Photos | Smithsonian feed for the photosenMon, 27 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Yi minority people in ethnic dresses people of Yi national minority had been living in DaLiang mountains area for generations. When you came into Daliang mountains area and you will be amazed with its beautifull scene. All of the village of Yi national minority was so serene. On the flowing streams, A cattle teams or family were acrossing the bridge. Some smoke was misty rising up from kitchen surround the village. Torch festival is the traditional festival of the Yi nationality people which lived at southwest area of China. During the Torch festival of last year, I came to Liangshan Yi Nationality Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province in China.In the square of the Torch Festival, ten and thousands of people gathered together to watch the Horse-racing, Cock-fighting,Bull-fighting, Sheep-fighting and the Torch-lighting celebrate ceremony. All of these are so spectacularity. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Moonset over Badwater Basin the perfect salt formation in Death Valley's namesake basin is no easy task! I hauled myself across the salt flats for hours and hours the previous afternoon, looking for the single salt polygon that would serve as my subject. I found this well-formed example after miles of hot, sweaty, futile searching across the wasteland, and marked the GPS, hoping for some color the following morning. I wasn't disappointed, as the moon was setting as the sun was rising, creating awesome colors in the sky!Sun, 26 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Chilly Yak Namtso, Tibet, is around 15000 ft above sea level and yet its chilly waters seemingly had little effect on this white yak. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Diving in Bonaire two worlds. Diving in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean.Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Sleeping baby Faso, one of the poorest countries in the world, ranks fourth in Africa in the production of gold. Much of the gold comes from small-scale mines, where gold seekers from all over. While children are labouring in the tunnels, crushing and cutting stones, the yongsters are put asleep on dirty ground when their mothers are at work nearby. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Frozen in Time Glacier Ice Cave, Iceland. This is an ice cave that was formed by the runoff water from the Vatnajokull Glacier. This image was taken in mid March, but 2 days later warm weather and rain had partially submerged the cave and made the cave inaccessible.Wed, 22 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Detroit Blues street performer doing his best to earn some extra change outside Detroit's North American International Auto ShowTue, 21 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Vision of the Spotted Owl great vision of the owl looking at new target from behind with amazing theme and and colour synergyMon, 20 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Eid al-Fitr Salat in the Rain of muslims devotees have got together to complete Eid Ul Fitr salat in spite of heavy rain at Shahi Eidgah Field in Sylhet, Bangladesh.Sun, 19 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Sunset in PNG New Guinea, Lissenung island is located in the region of New Ireland.Sat, 18 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Green Bee metallic green bee pollinating a white dahliaFri, 17 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Happiness young Chinese girl enjoying getting her picture taken.Thu, 16 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Altered Moods B&W rendition of Second Beach, La Push, WA.Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Camping on the Timberline Trail Timberline Trail is a 40 mile trail around Mount Hood in Oregon. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Lord of Darkness this capture you are watching an anoura geoffroyi drinking from the remaining rain water accumulated in an Heliconia. The perfect silhouette shows the head shape through the wings. Light is everything!Mon, 13 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Vampire Kisses triggerfish approaches my camera's port while swimming in Palm Beach. Sun, 12 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000memories, 12 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Wallowa Lake Lake in Wallowa County, Oregon.Sat, 11 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Courtship two birds are located in a natural reserve in the state of Maranhao, Brazil.Sat, 11 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Contrast of Life a wildlife photographer, traveler and conservationist, and I take personal interest to create awareness about our rich biodiversity and the important of preserving and protecting the endangered species through rehabilitation of poachers and wood smugglers. My travel to new places has opened up new initiatives for Sustainable Ecosystem, and urban people visiting places which is under severe environmental threat will help tourists to be responsible and work for a social cause. Some of the programs that I'm working right now would preserve the ethnic tribal culture & tradition of the region, and simultaneously conserve the bio-diversity of the regions by creating awareness through tribal & wildlife camps. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Bug in a galaxy Thu, 09 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Welder Making a Floor Wed, 08 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Monkey Family. Monkey Family.Tue, 07 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Serpula a dive at about -20 mt, i saw this little animal, called Serpula, in a red sponge. The problem was approach it without it quickly retired for defense into its tubeMon, 06 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Freedom place every year at Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, Burning Man Festival always impress people with a mythological fantasy. With the spirits of Gifting, Mutual Corporation, Leaving No Trace and Participation, Burning Man is not only an artistic gathering but a new experience of communication among people. This photo was taken on the third day of the festival when I bike around the playa (as downtown area of Black Rock City for Burning Man). Sunbeam breaking through clouds, like the light from the heaven, on the man who was riding the scooter. The man just as a pioneer at the land, about exploring new territory of life and human experience, mirrors to my American Dream as liberal, courageous, and tolerate.Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Rockets Red Glare soldier of the United States Army watches as fireworks launch into the air at the 200th anniversary of the the penning of the "Star Spangled Banner" at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry.Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000No Eyes, was born on a rainy day in Vietnam 10 years ago, never has eyes. Prematurity is the main cause for vision-malfunction of children. Thu's been living in a boarding school in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam for two years since her family cannot afford to provide care. Being far away from family is her only worst nightmare and once she cries, who knows where the teardrops could go. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Neon River Valley of a river valley covered by fluorescing moss, Fjallabak, IcelandThu, 02 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Rhythm of Motion rural Horse Race, occurred every year in winter season in Bangladesh.Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Orangutan in the Rain was so sweet, touching and moving to see this endangered orangutan protecting himself from the harsh nature. The message is clear to all of us: we’re all directly responsible to protect them from extinction.Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Praying in Candlelight novice monk praying in candle lights in a temple.Mon, 29 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Kolkata Sunrise picture of a man in the Kolkata Flower Market in Kolkata, India. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Balancing Act clicked this Damselfly in a fine morning when it was resting on a leaf of paddy crop. Water droplets are working as complement.Sat, 27 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Munajat (Supplication) have started little bit earlier for home to avoid the rush. While entering at Airport Station the Final Supplication was started at The Bishwa Ijtema in Tongi. The devotees started their supplication on board.Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Surprised Katydid katydid lying in the canna flower, it remained motionless attitude makes me want to shoot it, I saw the katydid red mouth and teeth, its long tentacles like antenna like standing. I'm wearing a mask gently close katydid, because I am afraid to disturb it. In the lens I saw it surprised expression, but it did not jump.Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Crested Black Macaque black macaque monkey in jungleWed, 24 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Sadhus in Nandgaon in Nandgaon in the temple of Krishna during the Holi festTue, 23 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Three fishermen on Inle Lake fishermen on Inle Lake. The fisherman of this region have a unique rowing technique, where they stand on the stern on one leg and wrap the other leg around the oar allowing for fine paddle control.Mon, 22 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Cable Car's Hill (German Hill) was a farm that was being occupied to become one of the great slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The population is honest and hard-working people but there is great great tension between police forces and drug traffickers set in place. One of the measures to solve local problems, was created in 2011 the first and only public transportation by cable to the country. Sun, 21 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Chinstrap Penguins Climb an Iceberg PENGUINS ON ICEBERGSat, 20 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Sunset Clamming Clamming in Xiapu, FuJian, ChinaFri, 19 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Golden Rock Golden Rock in Myanmar is a holy and important site which Buddhists frequent in large numbers. A gold leaf covered boulder precariously balances on the edge of a cliff, and pilgrims come to worship this astonishing defiance of gravity.Thu, 18 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000River Ferry ferry operating in the early morning in Xiao Donjiang, China.Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Comeback spending many hours shooting bee-eaters I finally got an image different from the rest.One that captivated me because of what it transmits rather than for what it shows. The pose is magestic, but all together the result is more dramatic.Tue, 16 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Skeleton of a market firemen extinguishes a fire that caused havoc damage to a market in Kolkata, India. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Bajo Spear Fisherman around 80 years old, this Bajo spear fisherman, still maintains his family and livelihood with his hand-made spear gun, goggles, and a seriously fit body. I spent some time with him and he dived as deep as I could, without fins.Sun, 14 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Nepal Earthquake 2015 Prasad Gwasa, a resident of Bhaktapur, Nepal looks down upon the ruins of his broken house after the Nepal 2015 earthquake. He shaved his head as a part of a ritual which followed after the demise of his mother who was trapped in debris of their broken house. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Navajo Bridge BridgeFri, 12 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Portrait Mentawai mentawaiThu, 11 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Collective Chaos the yearly migration the wildebeests are forced to find new river crossing points in the Serengeti-Mara region. They descend into individual despair and collective chaos, fast currents and steep banks all but deny escape onto the river banks.Wed, 10 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Breath at sunset at sunsetTue, 09 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Women praying in Ethiopia rock church women kneeling near the entrance to the church in prayerMon, 08 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000The whirlwind photo capture the moment of play of this little girlSun, 07 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Lone Mangrove on Biscayne Bay in Miami, I can easily access Biscayne Bay where I paddle my canoe along the mangrove shoreline that is part of Biscayne National Park. Despite being so close to a metropolis, I am almost always alone on the bay and the peace I feel in this marine sanctuary is extraordinary. My goal as a photographer is to capture that feeling, hopefully conveyed in this image.Sat, 06 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Face Painting during Gajan festival is very popular festival of rural Bengal. This is a make up session for Gajan, after the makeup the children used to play roll of many gods and collect money from the people who used to watch their show. Here little girl's faces are painted by artist. The girl, who sit in the middle will become lord Krishna with make up.Fri, 05 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Enemy at 12 O'Clock Green Thorn-tailed hummingbird meets a bee in-flight and tries to avoid collision. One incredible capture from my latest trip to Ecuador. Captured in Milpe.Thu, 04 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Playful children children of a tribal village of Birbhum district are playing with lots of enjoyment at afternoon.Wed, 03 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Rangitikei River Valley shows the impressive geological forces that have formed this amazing river valley. You can see the layers of strata in the distant cliffsTue, 02 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Pray before Lunch captured this photo at the Nun monastery in Yangon city of Myanmar when I visited there for photo trip.Mon, 01 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Welcome guest, are you hungry? a yurt camped 30 km. from Cholpon-Ata, in a jailoo called Kyrchyn. The hospitality of the nomads in Kyrgyzstan currently still very present, especially in the celebrations.Sun, 31 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Aware and wary lone, injured buffalo with its guards up. It was away from the herd and injured, making it an easy target. You could see its aggressiveness from its posture. The buffalo when it saw us was trying to stare us down, as if telling us to keep away or else. Fri, 29 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Thirsty image taken at Tam Coc of a woman who just finished her work to ride people a scenic trip. It showed a hard life of work but always make a pleasure to visitorsThu, 28 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Misty forest taken 11.9.2014 in Salo Finland one misty morning when I was collectiong mushrooms for dinner from this forest and saw the light coming between the trees and ran to my car to get my camera and took this shot.Wed, 27 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Harvest Home rice field and on the way back home at Tam Coc, Ninh BinhTue, 26 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Brave heart took this photo in Koraput,Orissa ,when I saw a little monkey observing us bravely from his mother lapMon, 25 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Camouflage the way of self defence in nature.Sun, 24 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Hummingbird Feeding Her Chick Allen's hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) feeding her 2 days old chick. I discovered her nest in California when she was still building it. Later I saw her sitting most of the time on the nest and supposed she had laid eggs. Two chicks hatched on Monday after Mother's Day. Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Masbangoes sunset ball of Masbangoes is moving from the shallow water towards the drop-off of the reef, at sunset. The moltitude of fish spend the day in the shallow water awaiting for dusk to move in deeper waters. After some days of taking photographs of this school of fish close to the shore, event that occurs once a year just for few days at the beginning of summer, I decided to take some overunder shots at sunset to have more dramatic light.Fri, 22 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Fire Portal standing among a wall of fire.Thu, 21 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000A pilgrim's introspection Hindu pilgrim gazes over the Deccan Plateau. Wed, 20 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000My Mother's Hands Mother's Hands as she lay dying from cancer. Tue, 19 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000hide and seek I was going up the stairs I met a man who wasn't there He wasn't there again today...Mon, 18 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000From the series entitled 'The See of the City'‘It's a restless and settled city, whose own self-identity has always revolved around its vitality, its novelty, its Crassness, and its seemingly boundless opportunities and insatiable appetite for material gain. The fluid, Chaotic quality of the city life in Johannesburg after apartheid is reflected in the unresolved tension between the overall plan of urban space and its specific details.’ Martin J Murray Sun, 17 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Wrestling wrestling in northern of Iran. The locals called it The " koshtii e gilemardi" Sat, 16 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Cold shower a big city, with big infrastructure, business, rich place.. And now, imagine how can be a place for poor people there, just less of 500 meters of this active life. Fri, 15 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Bullfighting drama on bull fighting in north of iranThu, 14 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Fish storm ball (Masbangoes) in the shallow waters of Bonaire island, Dutch Caribbean. Having been stationary for 3 days close to the shore of a public beach, the Masbangoes were cougth by a fishing net. Unfortunately due to the lack of fishing rules in the local area, a sea turtle was entangled in the net. Wed, 13 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000The last ones standing elderly couple making traditional dishes in their small pottery workshop. These couple are of the very few remaining traditional potters in northern Gilan, Iran. The dishes are called "Gamaj" in the local tongue. Tue, 12 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Flying Cranes picture was taken at Hula Valley, nature reserve in Israel. Hula Valley is a major stopover for birds migrating along the Syrian-African Rift Valley between Africa, Europe, and Asia. Mon, 11 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Children playing in Tokyo took this picture while visiting a temple in Tokyo. People were burning incense and these children were imitating them, playing with smoke. At that very moment, a ray of light hit the temple, and created this magical scene.Sun, 10 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000Tenth Day – Bijar: According to one of the Shia faith, throughout Iran, on the occasion of martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammad, Muslims mourn during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram which among them two last days are special ones which have been called Tasua and Ashura. In some parts of Iran, these mourning have some differences.Sat, 09 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Girl playing at low tide, Mindanao, Philippines kids playing while waiting for boat to Britania IslandsFri, 08 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000Delicate Arch at Dusk park is located on the Colorado River 4 miles north of Moab, Utah. It is known for containing over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations.Thu, 07 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000Bodie State Historic Park State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people. Only a small part of the town survives, preserved in a state of "arrested decay." Interiors remain as they were left and stocked with goods. Designated as a National Historic Site and a State Historic Park in 1962, the remains of Bodie are being preserved in a state of "arrested decay".Wed, 06 May 2015 07:00:00 +0000Face to face time seemed stopped during this silence exchange, in a night travel.Tue, 05 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000Solitary need nothing, I seek nothing, I desire nothing .. White tailed eagle alone but not lonelyMon, 04 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000The Dragon is beautiful bird with brilliant pink color, It makes me take out the challenge of taking a different image.Sun, 03 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Disagreement White Tailed Fighting Over Food, While The Crow is Waiting for the food to drop so he can have it for him self!Sat, 02 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Roaring Dino at the milky way !Fri, 01 May 2015 07:00:00 +0000The Road to Hana (and the Road to Hana) has become my favorite place to retreat from the everyday in New York City and get in touch with the earth and what’s most important in life. On a recent trip, we made a stop along the Road to Hana at Honomanu Bay. Our friend Kyle grabbed his surfboard to head up the river to explore, pausing momentarily to make a splash in honor of his birthday.Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:00:00 +0000Egg Women, Merida Mexico sell eggs in a market in Merida, Mexico in April 2015.Wed, 29 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000