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Dakar Rally 2022: veterans, debuts and biofuels – a photo essay

This year’s rally once again returned to Saudi Arabia where 750 competitors in 430 vehicles traversed more than 8,000km over 12 stages. The rally started and ended in Jeddah, going through canyons and cliffs in the Neom region, passing by the Red Sea coastline, into stretches of dunes surrounding the capital Riyadh.Click here to check out images of the rally from yesteryearFrom Jeddah to Riyadh and everywhere in between, this has been a visually spectacular year at the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabi...
Tags: Photography, Saudi Arabia, Sport, Middle East and North Africa, Motor sport, Bahrain, Rallying, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dakar, Red Sea, Dakar Rally, Nani Roma, Riyadh Click, Alex Haro Bravo, Al Dawadimi


The city being swept out to sea: Nicky Quamina-Woo’s best photograph

‘Saint Louis is on the frontline of the climate crisis. Entire rooms in people’s homes are underwater. In a few years, the sea defence this boy is striding along will be engulfed’This was taken in Senegal near the end of 2018. I was gearing up for a project in neighbouring Mauritania for Reuters, but I wanted to understand the region better before I dived in. I had spent a few years based in west Africa. Where Mauritania can be quite closed off to outsiders and suspicious of photographers, Seneg...
Tags: Photography, Climate Change, Africa, Environment, US, Senegal, World news, Culture, Art and design, Oceans, Sea Level, Mauritania, Reuters, Dakar, Saint Louis, Nicky Quamina Woo


Solo Female Travel in Paris — Is it Safe?

Is it safe for a woman to travel alone to Paris? Absolutely. Under most circumstances, with the right preparation and precautions, visiting Paris can be as safe as staying in your hometown. Paris is a place where I’ve been traveling alone for years! I first fell in love with Paris when I was 16 years old and on a school trip, and I’ve returned more than a dozen times since, often solo. It’s a city that I love dearly, a city where I frequently play tour guide for my friends and family. However, ...
Tags: Europe, New York, Milan, London, Featured, Instagram, France, Germany, America, Blog, Eu, Spain, Barcelona, Paris, Italy, Netherlands


Destinations for black travelers

Navigating the world as a black person is not always easy and traveling while black is no different. While no destination is a complete utopia void of microaggressions or where the black experience exists in a vacuum, there are many places where black travelers have felt especially comfortable exploring, and others that are particularly exciting for black travelers this year. We tapped some of our favorite black travel bloggers and influencers to find out their favorite destinations of 2019. ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Instagram, US, Georgia, Senegal, Canada, Paris, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, West Africa, Montreal, Abu Dhabi, Tunisia, Caribbean


These Are the Amazing Things That Happened This Week in Photography

As the new year comes into full swing we find that Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet for links to tutorials, special features and great photography to share with everyone. This weeks list contains a wide variety of articles and photographs that feature a wide variety of styles and interests in the field of photography. We really hope you enjoy checking out all these links as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you. TUTORIALS 4 Simple Strate...
Tags: Photography, Colorado, France, Spain, Prague, Brooklyn, Alaska, Moscow, South America, Norway, Jason, Joe Farace, Hasselblad, Dakar, Swiss Alps, Ron


Thursday’s Photos of the Day and Viral Videos

Alexia Paganini of Switzerland skates her short program at the European figure skating championships in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, skyscrapers are shrouded in fog in Hefei in eastern China’s Anhui province, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. A weather system brought heavy fog to parts of eastern China on Wednesday. (Guo Chen/Xinhua via AP) A crane lifts a Boeing 737-800 of Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines from a slo...
Tags: Photos, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, China, Germany, Russia, India, Atlanta, Spain, Sport, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Soccer


Monday’s Photos of the Day and Viral Videos

A Boeing 737-800 of Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines is seen in Trabzon, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously Sunday off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the Black Sea.Some of the 168 people on board the Boeing 737-800 described it as a “miracle” that everyone was evacuated safely from the plane, which went off a runway at Trabzon Airport. (DHA-Depo Photos via AP) A Nissan Altima remains we...
Tags: Photos, Milan, London, News, China, Germany, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Spain, Sport, Turkey, Ap, Tom Hanks, Soccer, South Africa


Friday’s Photos of the Day and Viral Videos

Mayim Bialik accepts the award for best supporting actress in a comedy series for “The Big Bang Theory” at the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Norway’s Adrian Smiseth Sejersted competes during an alpine ski, men’s World Cup downhill training, in Wengen, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) Bangladeshi residents offer Friday prayers as the world large...
Tags: Photos, London, News, Uncategorized, US, Los Angeles, Spain, Sport, Ap, Bbc, Soccer, Athens, Bangladesh, Ncaa, Norway, Mary J Blige


Thursday’s Photos of the Day and Viral Videos

A firefighter stands on the roof of a house submerged in mud and rocks Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Montecito, Calif. Anxious family members awaited word on loved ones Wednesday as rescue crews searched grimy debris and ruins for more than a dozen people missing after mudslides in Southern California destroyed houses, swept cars to the beach and left more than a dozen victims dead. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Singer-songwriter Katy Perry performs live in concert on her ‘Witness’ The Tour ev...
Tags: Photos, News, France, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Sport, Indianapolis, Ap, Austria, Soccer, Katy Perry, Sony, Nba, Vatican, Tokyo


Tuesday’s Photos of the Day and Viral Videos

A person steers his stand-up paddle board on Alster river in Hamburg, Germany, at sunset Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. (Axel Heimken/dpa via AP) Sumo grand champion Kisenosato, right, of Japan performs his ring entry form with sward-holder Shohozan at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. The Shinto ritual is part of the annual New Year’s celebrations at the shrine. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) A boy dressed as a “Guajiro” travels in a vintage American car during a caravan marking the 59t...
Tags: Photos, Japan, Florida, London, News, Washington, China, India, Israel, Uncategorized, US, Alabama, Jerusalem, Atlanta, Georgia, Spain


Monday’s Photos of the Day and Viral Videos

  Actor Allison Janney (C) attends the 2018 InStyle and Warner Bros. 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for InStyle) Marvin Musquin (25) does a heel-clicker as he celebrates his season opening round win at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Saturday night January 6, 2017 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. (Photo by Will Lester-Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Madison Hubb...
Tags: Photos, News, Washington, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Milwaukee, Uncategorized, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Sport, Soccer, New Orleans, Belarus, Tokyo, Miami


Gigantic grace: in the sands with Senegal's voodoo wrestlers

Wrestlers are more famous than footballers in Senegal earning up to £200,000 and using rituals, potions and amulets to secure victory. Christian Bobst follows the Dakar superstars from the beaches where they train to the roar of the arena Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Africa, Senegal, Culture, Art and design, Wrestling, Dakar, World Press Photo Contest, Christian Bobst


59th World Press Photo Contest Winners

“Storm Front on Bondi Beach”. Nature, first prize singles. Rohan Kelly, Australia, Daily Telegraph. Location: Sydney, Australia. A massive “cloud tsunami” looms over Sydney as a sunbather reads, oblivious to the approaching cloud on Bondi Beach, November 6, 2015. (Photo by Rohan Kelly/World Press Photo Contest) “Hope for a New Life”. Spot News, first prize singles. Warren Richardson, Australia. Location: Röszke, Hungary. A man passes a baby through the fence at the Hungarian-Serbian border i...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Photography, Usa, Sweden, Australia, North Korea, Mexico, France, China, Germany, Islamic State, Russia, America, Senegal, Spain



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