Halong Bay is already magical enough by day, but see how it looks when the water is illuminated by a full moon
The tallest sand dune in the Taklamakan Desert of northwestern China. To give you a sense of scale, that dot on the ridge about a third of the way up is my travel companion.
Ripples in the sand are echoed by the rocky lunar landscape in the driest place on earth
A farmer looks out over his fields outside Colonia, Urugua
Two boys play in the dusty streets of San Pedro
Roadside diner, Morocco-style: a parade of tajine pots and delicious scents await hungry travelers passing through Tamegroute in the Draa Valley.
A boy places an order at his neighborhood tea shop
An Iban Dayak tribe elder living in a traditional longhouse up the Kapuas River in western Kalimantan.
Abandoned temple in the Roman Forum, later converted into a Catholic church.
The imposing facade of Orvieto Cathedral is an incredible example of mediaeval gothic architecture
Three wise men debate the issues of the day in an alcove off the main square in Assisi.
The Church of Hallgrimur in Reykjavik, designed to evoke the volcanic lava rock formations which make up Iceland's spectacular landscape.
These men fish together every day, more for companionship than the prospect of catching anything edible from the murky moat which surrounds the Imperial Palace in Beijing.