Sometimes I think the only reason I still have an iPad is to look at the photography in The Guardian’s Eyewitness app.

Every couple of nights I unwind by flicking through the stunning and timely collection of photos from around the globe. They’re often politically charged, raw and capture humanity from all corners beautifully. Take a few moments to scroll through these choice selections:

photoRelaxing in India by unknown

Riba awards. Giant’s Causeway visitor centre, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, designed by Heneghan PengGiant’s Causeway visitor centre in Northern Ireland by Marie-Louise Halpenny

Mount Kilimanjaro at nightMount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania by Trevor Booth

Hong Kong's skyscrapers from the ground floor, Hong Kong - 03 May 2013Hong Kong’s architectural sky race: a vertiginous view by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze

A  grasshopper on a grass stalk emerges from its old skinGrasshopper emerges from its old skin in Indonesia by Adhi Prayoga/Solent Newsy

Thousands of Buddhist monks chant during a lantern lighting to celebrate Makha Bucha dayBuddhist monks chant in Bangkok, Thailand by Rungroj Yongrit

Greg Tricker and his beechwood sculpture St Joan of Arc relected in the font at Salisbury cathedralSalisbury Cathedral, UK by Ben Birchall

Autumn colours surround the Tu Hwnt i'r Bont tearooms on the banks of the River ConwyAutumn colours in Llanwrst, Wales by Paul Kingston

A boy walks past a football post near the ancient city of KirtipurA boy and football goal near Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal by Navesh Chitrakar

photo (1)Conkers – ah, childhood nostalgia by unknown

photo (2)The Jet Star roller coaster that was washed out to sea after Sandy by unknown

Dragonfly perches on a dew-soaked leafA crystal-encrusted like dragonfly by David Chambon

High-line walker in CaliforniaNeedles of California, in Sequoia National Forest, CA by Jeremiah Watt/Barcroft India

Free Climber, Ribblehead Viaduct from Foto8's SummershowFreeclimbing at Ribblehead Viaduct, Yorkshire Dales by Chris Frazer Smith

My next post post (back to business!) about hustling for ambiverts will be out soon. Enjoy your weekend.

Related:’s The Big Picture delivers equally stunning imagery.

P.S. Keen to hear your thoughts on the new blog theme. :)

2 thoughts on “14 photos to make you feel alive

  1. Lovely pictures! :) I was going to say about the Big Picture from the Boston guys. You mentioned it in the end. Stunning collection and a nice theme too for your blog. Love it.

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