The Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition provides a powerful insight into the landscapes, wildlife and nature of the planet, and the adventures to be found on it.
One man was killed and at least 11 people were injured when an avalanche, possibly triggered by the eruption of a nearby volcano, engulfed skiers.
Lava fountains gush up 700 metres (2,300 feet) above Mount Mayon's crater and ash plumes tower up to three kilometres (1.9 miles) in the sky.
While North Korea's nuclear ambitions made global headlines, its humanitarian situation received almost no coverage.
Women's marches were held in many US cities, as well as London, Paris, Rome and Berlin, to mark the first anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration.
In temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Celsius (–22F), believers immersed themselves in cross-shaped holes cut into thick ice covering rivers and lakes.
For four nights, London's dark streets are being lit up by more than 50 light-based artworks across the city as part of the Lumiere arts festival.
Three people were killed in Belgium and the Netherlands, and at least eight people died in Germany as powerful winds ripped roofs off buildings, toppled trees and blew trucks off the road.
Russian President Vladimir Putin immersed himself in a frozen lake to celebrate Epiphany, a major holiday in Orthodox Christianity marking the baptism of Jesus.
"We eat and drink the food that is thrown away," 11-year-old Ayoub said. "We collect fish, meat, potatoes, onions and flour."
Activists on the 1,600-hectare site near the village of Notre Dame des Landes say they have developed it into a utopia.
The once-isolated Himalayan kingdom is changing, and bringing the modern world's problems in its wake.
Temperatures at the Australian Open have reached 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) with reports of 69 degrees (156F) being measured on the court surface.
While getting stranded in a blizzard is nobody's idea of fun, you can never have too many slow-motion videos of dogs jumping to catch snowballs.
Every year on the night of 17 January, horses are ridden through huge flames and clouds of smoke on the streets of the village of San Bartolome de los Pinares.
Nine churches have been firebombed in the past week, and scores of demonstrators were arrested during his first open-air mass in Santiago.
Of course, there's more to the Detroit Auto Show than big, rugged trucks – there are also big, rugged off-road vehicles.
While the dramatic gun battle was going on around him, Perez – who had been an action film star and portrayed himself as a James Bond or Rambo-like figure on social media – posted several videos on Instagram.
The fatality occurred during the controversial sport of Jallikattu, in which bulls are released into an arena and young men try to cling onto them without being thrown off.
Makar Sankranti marks the winter solstice and the transition of the sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn. Devotees also thank Surya the sun god for the coming harvest season.