25 to go north in April, and who will disperse among the minor league affiliates.
At the Orioles’ Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla., much of the roster is already determined. Few spots are up for grabs. But this spring carries weight for an Orioles team with a record payroll coming off a disappointing .500 season. So, browse images of the assembled players stretching, practicing and bonding amid the balmier Florida temperatures leading up to the start of Grapefruit League play the first week of March.
In table tennis, a player has fractions of a second to react to her opponent’s play. The photographer, meanwhile, tries to react to them both. For all parties, anticipating is the only way to stay ahead. Anyone who’s ever tried to photograph any type of ball sport — or even just a toddler tossing a toy — should appreciate these shots of the 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships by Manan Vatsyayana of Agence France-Presse.
IMILCHIL, Morocco (AP) — Deep in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, the ancient Berbers live on, defying a harsh environment and loyal to their traditions and way of life in some of the most hard-to-reach parts of the African continent.
Indomitable and proud, they call themselves the Amazigh, which is believed to mean “free people” or “noble men,” and trace their origins as an indigenous people in western North Africa to at least 10,000 B.C.
The annual reading motivation and awareness day is celebrated on the birthday of beloved children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
Crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) land near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on March 2, 2016. U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth on after spending almost a year in space in a ground-breaking experiment foreshadowing a potential manned mission to Mars.
Moving to the suburbs in the late 19th century was a fashionable thing to do, particularly for wealthy residents of city neighborhoods like Mount Vernon and Bolton Hill. Roland Park, a North Baltimore development created in the 1890s, was not the first of its kind in this area to inspire relocation. But in many ways, “Roland Park was the catalyst for the Baltimore suburban movement that followed it.”
That’s what Douglas P. Munro wrote in his 2015 book “Greater Roland Park,” which takes readers on a photographic journey through the neighborhood’s history. Conceived as a garden suburb that incorporated topography into its planning, Roland Park’s spacious lots and large homes earned it a reputation as Baltimore’s premier neighborhood for the affluent. That status has endured through time.
Each election season, the name Super Tuesday is given to the day that Democrats and Republicans hold the most primaries or caucuses and, in return, the most delegates are up for grabs on either side.
This year, it’s March 1. The first Super Tuesday was in 1984, and in years past it’s been a chance to see how a candidate performs on a more nationwide than regional scale.
Ice climber Don Mellor began climbing in the make-your-own tools era and has since introduced the sport to generations of students at a Lake Placid prep school, where he is a teacher and counselor. He wrote the book, literally, on ice climbing in this rugged region.
MILAN (AP) – Not just individual styles but the entire fashion process was under discussion at Milan Fashion Week this year. Counter to trends in New York and London, Italian industry executives underlined that, beyond a few capsule collections and a handful of runway teasers, there would be no rushing Milan’s designs from the runway into stores.