Browse hundreds of great pictures from TED2011 and TEDActive

This year at Long Beach, our two official photographers, Robert Leslie and James Duncan Davidson, shot something like 40,000 photos; photographer Michael Brands at Palm Springs turned in another ~7K. (Thank you, burst mode.) TED’s photo editor Mike Femia has been editing things down into two gorgeous photo sets from TED2011 and TEDActive. He’ll be blogging about his favorite images from TED throughout the week — and we’d love to hear about yours.

See photos from TED2011, including all the mainstage and TED U speakers >>
See photos from TEDActive 2011 >>

Other wonderful photosets from this TED:

Lovely black-and-white portraits from Christopher Michel, like this shot of Stewart Brand:


Coffee Common‘s Brian W. Jones made luscious pictures of the star baristas and gear at Long Beach:

Coffee Common - Day 4

Mathew Spolin caught some beautiful abstracts and textures, like this one:

… and Steve Jurvetson caught this unretouched image over the video screen:

Ai Weiwei in the Machine