Throwback Thursday: Voting and elections

In this week’s throwback journey, let’s venture into what elections were like in history. From polling booths to campaign fever to old-school cartooning, dig into these picks available in the photographic archives from The Commons.

Photographer Spotlight: Brendan Marris

As an avid underworld explorer and photographer, Brendan Marris has compiled iconic shots of the vast cave systems in the U.K., particularly the chambers and tunnels of South Wales. He’s kindly shared his experiences in a spelunker’s paradise — full of crystal-lined chambers, dangerously slick passageways, and amazing natural mazes.

Fall foliage 2014

When autumn comes around, we always look forward to seeing all the vibrant gold and red colors in natural landscapes. Here’s a small sample of the splendid photography that’s showing up in a fall foliage search on Flickr for this year.

Wildlife Wednesday: Cheetahs

For this week, we’re highlighting the lives of cheetahs through exceptional photography. From curious cheetahs on the lookout in Tanzania to a dog playing with a cheetah at the zoo, this picture selection explores the fastest land animals in the world.