This Week in Photos, September 2-8, 2011
Check out our favorite travel photos from the week of September 2-8, 2011. A 21-foot crocodile is caught in the Philippines, and competitors participate in the National Buffalo Wing Festival.
photoweek_ss_0909_011_596x334Polo players at the King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in Hua Hin, Thailand. The charity event has raised $300,000 to date and the money is used for caring for more than 60 elephants at the Thai Elephant Conservation center in Lampang. 960 1280
photoweek_ss_0909_012_596x334On the first Sunday of every September, Venetians pile into boats for the "Regata Storica" (Historical Regatta), a procession that commemorates the welcome given to Caterina Cornaro, wife of the King of Cyprus, in 1489 after she renounced her throne in favor of Venice. 960 1280
photoweek_ss_0909_013_596x334Residents use their hands to measure a 21-foot saltwater crocodile, which is suspected of having attacked several people, after it was caught in Nueva Era in the southern Philippines. The crocodile is the largest caught in the country to date, according to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center. 960 1280
photoweek_0301_ss_012Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (C), Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide (L) and US astronaut Sunita Williams (R) on their way to a training exercise at the Star City Cosmonaut Training Center outside Moscow. The team is scheduled to launch a mission to the International Space Station this summer. 960 1280
you-get-the-picture-ss-001In her web series, You Get the Picture, photographer Lizzy Sullivan traverses New York City while demonstrating how to take great travel photos. In Washington Square Park, Lizzy Snaps photographs street performer Wyndham Baird under the Washington Square Arch.
Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: f/16, Shutter Speed: 1/125th s, ISO: 100 960 1280
you-get-the-picture-ss-003At NYC’s Izakaya Mew restaurant, Lizzy Snaps demonstrates how to photograph a delicious plated sushi dish.
Settings: Lens: 50mm, Aperture: 1.4, Shutter Speed 1/60th s, ISO: 400 960 1280