The village of Ny-Ålesund in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is the northernmost inhabited spot on the globe. It has been the launching pad for polar expeditions, home to a coal mine, and now hosts a community of scientists. Photographer Paolo Verzone spent time taking in the village's unusual history and "harmonious vibe."
For some, tarantulas are the stuff of horror movies. But there is a global community of arachnophiles who keep them for fun, fueling a booming illicit pet trade as well as efforts to conserve these gentle giants of the spider world.
Photographer Hannah Reyes Morales snapped this selfie while on assignment in Manila for an upcoming story about the Philippines.
"One in 10 Filipinos are abroad, many of them providing for entire families and dreaming of a better future," writes Morales, who herself is Filipina. "I spent a few hours photographing airplanes, to illustrate the departures of Filipinos from the Manila International Airport. The best vantage point happened to be from a low income community nearby, and of course the children in the area demanded to partake in this process. It was powerful for me to share this view with them: of planes flying overhead carrying our hopeful countrymen, going to places they can only imagine for now."