Wild Asian elephants lie on the ground and rest in Jinning district of Kunming, Yunnan province, China June 7, 2021. A herd of 15 wild elephants has trekked hundreds of kilometres after leaving their forest habitat in Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve, according to local media. Picture taken June 7, 2021 with a drone. China Daily via REUTERS
It has been awhile, too long, since we nodded to Alan Taylor’s photo selections, so here is to closing out the week with images:
An optical illusion at the Eiffel Tower, scenes from the French Open, a surfing competition in El Salvador, a presidential election in Peru, Olympic qualifying skateboarding trials in Italy, a giant sinkhole in Mexico, a sunrise annular eclipse seen in New York City, a platypus health check in Australia, and much more
A Lupine field in full bloom is pictured near Sollested on Lolland island in Denmark on June 8, 2021. – Denmark OUT (Photo by Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT (Photo by MADS CLAUS RASMUSSEN/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – JUNE 08: People are seen walking among the Cells of Life at Jupiter Artland Sculpture garden on June 8, 2021 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The Jupiter Artland Scupture Garden is an award-winning contemporary sculpture park founded by philanthropist art collectors Robert and Nicky Wilson, in 2009. Coronavirus lockdown easing across Scotland coupled with warm weather has seen visitors return to outdoor attractions. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)
A farmer cuts grass for silage in Keele, Staffordshire, Britain, June 8, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Carl Recine
See the entire selection here.