Photos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/photos/RSS feed for the photosenFri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Young Revolutionaryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-24/young-revolutionary/This photography is showing that of a determined youth, a young revolutionary, the future of the Black community. All this is shown in one face, in one expression while he's holding the Pan-African Flag. This photography has been shown at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta and at an art exhibition at NYU Abu Dhabi.Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Acrobathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-23/acrobat-4/An snake eel shelved for most of his body , waiting for a pray and a commensal shrimp as a tightrope gets on his snoutThu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Safe and Soundhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-22/safe-and-sound-1/Love , compassion, trust, and respect are character traits of all living creatures . This image shows the bond between a mother Brown Bear and her cubs.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Bald eagle checking his catch in his talonshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-21/bald-eagle-checking-his-catch-in-his-talons/During a recent trip to the East Coast, three photographers told me about a place along the Susquehanna River in Maryland that I had to stop at to photograph bald eagles. I figured that if that many people told me about the location it must be worth a stop. Since it was only a couple of hours from where I was staying and it could be on the route back to Colorado I decided to head there on my way home. I wasn't disappointed. I spent the full day along the bank of the river photographing hundreds of bald eagles as they dove for fish coming up from the waters churned by the dam. This bald eagle, after catching his meal, readjusted the fish in his talons and then did one last check to verify his catch was secure before taking off to a nearby perch to eat the meal.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000The Zebra And The Oxpeckerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-20/the-zebra-and-the-oxpecker/Driving by herds of zebras, I noticed the ox peckers would settle on their backs, but would fly away when they heard my car. I asked my driver to turn off the engine, and we waited. Within a few minutes, the ox peckers returned and landed on the zebras' backs. I looked for a nice way to "frame" the bird, and found this: between two zebras. I love how the beak pops between the lines. I like to photograph common things like this oxpecker or a zebra, and make them stand out in an unusual way.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000The Waveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-19/the-waves/The mountaineers on the mountain trail of Mont Blanc massif.Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000september lightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-18/september-lights/brown argus butterflySat, 18 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Struggle of lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-17/struggle-of-life/To restore original natural dynamics in streams many measures are necessary. In the 'Leuvenumse beek' a nature organisation tried to increase heterogeneity of the river bottom and water retention by putting dead wood in the streamsystem. In autumn and winter when rainfall is high, pieces of forest get flooded. Once i saw this little beech in the water, trying to survive under these harsh conditions. I returned sometimes to this place to take pictures. One evening all the conditions were satisfactoryFri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Madrassa school in Banihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-16/madrassa-school-in-bani/In the night, homles children atend Madrassa lesons outdoors. Last big storm destroyed their school. They study and copy the verses from Koran, the holy book from which Islam is derived, learning to recite its verses from wooden tablets.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Under The Waveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-15/under-the-waves/Waves of fog roll over a neighborhood in Mill Valley, California, as seen from the top of Mount Tamalpais.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Smile!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-14/smile-59/Lemon shark close-upTue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000The Ritualhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-13/the-ritual/Preparing the ritual.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Vatnajokull Ice Cavehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-12/vatnajokull-ice-cave/Vatnajokull Ice Cave- was captured within the southwest tongue of Iceland’s Vatnajokull icecap while on assignment to capture and document the year over year glacial retreat. The objective of the journey was to promote environmental awareness and education of the significant climactic changes occurring in the Arctic. The face of this glacial has seen more than a kilometer of retreat in 36 months time. Sun, 12 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Descent into the Lost Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-10/descent-into-the-lost-world/Group of rapellers (abseilers in New Zealand) slowly descend into one of the most spectacular limestone caves in the north island of New Zealand called The Lost World.Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000The military lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-09/the-military-life/My husband is active duty, and with that we move frequently. My youngest son went up and sat in the moving truck as the they were loading up our house.