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Kicking Out War   Kicking Out War
Giorgio Palmera / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
When you are living in a war torn region like Palestine, every day is a reminder of the danger and tragedy all around. For citizens of Ramallah, a soccer stadium and league provide a much needed break from war. Regional league games and local youth play are an appreciated distraction.
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Mercy On The Water   Mercy On The Water
Gael Turine / Agence VU / Aurora Photos
In October 2011, a ferry landed in the harbor Freetown, Sierra Leone. The boat “African Mercy” is a hospital ship that travels Africa providing needed help to the local population. During the past year alone, the hospital staff has completed over 3000 intensive procedures.
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Matthew Wakem Explores Laos   Matthew Wakem Explores Laos
Matthew Wakem / Aurora Photos
Aurora photographer Matthew Wakem took a trip to Laos - Lucky for us, he brought along his camera and captured some spectacular portraits and superb travel images! We’ve created a lightbox of of our favorites.
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Hard Rock: A Geology Field Trip   Hard Rock: A Geology Field Trip
Ethan Welty / Aurora Photos
When Leif Anderson and his students from the University of Colorado made the trek to Utah for a geology field trip, Aurora photographer Ethan Welty was there to document the trip. The result: some rockin’ educational images!
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Mysterious Morocco   Mysterious Morocco
Guillem Lopez / Aurora Photos
Experience the people and places of Morocco through the lens of Aurora photographer Guillem Lopez. His journey includes everything from urban markets to vast stretches of deserts.
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A Trip To American National Parks   A Trip To American National Parks
Various / Aurora Photos
Explore US National Parks with this collection of images from Aurora Photos!
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Cycle Saviors   Cycle Saviors
Sergio Ramazzotti /ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
Sao Paulo has 11 million people, seven million vehicles and high rates of roadway accidents. Because of it's congested traffic, medical responders were having difficulty getting to the scene of an accident. So the fire brigade developed a new first line of response: motorcycles fully equipped for emergency medicine.
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The Beach After War   The Beach After War
Ugo Lucio Borga / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
The Libyan revolution sparked a year ago, and Libyans are finding ways to return to normalcy amid uncertainty and lingering instability. For several seasons, the Tripoli's wide, sandy beaches were abandoned. Today, it is possible to see entire families pic-nicking, young couples strolling, or revolutionaries relaxing in the surf.
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John Orcutt Explores Maine   John Orcutt Explores Maine
John Orcutt / Aurora Photos
John Orcutt is a tried and true nature photographer and avid outdoor enthusiast. John has put together a collection of unique and dynamic images that show some of the coolest hidden destinations Maine has to offer.
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Racing With The Stars   Racing With The Stars
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Ever heard of Superstar racing? French manager Vincenzo Lamaro summarizes: “overtaking, door bashing, extreme cornering, ten cars in less than a second...close-call finishes..” Superstar racing is quickly become a popular counter-sport to France’s Formula One. By using modified showroom cars and limiting the races to only 20 minutes, French promoters have created a new and exciting take on the world of professional auto racing.
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In The Shadow of Ruins   In The Shadow of Ruins
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
In 1909 Hiram Bingham, the man that brought Machu Picchu to the Western world, visited the remote remnants of a grand and terraced ancient city. Two years later, he brought Machu Picchu into the spotlight while Choquequirao remained partially buried. Today, the site is a several day hike from established civilization and is partly hidden by jungle. For some hardy visitors, the trek is well worth it to see what remains of the once great and powerful culture.
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The Biggest Party in Rio   The Biggest Party in Rio
Yadid Levy /Aurora Photos
If you want to be a part of one of South America’s biggest shindigs, you should make your way to Rio de Janeiro every February. The Brazilian Carnival is celebrated city-wide in Rio, with performances, parades, and parties in every neighborhood!
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Cassava Country   Cassava Country
Carl Walsh / Aurora Photos
The cassava shrub is a way of life in parts of Western Kenya. Take a look at this collection of images from Aurora photographer Karl Wash who documented an organization working to produce disease-free cassava seed for nearly six million people.
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The Laughter Fair   The Laughter Fair
Chico Sanchez / Aurora Photos
“Behind a good clown, there should be a good human,” said Yadira Lagunes Rivera in, dressed in a pink wig, pink ruffled dress and a classic red nose. The 16th International Clown Convention held in Mexico City gathered thousands for abundant silliness. Leida Jimenez added, “a clown’s task is to make them laugh, forget about their problems for a little while.” And in Mexico, notorious for rising homicide and drug trade statistics, the clown’s job may be even more necessary.
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Exploring Algeria   Exploring Algeria
Various / Aurora Photos
Take a journey with Aurora Photos to Algeria and experience breathtaking destinations. From traditional tribal villages, to modern bustling cites, this collection of images is sure to excite the explorer in all of us.
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I Love You New York   I Love You New York
Various / Aurora Photos
When was the last time you rode the subway or strolled down West 22nd Street? If you happen to be in a New York State of mind, here’s a set of images that will remind you why NYC is the greatest city on Earth.
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A New England Winter   A New England Winter
Various / Aurora Photos
Now that we've had our first taste of snow, Aurora presents a look at our home during the most wonderful time of the year!
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Religion Land   Religion Land
Sergio Ramazzotti / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
For 30 pesos, you can see the Last Supper, pray at the Western Wall and see Jesus’ ascent into heaven. You can carry Jesus’ cross or indulge in some biblical-era snacks in the food court or swim in a Christianity-based water park. At Tierra Santos, the world’s first religious theme park just outside Buenos Aires, Argentinean families, curious visitors and devotees come to pray, take snapshots and light candles at the park’s array of faith-based attractions.
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Beira Grand Hotel   Beira Grand Hotel
Juan Manuel Castro Prieto / Agence VU / Aurora Photos
Grand Hotel Beira, built in 1952, was once the most luxurious destination in colonial Mozambique. But the elite guests never came, the fine flooring was burnt for fuel and the finery looted decades ago. During the Mozambican civil war, it was used as a refugee camp and its basement once housed political prisoners. Today, around 2,000 squatters, families and vagabonds call the skeletal building home, living without running water or electricity.
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Patrick Orton   Patrick Orton
Patrick Orton / Aurora Photos
The work of Aurora photographer Patrick Orton
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A Taste of Ethiopian Coffee   A Taste of Ethiopian Coffee
Juan Manuel Castro Prieto / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
The Kaffa region of Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. “Kaffa bun” which has since been anglicized to “coffee bean” grows wildly in local forests. Aurora and partner Agence VU provide an in-depth look at Ethiopia’s coffee culture.
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Journey To Campania, Italy   Journey To Campania, Italy
Various / Aurora Photos
Campania is a region in southern Italy famous for its rich culture. Tourists are able to enjoy amazing local cuisine, music, and architecture. Likewise, the Campania region is home to many famous historical sites including Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Paestum.
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Updates from StillPictures   Updates from StillPictures
Various / StillPictures / Aurora Photos
New travel images from Aurora partner StillPictures!
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Updates From VU   Updates From VU
Various / VU / Aurora Photos
New editorial images from Aurora partner Agence VU'!
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The Most Beautiful Road In The World   The Most Beautiful Road In The World
Fredrik Solstad / Aurora Photos
The Troll Path in Norway is said to be one of the most beautiful roads in the world...
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Places Unseen   Places Unseen
Mauricio Abreu / JWL / Aurora Photos
The volcanic crater of Lagoa de Fogo is one of the most preserved sites in Portugal’s Azores Islands. Lavish views are outlined by a jagged shoreline - a beautiful remnant of volcanic activity. Still, Lagoa de Fogo is just one of the breathtaking destinations captured by photographer Mauricio Abreau. Journey into Portugal’s rural carnivals, poplar forests, coastal golf courses, and bustling fish markets. Unique and varied, it’s these destinations that give Portugal its distinct character.
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Marble Men   Marble Men
Romano Cagnoni / stillpictures / Aurora Photos
Life in Carrara, Italy revolves around one thing - marble. Dating back to the 9th century BC, the unique white or blue-grey marble quarried in Carrara has been a highly sought after commodity. The quarry workers themselves are notorious for their radical political beliefs. The city was a popular destination for violent revolutionists who had been expelled from Belgium and Switzerland in the late 1800’s. In fact, the first official anarchist group in Italy was founded in Carrara in 1885.
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Life On The River   Life On The River
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Murray River is Australia’s longest river, spanning 1,476 miles as it stretches from the western Australian Alps to the ocean at Lake Alexandrina. The river became a transportation hub during the 19th century, delivering wool south to Melbourne. However, the popularity of the river as a shipping route declined once the railway was expanded in the late 1800’s. Today, life on the river has become mostly recreational. These days, vacation houseboats, small vessels for water skiing, and multi-day cruise ships are all common sights on the water.
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Exploring Africa   Exploring Africa
Adrian Arbib / stillpictures / Aurora Photos
Benedict Allen believes that a true explorer’s expedition shouldn’t include film crews, satellite phones, GPS units, or any other “backup.” In Allen’s latest adventure, he journeys along Namibia’s “skeleton coast” with a team of camels, modest supplies, and a paper map. Allen comes across many items of note during his trip including abandoned diamond mines, members of the Himba tribe struggling with alcoholism, bushmen carvings, and dunes full of skeletons for which the region is named.
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Europe At Night   Europe At Night
Various / Aurora Photos
Come see Europe's bright lights and bustling streets with this collection of night time images from Aurora.
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Christian Heeb: Places   Christian Heeb: Places
Christian Heeb / Aurora Photos
Aurora's Christian Heeb takes you on a trip around the world, highlighting breathtaking views and moving moments!
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Introducing Sergio Ramazzotti   Introducing Sergio Ramazzotti
Sergio Ramazzotti / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
ParralleloZero co-founder Sergio Ramazzotti has written and photographed over 200 stories, gaining acclaim both at home in Italy and abroad. A dedicated editorial photographer, Sergio has traveled the world capturing amazing people, places, and things through his camera.
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The Western Kingdom   The Western Kingdom
Stacy Pearsall / Aurora Photos
Morocco presents an amazing snapshot of life from another era due to the variety of cultures that have inhabited the region over the past several centuries - Wander into a traditional Moroccan market to witness sights and sounds that could have been experienced centuries ago: a women covered in henna tattoos, men donning traditional African garb, camels carrying travelers and equipment, and ancient mosques silhouetted in the distance.
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Two Wheeled Rescue   Two Wheeled Rescue
Sergio Ramazzotti / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
When an accident happens in Sao Paulo, Brazil, emergency teams must fight the city's overwhelming traffic congestion. Quick response time plays a vital role in a positive outcome during emergency situations. After battling the issue with traditional ambulances, the Sao Paulo fire brigade found an ingenious solution - the Mobile Accident Unit Service. The MAUS transforms motorbikes into mini-ambulances, reaching emergency sites within ten minutes to perform vital first responder measures.
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Fraser Island: A Natural Treasure   Fraser Island: A Natural Treasure
Peter Essick / Aurora Photos
Australia’s Fraser Island is among the 180 locations that the World Heritage Convention has declared “World Heritage Natural Destinations.” Aurora’s Peter Essick recently visited Fraser to photograph the flora and fauna of the region, returning with amazing images of a land largely untouched by humankind.
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Check In Time! Amazing Hotel Images from Aurora   Check In Time! Amazing Hotel Images from Aurora
Various/Aurora Photos
Come stay with us! Check out this collection that features some of our best hotel images.
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Call of the Wild   Call of the Wild
Scagliola / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
A hotel closing for the off-season is a common occurrence. A hotel melting for the off-season is not quite so common. Québec's Ice Hotel is just one of the things that makes the region a unique winter adventure destination. Just a short ride away from the Québec municipal area, adventurers can find the sort of outdoor experiences that would make even the most seasoned winter enthusiast jealous. From snowshoeing near Lac La Mot to dog sledding in St. David de Falardou, there is sure to be plenty of wonder in this winter wonderland.
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Surf Milan   Surf Milan
Gandolfi / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
Is it possible to surf a stone's throw away from Milan? It is in Turbigo. In this town 2 hours away from the ocean, the Naviglio Grande canal and the thermal power station create a practically perfect wave. The “Turbigo wave” is generated by the strong jet of water which spurts from the dam and which over the past few years has attracted many sports fanatics, canoeists and local surfers.
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Opulence in Dubai   Opulence in Dubai
Xanthopoulos / Invision / Aurora Photos
The city of Dubai is in deep financial crisis, but it certainly doesn’t look that way from the outside looking in. Walking around Dubai city you will see one amazing building after the other. The neighborhoods within the city are all built like small theme parks, filled with shopping malls that boast luxuries such as indoor ski resorts. Everywhere is air conditioned, and even the bus stops have exotic fish tanks. Dubai is like a playground for the rich, for as long as it holds.
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White Desert and Whales Valley   White Desert and Whales Valley
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora
The White Desert of Egypt is named for its color, which comes from the massive chalk formations created during sandstorms. "Whales Valley", a paleontological site southwest of Cairo, containing hundreds of fossils of the earliest forms of whales, is an ancient seabed, now desert. Photographer Alessandro Gandolfi captures the mystical beauty of these two unique natural formations.
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Clay McLachlan France RF   Clay McLachlan France RF
Clay McLachlan / Aurora Photos
Clay McLachlan, one of Aurora’s top travel and food photographers has just begun to create unequaled RF images. Beginning in France, this collection offers the style and expertise of this well known photographer with the RF licensing model.
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Fishing Messolonghi Lagoon   Fishing Messolonghi Lagoon
Gavalas / Invision / Aurora Photos
Photographer Gavalas went to the Messolonghi lagoon, the most famous fish production place in Greece where fish is farmed and still caught traditionally. Gavalas captured the lives of the fisherman who live there from October to March working at the fish farms. The work is hard and the quality of life is not very good. The state-owned housing is in poor condition, and the rules are strict. The law prohibits catching small fishes, so the fisherman throw them back into the lagoon and millions of them float, dead, at the surface.
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Abu Dhabi Arabian Miracle   Abu Dhabi Arabian Miracle
Sergio Ramazzotti / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
Before the discovery of oil in the Seventies, Abu Dhabi was a modest fishing village surrounded by desert dunes. In just over forty years, the Emirate boasts one of the most modern cities on the Arabian peninsula, however this was all obtained thanks to the desalination of large quantities of seawater and the slave labor of thousands of immigrants.
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Where will 2011 take you?   Where will 2011 take you?
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Our continuously growing travel collection offers visually stimulating, geographically diverse images that take you all over the globe. Experience authentic cultures and exotic locations with no airport security!
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Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania   Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania
Bruno Zanzottera / Parallelozero / Aurora
ParalleloZero photographer Bruno Zanzottera traveled to Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania, Africa to shoot the breathtaking scenery and The MV Liemba. The ship was originally built in Germany in 1913, transported by rail and then reassembled on the lake. She is currently the only means of transportation for people and goods on the lake, and is probably the oldest boat still in service in the world.
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Saudi Arabia   Saudi Arabia
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora
A look at the Saudi Arabia of the future. Photographer Gandolfi tries to imagine it in this set of images capturing the capital; Riyadh, the desert in the north, and finally Jeddah; one of the most cosmopolitan cities on Earth. Here, a different Arabia is being formed, more tolerant and less attached to the oil economy, recognizing that the future of the country relies on tourism.
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Prague   Prague
Davide Scagliola / ParalleloZero / Aurora
A collection of visually stunning photos of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Photographer Davide Scagliola shoots the city's unique relationship with architecture and light, capturing the play between the two at all hours of the day.
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Happy Travels in 2011   Happy Travels in 2011
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Happy Travels in 2011 from Aurora Photos! Check out your next destination.
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Surfing El Salvador   Surfing El Salvador
Gandolfi / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
Central America's surfer's paradise offers some of the best breaks in the world. Here everything revolves around surfing, from those who repair surfboards to those who offer lessons, from the champion who exploits his image to those who surf in the early morning before going to work.
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North Korea Utopia   North Korea Utopia
Ramazzotti / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
ParelleloZero Photographer Ramazzotti brings us an exceptional reportage from the heart of the impenetrable kingdom of Kim Jong Il, the absolute dictator of North Korea. Completely isolated from the rest of the world, the people try to survive the scorching summers, freezing winters, and ongoing hunger without neglecting their duty as good citizens: to honor the sacred name of their great leader every day of the year.
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Saudi Arabia: Wind of Change   Saudi Arabia: Wind of Change
Zanzottera / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
Signs of change are becoming evident in Saudi Arabia as it slowly becomes a more modern state, modeling itself after the United Arab Emirates. Even the princes are investing in non-oil arenas, such as the city centers and flourishing tourist industry. At the same time, a few unique reforms are taking shape, like the appointment of the first female minister. Photographer Bruno Zanzottera illustrates the modernization of this traditionalist oil empire.
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Bolivia   Bolivia
Juan Manuel Castro Prieto / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
Often associated with the bright, saturated colors of the Incan tradition, portraits of Bolivia are many times reduced to kitschy images appealing to the tourism industry. In the wake of that comes this refreshing collection of subtle images that captures the dichotomy between the traditional and contemporary evident in the country's people and its geography.
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Giambattista Valli   Giambattista Valli
Zumstein / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
Photographer Michael Zumstein offers a behind the scenes look into Giambattista Valli's elegant atelier in Paris. An Italian fashion designer from Rome, Italy, Giambattista Valli boasts glamorous clients such as Penelope Cruz and Victoria Beckham, however his shop, captured in this dark, moody lighting feels much more classic and romantic.
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Highlighting Axiom   Highlighting Axiom
Various Photographers / Axiom / Aurora Photos
From our partner Axiom comes a travel reportage collection with a fresh take on capturing people, landscapes and architecture from around the world. The tools you need to design and create.
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A look at Mexico   A look at Mexico
Bielatowicz / Visavis / Aurora Photos
Unusual, fleeting moments in time. A man lies forgotten in front of a church, a vanquished bullfighter walks out of the spotlight, hundreds of cowboy hats wait on shelves to find their home. People places and things, all slices of life capturing the character and mood of an instant in cities and towns throughout Mexico.
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Introducing JAI   Introducing JAI
Various Photographers / JAI / Aurora Photos
A floating market in Thailand or the bustling streets of Tokyo. A snow covered village in Switzerland or the blazing sun over a camel's back in Egypt. No matter how far or wide, experience it all with our partner JAI.
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Oh Canada!   Oh Canada!
Various / Aurora Photos
Explore like a Canadian. Get out, seek new adventures, embrace the cold. Experience Canada in all of its splendor. Cross the border to see more images from Aurora.
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Greenland: Geography   Greenland: Geography
Peter Essick / Aurora Photos
Greenland's geography is most identified by the ironic nature of its name, for this country is in actuality a large sheet of ice, and rarely green at all. However, global warming is visibly leaving its mark, will the continued rise in temperatures soon change this?
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Greenland: Present Day   Greenland: Present Day
Peter Essick / Aurora Photos
Photographer Peter Essick's images tell the story of how the rise in temperatures have affected the land and lifestyles of the people living in Greenland. The warmer temperatures have opened up new opportunities for agriculture, commercial fishing, mining, and oil exploration.
