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: Scott Sporleder

The inside scoop on my 10 most jaw-dropping moments in Tanzania

Views from the Colorado 14ers: Summiting Wetterhorn Peak

16 images to celebrate the arrival of fall

10 photos that’ll make you want to visit Romania right now

South Africa’s wealth divide analyzed through impressive aerial photographs

Valdez, Alaska: Land of dreams

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An unplanned solo weekend adventure in North Cascades National Park

Inside the Otter Trail: is this the world’s best 5 day hike?

Sunrise to sunset in the Northern Territory’s Red Center

Color of earth and blood: the Himba of Namibia

14 images that show the stunning beauty of Australia’s Top End

Most alien landscapes on Earth: The McMurdo Dry Valleys

12 images from the best European train route – for only $27

A photographic journey to Everest Base Camp

11 reasons to grab your camera and get to Iceland

The stunning scenery of the BC Rockies and beyond in 20 images

This moment, exactly so — My 20-year portrait of Cuba

These amazing pictures of Tasmania will make you want to travel right now

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