The Sapporo Snow Festival in northernmost Hokkaido prefecture renders Japan's most famous cultural exports in beautiful works of art.
“The Sundance Film Festival in January of 2012 was really the first time I’ve ever been to a film festival,” the first-time director admits.
A boy and a girl meet in this shadow puppet show in Xi'an, China on September 9, 2012. (Poorfish/Flickr)
The leaves around this torii shrine change with the season in Matsudo, Japan on November 15, 2012. (lestaylorphoto/Flickr)
The most southerly typhoon ever recorded in the Western Pacific hits southern Philippines, forces 40,000 people to evacuate their homes.
A stylish and modern parking lot in Singapore on August 7, 2012. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
Japanese photographer Natsumi Hayashi redefines "levitation" photography in her self-portrait project.
The moon shines bright on a cloudy night in Tokyo, Japan on November 29, 2012. (takuhitosotome/Flickr)
Vintage cameras are stacked with other knick-knacks in a shop in the Chor Bazaar in Mumbai, India on November 30, 2012. (Monkeypainter/Flickr)
Taking a moment to gaze at the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand on November 6, 2012. (Madeleine_H/Flickr)