Partial solar eclipse 2014

The moon appeared to take a bite out of the sun on Thursday in a partial solar eclipse that was visible to potentially millions of skywatchers across North America. Here’s a photo selection of the celestial event.

Throwback Thursday: Childhood

In this week’s throwback journey, let’s explore photography of childhood moments, featuring scenes from the 1920s to 1969 and more offered in the photographic archives from The Commons.

Wildlife Wednesday: Foxes

For this week, we’re highlighting fans of the fox in our photography community with a photo roundup of these sly mammals, from red foxes in Canada to bat-eared foxes in Kenya.

For the love of bread

Here on Flickr, we have a whole lot of foodies — heck, who doesn’t like food. We’d like to celebrate all the wonderful photos of what we all eat on our blog. And for today, let’s explore those delectable breads and the bakers that make them.

Photos that make you feel like a teenager again

Vanessa Hollander and Wilson Philippe are Wiissa, a young film-and-photography duo and real-life couple who turned their hobby into a career. Their colorful and dreamy ‘60s- and ‘70s-inspired photography creates a nostalgic feel, and Vanessa says, “A lot of people tell us when they look at our photos that kind of makes them feel like they’re a teenager again.”

Wildlife Wednesday: Bears

For this week, we’re highlighting the lives of bears through exceptional photography. From scenes in Finland to Japan to the U.S., this picture selection explores the nature of these playful and powerful mammals.

Wildlife Wednesday: In flight

For this week, we’d like to highlight all the excellent photos captured by the many birding photographers within our community. From soaring eagles to speedy hummingbirds, this selection freezes those fleeting moments of graceful flight.

Photographer Spotlight: Brian Lee

Physicist and photographer Brian Lee has a special interest in Native American pictographs and petroglyphs. He shares his explorations of Barrier Canyon Style panels in the U.S., and the despicable vandalism the work has endured as fading art of bygone civilizations.

Sossusvlei of Namibia

With a combination of gigantic red dunes, dead trees, and dried-up marshes, Sossusvlei’s landscapes are distinctly like no other. This African destination hosts curvaceous land shadows and striking terrain that begs to be photographed.