Photos | Smithsonian feed for the photosenSat, 25 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000The northern lights dance over a Sami lavvu (teepee) in Karasjok, Norway. northern lights dance over a Sami lavvu (teepee) in Karasjok, Norway.Sat, 25 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Autumn's Mysterium shows the deep color and mystery of Autumn.Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Colours and emotions., 23 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Caught at Seward, Alaska Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000lado b tirada de santa teresa a foto mostra o cristo redentor ao fundo e uma favela local. foto que mostra o contraste do rio de belas paisagem e a realidade local Tue, 21 Jun 2016 04:02:35 +0000Florida's fields from above's fields from above. Aerial image (shot from a plane). Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000wait me an iced lake two eagle were fighting for a fishSun, 19 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Beautiful but fading light's largest Buddhist academy is homed in China, Larung Gar (Sertar). People from all over China flock to this place for the purpose of learning Buddhism. However, it's a controversial place to the government where the nuns & monks suffered over a decade of destruction & imprisonment since the establishment in 1980. In June 2016, the authorities further imposed new rules, which caused thousands of monks & nuns at risk of removal from learning Buddhism in this place. If the rule was not met by the deadline on Oct 2017, there is a threat of demolition of the entire institute. Residents should be given the chance to practice religion peacefully as well as progressive interaction with the outside world. If the oppression continues, this unique place couldn't be a sustainable travel destination for the world to explore. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Forgotten Faces exponential rise of China's economy alters its demography, an effect from the intra-migration of the young from rural areas to major cities, leaving behind an ageing population that came from China's one child policy back then. This couple, Mr and Mrs Yao, are part of the ageing population left behind by the country's focus on its economy. This image is part of my series on the forgotten population of contemporary China. The travel to rural China will give one an inside look at a part of China that is slowly being replaced by modernisation policies. Rural China should be sustained in tandem with its economic expansion, an important part of its history. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Kushti Boy young Kushti boy looks out from inside his dormitory, while his friend looks in. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000The beauty of Tokyo at nightō Nights, Blade Runner Origins, the red light district of Tokyo at 3am.Wed, 15 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Four Elements fire at Advancetown Lake in Queensland, AustraliaTue, 14 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah is a central wet market that is located in the City of Kota Bharu. As a wet market, as normal, it sell fresh fish likes one-finlet scad, round herring, long-tail shad, Spanis Besar Siti Khadijah is a central wet market that is located in the City of Kota Bharu. As a wet market, as normal, it sell fresh fish likes one-finlet scad, round herring, long-tail shad, Spanish mackerel, tunny fish, pomfret, Indian mackerel,Mon, 13 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000A man sleeping under a net in Kolkata man sleeping under a net near Mullik Ghat Flower Market, relaxing before starting a long work day. Kolkata, IndiaSun, 12 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000men having some rest on casino terrasse having some rest on casino terrasseSat, 11 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000the women walking in Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre Abu DhabiFri, 10 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Life goes on photograph is taken in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. During the dry season it is impressive to see herds of zebras and wildebeest moving for such a small place looking for food.Thu, 09 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Hole in the sky - Sunset at Salar de Uyuni in the sky - Sunset at Salar de Uyuni Every evening at Slar de Uyuni, Bolivia, the sky opens after the rain and gives way to the most beautiful sunsets.Wed, 08 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Our beloved possessions beloved possessions, Kalispell, Montana. Aerial Image (shot from a plane). Tue, 07 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000A prayer for whale's soul! prayer for whale's soul! A woman praying for the soul of a whale, which washed up on the coast of Dien Thinh-Dien Chau, Nghe An at 5:30 AM 27-May-2016Mon, 06 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Lady Iguana resting on lava near beach on Isla SantiagoSun, 05 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Self Portrait with the Milky Way photo was captured on the beach, at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, in Michigan. The subject is the Milky Way, and myself, holding a flash light. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Volcanic eruption of Mt Bromo eruption of Mt Bromo, IndonesiaFri, 03 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Akha Woman the first sunrise, an Akha woman began to prepare the meal for her family.Thu, 02 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Solitude, 01 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000A Family' are family.Tue, 31 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000An American Bison crosses a road near the great Salt Lake, UT. my last day visiting the Great Salt Lake, I explored Antelope Island and fell in love with photographing the American Bison. As I was driving down one of the last roads to explore, I saw a bison moving toward the road. After waiting up the hill for about 10 minutes, he walked over, crossed the road and moved on to another field. This moment of hesitation in the middle of the road was very peaceful and quiet. Mon, 30 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Man and Nature contact between humans and marine animalsSun, 29 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Showing Who is the Boss incredible aurora helps a little lighthouse in the South of Iceland to bright the dark night.Sat, 28 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Innocent Look Look of a boy through the window of a bus.Fri, 27 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Eruption colliding after sunrise on the South Coast NSW AustraliaThu, 26 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Lake House mountain lake Trübsee lying at the foot of the Titlis and a house on its shore.Wed, 25 May 2016 04:19:11 +0000A rainy day at the slum picture perfectly describes live in this slum. The teenage boy is staring at me, a white person, rare in this area. His mother is buying sugarcane - which is a raw, tasteless food that helps keep one from hunger. Tue, 24 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Toeing the Line a Sustainable Travel photograph. Mon, 23 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Fishermen in Action fishermen standing at the stern of the boat while using the cone shaped net catching fish in the lake.Sun, 22 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Sunrise at Yellowstone at Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Aerial Image. If you look carefully, you might notice the person enjoying this natural beauty. Yellowstone