Today while I was spending time on the Boston Globe site checking on the local coverage of my Celtics (who are currently engaged in a life-death struggle with their arch enemies, the villainous Los Angles Lakers) I stumbled on a really cool photo blog compiled by Alan Taylor.

It’s called The Big Picture and, far as I can tell, is mostly concentrated on large-format photos of news stories from around the world. It only started in May, but they’ve already got some amazing things on there. Here’s a sample (click to enlarge):

A cloud of smoke and ashes produced by intensified eruption of the Chaiten volcano are seen over Chaiten on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in southern Chile. (AP Photo/La Tercera)

Department of Water and Power workers are emptying out bales of plastic balls in the Ivanhoe reservoir in Los Angeles on Monday, June 9, 2008. Department of Water and Power released about 400,000 black plastic 4-inch balls as the first installment of approximately 3 million to form a floating cover over 7 acres of the reservoir to protect the water from sunlight. When sunlight mixes with the bromide and chlorine in Ivanhoe’s water, the carcinogen bromate can form. (Irfan Khan/AP)

A boy searches for reusable items as greater adjutant storks stand among the debris at a garbage dump near Deepar Beel bird sanctuary on World Environment Day, in Gauhati, India, Thursday, June 5, 2008. The World Conservation Union classifies the greater adjutant stork as a “conservation-dependent” species in great danger of extinction. (AP Photo/ Anupam Nath)

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