Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

“Invest in Our Planet” is the theme of Earth Day 2022.  April 22 will mark the 33rd Earth Day since the first event organized on April 22, 1970.  This year’s theme challenges businesses, governments, and citizens worldwide to invest in our shared future and protect the Earth, our beautiful, collective home. This year, Earth Day challenges businesses to […]

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Time to Travel: Ireland

As the Saint Patrick’s Day parades and festive parties end, thoughts begin to turn to Spring and warmer temperatures for those of us in the northern hemisphere.  Late spring and summer are also perfect times to visit the land of Saint Patrick – Ireland! From it’s bustling and culturally rich nightlife of Dublin and Galway, to […]

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On the Road

In honor of the 100th anniversary of “On the Road” author Jack Kerouac’s birth, and in spite of rising   fuel prices, we thought we’d dream a bit of hitting the road.  Whether travelling the dramatic Icefields Parkway through the Canadian Rockies or Pakistan and China’s Karakoram Highway, the world’s most scenic mountain rides feature stunning vistas, steep climbs, […]

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Mission 2022: Climate Change – Disappearing Sea Ice

This is the first of a series of posts focused on UIG’s Mission 2022: Climate Change.  Help us build a comprehensive climate change collection by contributing content to UIG.  Contact us at info@universalimagesgroup.com One of the dangerous consequences from global warming is the disappearance of sea ice in polar regions and the direct affect this has on climate […]

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2021 at UIG

We’re very fortunate at UIG.  We get to work with talented artists and passionate storytellers every day.  We spend our time reviewing and editing thousands of new images from a diverse group of contributors from across our beautiful planet.  Through their eyes and through their images we experience the world around us.  We are inspired by our contributors to […]

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Wildlife & Travel Photographer, the Best Job in the World

In 2008 Philippe Clement decided to take the plunge and become a full-time photographer.  Prior to that he mixed being a semi-professional shooter with his full-time work as a rock-climbing instructor and co-owner of a climbing hall in Belgium.  The timing of his decision came with challenges.  The worldwide financial crisis hit that same year and the stock […]

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The Eye of the Photographer

By Francesca Lungarotti The Eye of the Photographer is what separates the true artist from photographer hobbyists.  The true artist bares their soul with each shot they take, expressing more than describing the object of their attention.  It is this personal expression that is the main ingredient that helps create images that move us and stand out […]

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COP26 Progress – Reversing Deforestation

COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference began on October 31 and will conclude on November 12.  An early, positive result from the Glasgow, Scotland conference is the promise from more than 100 world leaders to end and reverse deforestation by 2030.  This pledge includes the creation of a public-private fund of more than US $19 billion […]

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International Astronomy Day

Capping off Astronomy Week, Saturday, October 9 is celebrated as International Astronomy Day.  Celebrated twice annually since 1973, this event aims to bring awareness to Astronomy education and to encourage the passions of amateur and professional astronomers and stargazers alike. Astronomy, the study of the sun, moon, stars, planets, comets, gas, galaxies, dust and other non-Earthly […]

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The Los Angeles River – Photographs by Peter Bennett

UIG congratulates long-term contributor Peter Bennett on the release of his book on one of his photographic passions, the Los Angeles River. Peter has been photographing the Los Angeles River since 2008, one of its most transformative periods, capturing beautiful riverscapes, majestic historic bridges, captivating still-life’s and exciting glimpses of the river’s wildlife and many […]

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