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Greenland: Traditions   Greenland: Traditions
Peter Essick / Aurora Photos
Climate change is leaving its mark on the giant sheet of ice known as Greenland. Many aspects of their traditional lifestyle, like hunting off of sea ice for marine mammals, are in danger and the native Inuit people are having to adapt and find new ways to work with their land.
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Norway Patterns   Norway Patterns
Axel Fassio / Aurora Photos
Photographer Axel Fassio traveled throughout Norway capturing a wide range of subjects from the contemporary architecture of the Opera House to the traditional method of drying freshly caught fish. Though very different in theme, the collection of images is a visually stimulating documentation of the patterns and geometry that unite Norway's past with its present.
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Axiom Rough Guides Collection   Axiom Rough Guides Collection
Axiom / Various / Aurora Photos
Introducing a band new partnership between Axiom and award winning British Travel publisher Rough Guides to represent the best of their commissioned travel photography. Rough Guides is widely recognized for their unique travel images that take you off the beaten path to experience unusual, unknown sights first hand. Explore this exclusive collection available only to Aurora Photos from our travel photo partner Axiom.
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Destination Laos   Destination Laos
Aaron Joel Santos / Invision / Aurora Photos
Still considered an untouched gem, Laos has not yet been hit by the tourism industry and is a haven for adventurous backpackers. Located in Southeast Asia, Laos’s forested landscape dotted with mountains and pristine rivers, its intact ancient cultures and its relaxed lifestyle make it the perfect destination for the traveler looking for a unique getaway. Photographer Aaron Joel Santos captured all Laos has to offer in these vivid images of its wilderness attractions, Buddhist culture, local villages, and of course, partying backpackers.
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Spa Treatment in Sri Lanka   Spa Treatment in Sri Lanka
Matthew Wakem / Aurora Photos
Matthew Wakem and his wife, Maria, traveled to Sri Lanka to document luxury spas and resorts. Wakem’s photographs transport you to a place of relaxation and serenity that few get to experience first hand.
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Window to the World   Window to the World
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Whether you're flying over the Sahara Desert on vacation, or staying in a skyscraper hotel in New York City on business, window views allow for a sense of place, wonder and perspective. Take a glance out Aurora’s window on the world.
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Local Maine   Local Maine
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
A slice of Maine from Aurora's Royalty Free collection. We have recently added thousands of images to our archive, dip in to see a sample.
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Perusing Peru   Perusing Peru
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Between coastal desert and the lush Amazon rain forest, Peru sits nestled alongside the Andes. Peru offers a wide variety of experiences; there are museums to visit, waves to surf, and labyrinthine cities to explore. Besides the rich culture, Peru is home to snow-capped mountains, giant sand dunes, and flocks of tropical birds.
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John Warburton-Lee JWL   John Warburton-Lee JWL
John Warburton-Lee / JWL / Aurora Photos
John Warburton-Lee undertakes assignments both in the UK and worldwide for a broad range of editorial, advertising and commercial clients. Recent commissions have taken him to photograph luxury holidays in India, wildlife in Tanzania and conservation projects in Chile.
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Paul Harris-JWL   Paul Harris-JWL
Paul Harris / JWL / Aurora Photos
Paul Harris is one of Europe's leading adventure travel and documentary photographers. Since 1990, Paul has documented cultural identity in Vietnam, Ecuador, Chile, Honduras and Iran, as well as expeditions to India's Northwest and Northeast frontiers, the Malay Archipelago, Bhutan, Kyrgyzstan and Niger.
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Nigel Pavitt-JWL   Nigel Pavitt-JWL
Nigel Pavitt / JWL / Aurora Photos
From his home in Nairobi, Nigel has traveled extensively throughout East and Central Africa photographing indigenous people and Africa's rugged landscapes. For the last 15 years he has photographed the customs and traditions of pastoral societies, capturing their remarkable lifestyles before they are changed forever.
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Christian Kober-JWL   Christian Kober-JWL
Christian Kober / JWL / Aurora Photos
Christian Kober is based in the UK but has spent most of the last 10 years photographing in the Far East including 3 years in Japan. He has spent the last two years photographing all aspects of life in China. His in depth coverage of these countries is spectacular, and he also writes a regular travel column for the popular expat magazine, The Beijinger.
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Norway   Norway
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
With mountains that plunge into the sea, magnificent fjords, northern lights and midnight sun, Norway is a land of beauty and intrigue. Alongside the country's natural grace, Norway is also rich with culture, both ancient and modern. Explore some of Norway’s most hidden treasures with Aurora Photos.
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Gansu China   Gansu China
Christopher Herwig / Aurora Photos
Aurora Photographer Christopher Herwig traveled to China following the shadow of what some would call the Silk. Sand dune sliding, inflatable goat skin rafting, archery, and the usual camel rides are some of the tourist activities in the series here.
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Sicily   Sicily
Anamaria Dinulescu / Invision / Aurora
Sicily, the largest island in the mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of Italy, has its own rich and unique culture, especially in regard to art, music, cuisine and architecture. Siciliy's culture is based on nearly 25 centuries of foreign domination, and its landscape is as diverse as it's culture with smoldering Mt Etna, miles of dazzling beaches and robust vineyards.
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France Seldom Seen   France Seldom Seen
Martin Kollar / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
Last February, Le Monde commissioned Martin Kollar to photograph a trip across six regions of France. In each one, his personal style mixes tragedy and comedy with images that hone in on moments that are ever so easily missed. However, once captured on film they stand out with a profound level of humanity.
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Singapore: High Tech Powerhouse   Singapore: High Tech Powerhouse
David McLain / Aurora Photos
Singapore is a city with its head in the future and its soul in the past. In just 150 years, Singapore has grown into a thriving centre of commerce and industry. The per capita income for its 3.7 million citizens exceeds that of many European countries, the education and health systems rival anything in the West, government officials are largely corruption free, taxes are relatively low, sidewalks are clean, and its port is the busiest in the world with over 600 shipping lines sending super tankers, container ships and passenger liners out globally.
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Belize Cay Hopping   Belize Cay Hopping
Michael Hanson / Aurora Photos
Just off the magnificent Barrier Reef along the coast of Belize, hundreds of coral and mangrove isles known as cayes bask in the shimmering, clear turquoise and emerald green waters of the Caribbean. Michael Hanson traveled to Ambergis and Thatch Caye, two very different experiences, but both filled with adventure. Scuba diving, snorkeling and sea kayaking as well as jungle hiking, catamaran rides and local cuisine make Belize a must on any traveler's list.
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A Look At Vietnam Today   A Look At Vietnam Today
Various Invision Photographers / Aurora
Welcome to a world where the colours are more vivid, where the landscapes are bolder, the coastline more dramatic, where the history is more compelling, where the tastes are more divine, where life is lived in the fast lane. This world is Vietnam, the latest Asian dragon to awake from its slumber.
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Myanmar 2010   Myanmar 2010
Massimo Casal / Invision / Aurora Photos
Myanmar, a southeast Asian country that was formerly known as Burma, is a world apart. Contemplate 4000 sacred stupas scattered across the plains of Bagan. Stare in disbelief at the golden rock teetering impossibly on the edge of a chasm. Discover the wildlife, the people and the culture through this set of images from Invision photographer Massimo Casal.
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Bangkok Colors   Bangkok Colors
Aaron Joel Santos / Invision / Aurora
Aaron Joel Santos is an editorial and documentary photographer based out of Hanoi, Vietnam. On a recent trip to Bangkok, Thailand, Santos documented the contrast of pop-culture and tradition through color, design, and structure.
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Istanbul   Istanbul
Kathryn Cook / Vu / Aurora
Kathryn Cook documents Istanbul, city of many influences, at the crossroads of East and West. Split by the Bosporus River, both riverbanks observe each other, they are in perpetual dialogue. Rather than a model of culture shock, Istanbul's history has been marked by contact between all sorts of civilizations.
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New Great Images from Axiom   New Great Images from Axiom
Various Photographers / Axiom / Aurora Photos
We have added some great images from our new partner Axiom. Axiom is the premier travel picture library in England, specializing in dynamic and unique images of people, landscapes and architecture from around the world. Stay tuned for more in the next coming weeks for a feature on our Travel Hub.
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Chiapas, Mexico   Chiapas, Mexico
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico, is as rich in history as it is in culture and natural wonder. The state of Chiapas remains largely unknown to travelers, which can lead to rich authentic travel experiences. Between visiting Mayan ruins to making your way through wild tropical jungles, there is a diverse range of adventure just waiting to be found.
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Costa Rica   Costa Rica
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Canopy jungle tours, perfect swell, abundant wildlife, snorkeling, coffee, waterfalls, need we go on? Costa Rica, though small in size, is huge in versatility, and the perfect get-a-way location for any type of traveler. Beach lovers can bask in the sun on hammocks or surf perfect peelers, nature enthusiasts can explore the mountains or active volcanoes, and adrenaline fanatics can soar from zip-lines or raft down one of Costa Rica's roaring rivers.
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Along the Equator   Along the Equator
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
From the snowy mountains of Ecuador to the tropics of Indonesia, life along the equator is extremely diverse and compelling. Tour with Aurora Photos as we follow the lines of latitude through the 13 countries that lay along the equator.
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Japanese Details   Japanese Details
Ron Koeberer / Aurora Photos
From traditional rock gardens to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, from frozen tuna to rows of torii gates, Aurora photographer, Ron Koeberer brings a unique perspective of the culture, traditions and trends of Japan.
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Tropoje Albania   Tropoje Albania
Maria Coccia / Invision / Aurora Photos
The region of Tropoje, in northern Albania, at the border with Kosovo, is perhaps the most remote place in Europe. It is a region where the Kanun - a set of laws used from the 15th century and revived recently, after the fall of communism and the Kosovo war - dramatically mirrors some of the customs of the society.
