A British photographer has achieved his "Holy Grail" of capturing the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, over an erupting volcano in Iceland. Max Milligan, 56, braved boiling lava, noxious gases and temperatures of up to 1200C (2192F) but the travel book photographer's results are as spectacular as the story that goes with them. Mr Milligan had to attach himself to a search and rescue team and wait until everyone else had been cleared out of the area on the night in question and he was the only photographer left. Having been allowed back up to the mountain by the team, he managed to catch the picture he really wanted at 2.58am, just a couple of minutes before it became too light and the chance was gone. Mr Milligan said: "It was my holy grail and it was so dark, I didn't know I'd got it until about 24 hours later when I uploaded it to a laptop." Advertisement He waited, he said, "six years for an eruption and six weeks [after arriving in Iceland] … [Read more...] about Photographer captures his ‘Holy Grail’ of the Northern Lights over an erupting volcano
Veteran royal photographer Arthur Edwards has revealed he hid inside a "fake pillar" to capture intimate moments of the royal family at Prince Philip's funeral . But rather than intruding, Edwards was told to take up the unusual position by the Duke of Edinburgh himself. Prince Philip had meticulously planned his final farewell , famously stating he didn't want a "fuss" . One of the key features of the funeral was the procession of Prince Philip's family behind his specially designed Land Rover hearse from Windsor Castle to St George's Chapel. READ MORE: Queen Elizabeth II says goodbye to Prince Philip with heartbreaking note How the royals will continue to honor Prince Philip after his funeral Prince Philip laid to rest in a royal funeral like no other As the coffin was carried up the West Steps of the chapel, with the duke's children and grandchildren walking behind, Prince Philip had worked out which spot would best work for photographs. So, Prince … [Read more...] about Prince Philip instructed royal photographer to ‘hide inside a fake pillar’ at his funeral for the perfect shot
For much of the past decade, Kadir van Lohuizen has been using photography to try to document the climate crisis and explore what it means for the future. Since a chance encounter in Panama during a reporting trip, the Dutch photojournalist has been documenting the effects of rising sea levels across the globe. Working closely with scientists, and while learning a lot about both human migration and tides, van Lohuizen has managed to prove visually what so many experts have been warning for years: Our coastlines are in danger. His work, which spans 11 countries, has been used in presentations for the United Nations and at the Paris climate summit, and has been made into a television series, a book, and several exhibitions. One currently on view in New York, Rising Tide , highlights how the island city will be affected by the changes to come. His book, After the Deluge , offers a comprehensive look at the slow-motion climate shift that is happening on every continent — and … [Read more...] about A Photographer Is Showing That The Climate Crisis Is Already Here
April 10, 2021 - 06:07 BST Emmy Griffiths How accurate was Prince Philip's depiction in the Netflix series The Crown? Prince Philip was a remarkable member of the royal family, with an incredibly impressive career and dedication to the monarchy, much of which was depicted in the hit Netflix show The Crown . But what was fact, and what was fiction? Find out here... MORE: Prince Philip's sweetest family pictures with his children and grandchildren Did Prince Philip have to renounce his royal titles to marry the Queen? As The Crown season one depicts, Prince Philip renounced his royal title as Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, where he was sixth-in-line to the Greek throne, in order to wed the Queen. However, he and his family were exiled from the country when Philip was a baby , and he previously told The Independent that he thought of himself as Danish, saying: "If anything, I've thought of myself as … [Read more...] about Prince Philip in The Crown: what was true and what wasn’t?
Polling began at 7 am on Thursday for 43 seats in the sixth phase of the assembly election in West Bengal amid a surge in COVID-19 cases with the state reporting record infections. IMAGE: An elderly woman being brought at a polling booth to cast her vote for the 6th phase of West Bengal assembly polls in Nadia. Photograph: PTI Photo Long queues were seen outside most of the polling boths even before the voting began. In this phase, elections are being held in 17 seats in the North 24 Parganas district and nine seats in Nadia -- most of which has a significant presence of the Matuas, who arecrucial to the electoral success of any party in the state. Besides, elections are also being held in the nine seats in Uttar Dinajpur district and eight in Purba Bardhaman. Over 1.03 crore voters will decide the political fate of 306 candidates in this phase. Of them, 53.21 lakh are men and 50.65 lakh women, while 256 are third gender. A staggering 1,071 companies of … [Read more...] about Amid Covid surge, Bengal votes for 6th phase