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000The Hunterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-08/the-hunter-16/Great Grey Owls are one of the few owls that routinely hunt during daylight hours and perch on relatively low tree branches making them a photographers dream. This particular owl and another juvenile in the area were quite dedicated hunters and would search for mice and voles in the dry grass and meadows swooping long and low before gliding back up to a suitable perch. It was seemingly unphased by human presence and would stare right into the camera often both during flight and while scanning for prey from the pine branches.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Aquatichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-07/aquatic-2/Local woman is collecting mococho (also called cochayuyo) seaweed in Pacasmayo, Peru.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Shake ithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-06/shake-it/After a roll in the water hole, a wild stallion has a good shake.Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Dance In The Waterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-05/dance-in-the-water/The photo was taken in abandoned building.Sun, 05 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Aurora over Homesteadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-03/aurora-over-homestead/A bright aurora appears over a homestead in the Brooks Range of northern Alaska on the morning of March 23, 2015.Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000A brown bear with fish http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-02/a-brown-bear-with-fish/While on a recent trip to Katmai National park in Alaska. I had the pleasure of watching Brown Bears feasting on Salmon that were moving up river to spawn. The Bears all seemed to have different strategies or favorite places to fish. This older Female preferred the mouth of the river where would "snorkel" to catch them. Thu, 02 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Detroit from above: I-75 and Davisonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-01/detroit-from-above-i-75-and-davison/As Detroit's urban landscape continues to undergo rapid change, once neglected and defunct architecture is seeing a resurgence. This photo is part of a series, "Detroit from above", surveying the dramatic changes in the city's landscape.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Jacks at Cabo Pulmohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-31/jacks-at-cabo-pulmo/México, Baja California, Sea of Cortez, Cabo Pulmo. A school of jacks near a sandy bottom in the marine protected area of Cabo Pulmo.Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Chamaleon under Baobabshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-30/chamaleon-under-baobabs/Chameleon on the Avenue de Baobab, Morondava, MadagascarMon, 30 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Refugees, the journey of hopehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-29/refugees-the-journey-of-hope-3/The refugees trying to enter the traing at the railway station in Tovarnik.Sun, 29 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Misty morninghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-28/misty-morning-18/The morning mist and fog dances around the church and over the ridge in the moments just before sunrise. Jamnik, Slovenia.Sat, 28 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Lines and Curves http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-27/lines-and-curves/Looking down the mountain from Klein Matterhorn, the gondola lines against the pristine white snow looks like a line drawing on white paper. It is Europe's highest aerial tram, the top station stands at 3,883m.Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Originshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-26/origins-1/Mursi girl, with its traditional ornaments. Omo region, Ethiopia.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Well of death.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-25/well-of-death-1/This game is known as ‘Well of death ‘in Bangladesh. Without taking any real protection the racers give people pure amusement. Very often they suffer from serious injuries. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Yellow-flecked sipohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-24/yellow-flecked-sipo/A yellow-flecked sipo holds itself immobileTue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000To be Proud Ofhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-23/to-be-proud-of/A Big Parad in a small townMon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Flyinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-22/flying-18/We were the very last to get on the small plane taking us from Sochi to St Petersburg. Little did we know what was waiting for us up above... I took the window seat, not expecting to see much, as there was a light drizzle landing on the plane. But as we took off, it became clear, I had the best seat in the plane.Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000snow geese at Bosque del Apache, New Mexicohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-21/snow-geese-at-bosque-del-apache-new-mexico/B&W seemed to suit the burst of snow geese in the landscape.Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Before the Portraithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-20/before-the-portrait/Lila sits on the porch as her family and friend behind her prepare to have their portrait taken. Heart Warrior, a Native American woman, has fought a long battle to keep custody of her grandchildren in Minnesota. Their struggle is part of a long history of Native American removal and resistance.Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Last dancehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-19/last-dance/A couple dances in the backyard of home in the West Village neighborhood of Detroit.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000step by stephttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-18/step-by-step-3/Shoe maker working in a unorganized enviorment and chaotic work. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Munnarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-17/munnar/One of the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala, India. Munnar is haven during monsoon as the nature surprises you with amazing clouds and mists! I took this on one of my trips to Munnar during a monsoon season! Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Splashhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-16/splash-27/I wanted to capture the break on the rocks during high tide but as I lost light I had to leave the shutter open longer and the wave blended in motion.Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Orangutanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-15/orangutan-8/Dinar the Orangutan is visually striking and has an emotive and expressive face.Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Love Me, Love Me Nothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-14/love-me-love-me-not/I spotted this at LeFurge Nature Preserve on a walk. The falling petals got my attention although they are actually caught in a spider web, which can be seen if you look closely.Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000untitledhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-13/untitled-144/An old nun walking slowly next to the chapel of Notre-Dame du Hau in Ronchamp, France.Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000The hidden murderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-12/the-hidden-murder/A Jumping Spider with a housefly kill, hiding under the petals of a Madagascar Periwinkle flowerThu, 12 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Morning Callhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-11/morning-call-1/Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is a national park in East Java, Indonesia, which is situated in the administrative region of Pasuruan, Malang, Lumajang and Probolinggo. The park is west-eastern stretch of about 20-30 kilometers and a north-south about 40 km is established since 1982 with a total area of about 50276.3 ha. In this area there is a sea of sand which covers the caldera ± 6290 ha. Limit caldera sea of sand in the form of steep walls, the height between 200-700 meters. And in this area, we can see the famous mountains, like Batok Mountain, Bromo Mountain and Semeru Mountain. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000fire-walking ritual ceremony http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-10/firewalking-ritual-ceremony/probably help to preserve this dying ritual ceremony in southeast asian. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000In the dome of deathhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-09/in-the-dome-of-death/People used to gathered in Sonepur fair to witness different sorts of play fun and other entertainment. Here they are seen to have fun from 'Maut ki kuan' (The Dome of Death) where a biker shows his prowess and skill by reelin round and round a deep well.Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Mirrorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-08/mirror-12/during a dive to 15 meters deep, I had the good fortune to meet a small bottle of Coke with two pigmy yellow fish that had made the house in lora bottle waiting to spawnSun, 08 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Look me in the Eyehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-07/look-me-in-the-eye/I love photographing elephants and look for creative ways to showcase their beauty in the hope that it would make a difference and encourage people to support anti campaignsSat, 07 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Fire Dragon Celebrating Chinese New Year http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-06/fire-dragon-celebrating-chinese-new-year/Every Chinese New Year at full moon, there are big celebration including the fire dragon dance.Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Fighting Bullshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-05/fighting-bulls/On a hike above the bow river in the Banff National Park i discoverd two huge elks who came out of the forest. They decided to fight each other in the middle of the bow river in front of the Rocky Mountains. This was an incredible experience and for me a once in a lifetime shot!Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000A Canon Fanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-04/a-canon-fan/Saw this cute little monkey sitting on a fence in a village I was visiting in rural Philippines. I went up to it to take a few pictures of it. Then, it turns out he's a Canon fan, he flew off the fence and lunge at my camera.... I wonder if he would have done the same if I was using a Nikon....Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000BEAM ME UPhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-03/beam-me-up-2/Early morning shot of an endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle basking in the sunrays that pierce the vibrant blue waters of Oahu.Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Drag Show Preparationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-02/drag-show-preparation/Terri T. Wafflez gets ready backstage before "The Queens of 2015" drag show at Balancoire in San Francisco, California.Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000A man cycles past a shop while two schoolgirls laughhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-01/a-man-cycles-past-a-shop-while-two-schoolgirls-laugh/This photo shows the street behind someone's house I stayed in while visiting Leon, Nicaragua. I ended up on this street as I was lost while trying to find the place I was staying. Sun, 01 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000insect on edgehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-31/insect-on-edge-1/image shows insect on edge of flower Sat, 31 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Boy at the Estatehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-30/boy-at-the-estate/A boy still in his uniform, played a game of basketball at the Choi Hung Estate. It's one of Hong Kong's oldest public housing estate. It was build in 1962, along with the chic pastel color schemes of the time. Choi Hung means Rain Bow in Cantonese.Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000El Salvadorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-29/el-salvador-1/Violence in El Salvador Crime has reached levels that exceed human possibilities of many Latin American countries. In El Salvador in the last year, crime has risen rapidly and can become dangerously symbol of social violence, as a symbolic demonstration of power. More than 125 people were murdered in El Salvador in an end of any week. It is a new escalation of violence in the country, already considered the most dangerous and violent world according to the UN. There is an armed confrontation between the state, which has a very violent response to attacks by Salvadoran gangs in this new war. For the first time the Central American country recorded more than 100 deaths in three days. Among those killed about everything from babies, pregnant women and elderly According to statistics in the month of July there was a daily average of 15 homicides in August and an average of 25 murders per day. Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +000087 year old Baba Vijay Nund http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-28/87-year-old-baba-vijay-nund/87 year old Baba Vijay Nund awaits the sunrise on the banks of the Gange river in Varanasi, India. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Soybean Harvesthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-27/soybean-harvest/A Kansas farmer harvests his soybean crop. Farming is always a gamble. This year, a wet Spring and Summer left the harvest in question. In the end, it was a bumper crop that had to deal with the problem of overflowing storage facilities.Tue, 27 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000The Beasthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-26/the-beast-1/The photograph was taken at Pushkar Camel Fair (Nov 2016),World Largest Camel Fair.The Camel trader was trying to control the uncontrollable Camel for the vaccination schedule.Mon, 26 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000I See Youhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-25/i-see-you-47/I was walking down the streets of Bangkok when all of a sudden this kid woke up, stared at me and I hit the shutter. One of the most beautiful moments ever.Sun, 25 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Big throw at the Olympic Trialshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-24/big-throw-at-the-olympic-trials/Two 74 kg wrestlers battle for a spot to represent their country for Freestyle Wrestling at the Olympic Games in Rio. The Olympic Trials took place in Iowa City, Iowa in April of 2016.Sat, 24 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Nature's Choreography http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-23/natures-choreography/Spade fish appear to dance around several sand tiger sharks off the coast of North Carolina, USAFri, 23 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Mother, on guard.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-22/mother-on-guard/Caught in a moment of tenderness. Brown bear mother looks for salmon in the river while her cub shows her some love.Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000REDhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-21/red-30/I'm a street photographer. I such the streets of chaos and try to capture the beauty within that chaos. This is a candid picture and not posed. I was walking up the royal Mile and it started to rain. People started looking for shelter. I found this subject hiding in a red phone box and caught them by surprise. I prefer the viewer to interpret the picture for themselves Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000The Fighterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-20/the-fighter-1/The Guru was teaching his student the traditional wrestling, which was called as Kushti.Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Ice Cavehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-19/ice-cave-4/This ice cave was formed during winter months only and had many visitors to see its stunning bluish hues inside.Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Culture,Fire Balloon Festival,Myanmarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-18/culturefire-balloon-festivalmyanmar/traditional fire balloons festival at Pyin Oo Lwin City,Myanmar.Sun, 18 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Swasthani Pilgrimshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-17/swasthani-pilgrims/Women are the primary participants in the Swasthani Puja, one of the important Hindu festivals in Nepal. For one month, from sunrise to sunset, about 200 women leave their families and villages to fast and pray. The arduous regimen tests the pilgrims’ resolve and faith. In order to overcome the hardships, the women support each other, forming alliances and new friendships that continue throughout their lives.Sat, 17 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Eye Spyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-16/eye-spy/This photograph captures a whale behaviour called "spy hopping" where whales poke their head above the water to take a look around and see what is happening above the surface. Whales have extremely good vision and so I have always found this behaviour intriguing and I wonder what they are thinking when they are "people watching" in this way. To me this is such a special moment where I can't help but feel that on some level we are bridging the gap between land and sea. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Lunch Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-15/lunch-time-35/During the feeding frenzy. When you get down to ground level, even chicken looks like dinosaurs. My camera was nearly pecked to death.Thu, 15 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Human towerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-14/human-tower/Every two years the Catalonian city of Tarragona holds a competition where teams compete to build the most complex human tower.Wed, 14 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Father Callinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-13/father-calling/The night frogs that are endemic to western ghats of India have unique breeding behavior. They don't or perform pseudoamplexus. The males call for females, the females come and lay the eggs, then the males fertilize them. In this image, the male has successfully fertilized a clutch of eggs from a female. He is calling out for other females to lay eggs.Tue, 13 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Kuray steppehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-12/kuray-steppe/North Chuya Ridge and Kuray steppe.Mon, 12 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Bobtail in Spacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-11/bobtail-in-space/The Bobtail Squids are tiny members of the Cephalopod family. As like other Squids they have pigments in their skin that let them change their appearance immediately. Sun, 11 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Carrying boardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-10/carrying-boards/Carrying boardsSat, 10 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Intersection of Fireshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-09/intersection-of-fires/Fog rises up from the forest burned by two major wildfires; Cerro Grande and Las Conchas. You can see the more recent fire in the burnt trees at the top, and the older fire in the middle (even some young trees that popped up were burned again). Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Sole fish with jellyfishhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-08/sole-fish-with-jellyfish/ A sole fish eating a jellyfish at El Hierro Island in Cannary Islands, Spain.Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Ecosystemhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-07/ecosystem/This is an image of an anteater feeding on a termite with terrestrial bioluminescence, this phenomenon only occurs in the Parque das Emas, Brazil´ 5dsr, 14-24, 30 secWed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Passage I http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-06/passage-i/A young woman passes through an archway into an anonymous apartment that might be her's or someone else's.Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000The magic of the nighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-05/the-magic-of-the-night/This is the moonrise over Langkofel Mount, in South Tirol, in Italy. I merged a landscape with the milky way and the one of the same subject but with the moonlight, taken after about 30 minutes, to have a image that symbolized completely what I lived.Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000A Lot Of Wrecks.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-04/a-lot-of-wrecks/An insurance tow lot is overflowing with cars awaiting their fate. Most will be auctioned off "as is".Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000TURTLE-BACK RIDEhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-03/turtle-back-ride/*Disclaimer* No Honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle) was harmed or harassed during the capture of this photograph. The thing that draws me to the ocean the most is that I literally never know what I’m going to come across on any given day. I count myself extremely fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time to capture this image. Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Fall Treasures in the Wildernesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-02/fall-treasures-in-the-wilderness/Surrounded by autumn's golden glow, a paddler pauses to take a photograph through the fog. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is one of the best treasures in Minnesota.Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000The Bride Waits Backstagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-01/the-bride-waits-backstage/Ida Ränzlöv, singing the part of Arminda, Anchise’s niece, waits backstage for her cue. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. Dress rehearsal. Royal College of Music Opera School, Prince Consort Road, London. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Tungna Riverhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-11-30/tungna-river/The interior of Iceland was long terra incognita: unknown, unexplored country. The photographs are part of an aerial image series of the Tungna River. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Two kids around of a big heart of paperhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-11-29/two-kids-around-of-a-big-heart-of-paper/Two kids were playing with water on St. Valentine’s Day, during Peru’s Carnival season. Saint Valentine’s day. Cusco, Peru. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000The Ballet Statuehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-11-28/the-ballet-statue/This is a completely free improvisation with Mathilde in the studio.Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Feeling Bluehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-11-27/feeling-blue-1/When camping in Kruger Park I saw this blue lizzard climbing out of a tree and walking toward some dead leaves. I don't know anything about reptiles but I thought this one was beautiful and quickly grabbed my camera and laid flat on the ground in front of the lizzard. It was a real little poser and gave me time to take some photos of him before he decided to walk off and disappear. Curious of what I just photographed I looked it up in a book, it was a Blue Headed Agama Lizard.Sun, 27 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000