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Thomas Pickard's Travel Images   Thomas Pickard's Travel Images
Thomas Pickard / Aurora Photos
Whether capturing magnificent aerial shots of exotic islands or getting up-close and personal with wildlife in the arctic, Aurora Photographer Thomas Pickard documents his subjects' beauty and originality in a dynamic and captivating way. Thomas has traveled to 35 countries, working extensively in the Arctic, India, Maldives, New Zealand, and Thailand.
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Trek to Nepal   Trek to Nepal
Whit Richardson / Aurora Photos
Eighteen years ago Whit Richardson made his first trek toNepal. His experience not only helped him define what was important in life, but it also set him on the path to becoming a photographer. This year Whit revisited Nepal treking into Annapurna base camp, then rafting on the Tamur river, and finishing with a trek along the Helambu circuit. Take in the beauty and serenity that is Nepal.
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Kazakhstan   Kazakhstan
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Kazakhstan, the world's ninth biggest country, has gained recent attention due to its oil and from the fictional movie character Borat, a pseudo Kazakh. Yet very few have really explored this country of vastly varied attractions. Trek on foot or by horse in the spectacular Altay Mountains, watch flamingos on steppe lakes, or discover mysterious underground mosques near the Caspian Sea.
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Ostalgie Berlin   Ostalgie Berlin
Katja Heinemann / Aurora Photos
Since 1989, a generation of young Germans has come of age without lasting memories of life in communist East Germany, yet a powerful sense of separation remains lodged in the country’s collective consciousness. Today, in 'Ostalgie' Berlin, a commercial market has developed with a somewhat blurred vision of the past, and without serious commemoration of the victims of the Communist regime.
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Spa Life   Spa Life
Matthew Wakem / Aurora Photos
From September 2008 to May 2009, Matthew Wakem and his wife Maria embarked on an 9-month personal photography project documenting high-end destination spas throughout Asia. The countries on their itinerary included India, Sri Lanka,Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Indonesia. The Wakems’ main goal was to create a visual database of Asian holistic spa treatments and premiere resorts.
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Adventure in South America   Adventure in South America
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Historical relics, architectural and natural wonders, a diverse range of foods and culture, vibrant and colorful cities, and stunning landscapes attract millions of tourists every year to South America.
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Roadtrip to Baja California   Roadtrip to Baja California
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Colorful deserts, endless beaches, fish tacos, and mariachi music are just a few treasures to be found in Baja California. Whether your style is luxurious or minimal, Baja offers a variety of activities for any type of traveler. Roadtrip to Baja with Aurora Photos.
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Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon   Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon
Holly Wilmeth / Aurora Photos
As a landlocked nation in South Asia, The Kingdom of Bhutan was once one of the most isolated nations in the world. New technologies have brought Bhutan closer to the modern world. However, the nation takes great measures to preserve it's traditional culture, identity and environment. Journey with Aurora Photographer, Holly Wilmeth, as she travels through the land of the thunder dragon.
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From Sun Salt   From Sun Salt
Joao Pedro Marnoto / Invision / Aurora
Shallow lagoons that separate the city of Aveiro from the Atlantic. For more than 1000 years, Marnotos, the worker that produce salt through evaporation, work between spring and late summer. It's tough work with great physical effort done under intense sun. The last decades with the expansion of global competition, this labor intensive industry has suffered, even with a charm that lures tourists, the value is not enough to rescue the situation. In the new generation who will continue the tradition?
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Dubailand   Dubailand
Jordi Bernado / Vu / Aurora
The announcement of Dubai's debt problems questions the achievement of its gigantic architectural projects. In Dubailand only two attractions are open, the Autodrome, and the Al Sahra Desert Resort. The workers who were in charge of making this dream come true are leaving the place empty.
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History, and tradition mix with technology   History, and tradition mix with technology
Pascal Meunier / Cosmos / Aurora
With over 4 million people this 500 year old city blends history and tradition with new arrivals; a major hub for the information technology industry in India and the world's largest film studio, the Ramoji Film City as well as the Telugu Film Industry, the second-largest, known popularly as Tollywood.
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Teuquelín   Teuquelín
Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky / Aurora Photos
Teuquelín is a tiny island near Chiloé in the south of Chile. The only people who live in Teuquelín are of the Peranchiguay family, who arrived about 200 years ago. They live completely isolated from the outside world.
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Introducing AWL   Introducing AWL
Various Photographers / AWL / Aurora Photos
We are pleased to announce our newest partnership with AWL, market leading supplier of premium travel images from over 200 countries.
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Shanghai   Shanghai
Christopher Herwig / Aurora Photos
Photographer Christopher Herwig's series of images deals with the ultra modern city of Shanghai. Focusing on its new and ambitious developments, it prepares itself to host the 2010 World Expo. His explorations include traveling to a traditional silk factory in the nearby city of Suzhou and the ancient canal village of Xitang.
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Gansu   Gansu
Christopher Herwig / Aurora Photos
Gansu is a Chinese province located in the Northwest of the country. Aurora photographer, Christopher Herwig, took a trip along the old silk route. His series of images explores the province's capital Lanzhou, a city of 5 million along the Yellow River, the outpost fortress of Jiayuguan, and the deserts around Dunhuang.
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Xinjiang   Xinjiang
Christopher Herwig / Aurora Photos
Xinjiang is a Chinese province located in the far North West of the country. The Uyghur Autonomous Region has seen ethnic unrest in the form of riots between muslim Uyghurs and Han Chinese in the Summer of 2009, mainly in the capital of Urumqi. This series of images follows a trip along the old silk route and with the day to day life in the province's capital Urumqi, the desert oasis's of Turpan and Khotan, and the market towns of Kashgar, Yarkand and Kucha.
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The Vibrant City of Cairo   The Vibrant City of Cairo
Pascal Meunier / Cosmos / Aurora Photos
Experience Cairo through the eyes of Pascal Meunier. He takes you through a city that is firmly attached to it's historical roots, but home to a vibrant modern society.
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Rebirth of Tourism in Native Country   Rebirth of Tourism in Native Country
Kevin Moloney / Aurora Photos
A new generation of Native American entrepreneurs are making their influence felt in tourism with a renewed focus on authenticity. They are managing monuments and parks of the southwest from historic Acoma Pueblo, a mesa-top citadel dating back to the 12th century, to Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley in Navajo country. Though these destinations are frequented by far more foreigners than Americans, they are of the fabric of western history.
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Riding Rails   Riding Rails
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Scenic, comfortable and green, train travel is a great way to get from one destination to the next. Hop on board with Aurora Photos, for a ride along the rails.
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The Awe of Antarctica   The Awe of Antarctica
Thomas Pickard / Aurora Photos
The Antarctic Peninsula is a wild and relatively untouched 800-mile long mountain range, characterized by stunning glacial scenery and an abundance of marine mammals and bird life. For visiting tourists, the Peninsula is a chance to get up close to a variety of penguin species and to enjoy iceberg cruises on inflatable motorized boats and to experience the wonders of a unique polar landscape.
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Explore Croatia   Explore Croatia
Various / Aurora Photos
Whether it is exploring one of the 1,185 barren limestone islands along the coast, sampling the mouth watering seafood, or taking in the sights at the Old City of Dubrovnik as the sun goes down, Croatia is a traveler's delight. Rich in history, culture and natural beauty, Croatia is fast becoming a must-visit European destination.
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Vietnam's New Generation   Vietnam's New Generation
Gyula Sopronyi / Invision / Aurora Photos
Vietnam's "New Generation" can be described by one word: driven. They sport the latest fashions, ride on motorbikes and chat on mobile phones. And, for better or worse, "MTV" now has faithful viewers in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. But this "New Generation" is faced with many dilemmas along the way. How do its members balance family traditions and duties with the pursuit of their own dreams and goals?
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Go West to California   Go West to California
Guillaume Zuili / Agence VU / Aurora Photos
This project, by French photographer Guillaume Zuili, based on his travels and discoveries throughout the state of California. His images are filled with modern symbols and signs of the West. The result is a metaphorical portrait of California.
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The Uyghurs   The Uyghurs
Jakub Sliwa / Aurora Photos
Uyghurs are a Muslim minority ethnic group living in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwestern China. They have long campaigned for independence from Chinese rule, and their separatist demands have led to bloodshed over recent years.
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Egypt, My Love   Egypt, My Love
Denis Dailleux / Agence VU / Aurora Photos
Between Denis Dailleux and Cairo, it is a true love story : on one side, an insatiable fascination for this unique place, its mood, its magical lights and an unspeakable tenderness towards its inhabitants ; on the other, a natural generosity, a city which offers itself to this subjugated look, inhabitants full of spontaneous kindness. Denis Dailleux makes regular trips to Cairo, in an obsessive way.
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The Opening of Syria's Doors   The Opening of Syria's Doors
Tomasz Padlo / Visavis / Aurora Photos
The second half of the 20th century was a difficult time for Syria. The never-ending conflict with Israel and other regional conflicts caused bad relations with neighbors through the Middle East, as well as a deep economical crisis. After the death of charismatic President Nafez al-Assad, many economic reforms were made in Syria. Today, Syria is a country opening up to tourism and foreign investments, despite the ongoing political challenges of being in the heart of the Middle East.
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Canada's Mountain Playground   Canada's Mountain Playground
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Alberta, Canada is known for its grandeur and beauty with it's rolling foothills, massive mountains and prehistoric rock formations. Alberta's national parks lure millions of visitors in to explore the rugged wilderness, and endless wildlife by boat, bicycle, on horseback or on foot. World famous resort towns of Banff, Jasper, and Lake Louise are also a must see.
