Joan Collins, 89, appears to be ‘aging backwards’ in stunning new photo


Eighty-nine and looking fine!

Joan Collins showed off her seemingly ageless looks — and timeless wardrobe — while out and about with husband Percy Gibson.

“Looking for the #wisteria which only blooms in the #spring,” she captioned a carousel of photos on Instagram Friday. “Wearing @ysl jacket from the #80s #shoppingmycloset …wait! Looks like #ahubby found it!”

In the first photo, the Hollywood icon looked effortlessly chic while posing next to a tree in a pair of oversized sunglasses, gold earrings, black pants, a semi-sheer striped top, and her vintage Yves Saint Laurent jacket.

In the second snap, Gibson pointed up at the blooming wisteria tree that the couple, who wed in 2002, had been searching for.

Percy Gibson out on a walk.
She and husband Percy Gibson were out looking for wisteria.
Joan Collins in white.
“Aging backwards,” a fan commented on the photos.
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However, fans were mainly focused on Collins’ “amazing” appearance.

“My goodness how can this force of nature be 90 in a months time??” one fan asked. “Incredible and a great example to everyone.”

“Omg like a 20 year old, amazing ,” someone else said.

“Aging backwards,” another chimed in, while a fourth added, “You look amazing ”

Joan Collins younger on a couch.
Fans compared the actress to a “20 year old.”
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This isn’t the first time fans have marveled at the “Dynasty” actress‘ glam style.

Collins proved that age is just a number last Christmas while rocking an animal-print one-piece at the pool.

The star — who was once called “very amusing and with an unbelievable cleavage” by King Charles III —  completed the look with her signature oversized sunglasses, red lipstick and a fiery red manicure.

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Joan Collins in a bathing suit.
The actress showed off her ageless figure in a leopard print bathing suit last year.

“I’m coming back as you in my next life,” one follower wrote. “Fabulous.”

“HOW do you do it? Time for another book beautiful lady” another added with a heart-eye emoji, while a third fan commented, “Joan Collins not fair that you look that terrific in the morning! Amazing lady!”

And apparently, her beauty is au naturale. Last year, the actress — who turns 90 on May 23 — revealed that she “hasn’t had any ‘work’ done” despite most stars going under the knife nowadays.


Photographer Gabriele Galimberti Captured Children Around The World Showcasing Their Toy Collections


Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti captured children around the world showcasing their toy collections. His project “Toy Stories” is a heartwarming collection of photographs that captures the joy, innocence, and wonder of childhood. For nearly two years, Galimberti traveled the globe to photograph children from over 50 countries and their favorite toys. From Texas to India, Malawi to China, Iceland to Fiji, Galimberti’s portraits offer a glimpse into the lives and dreams of children around the world.

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#1 Chiwa, 4 – Mchinji, Malawi

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

Through his lens, Galimberti shows that toys not only provide entertainment but also serve as a reflection of a child’s background, family, and culture. He noticed that the children from richer countries were more possessive of their toys, while kids from poorer countries were more inclined to play with their friends outside. Regardless of their background, all children ascribe similar functions to their toys, with many believing that their toys can protect them from dangers at night. Galimberti’s project is a reminder that despite the differences in culture and upbringing, the love of play and imagination is universal among children.

#2 Maudy, 3 – Kalulushi, Zambia

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#3 Tangawizi, 3 – Keekorok, Kenya

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

“For over two years, I visited more than 50 countries and created colorful images of boys and girls in their homes and neighborhoods with their most prized possessions: their toys. From Texas to India, Malawi to China, Iceland, Morocco, and Fiji, I recorded the spontaneous and natural joy that unites kids despite their diverse backgrounds. Whether the child owns a veritable fleet of miniature cars or a single stuffed monkey, the pride that they have is moving, funny, and thought provoking.”

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#5 Anais, 4 – Lausanne, Switzerland

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

Gabriele Galimberti, born in 1977, is an Italian photographer who frequently lives on airplanes, and occasionally in Val di Chiana (Tuscany), where he was born and raised. He has spent the last few years working on long-term documentary photography projects around the world, some of which have become books, such as Toy Stories, In Her Kitchen, My Couch Is Your Couch and The Heavens.

Gabriele’s job consists mainly of telling the stories, through portraits and short stories, of people around the world, recounting their peculiarities and differences, the things they are proud of and the belongings with which they surround themselves; social media, in all its forms, is a fundamental part of the research needed to get in touch, discover and produce those stories. Gabriele committed to documentary photography after starting out as a commercial photographer, and after joining the artistic collective Riverboom, best known for its work entitled Switzerland Versus The World, successfully exhibited in festivals, magazines and art shows around the world.

