The Sapporo Snow Festival in northernmost Hokkaido prefecture renders Japan's most famous cultural exports in beautiful works of art.
A bicycle stands parked next to an open road by a paddy field in Khanh Hoa, Vietnam on March 2, 2014. (shoot film, not bullets/Flickr)
A modern bridge lit up under the evening sky in Singapore on March 8, 2014. (Qhairizad/Flickr)
A young boy and his monkey walk along Marine Drive in Mumbai, India on March 1, 2014. (NEENAD ARUL/Flickr)
An old man walks along a bustling street at night in Beijing, China on January 12, 2014. (Zhou/Ding/Flickr)
Investigative conservation journalist Shawn Heinrichs sheds light on Indonesia's endangered manta ray population.
A man in his boat is silhouetted against the setting red sun in Phangan, Thailand on February 18, 2014. (Jens Schott Knudsen)
Indian artist Nalini Malani introduces audiences to her video/shadow-play exhibition "Transgressions," and talks about her various sources of inspiration.
A fox sits still for a photograph in Jorbeer, India on February 2, 2014. (Sumeet Moghe/Flickr)
In India and Nepal, devoted Hindus dress up in elaborate costumes to celebrate Maha Shivrati or the Great Night of Shiva in reverence of Lord Shiva, lord of destruction.
The Jinshanling Great Walls shrouded in smog in Chengde, Hebei Province of China on February 24, 2014. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)