Lonely Planet Writer

Around the world in 6 pictures: images of the day

Today’s images of the day bring us from Puerto Rico to the icy caps of Alberta, Canada via the world’s most important indie film festival, Sundance, in Utah. And there’s a button show in New York.

A green Puerto Rico parrot
A green Puerto Rico parrot Image by PA

A Puerto Rico parrot is pictured inside a fly cage at El Yunque National Forest protected habitat in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. Scientists released on 16 endangered Puerto Rico parrots into the wild on Thursday 21 January amid a growing push to save the US territory’s last native parrot species. Local and US officials have been working to increase the population of a bird that saw its numbers dwindle to 13 in the early 1970s.

Bath of buttons from the Rush Gallery's button art exhibit
Bath of buttons from the Rush Gallery’s button art exhibit Image by PA

The inside of a button covered bathtub, at the Button Show at the Rush Arts Gallery is on display  in New York. Clothing buttons are reimagined as an artistic medium in contemporary art in the show running through March 12.

The bust of a dog from New York's button art exhibition
The bust of a dog from New York’s button art exhibition Image by PA

A bust of a dog by San Francisco-based artist Lisa Kokin is shown at the Rush Arts Gallery for The Button Show Wednesday, 20 January. Clothing buttons are reimagined as an artistic medium in contemporary art in the show running through March 12.

Robert Redford opens the Sundance film festival
Robert Redford opens the Sundance film festival

Robert Redford, founder and president of the Sundance Institute, poses before the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Opening Day Press Conference at the Egyptian Theatre on Thursday in Utah.

Satellite images show the extent of global warming
Satellite images show the extent of global warming Image by PA

This photo combo of satellite images provided by NASA Earth Observatory shows Lake Poopo filled with water on 12 April 2013, left, and almost dry on 15 January 2016, right, in Bolivia. As Andean glaciers disappear so do the sources of Poopo.

Icy art in Canada
Icy art in Canada Image by PA

A tourist peers out from the window of an ice castle as she takes in the one-of-a-kind ice sculptures, carved from 300-pound blocks of solid ice, that are on display as part of the Ice Magic Festival in Lake Louise, Alberta in Canada.