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Adventure in Alaska   Adventure in Alaska
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
There are few places in the world as breathtaking and remote as Alaska. With it's native wildlife, vast scenery and rich history and culture, Alaska is the place to be for outdoor adventure. Try flightseeing to feel Alaska's magnitude, or share in the cultural traditions of Alaska's natives.
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Temples and Dzongs of Bhutan   Temples and Dzongs of Bhutan
Tim Klein / Aurora Photos
Bhutan has a thriving tourist industry that is growing exponentially. Everywhere you look, new hotels are being constructed. To tour Bhutan you must be accompanied by a Bhutanese guide. Most travelers are in groups, though you can travel alone as long as you have a Bhutanese guide. Many of the attractions in Bhutan are the ancient Buddhist temples and Dzongs, which are elaborate fortress architectures. There are seasonal festivals, where you can watch dancing and religious rituals as well as the local people in traditional dress.
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Cape Town Beaches   Cape Town Beaches
Samantha Reinders / Aurora Photos
Cape Town is renown for having some of the best beaches in the world. Situated at the very tip of the vast African continent this city is blessed by two oceans that break on kilometer after kilometer of coastline; from the warm, welcoming waters of the Indian Ocean to the icy, bracing breakers of the Atlantic Ocean. There is something for everyone: beaches that are more suited to family fun, others that provide great waves for surfing and other water sports, beaches that are ideal for sunsets, and others that are perfect for swimming.
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Venetian Lagoon   Venetian Lagoon
Ezequiel Scagnetti / Invision Images / Aurora Photos
The Venetian Lagoon is the enclosed bay of the Adriatic Sea in which the city of Venice is situated. Its name in the Venetian language, Laguna Veneta - cognate of Latin lacus, "lake" - has provided the international name for an enclosed, shallow embayment of saltwater, a lagoon. It is around 8% land, including Venice itself and many smaller islands. The lagoon is the largest wetland in the Mediterranean Basin.
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Finland's Oulanka National Park   Finland's Oulanka National Park
Peter Essick / Aurora Photos
During the last Ice Age, the Oulanka River valley was shaped by the carving and eventual retreat of huge glaciers. They brought the seeds of Arctic plants that still grow in the park. Today, the Arctic winter is tempered by humid sea-winds brought by the Gulf Stream, encouraging luxuriant vegetation unusual for such a northerly region. Oulanka has the well-deserved reputation as the best scenery in Finland.
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Explore Iceland   Explore Iceland
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
A geologically young land, Iceland offers visitors the chance to explore geysers, waterfalls, geothermal hot springs, volcanoes and some of the most breathtaking beauty on earth.
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Navigate Norway   Navigate Norway
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Known for its world famous Norwegian fjords with tall mountains and glaciers Norway is a country with a rugged landscape shaped by the Ice Age.
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Tripoli   Tripoli
Pascal Meunier / Cosmos / Aurora Photos
Libya, Tripoli, the former Carthaginian trading post, is regaining its influence in the region.The city's old town is still unspoiled by mass-tourism, though it is increasingly being exposed to more and more visitors from abroad, following the lifting of the UN embargo in 2003.
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Wildlife Tourism in Namibia   Wildlife Tourism in Namibia
Christian Heeb / Aurora Photos
Tourism in Namibia is a major industry. Annually, nearly one million travelers visit Namibia. The stunning landscape and wild life can be experienced through luxury safaris with stays at beautifully designed camps.
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Hadrian's Wall   Hadrian's Wall
Alessandro Grassani / Invision / Aurora Photos
Hadrian's Wall was built by the Roman Empire in AD 122 across the width of what is now northern England. The wall was built to prevent raids on Roman Britain and to improve economic stability and peace. A significant portion of the wall still exists today, particularly the mid-section, and for much of its length the wall can be followed on foot by Hadrian's Wall Path, which is open to walkers in the summer months.
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Destination Yucatan   Destination Yucatan
Various / Aurora Photos
Travel to the Yucatán Peninsula, a land caught between two worlds. There are the resorts and uber-tourist spots of Cancún and Playa del Carmen on one side and on the other are Mayan traditions and culture in places like Mérida.
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Introducing India Pictures   Introducing India Pictures
Various Photographers / India Pictures / Aurora Photos
Partner agency, IndiaPicture, brings fresh images of the people and cultures of India. Among the vast range of images are a plethora of sections ranging from concepts to human emotions.
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Voyage to Vietnam   Voyage to Vietnam
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Vietnam's natural beauty, ethnic culture, imperial history, pleasant sea resorts and dynamic cities make it a perfect year round destination. Stretching along the eat coast of the Indochinese Peninsula, Vietnam deserves one place among the Asian's leading tourist destinations.
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Discover Laos   Discover Laos
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
With a strong traditional Buddhist culture and limits on tourism to ensure that places such as Luang Prabang remain unspoiled, Laos is one of the best places to visit for travelers searching for somewhere off the beaten path.
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Kish Island- Vacation Iran   Kish Island- Vacation Iran
Allessandro Grassani / Invision / Aurora Photos
Not what you would expect on the Persian Gulf shores of Iran, Kish Island is touted as a consumer's paradise, with numerous malls, shopping centers, tourist attractions, and resort hotels. The standard laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran are far more relaxed here, resulting in domestic tourism, as well as in international trade on the island.
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Tehran Ski Resorts   Tehran Ski Resorts
Alessandro Grassani / Invision / Aurora Photos
March 2009, Iran. Skiing and snowboarding is a popular pass time for young people of Tehran.Ski resorts like Tochal Mountain and Dizin are close by and easy to reach.
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Jewish Quarter in Prague   Jewish Quarter in Prague
Jens Reutzsch / Gruppe28 / Aurora
The Jewish quarter Josefov in Prague, the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, it has become one of Europe's (and the world's) most popular tourist destinations.
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Cumberland Gap   Cumberland Gap
Ian Shive / Aurora Photos
At Cumberland Gap, the first great gateway to the west, follow the buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, the pioneer... all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great gateway and the many miles of trails and scenic features found in the park.
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Experience Lodges in South Africa   Experience Lodges in South Africa
Christian Heeb / Aurora Photos
From fancy trains to courtyard swimming pools, South Africa's lodges are explored by Aurora Photographer Christian Heeb.
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Introducing the Travel Photography of Joel Santos   Introducing the Travel Photography of Joel Santos
Joel Santos / Aurora Photos
Travel the world through the eyes of Aurora photographer Joel Santos.
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Martin Puddy's China   Martin Puddy's China
Martin Puddy / Asia Images / Aurora Photos
A fresh look at China through the eyes of Martin Puddy.
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Milanese Cuisine   Milanese Cuisine
David Yoder / Aurora Photos
Although Milan is a city that is renowned for its fashion and design, it also remains one of the strongest cities of traditional Italian cooking, where homemade elements are still very much praised and appreciated.
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Fine Dining in Venice   Fine Dining in Venice
David Yoder / Aurora Photos
Venice's proximity to the Adriatic Sea has given it more then just its famous canals. The cities cuisine is rich with seafood dishes including one of its trademark foods, cuttlefish and its ink.
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Introducing Invision   Introducing Invision
Invision Photographers / Aurora Photos
Invision Images is a photo agency founded in 2006, based in Athens, Greece. Working with a team of photographers their aim is to promote new forms of photojournalism and documentary photography.
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Explore Beijing   Explore Beijing
Martin Puddy / Asia Images / Aurora Photos
Beijing is often called one of the world's great cities and is known as the center of culture and art in China.
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A Trip to Remember   A Trip to Remember
Tim Klein / Aurora Photos
Guided by four teachers, the students will backpack for five days to visit a Native American community that has existed for 600 years in Havasu Canyon, a pristine side arm of the Grand Canyon. The group will continue with a road trip to the southern rim of the Grand Canyon, then make their way to Bryce and Zion National Parks for day hikes in two more of America’s astounding canyon land National Parks. Highlights of the trip include swimming in pools below Havasu Falls, exploring box canyons, watching for ring-tailed coatimundis, hiking down to the Colorado River, and watching the sunrise over the Grand Canyon.
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Travel to the Center of the World   Travel to the Center of the World
Christian Heeb / Aurora Photos
Ecuador possesses great ethnic, racial and linguistic diversity. It is populated by more than twelve indigenous peoples. In addition, Ecuador is one of the most bio-diverse territories on earth.
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The Island Kingdom of Norway   The Island Kingdom of Norway
Matt Shonfeld / Aurora Photos
The Lofoten Islands are the archipelago to the west in the ocean, north of the Arctic Circle. Lofoten is known for excellent fishing and nature attractions, and small villages off the beaten track.
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America's National Parks   America's National Parks
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
From deserts to canyons, woodlands to coastlands, America's National Parks have it all. Discover our diverse collection of some of the most breathtaking preserved lands in the world.
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Experience Mexico   Experience Mexico
Various / Aurora Photos
Mexico is one of the hottest tourist destinations. From the vibrant cultural city of Oaxaca to the world-class resorts of Cancun, Aurora photographers have captured the soul of Mexico.
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Discover Hamburg   Discover Hamburg
Hans Madej / Gruppe28 / Aurora Photos
Hamburg is the biggest port in Germany, as well as the media capital and richest city. This city is a combination of an old industrial waterfront and modern architecture.
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Introducing Noor   Introducing Noor
Various/ Noor/ Aurora Photos
Amsterdam based, NOOR is an international photography collective combining the talents and perspectives of nine photographers hailing from seven countries, producing cutting edge, and visually distinctive photographic reportage on news and culture.
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The Paris of South America   The Paris of South America
Various / Aurora Photos
Buenos Aires is a vibrant, affordable city in Argentina. Along with the city's European flavor, it's residents called porteńos bring a sense of passion to travelers.