#6 Arafa & Aisha, 5 – Bububu, Zanzibar

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#7 Taha, 4 – Beirut, Lebanon

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#8 Alessia, 3 – Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#9 Noel, 5 – Dallas, Texas, USA

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#10 Bethsaida, 4. Port-Au-Prince, Haiti Texas

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#11 Cun Zi Yi, 3 – Chongqing, China

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#12 Erika, 3 – Moscow, Russia

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#13 Tyra, 3 – Stockholm, Sweden

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#14 Abel, 4 – Nopaltepec, Mexico

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#15 Giacomo, 5 – Milano, Italy

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#16 Lina, 5 – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#17 Koloman, 3 – Vienna, Austria

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#18 Watcharapon, 4 – Bangkok, Thailand

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#19 Jeronimo, 4 – Bogotà, Colombia

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#20 Elene, 5 – Tbilisi, Georgia

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#21 Pavel, 5 – Kiev, Ukraine

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#22 Nico, 3 – NYC, United States

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#23 Virginia, 4 – American Fork, Utah, USA

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#24 Ralf, 4 – Riga, Latvia

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#25 Aqissiaq, 6 – Ilulisaat, Greenland

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#26 Only, 4 – Brownsville, Texas

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#27 Keynor, 3 – Cahuita, Costa Rica

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#28 Puput, 4 – Ubud, Bali

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#29 Shotaro, 5 – Tokyo, Japan

Toy Stories Children Photos By Gabriele Galimberti

#30 Li Yi, 5 – Shenyang, China

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Photography exhibit explores the diminutive world of hummingbirds


Photographs by Nirmal Khandan featuring hummingbirds will be on display as part of “Grace in Motion.” (Courtesy of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum)

Nirmal Khandan has an interesting point of view.

The images he captures are pieces that spark conversations.

His latest exhibition, “Grace in Motion,” will open at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces on Saturday, April 15.

The exhibit will then run through July 30 at the museum.

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is a 47-acre interactive museum which brings to life the 4,000-year history of growing food and fiber in this region. The museum also features livestock, indoor and outdoor exhibits, barns, greenhouse, gift shop and demonstrations.

There will be 36 portraits of hummingbird species common to the region interacting with local flora.

According to museum officials, the exhibit captures the world of hummingbirds from their incredible movement to the critical work they do as pollinators.

Thirty-six photographs by Nirmal Khandan featuring hummingbirds will be on display as part of “Grace in Motion.” (Courtesy of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum)

“As a nature/wildlife photographer, I have been sharing with my family, friends and social media the joy and pleasure of creating photographs of hummingbirds,” Khandan says. “Through this print exhibit, I hope to share my photography with wider audiences fascinated by hummingbirds and their aerial acrobatics. I hope viewers will appreciate the up-close view of nature’s mutualism as the hummingbirds take just what they need from the flowers without harming them in any way, while helping them with pollination.”

Khandan is a civil engineering professor at New Mexico State University. He is also the Ed and Harold Foreman Endowed Chair at the university.

He began photographing birds in Sri Lanka, where he is from.

Khandan moved to Las Cruces in 1998, where he continued to work on his craft.

Thirty-six photographs by Nirmal Khandan featuring hummingbirds will be on display as part of “Grace in Motion.” (Courtesy of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum)

Through this exhibit, Khandan hopes to raise public awareness about the valuable ecosystem services that hummingbirds provide through pollination.

Admission to the opening reception is free. Regular admission is required to see the rest of the museum.


Defending the dark: Utah’s dark sky advocates protect Utah’s shining natural resource


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SALT LAKE CITY — In a universe full of irony, one contradiction is this: Dark skies are not dark. When our sun sets at night, the “lights in the firmament” come out in the thousands, lighting the night sky.

But in the age of artificial lighting, these brilliant stars have, in many places, been extinguished by the lesser lights on Earth — incandescent, fluorescent, LED. Truly dark skies do not exist for much of the world’s population.

Yet in Utah, where Gov. Spencer Cox has declared April as Dark Sky Month for a third straight year, Utah’s dark skies still burn bright. Virtually all of Utah’s population is an afternoon’s drive away from one of the state’s 24 International Dark Sky Association-approved Dark Sky Parks or Places. In this unique place in the world, the dark skies movement continues to receive support from all sectors.

