Blowing in the wind
A tumbleweed flies through the air at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats. Although we think of tumbleweeds as standard fixtures in any Western, the plants are not native to the United States—they originated in the Eurasian steppes. Here are more breathtaking landscapes that will fill you with wonder.
Lighting up the sky
Lanterns soar up into the sky—and they’re also reflected below—as part of the Loy Krathong festival, which usually takes place at the end of the rainy season, in Thailand. The lanterns are released to protect against bad luck.