Human Interest Photos
Human Interest photos represent a broad selection of images, ranging from both offbeat and scientific pictures of animals, to coverage of society as a whole, as well as photos of people of interest and celebrities. In this category you can find images of the funerals of Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher and Ariel Sharon as well as royalty photos featuring the investiture of King Willem Alexander or the royal weddings of Prince William and Kate Middleton and of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock. Here you can also find quirky, off beat and unusual items, such as Air Guitar World Championships, beard and moustache championships, gay pride parades, world's ugliest dog contest, cat cafes, and animal shows.
Welcome to epa zoo, a wonderful place to search for animals images. Our archives include photographs of thousands of animals representing several hundreds of species. You will discover among our extensive collection of wildlife images elephants grazing in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya, a Jezebel butterfly in Sri Lanka's Dimah Conservation Butterfly Garden, Skylar, an Australian Shepherd, riding a wave at the 5th Surf City Surf Dog competition, or Joey, a 17-year-old male orangutan, preparing his move to France.
epa offers a myriad of curiosity pictures, like the odds and ends from the ‘Old Curiosity Shop’ of Charles Dickens. You will find images of sword swallowers, contortionists, zombies or UFO watchers. Our photographers are not only focused on main news stories but also on unusual or quirky situations. Photos of curiosities range from a Japanese woman having a snail beauty treatment, a pig enjoying slide rides to its mud pool, men practicing snow kayak, young doctors making debut at the Teddy Bear Hospital to a woman praying at church with her iguana. Welcome in a parallel world.
epa offers an extensive photo gallery of famous and iconic figures of all time, as well as portraits of individuals making the history of their country. Find images of people from various fields: politics, economy, business and finance, sports, royalty and entertainment. Our online archives offer a large selection of heads of states, politicians, CEO of international companies, sportspeople with notable achievement in their category, celebrities of the world of arts (cinema, music, design, fashion, etc.), members of royal families, as well as unknown people suddenly in the spotlight after protesting against dictatorships or surviving disasters. Meet the greatest figures on epa.eu.