December 9, 2014 3:59 AM EST

Today’s daily Photojournalism Links collection highlights Benjamin Lowy‘s photographs from one of the world’s most prestigious show-jumping competitions, Masters Grand Slam Indoor, which held its inaugural American edition in the City of Angels in September. The work is a fascinating look at the event that drew horses from around the world – some 50 were flown in from Europe – and where the VIP stands were full of champagne-sipping and caviar-eating celebrities (Note: The pictures that capture the horses before their long-haul Transatlantic flight, were taken by Maciek Nabrdalik).

Benjamin Lowy: Flying Horses Don’t Come Cheap (ESPN)

Minzayar: China’s Expanding Middle Class Fuels Poaching, Decadence in Myanmar (National Geographic News) These photographs show how endangered animals are being sold as aphrodisiacs, traditional medicines, and gastronomic delicacies in a remote Burmese city.

Top 10 Photos of 2014 (TIME LightBox) The most influential photos of the year as selected by the magazine’s photo editors.

New Photobooks (The New York Times Book Review) Luc Sante reviews some new photobooks for the holiday season, including ones on the works of Vivian Maier, Paul Strand, Henri-Cartier Bresson, and Eugene Richards.

John Moore on covering the Ebola epidemic in Liberia (Getty Images) Insightful and moving video about the Getty photographer’s Ebola coverage.

LIFE Photographer Ralph Morse Dies at 97 (LIFE.com)

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