Photos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/photos/RSS feed for the photosenWed, 28 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Home, sweet homehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-28/home-sweet-home-20/Home, sweet home and surrounded by fields, California. Aerial image (shot from a plane). Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000solitude at cityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-27/solitude-at-city-1/I made a series of pictures of the city's solitude. so I pictured the smoke and lonely people who I met on the street of New York City.Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000This special connection blurred the division between myself bears http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-26/this-special-connection-blurred-the-division-between-myself-bears/Two souls don't meet by words, but by the silence behind them. Each and every Spring and Fall I take to the forests of the upper Mid-west. I spend countless hours photographing these magnificent animals . I have found the more time you put in the more you witness natures magical moments . Soon you become part of nature, and she reveals many magical moments . While photographing a mother Black Bear and her three cubs . This little guy was so curious about what I was he sat back up against a tree and just watched me . It's these moments that all seems right with the world . Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000A bright windowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-25/a-bright-window/A bright windowSun, 25 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Orangutan Lovehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-23/orangutan-love/Capturing this shot was amazing. They really look like they are "posing" for the picture. Watching straight into the lens, like she wanted to make a portrait of her with her beloved son. The love between the mother and her son was striking. Also note the mighty hand of the mother.Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Shaving Headshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-22/shaving-heads-1/Young novices having their heads being shaved by their seniors at a monastery in Bago, Myanmar.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Dreamhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-21/dream-23/While taking pictures in one of the most photographed places on earth, I only thought I wanted something different from the rest. Took hundreds of pictures but only kept 2 or 3. The picture that was in my dreams, the same this monkey had.Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Matchbox collectionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-20/matchbox-collection/These remind me of my own childhood Matchbox collection. On a more serious note, automobile emissions are the number one source of carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen oxides, and volatile organic compounds released into the atmosphere according to the EPA. Recently India announced that by 2030 all cars manufactured and sold there will be electric. What a great goal! Aerial image (shot from a plane in Porterville, California).Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Fish Pickershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-19/fish-pickers/Local women choosing and picking various sizes of fishes at Nga-pa-li beach in Myanmar. This activity can be seen when the fishing boats have returned from the sea at the morningMon, 19 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Sardines in the sunhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-18/sardines-in-the-sun/In Moal Boal, Philippines, there is an area where numerous sardines stand, which at the slightest movement begin to shake. Photographed against light you have spectacular images for the movement and scenery they createSun, 18 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000The Secthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-16/the-sect/A group of flying foxes hanging on a tree.Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Delivering on timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-15/delivering-on-time/18 wheeler going fast and creating an incredible path of dust for miles on this remote dirt road in the vast deserts of Nevada. Aerial image (shot from a plane).Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Night Markethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-14/night-market/A small night market in a hidden street of Yangon, Myanmar. People being busy with buying and selling at various colorful stalls.Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000young boy before a weddinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-13/young-boy-before-a-wedding/in Machi area we were attending a typical Ethipian wedding Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Under The Sinabung Volcano Hazardshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-12/under-the-sinabung-volcano-hazards/Seen the giant volcanic hot clouds during Sinabung volcano eruption on June 25, 2015. