Landscape photographer of the year 2017: the UK’s best scenery – in pictures

In this selection of winning and shortlisted images from this year’s competition, amateur and professional photographers worked to a brief of showcasing Britain’s eclectic landscapes

The iron, the melon and the jug: the weirdest Stans buildings – in pictures

From Ashgabat’s falcon-shaped airport to Dushanbe’s giant flagpole, and more than a few Eyes of Sauron, the Stans don’t shy away from eye-popping architecture

One last time over Georgia – drone photography

Georgia introduced new rules restricting the use of drones last month but before they came into force, Amos Chapple, one of the early pioneers of drone photography, captured the country’s diverse landscapes from above

Train dreams: scenes from the Visakha Express, India – in pictures

A hint of Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train and lush landscapes captured Madhu Kalyan’s eye in our weekly look at people’s travels through three Instagram images

Cafes, courtyards and cha in Bangkok’s Chinatown