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Photos from Europe and Africa
Ethan Eastwood, 2016
Photo from China
A Macanese Celebration of the Earth God
Arden Lee, 2017
Photos from Australia
This photo was taken at Angel Place in Sydney, Australia. Recordings of birds that are now lost to the city play from above. It was peaceful while standing in this alleyway; one would never realize they were right next to one of the busiest streets in Sydney.
This photo was taken in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. These specific rock formations are the Three Sisters, named Meehni, Wimlah, and Gunnedoo. Aboriginal legend states that the sisters fell in love with three men from a neighboring tribe, but these marriages were forbidden. In order to protect them from the ensuing battle, an elder turned them into stone. However, the elder was killed in battle and could never turn them back in humans.
This photo was taken on Heirisson Island, which is in the middle of the Swan River in Perth, Australia. Five wild kangaroos live on this island. I was able to get two feet away from one without concerning any of them. But when the amount of humans outnumbered them, they simultaneously got up and hopped away, which is when I took this photo.
This photo was taken on Rottnest Island (affectionately nicknamed “Rotto”), which is right off the coast of Western Australia. It was originally named Rat’s Nest Island by the Dutch captain Willem de Vlamingh. He had mistaken the quokka—arguably the cutest and happiest animal in the world—for a large rat. Along with the largest wild quokka population, Rottnest Island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, which include views of the turquoise Indian Ocean.
2016 Photos from China
Afi Ahama, 2017
Photos from New Zealand
What is your definition of good life? Is it traveling to see the world? Is it becoming a philanthropist? Is it walking down on Wall Street every morning? Based on your current resources, with your definition of good life, what can you do today to make you feel as though you’re already living that life? Think about ways you can start living or enjoying your ideal life today. Life is too short to be dreaming, so start setting goals, planning, and living.
Hasana Chaudry, 2017
Photos from Isreal and Palenstine