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000alone in mosquehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-10/alone-in-mosque/In one of the mosques located in a random area in Cairo I was shooting in the surrounding streets and then I entered this mosque for me to pray and I take these photo for some of them Sat, 10 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Bear cubhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-09/bear-cub/Two Bear cub in forestFri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Rise of the Eternal Phoenix; Venice, Italyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-08/rise-of-the-eternal-phoenix-venice-italy/The Venice Carnevale, easily the world's most beautiful festival, characterised by the masked costumers. The most beautiful costumers are often the most elusive and they are often found at places where you least expect them...Thu, 08 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Rituals in cityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-07/rituals-in-city/I capture the photo from a street of Kolkata where the devotees were doing Dondi at the time of Goddess Maa Sitala puja. Dondi is one of the great rituals in India. A ritual of faith, a ritual of hardship, a ritual of doing that no one would do. The devotees wriggle on their belly through a long distance to reach the river or the temple shrine, and they have a faith that their prayers will be heard by God.Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000o00ohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-06/0oo0/This is a 45 picture stack of a jumping spider. As you may know it is impossible to achieve this with a regular jumping spider, but this one was paralyzed with a wasps venom. Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000A common Snail looking for its destination to slide around.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-05/a-common-snail-looking-for-its-destination-to-slide-around/At snail's pace - The image is a land snail [Ariophantidae family] captured by slow shutter technique. The image depicts the usual behavior of snail captured in a creative way.Mon, 05 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Passing Throughhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-04/passing-through-3/A photobomb by a small duck as I was taking photos of the reflections of the reeds in Dragon Lake.Sun, 04 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000 I will always be there to help youhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-03/i-will-always-be-there-to-help-you/ Although age is somewhat limiting, this couple is always there demonstrating the love they have, each is the support of the other, although adversity prevails this love presentSat, 03 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Eastern Screech Owl Yawninghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-02/eastern-screech-owl-yawning/This is an image of an eastern screech owl giving a big yawn in the early morning. He is perched in a dug out tree.Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Mid-Flight Mallardhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-01/mid-flight-mallard-1/A female Mallard duck coming in for a landing on a pond near Vancouver, BCThu, 01 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000Drying the Potteryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-31/drying-the-pottery/A craftswoman is arranging pottery for drying before move them to furnace in Phu Lang village, Bac Ninh province, Vietnam. This traditional pottery village was founded and flourished from the Tran Dynasty, about 800 years ago.Wed, 31 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Finding the Wayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-30/finding-the-way-1/This photo shows a panoramic view from the viewpoint of the Covadonga Lakes in the National Park of the Picos de Europa in Asturias (Spain). On the left side we see the lake Ercina surrounded by the lactea, in the left Lake Enol and in the center a cabin for shepherds who use during the summer when they raise the cattle to graze to this place.Tue, 30 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Grandma in the Kitchenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-29/grandma-in-the-kitchen/Grandma in the Kitchen, 2017Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Enchanted foresthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-28/enchanted-forest-8/Enchanted forest - this is the delta of the once mighty Colorado river and the Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. Aerial image (shot from a plane at 2K feet).Sun, 28 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000The light of lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-27/the-light-of-life-1/“Buri” meaning in Bengali is the old lady. This old lady stays in our locality. She is very poor. She has nobody to look after her because her husband was died in a car accident in few years ago. She does her daily jobs herself. The old widow also took her ration, went to market and cooked her food by herself .She lives alone with her Indian parrot. She loves her parrot and tell us that she has a little family means the ‘Buri‘ and her beautiful Parrot.Sat, 27 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Joy Of Colors http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-26/joy-of-colors-1/I took this photograph at Gopinath temple on the occasion of Holi, in Vrindavan, India. Holi is celebrated as a festival of colors all over the country. It is most celebrated in the city of Vrindavan which is said to be the place where Lord Krishna grew up..When Krishna was young, he cribbed to his mother about Radha (his friend) being fair while Krishna himself was dark complexioned. His mother (Yashoda) suggested him to colour Radha with colours in a playful manner and the tradition evolved.Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Thy Lovehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-25/thy-love/Gajon is a widely celebrated festival across India. People dresses themselves in different costume and perform rituals. In this picture, a transgender was smoking in the street and i was very lucky to get this picture. Thu, 25 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Nebulahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-24/nebula/Sand sucks up behind a wave while I pray that my head does not get hit while I compose this photo with my 100mm lens. Wed, 24 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Maiko-San; Kyoto, Japanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-23/maiko-san-kyoto-japan/A beautiful Maiko (trainee Geisha) in Kyoto. Each and every movement is so graceful...Tue, 23 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Can´t get closer (common genet)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-22/can-t-get-closer-common-genet/I wanted to get this wild genet as close as possible. She was attracted by a small amount of sardine oil in the brunch and I had to use a very special lens called LAOWA, a 15mm ultra-wide angle MACRO lens. Yes, an ultra-wide macro lens in order to get so close as 2cm from the tip of the nose but still get the head in focus.Mon, 22 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000My Son with his Beloved Four Wheelerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-21/my-son-with-his-beloved-four-wheeler/My son and his cousin were out riding their four wheelers for the day. They parked in the back yard and my son decided to jump up on top of his so he could see further.Sun, 21 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Kinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-19/king-5/This individual is the dominant male of a troop of urban monkeys. They live on the outskirts of a golf course in the capital city, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After the forest was cleared to build the golf course, the monkey troop stayed because they had nowhere else to go. A small patch of forest remains as their last refuge. Monkeys are often regarded as pests because they rummage through garbage and sometimes break into people's homes to find food. This indivual and his family come down from the branches daily as people bring them food. Most of the time, people bring sugary drinks and junk food. The monkeys are sometimes victims of violence and abuse at the hands of humans. Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Ebb and Flowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-18/ebb-and-flow-1/The ebb and flow of organisms in the veins of a city. Each one unique, yet barely distinguishable. Perhaps that's what we look like under the microscope for a giant alien. This is what it feels like to live in one of most crowded place on earth, Hong Kong.Thu, 18 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Ginger and the froghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-17/ginger-and-the-frog/A red-eyed tree frog sits upon colorful ginger.Wed, 17 May 2017 04:35:34 +0000A thousand birdshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-16/a-thousand-birds/Each year between the months of December-March, Northern California becomes the temporary home to thousands of migratory birds (geese, egrets, ducks, herons and others). Aerial image (shot from a plane).Tue, 16 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Ocean Flameshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-15/ocean-flames/A surfer faces a crashing wave at the pier in Estoril, Portugal.Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Red Chilies Pickershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-14/red-chilies-pickers/Countless chilli peppers surround labourers in the Bogra district in the north of Bangladesh. More than 2,000 people work in almost 100 chilli farms in Bogra in Bangladesh to supply local spice companies with chillies for use in their recipes. Chilli peppers are a major part of the Bengali cuisine popular in Bangladesh and are used as part of a combination of spices for various meat dishes, including chicken and beef.Sun, 14 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Hindu women fasting and devotionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-13/hindu-women-fasting-and-devotion/Every year Thousands of Lokenath fans and Hindu devotees gathered in front of Dhaka’s Shri Shri Lokenath Brahmachari Ashram temple, Sonargaon Barodi temple and Sylhet Lokenath temple to celebrate their religious fasting festival Rakher Upobash or Kartik Brati. The devotees sit in front of candle light locally known as prodip and absorb in prayer. The worshipers fast and pray during the festival which is celebrated between Novembers in a certain Days in Bangladesh. Lokenath Brahmachari who is called Baba Lokenath was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal. Hindu worshippers fast and pray in earnest to the gods for their favors during the traditional ritual called Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash.Sat, 13 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000A toda velocidadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-12/a-toda-velocidad-2/Es un acampeonato nacional de patinaje donde se trabaja con velocidades de obturacion demasiado bajas para conseguir que nos de sensaciones de alta velocidad este campeonato se definia la seleccion colombia la cual actuamente es la campeona mundialFri, 12 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Pablucha, the shepherdhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-11/pablucha-the-shepherd/Pablo Mayhua (65), also called Pablucha, has worked as a shepherd for his entire life, in return for housing and food provided by the owners of the sheep. Thu, 11 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Rear Windowshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-10/rear-windows/If Jimmy Stewart lived in Hong Kong, he would need more than one binocular. The square pigeon holes typical of Hong Kong homes.Wed, 10 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000The futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-09/the-future-9/The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in the Nevada desert. Aerial image (shot from a plane).Tue, 09 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Storm at Yosemite Valleyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-08/storm-at-yosemite-valley/The first light appeared on a cold and stormy morning at Yosemite National Park. A thick fog swiftly passes through the valley. Mon, 08 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Costa Rican Pizotehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-07/costa-rican-pizote/This is a Pizote or also called CoatíSun, 07 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000نفق الاحلامhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-06/-91/دختر بچه اي كه از تونل كه براي بازي گذشته شده عبور مي كندSat, 06 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Swimming lesson http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-05/swimming-lesson/All the time I and my daughter Julia are together. I would like to show one day in this photograph. Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Up Close and Personal in Virunga National Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-04/up-close-and-personal-in-virunga-national-park/A very curious young mountain gorilla coming a bit too close. The image was taken while visit Virunga National Park in the DRC; which depends on tourism. After hiking for an hours or so we located the beautiful Humba family which consists of 2 silverback, 3 females, 3 babies and several juveniles. Thu, 04 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Central Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-03/central-park-11/Winter in Central Park, Manhattan, NYWed, 03 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Shine Brighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-02/shine-bright/Taken at a local Conservancy Farm in their vegetable garden. I believe it may be an onion flower.Tue, 02 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Split screenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-01/split-screen/Industrial ponds, property of Waste Management, Inc., New Mexico. Aerial image (shot from a plane at 1,000 feet).Mon, 01 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Mono Manhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-30/mono-man/I like to go location hunting. When I find the perfect place, corner, wall or even shadow, I sit and silently wait for my prey, as the spider does with its web. This is how I catch the famous "decisive moment".Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Begin new dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-29/begin-new-day/Daily life of the people who live at the seaside of the southern Viet Nam.Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000My Childhoodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-28/my-childhood/Borders are not natural, they are made by man. May it be between places, races, cultures, and fence or between illiteracy and education. On one side of the border lies the children who are devoid of education. The most common reason of illiteracy among children is poverty, which is nothing but the result of corruption. Again, poverty and child labour are inevitably bound together. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Ghosthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-27/ghost-13/An old woman walks up a stairwell of the NYC Subway in Manhattan. Her shadow is cast on the wall from the Winter Sun.Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Head Em' Up Move Em' Outhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-26/head-em-up-move-em-out/The photo illustrates the lost heritage of the cowboy roundup and cattle drive.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Veiling the Scarshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-25/veiling-the-scars/The Photo is showing an acid attack survivor's reluctance in revealing the scars she got from the attack, that has impacted her life and has shaken her self confidence. Many people have survived such fatal attacks, not just in India but across the globe and face a tough time coping up and moving on with life. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Glacial rivers from abovehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-24/glacial-rivers-from-above-1/Glacial rivers flowing over black volcanic soil, Iceland. Aerial image (shot from a plane at 1,000 feet).Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Octopushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-23/octopus-4/An octopus starts swimming at the arrival of the photographer in Ibiza, SpainSun, 23 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Nature's Blisshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-22/natures-bliss/Nature's BlissSat, 22 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Gotchahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-21/gotcha-3/A small Mugger Crocodile caught a fish middle of a rainy day.Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Mom knows how to get a smilehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-20/mom-knows-how-to-get-a-smile/That must be a very funny joke shared by the doting mother. The baby sure wanted to hear more, as for baby orangutans mom is the best friend for first 5-10 years. Orangutans are known for the strong bonding shared by the cuddly mom and clingy baby. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000A family of childernhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-19/a-family-of-childern/A Palestinian girl washes her brother during a sweltering heat wave, in Gaza city.Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000A group practicing Capoeira on a beach in Brazil.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-18/a-group-practicing-capoeira-on-a-beach-in-brazil/Is a beautiful day and I woke up early to photograph the sunrise. Three guys did a synchronized jump to warm up and I decided to shoot. I like the feeling that they are flying.