A dense swarm of locusts obscures a view of fields in Madagascar. Most destructive in sustenance farming regions of Africa, locust swarms devastate crops and can cause major agricultural damage, as well as famine and starvation.
Zebras gather by the dusty Boteti riverbed in central Botswana. After driving off the main game route, photographer Jaco Marx lay down on his stomach, surrounded by herds of migrating wildebeests and zebras, and began clicking.
On the eve of the springtime Holi Festival, a priest at the Radha Krishna Temple in Kolkata throws colour to devotees in a blessing believed to protect them against disease throughout the year. Photo taken by Sandipa Malakar.
The Heart Nebula is a vast region of glowing gas, energized by a cluster of young stars at its centre. The image depicts the central region, dust clouds are being eroded and moulded into rugged shapes by the searing cosmic radiation.
Obscuring Old Faithful Photograph by Abelardo Morell Using the ground beneath his feet as a canvas. Here, he uses a camera obscura—focusing light through a small opening onto a dark surface—to capture Yellowstone's Old Faithful.
Night Lights: Photograph by Massimo Gugliucciello, National Geographic Your Shot. "I've always been fascinated by the magic of fireflies in the Sele Valley of southern Italy, where I live," says Massimo Gugliucciello, a member of our Your Shot community.