The image search of major search engines like Google and Bing are powerful but they aren't necessarily timely. If you want image results of something going on right now NachoFoto can help.
NachoFoto is an image search engine focused on bringing you immediate and timely image results. If you search for "Empire State Building", for example, you don't get historical pictures, pictures from a few years ago or other images that have high search engine rank but low relevance to what's going on at this moment in time. Instead NachoFoto gives you photographs of the Empire State Building from as close to the present moment as possible, photos from today, a few days ago, last week and usually of events occurring at the location you're searching for.
NachoFoto has a sample page setup showcasing various current events and how NachoFoto's search results compared to the search results on major image search engines as the event was unfolding. Their case study of earthquakes around the world in 2010 really highlights how quickly they discover and index photos.
NachoFoto is a free service and requires no registration or login for use. Have a favourite way to stay on top of real-time media and events? Let's hear about it in the comments.