A wax Queen Elizabeth, the erupting Pacaya volcano and a surfing dinosaur round out this week's best images.
Officials have warned the volcano, which began erupting on Sunday, could be on the cusp of a much bigger and more dangerous eruption.
Volcanic gases still being emitted on the island are so toxic that scientists said a single inhalation could be fatal and another eruption was possible.
The mission to recover eight bodies got underway as experts warned White Island could erupt again.
Two teenage brothers originally from Chicago are identified as among the dead following the White Island eruption.
Volcanic tremors on White Island rose in the morning, accompanied by releases of more steam and mud, the GeoNet seismic monitoring agency said.
An additional 30 people were seriously injured in the explosions, including 27 people who were severely burned.
The volcanic rock could transport Pacific sea organisms to restock the bleached reef off Australia.
A massive iceberg, baby sea turtles and Hong Kong protests round out this week's best images.
Waves hit the coast around the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra on Saturday.