During our trip through the Lofoten Islands we were able to enjoy not only beautiful landscapes framed in incredible sunsets and sunrises that had a spectacular light, but that, once the night arrived, we were fortunate with the visit of the northern lights which dyed the skies of this place with their magnificent tones
The Tungufljót river has one of the most wonderful waterfalls in Iceland. And why Iceland in a country with hundreds of fascinating waterfalls. The photograph of Faxi waterfall crowned with northern lights and the silk effect of the water make up this panoramic photograph taken at the foot of the waterfall and at 15 degrees below zero.
Milky way over the lighthouse of Punta Nariga. Malpica (Spain)
The lighthouse, a building of César Portela, represents a ship with an Atlante in the front, a mythological figure responsible for carrying the sky on his shoulders.
The RIAT, Royal International Air Tatoo is a showcase for the world's military. It allows the military aerospace industry to display and present its products. This year I was invited by a friend and we had lots of fun with all the acrobatics in the air. These pilots get to do incredible figures in the air. It was a very cloudy evening and we got to see the last show before it started to rain, which added dramatic sky to the image. Many people watching and taking pictures
Blue sharks are opportunistic feeders - they tend to get whatever they can find. However, they are not mindless man-eaters. As you see when you are underwater with these beautiful creatures, they tend to come for a very close inspection and if it's not what they know, they will just be very curious and keep on coming close and looking at you!
As a travel and land/cityscape photographer, I try to capture the essence and beauty of the places I visit.
In 2017 I had the pleasure of travel to Japan, a very beautiful country where you can find a lot of contrast between ultra-modern cities like Tokyo and old buildings like Matsumoto castle.
Fantasia is a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in the Maghreb performed during cultural festivals and to close Maghrebi wedding celebrations. "Fantasia" is an imported name, the actual traditional term used is lab el baroud ("the gunpowder play").
The performance consists of a group of horse riders, all wearing traditional clothes, who charge along a straight path at the same speed so as to form a line, and then at the end of the charge (about two hundred meters) fire into the sky using old muskets or muzzle-loading rifles. The difficulty of the performance is in synchronizing the movement of the horses during acceleration of the charge, and especially in firing the guns simultaneously so that one single shot is heard. The horse is referred to as a fantasia horse and are of Arabian, Andalusian or Barb stock.
The fantasia is considered a cultural performance and a kind of martial art; it also symbolizes a strong relationship between the man and the horse, as well as an attachment to tradition.
Each region in Morocco has one or several fantasia groups, called serba, totaling thousands of horse riders nationwide. Performances are usually during local seasonal, cultural or religious festivals, also called moussem ("season" in Arabic). One such example is the Tan-Tan Moussem. Some show-based restaurants offer a fantasia as part of the entertainment.
Devotion: This image is the definition of cultural and religious syncretism; it represents the convergence of tradition and modernity, the ethnical and the imposed. The deep, fierce and almost hypnotic look of the subject shows how this catholic festivity of "Judea en Vivo" is passionately experienced and celebrated by some in Guadalajara, México. This religious ritual is a mix of heritage and legacy, prehispanic folklore and colonialist adoption. // Devoción: Esta imagen es la definición de sincretismo cultural y religioso; representa la convergencia de tradición y modernidad, lo étnico y lo impuesto. La profunda, feroz y casi hipnótica mirada del sujeto muestra cómo esta festividad católica de "Judea en Vivo" es pasionalmente vivida y celebrada por algunos en México. Este ritual religioso es una mezcla de herencia y legado, folklore prehispánico y adopciones colonialistas.
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