‘Extraordinary’ levels of pollutants found in 10km deep Mariana trench

Presence of manmade chemicals in most remote place on planet shows nowhere is safe from human impact, say scientists

Swimming with jellyfish: a Pacific paradise in the Raja Ampat islands

Misool, off West Papua, is surrounded by coral lagoons. It also hosts pools where visitors can swim with thousands of beautiful and harmless jellyfish

Instagram snapshots: shadows and reflections in New Zealand

American wilderness photos and National Parks information

t’s 50 years since the Wilderness Act was brought into law in the US. These photographs showcase the glorious diversity and beauty of those protected landscapes.

Washington is known as the Evergreen State, but its stunning national and state parks offer an abundance of colours, ranging from white-capped mountains to islands in the deep blue ocean