“We wish to recognize the efforts and advocacy of federal, state, local and non-profit agencies, as well as Utah’s recreation, tourism and education sectors, which make night sky opportunities in our state available for all to enjoy,” Cox’s declaration states.

Convincing the public that protecting the night sky is important, however, is difficult.

Why protect the darkness

Herriman city planner and International Dark Sky Association advocate Laurin Hoadley said the most common misconception about the organization’s movement is that “dark skies means ‘turn off all your lights.'”

Hoadley, who graduated in the first cohort of the Dark Sky Studies minor at the University of Utah, explained that the first step to reduce light pollution is for individuals to simply replace a bright light bulb with a warmer one.

“Personally, I feel like it is a no-brainer to at least try,” she said.

Astrophotographer and founder of, Ryan Andreasen, has found more success in advocating for the night sky by personal experience than by any amount of scientific persuasion.

“I’ve got to have them touch it,” he said. Andreasen regularly teaches astrophotography classes at Antelope Island State Park. Going to a designated dark sky park and seeing the night sky for one’s self, he said, gets a person out of his or her “fish bowl” and leaves a lasting impact.

However, Utah’s growing population still threatens the night sky of at least one dark sky park designation. Antelope Island State Park assistant manager Wendy Wilson has long been a champion of Utah’s night, helping her park reach International Dark Sky Association standards in 2017. She explained that ever since then, the night sky over the island has grown brighter, as evidenced by regular measurements she takes by pointing a small sensor straight up into the night.

“It is minor,” she said, but lights from growing communities to the south and north of the island are suspect.

“More development means more lights; more lights means more light pollution,” Wilson said, adding that some communities are not as good as others at enforcing lighting ordinances.

Layton, which is east of the island, has one such lighting code. A city official told that the city can only enforce the code on properties built under a specific code, but that city officials “definitely take all complaints seriously.”

We are protecting the highest concentration of accredited dark skies in the world.

–Lisa Stoner

Light pollution comes in four basic forms: glare, skyglow, light trespass and clutter. Skyglow, which washes out the stars, happens when light shines into the night sky “needlessly,” as most dark sky advocates will point out. By fully shielding, or covering light fixtures, “useful light” shines on the ground and not into the sky, according to the International Dark Sky Association website.

Once you’ve shielded your fixture, a warmer light — at 3000 Kelvins — will further help the night sky, said Wilson and Hoadley.

While Wilson and Hoadley, as well as Andreasen, each point out these measures individuals can take to help, many municipalities throughout the state have or are in the process of adopting dark sky lighting ordinances. A walk down the amber-colored paths winding through Ivins, in southern Utah, shows the fruits of their long-adopted ordinances. A survey of all residents last fall confirmed the importance of the night sky.

Torrey and Helper already hold the association’s Dark Sky Community status. The cities of Moab and Park City, as well as their respective counties, have adopted dark sky-friendly ordinances, which go into effect at the end of 2024.

How do you bring all these disparate groups together? That is the mission of the Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative, headquartered at Utah State University.

“We are protecting the highest concentration of accredited dark skies in the world,” said coordinator Lisa Stoner, who added that many of those designated dark sky parks fall within state boundaries.

On April 5, the Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative will host the first of four Quarterly Connections meetings, where it hopes to bring together people “ready to engage,” said Stoner, in the cause of the night sky. The cooperative also works with state and national park officials to enhance astro-tourist activities.

More than enough to share

Utah is also willing to share the night sky with others.

“We identify dark skies as an important travel motivator,” said Utah State Office of Tourism public relations manager Anna Loughridge.

This is because of the benefit that small, dark sky-friendly communities reap from visitors stopping and staying the night, so they can take in the night sky. Gas and a Snickers, Loughridge and Hoadley pointed out, turns into gas, dinner and a hotel room.

The Utah Office of Tourism has said that astro-tourism contributes to the state’s “Red Emerald Strategic Plan,” which promotes attractions that are “rarefied, distinctive, unique to Utah and highly coveted,” according to the office’s website.

“The night has a thousand eyes,” mused the poet Francis William Bourdillon, illustrating the stars that seem to blink. He continues pointing to the importance of the skies, and the sun, in particular.

While many human eyes, these days, cannot behold a truly dark sky, advocates and activists in Utah are hard at work to keep Utah’s dark skies shining.