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Everest: Another World   Everest: Another World
Stefen Chow / Aurora Photos
Mount Everest, the mother of all mountains, has long been the ultimate dream for adventurers. 3,000 people have reached the summit to date and nearly 300 people have perished in their attempt to get there. Climbing Everest is a humbling journey into a place where one would almost feel like he was on the moon.
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A Special Mountain: Kinabalu   A Special Mountain: Kinabalu
Jose Azel / Aurora Photos
Mount Kinabalu, well-known for its tremendous botanical and biological biodiversity, rises from the rain forest as a special mountain. With high levels of endemism species it is richest place in the world for the insectivorous pitcher plants, five of the thirteen are found nowhere else on earth.
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Out West   Out West
Christian Lutz / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
Photographer, Christian Lutz, captures the life of cattle-breeders and cowboys in Oregon. The story focuses on the relationship between man and nature.
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New Zealand: The Other Land Down Under   New Zealand: The Other Land Down Under
Various / Aurora Photos
New Zealand is small and environmentally conscious island that boasts an amazing landscape and wilderness. This island lures tourists in for it’s fantastic outdoor experiences.
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Explore the Island of Crete   Explore the Island of Crete
Various / Aurora Photos
Crete is one of the largest Greek islands. Tourists come in pursuit of it's natural beauty and unique landscape.
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Sicily's Reputation   Sicily's Reputation
Hans Madej / Gruppe28 / Aurora Photos
Those who visit are pleasantly surprised. Sicily, cursed by a stereotype, offers vineyards, fishing villages, olive groves, forests of shiny citrus and fruit trees, rugged silver mountains, all against a backdrop of a deep blue sea.
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Munich Beer Festival   Munich Beer Festival
Various Gruppe28 Photographers / Aurora
Munich's first ever 'Oktoberfest' was held in 1810 to celebrate a royal wedding with horse races and various culinary delights. The culinary delights, primarily the beer, were much more popular than the wedding ceremony and horse races. Since then, the munich beer festival has been repeated on an almost annual basis.
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Bride of the Sea   Bride of the Sea
Various / Aurora Photos
Discover the meandering city of Venice, Italy from it's labyrinth of canals to it's exquisite architecture.
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Unlikely Cabaret   Unlikely Cabaret
Pascal Meunier / Cosmos / Aurora Photos
Cairo offers plenty of action. From cruises on the Nile to cafés and clubs of all types it's the city that never sleeps. Remember the Egyptian saying: “Once you drink from the Nile, you will always come back.”
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Explore Polynesia   Explore Polynesia
Various / Aurora Photos
Polynesia is a mesmerizing group of over 1,000 islands scattered with reefs and crystal clear lagoons. Whether you're seeking a romantic honeymoon or an archipelago adventure, Polynesia is a dreamland destination.
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The Intoxicating Land of Morocco   The Intoxicating Land of Morocco
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Morocco, located on the Northwest coast of Africa, is a country rich in natural beauty and stunning places. From the breathtaking landscapes of the Sahara desert and Atlas mountains to the ancient medinas filled with spice and craft shops, Morocco is a magical travel destination for all of your senses.
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Doha Booming   Doha Booming
Pascal Meunier / Cosmos / Aurora Photos
Who knows Doha? The capital of Qatar is exploding and reaching the same proportions of Dubai's growth as a city.
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Harar: Jewel of the Horn of Africa   Harar: Jewel of the Horn of Africa
Pascal Meunier / Cosmos / Aurora Photos
Harar is an Islamic city situated in the mostly Christian country of Ethiopia. Photographer, Pascal Meunier, captured the unique surroundings of Harar.
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Introducing Chico Sanchez   Introducing Chico Sanchez
Chico Sanchez / Aurora Photos
Mexico based photographer, Chico Sanchez, brings his passion for photojournalism and eye for unique stories to Aurora. From his travels in Spain to the cities of Mexico, Chico captures the spirit of his subjects.
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New Mexico: Land Of Enchantment   New Mexico: Land Of Enchantment
Various/ Aurora Photos
Aurora photographers capture New Mexico from it powdery white ski ranges to the the white sands of New Mexico's White Sands National Monument.
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Mentawai Islands   Mentawai Islands
Juan-Manuel Castro Prieto / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
Agence Vu photographer,Juan Manuel Castro Prieto, traveled to Mentawai. The Mentawai archipelago is a group of four small islands located approximately 150 kms from the west coast of Sumatra. This isolated land hosts a native Malay population and is a noted destination for surfing.
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Discover the Aloha State   Discover the Aloha State
Various / Aurora Photos
The natural beauty of the islands draws in millions of tourists to Hawaii. From rainforests and hiking trails to it's surfing beaches, Hawaii has something to offer everyone.
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Explore Greece   Explore Greece
Various/Aurora Photos
Greece is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. From it's beaches to it's suitable sunny summer weather, Aurora photographers let you explore Greece through their lenses.
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Cabin Fever   Cabin Fever
Various/ Aurora Photos
As the winter season approaches, cabins are a cozy retreat away from the rest of the world. Various Aurora photographers show you cabins across the globe.
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A Different View of a Desert   A Different View of a Desert
Rodrigo Gomez-Rovira/VU/Aurora Photos
Rodrigo Gomez-Rovira looks at the Atacama Desert,a virtually rainless plateau in South America, and captures a different view.
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Chile: Land of Extremes   Chile: Land of Extremes
Various Photographers/Aurora Photos
Various Aurora photographers explore Chile's landscape of extreme from Southern Patagonia's glaciers to the salty Atacama desert.
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The Heirs of Genghis Khan   The Heirs of Genghis Khan
Jens Rötzsch / Gruppe28 / Aurora Photos
Photographer Jens Rötzsch visited Mongolia, and shows with his images, a country at the crossroad between traditional nomadic life and western modernity.
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Nordic Photo Collection   Nordic Photo Collection
Various Photographers/ Nordic Photos / Aurora Photos
Nordic Photos is one of the largest collections of images focused on the Nordic region. From editorial to creative imagery, The Nordic Photos collection at Aurora Photos is your source for images from the North.
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Travel to the Roof of the World   Travel to the Roof of the World
David Stubbs / Aurora Photos
The magical land of Nepal has captured many Westerners' imaginations. From it's scenic beauty along the Himalayas to it's sacred sites, this country is experiencing a surge in tourism. Aurora photographer, David Stubbs, captures the spirit of Nepal.
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  A New Perspective on China   A New Perspective on China
Aniu / Agence Vu' / Aurora Photos
Vu photographer, Aniu, captures dynamic aerials of highways in China. The photographer's images transform from simple traffic shots to interesting shapes and forms.
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Discover Slovenia   Discover Slovenia
Various/ Aurora Photos
Formerly a part of Yugoslavia, Slovenia is a European gem for people traveling on a budget. Various photographers capture this Central European country that is becoming popular with tourists.
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Explore Iceland: the Land of Fire and Ice   Explore Iceland: the Land of Fire and Ice
Various Photographers/Aurora Photos
Iceland is quickly becoming one of Europe's hottest travel spots. From it's breathtaking glaciers to it's enchanting hot springs, Iceland offers a unique experience. Various Aurora photographers capture the essence of Iceland through shooting the country's natural features.
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Hemis Photo Collection   Hemis Photo Collection
Various Photographers/ Hemis Photos / Aurora Photos
Hemis photos is the largest collection of stock images of France and is recognized for its outstanding travel pictures for editorial and advertising use. The Hemis photo collection at Aurora Photos is your source for creative travel imagery.
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Dubai: Flourishing Sports Mecca   Dubai: Flourishing Sports Mecca
Lars Tunbjork / Agence VU / Aurora Photos
Dubai is emerging as a center of interest in the world for sports. Emirati billionaires pursue their quest to provide the biggest and best of everything from golf courses watered by 2,256 sprinklers to one of the world's largest indoor ski resorts.
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Portugal: the West Coast of Europe   Portugal: the West Coast of Europe
Various Aurora Photographers
Portugal is one of the oldest countries in the world, but quickly growing as a new cultural hot spot. Aurora photographers give you a glimpse of what this country has to offer.
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Introducing Elyse Butler   Introducing Elyse Butler
Elyse Butler / Aurora Photos
California based photographer, Elyse Butler, brings her passion for creating story-telling visual art to Aurora. Convinced that every being has the potential to promote change and make a difference in the world, she is inspired by the ability to create, feel, love, and laugh!
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Canada from Sea to Sea   Canada from Sea to Sea
Various Aurora Photographers
Canada is the world's second-largest country that attracts tourism through its uniqueness. Experience Canada's extraordinary beauty through Aurora photographers' eyes.
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In the Footsteps of a Million Camels   In the Footsteps of a Million Camels
Joanna B. Pinneo/ Aurora Photos
Each year, Sudan exports a quarter million camels to Egypt. Desert nomads depend on the profitable camel trade for their livelihood. To do so, they must travel one of the most treacherous of the ancient trading routes - Darb el-Arbein, the Forty Days Road, so named because of the length of time it takes to travel from central Sudan to southern Egypt.
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Caribbean Exploration   Caribbean Exploration
Various Aurora Photographers
Explore some of what the Caribbean has to offer from some of Aurora's photographers.
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In A New York Minute   In A New York Minute
Katja Heinemann / Aurora Photos
From outdoor films and concerts to the season's coolest events and installations, explore NYC's summer moments. Aurora photographer Katja Heinemann shares her glimpse of the NYC experience.
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A View On Vegas   A View On Vegas
Ron Koeberer / Aurora Photos
There's no place like it and some people see it like no one else. Aurora photographer, Ron Koeber captures such a view of Las Vegas.
