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Palace Urn

The largest silver urn in the world cast from 243 kilograms of silver resides in Jaipur Palace. Used by Madho Singh II to carry water from the holy Ganges to London in 1902. He was reluc
Decay
In 1956 Ampol gifted this truck to Albert Namatijira, a landscape artist and the first aborigine to be granted Australian citizenship. Now derelict the truck lives at the heritage precinct of t
Crazy Ohio weather. Photo take September 18, 2010 in Piqua Ohio. Very chilling day....
Light Fantastic 

The drama and beauty of the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) unfolding. Celestial entertainment to awaken the spirit of adventure. At only 16F the temperature, ice forming on the
On your marks

This family of wild African elephants lined up as though they were about to start a race. The matriarch at the end was clearly giving direction. I like the side perspective and decide
Speak no Evil.

This savanna baboon is sitting on a termite mound in Africa. As I stopped to gaze at him the early sun caught his eyes as he looked back. He placed his hands over his mouth as though
Flight of fancy

This hummingbird hawkmoth (macroglossum stellatarum) was visiting flowers in my garden. The wings beat so fast they emit an audible hum. The speed it flitted between flowers made it
Leap of Faith

A critically endangered species there are less than 400 Scottish Wild Cats (felis silverstris grampia) left in the wild. Agile and powerful this animal is part of a captive breeding p
Give me five!

Once common in woodlands throughout Britain, a glimpse of a red squirrel (sciurus vulgaris) is now a rare sight. This cheeky chap sat on a post and stretched up as if it wanted a high
Fledgeling
This young barn owl (tyto alba) will grow rapidly. Chicks are covered in snow white down until the primary flight feathers show on the wings in 21 days. Complete growth is in about 8 weeks
Autumn Flight

In the late afternoon a barn owl glides silently across the English countryside. The fall of the light shows off the distinctive heart shaped face which directs sound to the asymmetri
Supreme Court self-supporting spiral staircase.

Made of marble and bronze. Like a twisted arch it ascends five stories and is supported only by the over lapping steps and their extensions into the
Drive by

A slow shutter speed was used to capture a slow moving vehicle at twilight. The motion and lighting of the overtaking vehicles gives a psychedelic effect. The iconic Washington Monument an
Monumental Sunrise

The sun rises majestically behind the Washington Monument to bath everything in a warm orange glow. A flock of geese can be seen silhouetted in the distance.
Reflection

The early morning light shows the Washington Monument in the reflecting pool of the Mall. This tranquil setting was enhanced by a flock of geese that flew over to be silhouetted in the s
Mr. President
The early morning light falls on the statue of Abraham Lincoln. An icon in US history revered for his honesty, integrity and humanity. Made from Georgia white marble his expression of d
Capitol Building by night

The building and its stately dome are symbols of the American people and their government. It also represents international democracy. I was enthralled by the night lights
Malboro Girl - Desert Negev in Israel at the meteorite crater Machtesh Ramon
The Spirit

The custom-built single engine monoplane flew non-stop from New York to Paris by Charles Lindbergh in 1927. In 1928 he presented this iconic plane to the Smithsonian institution where it
Kitten enjoying Italian sculpture.
In Step

Guards to the Unknowns are volunteers from the elite 3rd US Infantry and tested on their manual of arms, uniform and walk. A Badge Test on the history of Arlington Cemetery is given. Only 4
Benchmark
 
Local students and visitors find a quiet place to read and relax. Overlooking St.Vitus Cathedral with its thrilling history and glorious architecture as an inspiration to all.
Japanese Buddhist Monk
On pilgrimage to Nara this monk stands silently holding out his bowl for alms and sometimes ringing a small bell. Lay people give to nurture laic virtue, merit and blessings an
8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Supreme Court self-supporting spiral staircase. Made of marble and bronze. Like a twisted arch it ascends five stories and is supported only by the over lapping steps and their extensions into the

Supreme Court self-supporting spiral staircase. Made of marble and bronze. Like a twisted arch it ascends five stories and is supported only by the over lapping steps and their extensions into the wall.

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Date Taken: 09.2010
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