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Randy Johnson’s photography on display at Cooperstown art gallery during baseball season


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Randy Johnson’s Hall of Fame plaque for his baseball career is a permanent fixture in Cooperstown, New York. The next big exhibit in tribute to Johnson’s work is temporary, but still a testament to his passion.

And it’s just up the road from the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

An exhibit of the former star pitcher’s photography is on display at the Fenimore Art Museum. The exhibit is centered around Johnson’s trips to East Africa, Kenya and Rwanda, where he captured images of people and unique wildlife.

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The exhibit, entitled “Randy Johnson: Storytelling with Photographs,” features 30 large prints and runs April 1 through Sept. 17. It is the former Arizona Diamondbacks ace’s first-ever solo exhibition.

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“Photography is not a livelihood. For me, it’s a passion. It’s something that I enjoy doing. And it’s easy to love it because when you travel, as I do, I bring my camera,” Johnson told The Republic this week. “And, you know, it all first started when I was in college. I studied photojournalism, so I’ve been doing it for like 40 years now.”

Johnson’s photography has taken him from rock concerts to Monument Valley to some sports events, including drag racing, and around the world. Johnson will be in Japan later next month and will return to Africa this year.

“It’s just something that I enjoy doing and I enjoy sharing it with other people through my social media,” Johnson said. “This is a big, big step for me. It’s beyond just sharing it on my social media, now I get to share it in a gallery and have it on display. So, you know, that goes without saying, I’m super excited. And it’ll be there for about six months, and we’ll see how it does.”

Johnson looked back on his youth, when as a grade school student he first got to see glimpses of other cultures and unique wildlife marveling at the photos in National Geographic magazines. He’s now taking similar photos, his long and financially successful baseball career affording him the opportunity to see the world.

“You go in Rwanda, you go trekking up into the mountains there to see the silverback gorillas, and then you go over to East Africa, and that’s where Ethiopia is. And, you know, I was able to visit a few different tribes there. And that’s amazing to see that culture,” Johnson said. “To be able to share all of my experiences through my photography, it’s a lot of fun. I’m basically sharing what I get to see with people that may not have been there before.”

Johnson got to see the photos chosen for the exhibit before they were shipped to Cooperstown and said he was very pleased with them. Thousands of visitors to Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame are expected to also visit the Fenimore Museum as part of their trip, and they’ll see Johnson’s work.

“You know, if I never do it again, at least I got to do it once,” Johnson said of his work in an art gallery. “It’s a passion of mine. And to have the opportunity to share something of mine, you know, outside of baseball that I made my name for. … I’m excited about that.”

April 6: The Boston Red Sox's Alex Verdugo slides in safe at home ahead of the tag by Detroit Tigers catcher Jake Rogers in the sixth inning at Comerica Park. The Red Sox won the game, 6-3.

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Butterfly floats to Best of Show in Dewitt County photo contest | DeWitt


Sweet Nectar Time

Sherry McRae’s Best of Show photograph, “Sweet Nectar Times,” also won first place in the Miscellaneous category.

“When they called me I let out a big yell and started crying,” said Sherry McRae. “I strive to be the best I can and it’s so rewarding to be recognized.”

McRae, of Sun City near Georgetown, won best in show in this year’s Dewitt County Shutterbugs photo contest.

Her winning photograph titled, “Sweet Nectar Times,” features a swallowtail butterfly sucking up nectar from a zinnia. The photograph was taken in the yard of a master gardener she knew, McRae said.

“It was toward the end to where the flowers were just about spent, so they were giving up their nectar and the swallowtails were just going crazy,” McRae said. “The colors just attracted me and the lighting was just so good, so I just took my time and composed the image.”

McRae shot the winning image on a Canon 5D Mark IV with a 1.4x teleconvertor, attached to a 100-400mm lens. The photo was shot hand held and she spent about 30 minutes working to get the perfect shot, McRae said.

“The swallowtails were a bit skittish when I was around, so I had to really back off the distance to let them get comfortable,” McRae said.

The longtime photographer said her focus has gravitated toward capturing the essence of nature, specifically birds, as the years went on. There isn’t a need to travel far to make beautiful photos, some photos are made near the comfort of her own home, she said.

“I have my own backyard setup, I don’t have to travel far,” McRae said. “Most of my photography is around Georgetown.”

As far as the future, McRae said she is looking forward to continuing building her craft, learning from other photographers and finding more interesting things to put in front of her lenses.

“Photography is just being out there and being with nature,” McRae said.

