The Big Picture is a photo blog for the Boston Globe/boston.com, compiled semi-regularly by Alan Taylor. Inspired by publications like Life Magazine (of old), National Geographic, and online experiences like MSNBC.com’s Picture Stories galleries and Brian Storm’s MediaStorm, The Big Picture is intended to highlight high-quality, amazing imagery – with a focus on current events, lesser-known stories and, well, just about anything that comes across the wire that looks really interesting.
Online news sites seem to be shrinking their images (Yahoo! News had larger images at one point – not sure what became of them), or putting more focus on video. It’s great to find a site that explores in high-resolution the most interesting and newsworthy photos.
Here’s one sample, taken from a series on the California wildfires: