Photo Essay

Matador’s photo essays include work by award-winning photographers who tell stories that evoke deep emotions about place and culture.

From moving essays on threatened regions and the daily struggle faced by native peoples around the world, to spectacular series on sports, food, and nightlife around the world, these shots examine people’s lives and cultures at ground level.

Photo Essay Articles

This guy got blackout drunk — and booked an amazing trip

by Matt Hershberger

14 things to do in the Florida Keys before you die

by Ian Wilson

These rescued circus lions are recovering nicely from a lifetime of abuse (PHOTOS)

by Simeon Tegel

15 Dark Sky Festival images that make you want to head straight to Jasper

by Cassie Kos

How using retro-lenses can expand your photography

by Anders Lonnfeldt

Guide to epic wildlife viewing along Utah’s Flaming Gorge-Uintas scenic byway

by Cathryn Hoyt

80% of Europe’s wildlife habitat is at risk: Here’s what’s being done about it in Slovakia

by Jim O'Donnell

20 images that will make you wonder why you have never travelled to Western Australia

by Paul Pichugin

These images show the natural beauty of women all over the world

by Morgane Croissant

The incredible things you’ll see on a road trip through Namibia [pics]

by Scott Sporleder

44 incredible views you’ll only find on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast

by Scott Sporleder

28 breathtaking photos of Mongolia’s reindeer tribe

by Yahoo! Travel

48 hours in Istanbul, in 24 images

by Scott Sporleder

15 images that prove Sun Valley is the most underrated town in America

by Tessa Sheehan

20 reasons you should NEVER take your kids to Mexico

by Laura Bernhein

17 of the coolest heritage sites in India

by Arun Bhat

18 reasons you should never visit Porto

by Ana Bulnes

A couple cycle toured through the Canadian Rockies pulling kayaks. This is the stunning landscape they found.

by Rachel Kristensen
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