The Start of a Disaster

First place in the Action category.

Hanging Around

First place in the Animals category.

Antwerpen Station

First place in the Architecture category.

Emerald Toucanette

First place in the Birds category.

Pilgrim's Rise

First place in the Black and White category.

Follow the Leader

First place in the Creative Effects category.

Nodding Onion

First place in the Flowers/Plants category.

Dad Horse State Park

First place in the Landscapes/Scenic category.

The Professor

First place in the Portraits category.

Mr Coachwhip

First place in the Youth Junior Division.


First place in the Youth Senior Division.

Duy Vu is the photo editor for the Victoria Advocate. You can reach him at 361-574-1204.


Nextorage Announces New SD Cards with High-Speed Read/Write and Large Capacity


As a photographer or videographer, you know how important it is to have a reliable and efficient memory card that can handle the demands of high-speed shooting and 4K video recording. That’s where Nextorage Corporation comes in with their latest SD card releases – the NX-F2PRO Series and NX-F2SE Series.

If you’re looking for a high performing SD card in Nextorage’s lineup, then the NX-F2PRO Series is the one for you. It features high-speed read/write capabilities thanks to its pSLC NAND memory implementation. With maximum transfer speeds of 300 MB/s for read and 299 MB/s for write, the card nearly reaches the highest UHS-II standard. It’s also compatible with video speed class V90, ensuring stability in performance while shooting 8K videos and high-speed continuous shooting.

The NX-F2PRO Series is available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities, making data import swift and easy. And with 9 types of durability tests passed, it’s a durable and reliable option for you as a photographer or videographer. The card is dustproof and waterproof, shock-resistant from drops and twists, and can withstand anti-insertion resistance, X-ray resistance, UV resistance, anti-static, and magnetic resistance.

If you require a large capacity for your shooting needs, then the NX-F2SE Series is the perfect option for you. It reaches the UHS-II standard and is compatible with video speed class V60, guaranteeing a minimum speed of 60 MB/s. It’s ideal for shooting anything from 4K equivalent high-definition videos to burst mode photos. The NX-F2SE Series is available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities, catering to those who require large capacity options.

Both the NX-F2PRO Series and NX-F2SE Series come with a 5-year product warranty and a download bonus of “Memory Card File Rescue,” software for recovering accidentally deleted data. Nextorage is also currently verifying the compatibility of the SD cards with SDXC UHS-II SD Memory Card compatible devices, which will be updated on their website as information becomes available.

Nextorage has suggested retail prices for the NX-F2PRO Series and the NX-F2SE Series. The NX-F2PRO Series is priced at $59.99 for 64GB, $109.99 for 128GB, and $219.99 for 256GB. The NX-F2SE Series is priced at $39.99 for 128GB, $69.99 for 256GB, and $149.99 for 512GB.

Overall, the NX-F2PRO Series and NX-F2SE Series are excellent choices for you in the photography and videography industries. With high-speed read/write capabilities, large capacity options, and compatibility with 4K video recording, these SD cards can meet your demands. With Nextorage’s reputation for durable and reliable memory cards, it’s worth considering these options for your next shoot.




Sandeep Marwah Inaugurated Photography Exhibition At AIFACS


(MENAFN- ForPressRelease) New Delhi: Sandeep Marwah, the President of Marwah Studios and Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts, inaugurated an exhibition of photography under the tittle Reminiscience at AIFACS art gallery . The event was attended by several renowned photographers and art enthusiasts.

The exhibition showcased a collection of photographs by talented photographers from different parts of the country. The photographs captured different aspects of life, ranging from nature to culture, and conveyed a powerful message through their lenses.

Speaking at the inauguration, Sandeep Marwah appreciated the efforts of the photographers and their ability to capture the essence of life in their pictures. He also stressed the importance of photography as a medium of expression and the need to encourage budding photographers.

“The art of photography has the power to capture moments and convey emotions that words often fail to express. It is a medium that has the ability to connect people from different parts of the world and tell their stories,” said Sandeep Marwah. He further added,“I am delighted to see such a wonderful collection of photographs here today, and I hope this exhibition inspires more people to take up photography as a hobby or a profession.”

The exhibition was organized by Smita & Tushar of Luna Arts. It provided a platform for talented photographers to showcase their work and connect with art enthusiasts and industry experts.

