A row of colourful houses along the bank of the river Inn with the Alps in the background
Blackberry Orca J27
This killer whale is called Blackberry or J-27. It’s one of the Southern Resident Orcas of the Pacific Northwest, from the “J” pod. Here pictured in the Boundary Pass on the Canada-US border, with Mount Baker in the background
A pagoda in the morning mist, silhouetted on top of the mountains in the city of Zunyi, Guizhou province, China
I made the most of a rare clear sky to take a shot of the futuristic Beijing Opera House building, officially called National Centre for the Performing Arts (or National Grand Theatre in Chinese 国家大剧院).
You enter the building by an hallway that goes underneath the artificial lake that surrounds it.
And it’s no surprise that the locals call it “The Egg”.
Featured in National Geographic Book “Life in Colour”