18 Amazing Photos You Probably Missed This Week

Aurora borealis, drag queens and a California super bloom just to name a few.

With the crazy news cycle nowadays, it’s easy to miss the images that fly under the radar. We’ve got you covered.

Here, we’re highlighting exceptional photos from around the world for the week of Feb. 25–March 1, 2019. Check them out below.

Above: The aurora borealis (northern lights) is seen in the sky over Arctic Snowhotel in Rovaniemi, Finland, on Feb. 28, 2019. Credit: Alexander Kuznetsov / Reuters

A couple takes a selfie photo in a super bloom of poppies in Lake Elsinore, California, on Feb. 27, 2019.
A couple takes a selfie photo in a super bloom of poppies in Lake Elsinore, California, on Feb. 27, 2019.

  

 

 

Frontier soldiers climb a tire-wall in a drill on Feb. 27, 2019, in Heihe, China.
Frontier soldiers climb a tire-wall in a drill on Feb. 27, 2019, in Heihe, China.

  

 

 

A fire is seen burning on Saddleworth Moor near the town of Diggle, England, Feb. 27, 2019.
A fire is seen burning on Saddleworth Moor near the town of Diggle, England, Feb. 27, 2019.

  

 

 

A lightning bolt strikes the sea near Fort St. Elmo during a storm in Valletta, Malta, Feb. 27, 2019.
A lightning bolt strikes the sea near Fort St. Elmo during a storm in Valletta, Malta, Feb. 27, 2019.

  

 

 

A woman who was evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants holds her baby after being screened by U.
A woman who was evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants holds her baby after being screened by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in the desert outside Baghouz, Syria, on Feb. 25, 2019.

  

 

  

Ivy Leaguee and Etcetera Etcetera await during a drag queen catwalk contest on March 1, 2019, in Sydney, Australia. The catwa
Ivy Leaguee and Etcetera Etcetera await during a drag queen catwalk contest on March 1, 2019, in Sydney, Australia. The catwalk contest is raising money for charity ahead of the Sydney Mardi Gras parade.

  

 

 

Two revelers kiss for photographers as thousands dressed in costumes celebrate the start of the street carnival in Cologne, G
Two revelers kiss for photographers as thousands dressed in costumes celebrate the start of the street carnival in Cologne, Germany, on Feb. 28, 2019.

  

 

 

The Caravaggio "Judith and Holofernes" painting is unveiled at the Colnaghi Gallery in London, on Feb. 28, 2019. The painting
The Caravaggio "Judith and Holofernes" painting is unveiled at the Colnaghi Gallery in London, on Feb. 28, 2019. The painting, lost in Amsterdam in 1617, was rediscovered in an attic in a Toulouse farmhouse in 2014.

  

 

 

Vietnamese police sit on stools near the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on Feb. 27, 2019, ahead of the second U.S.-N
Vietnamese police sit on stools near the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on Feb. 27, 2019, ahead of the second U.S.-North Korea summit.

  

 

 

An insect flies next to a flower during springlike temperatures at the horticultural exhibition "ega" (Erfurt Garden Construc
An insect flies next to a flower during springlike temperatures at the horticultural exhibition "ega" (Erfurt Garden Construction Exhibition) in Erfurt, Germany, on Feb. 28, 2019.

  

 

 

Ryoyu Kobayashi of Japan jumps through the air during the training round of the HS 109 men's ski jumping competition of the F
Ryoyu Kobayashi of Japan jumps through the air during the training round of the HS 109 men's ski jumping competition of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships at Toni Seelos Schanze on Feb. 27, 2019, in Seefeld, Austria.

  

 

 

Ed Rowe, left, Rebecca Wilson, Robin Hager and Jill Zundel, react to the defeat of a proposal that would allow LGBT clergy an
Ed Rowe, left, Rebecca Wilson, Robin Hager and Jill Zundel, react to the defeat of a proposal that would allow LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage within the United Methodist Church at the denomination’s 2019 Special Session of the General Conference in St. Louis on Feb. 26, 2019. America’s second-largest Protestant denomination faces a likely fracture as delegates at the crucial meeting move to strengthen bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy.

  

 

 

 

 

A man uses a paddleboard to make his way through the flooded Barlow Market District on Feb. 27, 2019, in Sebastopol, Californ
A man uses a paddleboard to make his way through the flooded Barlow Market District on Feb. 27, 2019, in Sebastopol, California.

  

 

 

"Chomper," a semiautonomous, GPS-guided snow blower designed and built by MIT research engineer Dane Kouttron, clears snow fo
"Chomper," a semiautonomous, GPS-guided snow blower designed and built by MIT research engineer Dane Kouttron, clears snow following an overnight storm in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Feb. 28, 2019.

  

 

 

A helicopter showers flowers in honor of victims of the collapse of a dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA, in Bruma
A helicopter showers flowers in honor of victims of the collapse of a dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA, in Brumadinho, Brazil on Feb. 25, 2019.

  

 

 

Children wait for the arrival of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at the Andalusian Gardens in Rabat, Mo
Children wait for the arrival of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at the Andalusian Gardens in Rabat, Morocco, on Feb. 25, 2019.

  

 

 

Locals walk among burning rubbish piles at the main garbage dump near Cite Soleil neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on F
Locals walk among burning rubbish piles at the main garbage dump near Cite Soleil neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Feb. 21, 2019. Credit: Ivan Alvarado / Reuters

 

 

 

 

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