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A View of California   A View of California
John Lee / Aurora Photos
Aurora photographer John Lee gives us a fresh perspective on the "Sunshine State" from Venice Beach to San Francisco.
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The Soviet Roadside Bus-stop   The Soviet Roadside Bus-stop
Christopher Herwig/ Aurora Photos
n 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed it tore down with it the infamous Iron Curtain revealing a world that was mostly unknown to the west for the better part of the century. The phenomenon of the road side bus stop shelter as works of art is a surprising revelation one may not have expected to discover in this land filled with functionality and coldness.
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Bold China   Bold China
Various Aurora Photographers
This summer the eyes of the world will be focused on China. Aurora contributing photographers have been focusing their lenses on China. Here are some of their outstanding images.
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Diverse New York   Diverse New York
Various Aurora Photographers
New York City has incredible diversity and how Aurora photographers see the Big Apple can be just as broad and quirky.
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San Francisco Travel   San Francisco Travel
Aurora Photographers
Home of the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is for good reason one of the United States most popular travel destinations. Arts and culture go hand in had with this vibrant and alive city.
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Fiji   Fiji
Michael Hanson / Aurora Photos
Michael's travel photography keeps him on the road undertaking documentary projects that delve deep into indigenous cultures and social issues. This flavorful feature focuses on the people and life of a village in Fiji.
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Maine Winter   Maine Winter
Various Aurora Photographers
Winter in Maine is beautiful, but sometimes cruel, violent coastal storms, unexpected thaws and flooding as well as snow and ice. Regardless, those seem to pass and leave the winter that many Mainiacs and visitors long for.
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Maine Island Life   Maine Island Life
David McLain / Aurora Photos
The popular perception is that life on an island off the coast of Maine is idyllic. David McLain's photography captures this notion.
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Sean Davey's Surfing Paradise   Sean Davey's Surfing Paradise
Sean Davey / Aurora Photos
In his teens Sean Davey’s homeland of Tasmania fueled his passion for photography and great surf. Oahu's famed north shore has become his paradise, which he loves to share through his photography. Lose yourself in this award winning imagery.
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Malaysia   Malaysia
Ian Shive / Aurora Photos
Today’s Malaysia reflects a pluralist culture based on the fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous cultures. In the 1980s economic reforms transform Malaysia into an Asian Tigers, but also came repression and human rights abuses. Currently, Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, has a more statesmanlike reputation, and has made headway on reducing corruption and instituting reforms. As a a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multilingual society, the country looks to a bright future in which tourism has a key role.
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Travels With Per-Andre Hoffman   Travels With Per-Andre Hoffman
Per-Andre Hoffman / Aurora Photos
Raised in Brazil and Norway, schooled in the USA and England, Per-Andre Hoffman never has stopped traveling. Today he continues to to document the world for many renowned magazines, communications ministries, and travel companies. Please, enjoy his work as much as we do at Aurora Photos.
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Galapagos Under Siege   Galapagos Under Siege
Eric Rorer / Aurora Photos
Ever since Charles Darwin first visited the Galapagos in 1835, the tiny archipelago 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador has captivated the world’s imagination. However, increased tourist traffic and population growth have put a huge stress on the islands’ ecological balance. Invasive non-native plants and animals are feeding on or forcing out rare native species and the heavy impact of the human footprint is often hidden out of view. Aurora photographer shows a place that is at once beautiful, magical and under siege.
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Harar Jugol   Harar Jugol
Pascal Meunier / Cosmos / Aurora Photos
From hyena man, who feeds hyenas on the outskirts of the town every night, to its 82 mosques, three of which date from the 10th Century, its no wonder that the Ethiopian historic town, Harar Jugol, has been listed as a world heritage site by the United Nations.
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Introducing Hemis   Introducing Hemis
Various Hemis Photographers
Aurora Photos now represents some of the best travel images from Hemis, a French stock agency specializing in travel photography. This is a selection from around the world. Look for a selection of French travel images coming soon.
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India's Kumbh Mela   India's Kumbh Mela
Kris Pannecoucke / Aurora Photos
Men, women and children bathe in the waters of Sangam in India during a cycle of pilgrimage known as the Kumbh Mela when millions of Hindus visit four cities on a 12-yearly cycle to expunge their sins by bathing in especially holy stretches of the Ganges and its tributaries in the belief that a ritual dip would wash away all sins. The biggest days of the Kumbh Mela festival are January 19 (Mauni Amavasya), when about 20-25 million are expected to converge for this spectacle of spirituality, devotion and stoicism.
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Spa Craze   Spa Craze
Matthew Wakem / Aurora Photos
Yes, spa means more than just a massage now. The spa craze means that there are a lot of different treatments that will appeal to a lot of different people. Today, spas have become a more widely accepted recreation activity and very popular with both genders and with every age range of traveler. Check out the work of Aurora’s Matthew Wakem and his recent spa photography.
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The Netherlands, a.k.a. Holland   The Netherlands, a.k.a. Holland
Various Aurora Photographers
A densely populated and geographically low-lying country, about half of its surface area is less than 1 metre (3.3 ft) above sea level and much of it is actually below sea level, The Netherlands is popularly known for its windmills, cheese, wooden shoes, dikes, flowers, dunes, bicycles and social tolerance. Come explore a country most call Holland.
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The Winter Road to Zanskar   The Winter Road to Zanskar
Frank Huster / Aurora Photos
The old Buddhist kingdom of Zanskar quietly sits in a remote valley in the Indian Himalaya, near the border of Pakistan. Only during summer does a dirt road connect Zanskar to the rest of the world. The remainder of the year, the region remains cut-off, but for a couple of winter months when the temperature drops enough for the Zanskar River to freeze and “Chadhar” to come to life. Chadhar is this vital section of the River that flows from Zanskar into the Indus River and allows walkers to rejoin the highway connecting Leh, the capital of Ladakh to Kargil and the West. The week-long journey remains a traditional route used by all who must travel during the winter months. The Indian army’s Border Roads Organization (BRO) is building a road in the Zanskar river gorge, which will quickly and safely link Zanskar’s capital Padum to Leh. While everybody in Zanskar wants the road, they also know it will change their culture and traditions forever.
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St. Lucia   St. Lucia
Katja Heinemann / Aurora Photos
First visited by Europeans in about the year 1500 and colonized successfully by France St. Lucia is the sort of island that Caribbean travelers dream about, small, lush, tropical and relatively unknown.
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Festivals   Festivals
Various Aurora Photographers
Across the world, festivals - communal celebrations of harvests, history, culture, religion, and entertainment – bring us together in revelry and remembrance. They become events of human interaction punctuated by colorful clothing, lights, dance, food, and music. Aurora Photos has some of the best and most interesting images from festivals around the world. Take a look.
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Introducing Anders Ryman   Introducing Anders Ryman
Anders Ryman
Anthropologist, photographer, and writer, Anders Ryman put them all together and focuses his camera on travel and traditional cultures around the world. His work shows a deep understanding and appreciation for people and cultures, whether he is photographing the Hait Haddidou in the High Atlas of Morocco or Uru Murato Indians in Bolivia’s Altiplano. Based in Sweden, Anders consistently brings back compelling images and stories from all corners of the globe.
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The Oceonographic   The Oceonographic
Carlos Lujan / ASA / Aurora
The Oceanographic in Valencia, Spain's contains 45,000 fish, invertebrates and marine mammals, representing 500 species. Designed by Felix Candela, it displays in a series of sculptural structures, arranged around a huge lake, each devoted to a different sea. Europe's largest marine park is more than an sophisticated aquarium it is also a research institute.
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Northern Italy's Piemonte Region   Northern Italy's Piemonte Region
Clay McLachlan / IPN / Aurora
It is easy to fall in love with northern Italy’s Piemonte, a region not yet exploited. Geographic variations and easy access to diverse activities gives the area its strength. It has mountains, hill towns, fine foods, such as white truffles, and it is home to Barolo and Barbaresco wines!
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Cape Verde   Cape Verde
Pascal Maitre / Cosmos / Aurora
When the Portuguese arrived in 1456 Cape Verde was uninhabited. Independence came in 1975, but this small nation of islands lacks resources and has severe droughts. Most of the nation's GDP is from the services industry and it is now considered a country of average human development. Cape Verde has significant cooperation with Portugal at every level as many descendants come from white Portuguese settlers and black African slaves. More Cape Verdeans live abroad than in Cape Verde and share a culture that reflects its mixed Portuguese and African roots. It is well known for its diverse forms of music such as Morna (the Capeverdian Fado) and the urban Cape Verdian kizomba.
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One Photographer's Paris   One Photographer's Paris
Clay McLachlan / Aurora
This famous quote, “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast,” by Ernest Hemingway could easily be linked to the photographs of Clay McLachlan.
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Holland, Michigan 49422   Holland, Michigan 49422
Jose Azel / Aurora
Two and a half million people visit Holland each year - not the country across the ocean where the people wear wooden shoes, but the town (pop. 35,048) in Michigan that is home to six million tulips and an annual festival that celebrates the town's most beloved perennial.
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Introducing Bill Bachmann   Introducing Bill Bachmann
Bill Bachmann
Bill Bachmann has traveled the world bringing back classic images that depict the beauty and character of people and places that he photographs. Recognized as one of the top five stock photographers in the world, Bill has traveled to over 150 countries making remarkable images that are model and property released for commercial use. Aurora is pleased to offer a selection of some of Bill Bachmann's greatest images.
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Food in China   Food in China
Various Aurora Photographers
Few cultures are as food oriented as the Chinese. Variety is a cornerstone for many reasons, from China's size to famine. Having suffered from many poor harvests people would explore everything eatable to stay alive. Ingredients such as wood ears and lily buds were discovered this way. Scarcity also taught people how to avoid waste. Various fruit and vegetable peels and even shark fins turned out to be delicacies in Chinese food.