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Dong Jiang Foghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-17/fisher-man-2/Early morning at Dong Jiang river a fisher man was hard at work.Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Syrian refugees_1http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-15/syrian-refugees-in-gaziantep-turkey/This is a series of portraits of refugee women from Syria who live in southern Turkey, because of their religion, women are not allowed to be portrayed but because the men of these families died during the attacks, they were left to the front Of the house.Sat, 15 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000There is always powerful lioness behind the Lion Kinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-14/there-is-always-powerful-lioness-behind-the-lion-king/We have stayed in the purpose built camp in the Southern Serengeti to avoid the crowds and experience intimate proximity to animals. One of early morning this large pride of lions have been playing around. I have followed this young magnificent male with my camera until he stood patiently looking beyond horizon with his mane lightly touched by the wind. And of course one of females close to him.Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000The metamorphosis family (woman)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-13/the-metamorphosis-family-woman/<br>I fear we get up one day in future and see we have changed, but not felt it.</br> <br>Everything is normal Around us, But something has been changed</br> <br>not necessarily having cause, not any explanation.</br> <br>Perhaps like the famous story</br> <br>The Metamorphosis, Kafka</br> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Lightning on the Huronhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-12/lightning-on-the-huron/Lightning on Lake Huron (Ontario, Canada). Taken on the beach at Goderich, Ontario.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Old man in Pho Cao villagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-11/old-man-in-pho-cao-village/A minority old man is smoking in his house in Pho Cao village, a small village in northern highland in Vietnam. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000At workhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-10/at-work-10/Vast fields, tiny workers, California. Aerial image (shot from a plane). Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Medusahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-08/medusa-1/Ocean black wash flaring up and spraying a wave to look like Medusa's hair and back lit by the morning sun.Sat, 08 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Muscle Beach Gymhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-07/muscle-beach-gym/A weightlifter lifts a barbell loaded with heavy plates while a bodybuilder performs an aerial handstand at the Muscle Beach Gym in Venice Beach, CA. Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Herding Ankole Cattlehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-06/herding-ankole-cattle/While en route to Lake Mburo in Uganda, we paused in the road to let a local herder pass with a number of beautiful Ankole cattle. The breed has a lineage that's perhaps 4,000 to 5,000 years old, and their horns can measure up to eight feet from tip to tip. Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Mariahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-05/maria-3/Maria in the village of Opachichi in the 30-km Exclusion Zone. There are hundreds of villages which were evacuated after the Chernobyl Nuclear catastrophe. Some of the inhabitants refused to leave or simply couldn't adjust to the new circumstances and returned back to their homes. There are few of them left these days,mostly due to the old age. Maria is one of the two people remaining in the village which once counted hundreds of people. Her neighbour - another Maria - lives just few meters away but due to the very old feud (which none of them remembers) and also to the fact that my Maria is almost deaf (I yelled on the top of my lungs to get to her but still she barely understood me) two remaining inhabitants of the village don't speak to each other. Maria's house is like a museum - embroidered towels, tens of neatly piled pillows on the top of the bed,squeaky clean surfaces and pictures of her dead relatives on the walls.Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Mouvementhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-04/mouvement/Rose was improvising freely in the studioTue, 04 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Farm Girl Swimming Poolhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-03/farm-girl-swimming-pool/Keeping cool, no bull. Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Manta ray with yellow fishhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-02/manta-ray-with-yellow-fish/A big manta ray swimming through a group of yellow fish while diving in Maldives Islands.Sun, 02 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Piercing Rayshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-01/piercing-rays/Rays of morning sunlight pierce through fog in the Santa Fe National Forest and illuminate the burn scar of the Cerro Grande and Las Conchas fires, which decimated the forest twice here. Sat, 01 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Great blue heron's afternoon breezehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-31/great-blue-herons-afternoon-breeze/Great blue heron, Ardea herodias, in elegant breeding plumage, catches late afternoon sunshine and breezes at Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico at Ft. Myers Beach. The wildlife area is a haven to resident and migratory birds who nest, rest, and feed there.Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000