Best of Kaleidoscope 2022

Take a journey with us as we look back at the posts we added to Kaleidoscope in 2022 and the interesting, topical and striking images that we chose to include in them. Don’t forget to use the ARCHIVE link at the bottom of this page to view all our previous posts – we’re sure there […]

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COP27 and Climate Change in 2022

The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 concluded on November 20 with a dramatic agreement for developed nations to establish and contribute to a “loss and damage” fund for vulnerable nations facing climate disasters and crises. The COP27 conference, held at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, also featured a reaffirming of earlier commitments to limit global temperature […]

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Natural Patterns

By Francesca Lungarotti A pattern is a repeating decorative design, and the realm of nature is full of them. It seems trivial but it is quite surprising to observe how many design matrices exist around us that were created without any human intervention. Throughout history patterns have always influenced art and architecture.  Photography is the […]

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Empty Spaces, Full of Meaning

By Francesca Lungarotti As an image editor, I often come across images I would define as precious gifts for the soul. These images are not meant to be described but felt, and are accompanied by conceptual keywords that define the sensation they are capable of generating. These unique Images can subtly convey the subject they […]

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Harnessing Power from Wind

This article continues 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 Generating power from wind was originally developed in the United Kingdom and United States during 1887 and 1888.  Turbines first emerged following the invention of the electric generator […]

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Summer of Drought

As of August 15, 2022, 99.8% of California and 100% of the state of Nevada were in drought.  While droughts across the western United States are not unprecedented, we are witnessing excessive heat and droughts across the world in areas that are not familiar with or prepared to deal with the consequences of prolonged drought.  The United […]

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In Kyrgyzstan, a Man Without a Horse is just a Pedestrian

Horses are essential throughout the mountains and steppes of the Central Asia landlocked nation of Kyrgyzstan.  The nomadic lifestyle of many Kyrgyz people requires horses for nearly everything.  Kyrgyz horses are used for transportation, for agricultural purposes, as offers of payment, and simply for companionship in the wide-open spaces and mountains.  The horses of Kyrgyzstan are usually small […]

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Royalty Free images from UIG – Summer 2022

Enjoy a selection of our most recent RF images, from Climate, Environmental and conceptual ideas to people and the world around us. Our climate and protecting the ecology of our planet is growing in importance every day, especially evident in the heatwaves of the last few weeks. Let a more conceptual image guide you in […]

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El Hierro – The Sustainable Island

Photographs by Giulio Paletta The smallest of the larger islands in the Canary Islands archipelago is El Hierro.  It measures less than 50 kilometers from one end to the other and is the most western of the islands in the Canaries.  El Hierro’s natural beauty is incredibly diverse, offering visitors the opportunity to hike its protected interior […]

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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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