Take Fisheye, Wide Angle, and Macro Shots with Any Phone For Just $12

Smartphone camera lens attachments have been around for years, but I’ve always held off because I didn’t want to use a specific case on my phone, or pay for a new set of lenses every time I bought a new device. This solution from Mpow though seems to be a more versatile alternative, and looks like an awesome option at… » 7/01/15 9:15am Wednesday 9:15am

Sports Illustrated's American Pharoah Cover Is Marvelous

Horse racing is a gorgeous, cinematic sport, but a horizontal one. The length of the track, the laterality of movement, the dimensions of the horses themselves, all lend themselves to landscape. So how to translate the biggest racing moment in 37 years to the cover of a magazine? Sports Illustrated figured it out, and… » 6/09/15 12:27pm 6/09/15 12:27pm

How The Most Iconic Photo In Women's Soccer Was Almost Never Taken

It was arguably the biggest moment in the history of American women’s sports, and the single most memorable and reproduced image of the celebration. Brandi Chastain had just converted the penalty kick that cemented the 1999 Women’s World Cup for the United States over China. She then experienced a fit of irrational… » 6/08/15 11:00am 6/08/15 11:00am

Behind The Photo That Changed The Boston Marathon Forever

Everyone knows someone who’s run the marathon. Today’s big-city races—in places like Boston, New York, Berlin, and London—draw Olympic hopefuls competing for hundreds of thousands of dollars and hordes of weekend warriors raising money for their favorite charities or just hoping to check off “complete a marathon” on… » 4/20/15 9:04am 4/20/15 9:04am

What Baseball's Most Famous Brawl Photo Didn't Show You

It's been 49 years since Giants ace Juan Marichal clocked Dodgers catcher John Roseboro with his bat. The moment was captured in Neil Leifer's iconic photograph, which in turn shaped the collective memory of the incident. Today, Marichal is remembered as the villain, Roseboro as the helpless innocent in the… » 8/22/14 3:37pm 8/22/14 3:37pm

Gallery: In The Shadow Of Rio's Maracana Stadium

AP photographer Léo Corrêa recently documented the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mangueira lies in the shadow of Rio's iconic Maracana stadium, but there are deep fissures between the favela's residents and fans that will enjoy this month's World Cup just blocks away. Above, women visit on a rooftop where… » 6/06/14 4:21pm 6/06/14 4:21pm

Old Soccer Ball From WWI Battle, Photographed On The Same Field Today

Over on io9, there is a collection of recent pictures showing how the European terrain still bears the scars of World War I. One such image is of this soccer ball, which was kicked into no man's land during a battle between British and German forces in Loos, France and which recently returned to the battlefield with… » 5/26/14 3:11pm 5/26/14 3:11pm

Gallery: Greasy Naval Cadets Try To Climb A Lard-Covered Monument

[Each year the freshman class at the Naval Academy, known as 'Plebes,' climb the lard covered Herndon Monument at the Naval Academy to retrieve the Plebian Sailor's hat and replace it with an officer's hat. Above, freshmen make a human wall to climb the monument on May 19, 2014 in Annapolis, Maryland. The tradition… » 5/22/14 3:41pm 5/22/14 3:41pm

You'll Never Flop Alone: Sad Scenes From The Last Of Liverpool's Season

On Sunday, I watched the deflating end of Liverpool's season from various points along Anfield Road, not far from the team's stadium and headquarters. The result was the culmination of a slow-motion regression to an unhappy mean. Having entered the stretch run looking like a lock to win the Premiership and having… » 5/13/14 2:19pm 5/13/14 2:19pm

The Fantastic World Of Mexican Basketball, Photos By Jorge Santiago

Jorge Santiago is a photographer who divides his time between the U.S. and Mexico. In his project Identity at Play: Basketball in Mexico, he explores the ways in which basketball reinforces indigenous identity, and is shaped by the unique geography, history, culture, and sense of community in the Sierra Norte.… » 5/13/14 11:57am 5/13/14 11:57am

The Weekend's Best Sports Photography

[It's been a busy few days: basketball and hockey playoffs, the end of the Premier League season and even some motorsport. Here's a selection of some of this weekend's best sports photography. Cherish this. Soon we'll only have baseball. Oh, and the World Cup. In Brazil. Above, Paul Pierce gets a flagrant on LeBron… » 5/12/14 12:43pm 5/12/14 12:43pm

Scenes From Three Game 7's In One Night

[Goalie Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche looks on as the Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal by Nino Niederreiter of the Minnesota Wild to tie the score 3-3 in the third period at Pepsi Center on April 30, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Niederreiter went on to score the game winning goal as the Wild defeated the… » 5/01/14 1:41pm 5/01/14 1:41pm

The Long History Of Pitchers Getting Caught Red-Handed

Yesterday Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games for his use of pine tar during Wednesday's game against the Red Sox. The New York Times has put together a nice collection of photographs of pitchers getting caught in the act. Above, knuckleballer Joe Niekro was found with a nail file in his pocket… » 4/25/14 11:43am 4/25/14 11:43am