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The Kingdom of Mustang   The Kingdom of Mustang
Robert Caputo / Aurora
Geographically and culturally more a part of Tibet than Nepal, Mustang contains a wild landscape of eroded cliffs and hidden caves. Little changed by twentieth century influences, the culture of the hardy Lobas people remains full of myth and legend. Mustang was founded in the 15th century by a Tibetan monarch who consolidated various small local chiefdoms into the Kingdom of Lo. Eventually Mustang was incorporated into Nepal but it has remained isolated, and rarely visited.
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The Land: Patagonia Part I   The Land: Patagonia Part I
Peter Essick / Aurora
“Torres del Paine National Park, which is a World Heritage Site, has an almost unreal landscape, with vibrant green vegetation, turquoise blue water, and amazing light at sunrise.” This is just one of the impressions Aurora photographer Peter Essick had after spending several months in Patagonia. There Peter photographed the land and the people.
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The People: Patagonia Part II   The People: Patagonia Part II
Peter Essick / Aurora
Aurora photographer Peter Essick spent several months in Patagonia. There he photographed the land and the people. Peter tells us of one individual, "Joaquin Nonso in the northern Patagonian town of Gaima. He's about 82 years old and runs an outdoor gallery in his backyard that he calls El Desafío (The Challenge). He takes discards such as old plastic bottles, tins, and soda cans, and makes artwork out of them."
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Introducing Christian Heeb   Introducing Christian Heeb
Christian Heeb / Aurora
With more than 90 published travel books on subjects ranging from Southern Africa and Morocco to France and most parts of North America and the Caribbean, Aurora proudly introduces Christian Heeb's photography.
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Tunisia for Tourists   Tunisia for Tourists
Steve Outram / Aurora
Tunisia's beautiful beaches and historical treasures attract nearly 5 million each year. They come for the history, architecture and the 810 mile coastline. They sunbath, dive, and sail along the vast stretches of white sand beaches along the Mediterranean. The visit the Punic and Roman archaeological sites in Carthage and 2nd Century Roman temple in Dougga, the Phoenician port of Utica, and El Jem's Coliseum, which is second only to Rome. The Bardo Museum, near Tunis, boasts the largest collection of Roman mosaics in the world. Masterpieces of Arab-Islamic architecture attract other visitors.
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Introducing Paul Souders   Introducing Paul Souders
Paul Souders / IPN / Aurora
Do a search for "Souders" on Aurora's site and these are some of the images that appear. Range, versatility, quality and more comes from Paul Souders' photography. Enjoy looking and searching through his expanded collection.
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Hammam   Hammam
Pascal Meunier/Cosmos/Aurora
When the conquering empire receded south, the architectual remains of the Greek and Roman baths and the balnea gave way to the bath houses, or hammams of Islam. However, not until Muhammed praised the use of sweat baths in the 5th Century did the Islamic hammam proliferate.
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Remembering D-Day - The Place Today   Remembering D-Day - The Place Today
Pierre Boulat/Cosmos, Helene Bamberger/Cosmos and Eduardo Nave/ASA
Almost sixty years after the invasion of Nazi-occupied France by Allied US, British, and Canadian forces, the memory endures. This, one of the most dangerous and deadly military engagemnts of the last century is examined visually by three photographers. Please, view the work of Pierre Boulat, Helene Bamberger, and Eduardo Nave on the beaches where hundreds of thousands lost their lives.
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Lighthouses   Lighthouses
Aurora Photographers
The earliest lighthouses were simply bonfires built on hillsides to guide ships. The first light served the old world city of Alexandria in 285 B.C. The first American light came to life in 1716 at Boston Harbor. Aurora brings you a selection by several photographers.
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Impressions of Chicago   Impressions of Chicago
Jon Lowenstein/Aurora
Al Capone, the Pullman Era, the Stockyards and the Black Sox, Chicago endures. Today, the sights and colors of the Windy City form a world well captured by the eye of Jon Lowenstein in his impressions of Chicago.
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Hawaii's Big Island   Hawaii's Big Island
Jim Lo Scalzo/US News/Aurora
The spirit and energy of creation surrounds you on Hawaii's Big Island. Polynesians claims the goddess Pele gave volcanic birth to the Islands of Aloha. Hawaii's Big Island is her latest and greatest creation. Still warm from its fiery birth and growing every day as its active volcano, Kilauea, sends new land to a steamy meeting with the ocean 4,000 feet below. Countless waterfalls feeding rain forests of botanical wonder add a fantasy flavor to the landscape. Massive black lava fields hint at the island's relative youth.
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Introducing Russell Gordon   Introducing Russell Gordon
Russell Gordon/Aurora
Over the past 10 years, Russell Gordon has covered people, news and events in more than 30 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. In Afghanistan, Cambodia, Yugoslavia and the Bosnian Serb Republic, he has reported on civil war and ethnic. He has been published in many international publications such as Newsweek/Japan, Newsweek en Espanol, TIME Magazine, Business Week/Latin America, GEO Germany, Neue Revue, Lufthansa Magazine and more. Currently he is based and home in Mexico City.
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Eating in America   Eating in America
David McLain/Aurora
America loves to eat. Whether its carefully aged Prosciutto, Genera Tao's chicken, or a french fry sandwich, no fear exists. Take a quirky look at middle America's love affair with food through Pittsburgh Pennsylvania's Strip District, a place where people from diverse ethnic backgrounds come together to celebrate food and the art of eating.
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Picasso Museum   Picasso Museum
Raul Montanos/ASA/Aurora
Last year the Buenavista Palace was restored and opened for the long anticipated Picasso Museum, in Picasso's home town of Malaga, Spain.
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Central Park Turns 150   Central Park Turns 150
Photographs by José Azel
In 1853 the middle of Manhattan became a great public park. This year Central Park turns 150 years old. But there's more...
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Madagascar Unseen   Madagascar Unseen
Pascal Maitre/Cosmos/Aurora
The Malagasy proverb claims: "They who drink the water from the Manangareza river always come back to Madagascar". Read on…
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Sonoran Desert   Sonoran Desert
Joanna Pinneo/Aurora
Tour the great expanse of the Sonoran desert-- blanketing the earth from Southern Arizona to California, and deep into the Mexican states of Sonora and the peninula of Baja California. A dessicated land of muted
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New Zealand   New Zealand
David McLain/Aurora
Birth place of the Bungee jump, land of mist and ice, from vineyards to caves and glaciers an adventurer's paradise.
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Iceberg Alley   Iceberg Alley
David McLain/Aurora
Iceberg Alley is the name given to the waters that run from Greenland to Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Color Outdoor Stock   Color Outdoor Stock
Chris Pinchbeck/Aurora
Scenics and adventure stock from various locations.
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Symbols of Freedom   Symbols of Freedom
Jeff Jacobson/Aurora
For Americans and visitors from other countries, these monuments embody the principles of freedom our founding fathers dreamed of and a nation has fought for.
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Drakensberg Mountain Range   Drakensberg Mountain Range
Adrian Bailey/Aurora
Adrian Bailey and writer David Bristow attempt South Africa's largest range known as the Dragon's Mountain. Full Text Available For License.
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Now and Then   Now and Then
Torsten Andreas Hoffman/Aurora
In the summer of 2001 laif photographer T. A. Hoffman finished work on his large format New York calendar and noticed a predominance of World Trade Towers in the images.
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Rhythm of the Tides   Rhythm of the Tides
Tim Peters/Aurora
Explore the Grand Manan Island fisheries in New Brunswick, Canada.
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Tatshenshini   Tatshenshini
David McLain/Aurora
Follow an expedition through the winding path of the Tatshenshini river in British Columbia. The river runs through cool green mountains and ice blue glaciers.
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Hugh Brown Australia   Hugh Brown Australia
Hugh Brown/IPN/Aurora
Hugh Brown is a landscape photographer based in northern Australia spending much of his time traveling the north wilderness areas of the country. This is one of this country's most spectacular places. It is also incredibly harsh and dangerous. On numerous occasions Hugh has encountered trouble. Yet, Hugh believes that challenging circumstances teach one lessons that few other forums can offer, particularly the value of life.
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Cuban Cars   Cuban Cars
Scott S. Warren/Aurora
In Cuba politics and necessity have conspired to create a living snapshot of America's golden age of automobiles.
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Crossing the Sahara   Crossing the Sahara
Chris Anderson/Aurora
The Sahara's Ténéré is a chunk of the planet gone dead, 154,000 square miles [398,860 square kilometers] of nothing-except for faith, war, salt, beer, speed … and an urgent sense of what it is to be alive.
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Times Square   Times Square
Nina Berman/Aurora
Explore the changing face of New York City's Times Square with a native New Yorker as your guide.
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Cuba   Cuba
Photographs by Randy Olson and Melissa Farlow
Buscas algo un poco diferente? Visite una isla carribeana lleno de historia, musica y corazon.
Journey to Cuba!
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The Pan American Highway   The Pan American Highway
Melissa Farlow/Aurora
Hit the road with Melissa as she travels through Mexico, Peru and Chile along the Pan American Highway.
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Exploring Inner Maine   Exploring Inner Maine
Jose Azel / Aurora Photos
Inner Maine, when explored, reveals a patchwork quilt of beauty, ruggedness, and stalwart independence.
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Meat Packing District   Meat Packing District
Nina Berman/Aurora
In Manhattan's Meat Packing District, the theme changes every night but generally a mix of fetish, drag queens, and goth rockers take the streets and clubs.
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Conservatory Garden   Conservatory Garden
Joseph DeSciose/Aurora
A botantical oasis in the middle of Manhattan
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