The participating photographs were Adducchio Gaia from Italy, Anjali Badlani, Ashwini Prasad- Nilay Pandey, Megh Bhavsar, Sarth Parab, Siddharth Rahul Singh Baghel from Maharashtra, Aditya Verdhan from Tamil Nadu, Anusheela Saud from Assam, Mohammad Javed Khan from Chhattisgarh, Mehar Ali-Kerela, Mandita Prakash from Karnataka, Shivani and Garikipati from Anadhra Pradesh

Sidddharth Prakash, Pragati Srivastava,Dhruv Sehta, Tushar Kumar Biswas from Uttar Pradesh, Mona Singh, Pankaj, Vanshika Sharma, Rustogi from Haryana, Para Mandal, Sandipan Mandal , Sayandeep Ray, Tiyas Som, Katha Haldar from West Bengal, Anuj Medhavi, Aruna Teotia, Deepti Bhatia, Tarunima Sen Chandra, Payal Lamba from Delhi also displayed their photographs.

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International Dark Sky Week Celebrates Activities Around the World



The International Dark-Sky Association (DarkSky) invites people worldwide to reconnect with the benefits of a dark, star-filled sky and learn how to reduce the negative impacts of light pollution to humans, wildlife, and ecosystems during International Dark Sky Week (IDSW) 2023, April 15-22.

From Tucson, USA, to Turkey, information on events can be found at Hosted by DarkSky advocates, delegates, chapters, and DarkSky places, events include night walks, astrophotography lessons, star parties, proclamations, and special presentations about the benefits of dark skies to humans, wildlife, and ecosystems.

“International Dark Sky Week provides a wonderful opportunity for people to discover value and beauty in natural darkness,” notes DarkSky’s Executive Director, Ruskin Harley. “It’s a great time to connect with the night, learn about what is at stake if light pollution continues to increase, and what you can do to reverse this trend.”

Light pollution due to human-made light sources is increasing globally at 9.6 percent per year, threatening wildlife and ecosystems, adversely impacting human health, wasting energy, contributing to global warming, and blocking views of the stars, planets and galaxies. However, Hartley says individuals and communities can implement immediate solutions using responsible outdoor lighting practices.

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About International Dark Sky Week

Every year, DarkSky hosts International Dark Sky Week in April to raise awareness about the adverse effects of light pollution and the solutions that exist while celebrating the night. Created in 2003 by high school student Jennifer Barlow, IDSW has grown to become a worldwide event.

About The International Dark-Sky Association

The International Dark-Sky Association (DarkSky) is the leading organization in combating light pollution worldwide. It restores the nighttime environment and protects communities from the harmful effects of light pollution through outreach, advocacy, and conservation. Since 1988, DarkSky has promoted win-win solutions that allow people to appreciate dark, star-filled skies while enjoying the benefits of responsible outdoor lighting. Our impact reaches 57 countries on six continents, with members, volunteer advocates, and International Dark Sky places around the globe helping to preserve the natural nighttime environment.




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27 Striking Photographs By Dan Morris


Cheltenham-based wedding and street photographer Dan Morris captured the colorful streets of Nicaragua. Nicaragua is a country located in Central America, bordered by Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. It has a population of approximately 6.6 million people and its capital and largest city is Managua.

“I am a wedding and street photographer based in Cheltenham and cover the Cotswolds and all over the UK. Photography is a job and a passion to me. I also like keeping fit and traveling. Here is my view of the streets of Nicaragua. I photographed a wedding over in Nicaragua and the streets just got me hooked. Nicaragua is a street photographer’s dream. The colors, the architecture and the people make it a must-visit.”

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#1 Hitchhiker

Colorful Street Photography Of Nicaragua By Dan Morris

#2 Colors Are Calling Me

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#3 Hen Party

Colorful Street Photography Of Nicaragua By Dan Morris

Nicaragua is known for its diverse landscape, which includes beaches, lakes, volcanoes, and rainforests. It has a rich history and culture, with influences from the indigenous populations, Spanish colonization, and African heritage. Nicaragua is also home to many important historical sites, such as the colonial city of Granada and the ancient ruins of the city of León Viejo.

Tourism is an important industry in Nicaragua, with many visitors coming to enjoy the natural beauty and cultural attractions. However, the country also faces challenges such as poverty, political instability, and natural disasters.

Colorful Street Photography Of Nicaragua By Dan Morris

#5 Catch Us If You Can

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#6 Life On The Road

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#7 Banana Split

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#8 Motorbike Man

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#9 Street Life

Colorful Street Photography Of Nicaragua By Dan Morris

#10 Leap Of Faith

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