This is what happens when you take pictures of all the planes that take off from Los Angeles International Airport each day and smush them together into one image.
It was a spontaneous project. “I was down at the airport a week ago with a friend of mine watching planes take off and land, and thinking it would be really cool if I could get all of the planes into one picture,” Kelley says. “Then on Sunday I woke up and it was unbelievably clear. If you’ve ever been to LA, to be able to see as far as you can is a once-in-a-year kind of thing.”
Coral is actually a living creature, but the human eye rarely catches it moving. This incredibly slow-motion video lets you see the ocean life you don’t notice, before it’s destroyed by climate change.
(Photo: Rolf Maeder / Rex Features via AP)
Using long exposures, photographer Rolf Maeder managed to capture multiple lightning strikes hitting the Grand Canyon under atmospheric stormy skies.
From Yosemite Wildfire, one of 34 photos. A firefighter uses a hose to douse flames of the Rim Fire on a hillside, on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Lightning! Jamaica’s Usain Bolt wins the 100m final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow (via @AFP)
Photograph by Orlando Sierra—AFP/Getty Images
May 22, 2013. A doll lies on a hole in the dry soil of Los Laureles dam, southern Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The main two dams that supply water for the more than one million inhabitants of the Honduran capital reached a critical level after an eight-month-long drought.
From deadly tornadoes in the Midwest and the final week of the Cannes Film Festival to a wheelchair beauty contest in Moscow and the U.S. Naval Academy’s storied freshman initiation, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.