May 5, 2014
'An aerial view shows the site of Friday's landslide that buried Abi Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, on May 5, 2014. Afghan officials said they plan to build new houses for hundreds of families made homeless by a landslide that entombed a northeastern village and killed at least 300 people, perhaps as many as 2,700.' Wakil Kohsar

'An aerial view shows the site of Friday's landslide that buried Abi Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, on May 5, 2014. Afghan officials said they plan to build new houses for hundreds of families made homeless by a landslide that entombed a northeastern village and killed at least 300 people, perhaps as many as 2,700.' Wakil Kohsar

April 5, 2014
"The mountains of the Sani Pass in the Drakensberg Mountains, between South Africa and Lesotho, on May 26, 2007." (CC BY SA Mark Peacock)

"The mountains of the Sani Pass in the Drakensberg Mountains, between South Africa and Lesotho, on May 26, 2007." (CC BY SA Mark Peacock)

November 16, 2013
Andrew Lever National Geographic Photo Contest)

Andrew Lever National Geographic Photo Contest)

November 12, 2013
Erik De Castro
Typhoon Haiyan November 11 2013

Erik De Castro

Typhoon Haiyan November 11 2013

October 5, 2013
'The Afghan landscape, seen from the crew chief's window of a 10th Combat Aviation Brigade UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during a training flight, Sept. 18, over Kabul, Afghanistan.' U.S. Army/Capt. Peter Smedberg

'The Afghan landscape, seen from the crew chief's window of a 10th Combat Aviation Brigade UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during a training flight, Sept. 18, over Kabul, Afghanistan.' U.S. Army/Capt. Peter Smedberg

September 17, 2013
Andre Ermolaev

Andre Ermolaev

September 17, 2013
Andre Ermolaev

Andre Ermolaev

September 17, 2013
Andre Ermolaev

Andre Ermolaev

September 17, 2013
awash, inundated, span
Andre Ermolaev

awash, inundated, span

Andre Ermolaev

September 6, 2013
'An aerial picture shows the view of Minxian after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the county in Gansu province, on July 22, 2013’

'An aerial picture shows the view of Minxian after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the county in Gansu province, on July 22, 2013

August 16, 2013
Klaus Leidorf

Klaus Leidorf

August 3, 2013
Dominic Nahr

Dominic Nahr

July 16, 2013
'An aerial view of sinkholes created by the drying of the Dead Sea, near Kibbutz Ein Gedi, Israel' 2011
Menahem Kahana

'An aerial view of sinkholes created by the drying of the Dead Sea, near Kibbutz Ein Gedi, Israel' 2011

Menahem Kahana

July 5, 2013
'A caravan of mules and camels cross the high, winding trails of the Lataband Pass in Afghanistan on the way to Kabul' October 8, 1949. by Max Desfor

'A caravan of mules and camels cross the high, winding trails of the Lataband Pass in Afghanistan on the way to Kabul' October 8, 1949. by Max Desfor

June 22, 2013
Na Pali Coast in Kauai by Karen Lejeal
more semi-cheesy travel photos from the National Geographic Traveler competion

Na Pali Coast in Kauai by Karen Lejeal

more semi-cheesy travel photos from the National Geographic Traveler competion