is the first US National Park. Sat, 21 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Owl Love young Burrowing Owlets being affectionate outside their burrowFri, 20 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000People At Work taken at the bubble-shop.Thu, 19 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Mesquite dunes sunrise in a sandstorm were lucky enough to witness this amazing sunrise at Mesquite Dunes at Death Valley National Park. What made it even more amazing was the mini-sand storm that got kicked up and added a glorious red hue to the sky.Wed, 18 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Sawdust burst. female Black-cheeked Woodpecker spits chuncks of dead wood out of a cavity nest she is building in Costa Rica. Tue, 17 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Bocca d'Arno old fishing net at Marina di Pisa, with the park of Apuane in the background at sunset.Mon, 16 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Crucifer, Apulia. A crucifer from one of the many confraternities is preparing for the procession on Holy Friday.Sun, 15 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Ice climber on a glacier Ice climber on the Viedma glacier appears from one of the huge ice cliff, exhausted trying to finally reach the surface.Sat, 14 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Wall of Smoke above a blaze, a fireman on a ladder is dwarfed by the wall of smoke.Fri, 13 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000The rule of dress for Sikh man is to wear a turban. I would have never guessed that a turban is usually several feet long! rule of dress for a Sikh man is to wear a turban. I would have never guessed that a turban is usually several feet long!Thu, 12 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Dancing in the Moonlight image was taken at Imperial Point on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The photo is showing Hayden Rock in the moonlight.Wed, 11 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Golden Travelly and the Giant picture has been taken during a citizen science' project in Djibouti, understand better the aggregation of Whale shark in the area, with the sustainable ptotocol of photo-identificationTue, 10 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000An Elephant Encounter in the Mara single-tusked matriarch protects her family. As we drove with our guide in our safari vehicle, we were within a few kilometers of the airstrip in Masai Mara when we noticed a large one-tusked female elephant with her family walking toward us. As our vehicle pulled forward a bit, we noticed a cape buffalo asleep under a bush about 20 feet from the road. The Cape Buffalo raised his head and stood up, which must have been perceived as a threatening movement for the elephants. As the buffalo stepped toward the approaching elephants, the momma elephant trumpeted a warning and threw her trunk up in the air. The elephant moved closer to the buffalo and the buffalo, surprisingly, charged the elephant rather than flee. The buffalo fell then fell to its knees. The elephant then lowered her head and, without any warning, went straight for the buffalo. She then bent down and literally impaled the buffalo with her single tusk and lifted it straight up over her head with her tusk protruding from the other side of the buffalo. She slammed the buffalo back on the ground, struggling a bit to release her tusk and backed up. She then herded her family to the other side of the road and continued to trumpet and stomp her feet at the mortally wounded buffalo. Mon, 09 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000A mother's kiss mother who receives micro financing and livelihood training is now running a small neighborhood convenient store to support her family. On top of running the store, she spends most of her free time taking care of her son afflicted with hydrocephalus. Raymond, the son, is 14 years old, he's both mentally and physically disabled. Unable to get out of bed, he spends his entire life inside his custom-made crib.Sun, 08 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Boys will be Boys male Grey Jungle Fowl battle it out for supremacy over their territories.Sat, 07 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Burning T-Rex artwork imitation of T-Rex is burned at the 2016 AfrikaBurn event held in Tanqua Karoo Desert, Northern Cape, South Africa. Fri, 06 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Great Hornbill in Flight female great hornbill carries food in her beak for her chicks.Thu, 05 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Devour of the danger.Wed, 04 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Deliquesce drop in the ocean of passions. The moment when you’re turning into the ash, when everything you knew and what mattered has gone, and life has been divided into 'before' and 'after'. . . you’re no longer yourself. . . a free-will person and a voluntary slave that deliquescing in the loved one. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:02:29 +0000Dalmatian Pelican crossing the lake January 2016 I travelled from Denmark to Lake Kerkini in Northern Greece to photograph Dalmatian Pelicans. On a frost cold morning at the lake I noticed a fine reflection in the calm water when a Dalmatian Pelican passed our small boat. The soft morning light created a pastel-like atmosphere to the scenery with the mountains in the background.Mon, 02 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Wild Genetta jumping in the forest 2 months trying to get this shot I finally managed to achieve it! 5 flashes, one infrared barrier custom made for me with 2 sensors, one to start exposing and the other one to shoot the flashes. Hard job finally payed off.Sun, 01 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Greenhouse standing in a big greenhouse. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000LUX NOCTIS Noctis is a series of photographs depicting landscapes of North America within the framework of traditional landscape photography but influenced by ideas of planetary exploration,19th century sublime romantic painting, and science fiction. We are overwhelmed everyday by beautiful images of the familiar. I imagine these scenes transformed into undiscovered landscapes which renew our perceptions of our world. These are abstractions of the landscape photograph, or ‘portraits of the landscape’, drawing the attention of the viewer only to the illuminated, in an otherwise overwhelming and vast picture. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Palouse Farm farm in the Palouse in Washington state just after the fields had been cut. The dark areas are bean fields, and the light are wheat. The way they cut the fields make beautiful patterns.Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Size Doesnt matter, Attitude does... on a snake's headWed, 27 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Smoko woman sat down to rest after the heavy cleaning streets. He drags on his cigarette. People passing by looking at her.Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Carp Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Eight Handsome Horses went to Mongolia just for take photos for these horses. They have very long mane which made them look more wild.Sun, 24 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Proud To Be A Piglet warthog piglet walked very confidently past the car - I couldn't help smiling and thinking he thought he was on the catwalk. Photo taken in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.Sat, 23 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Fragile been in Florence I saw this guy sitting on the box with sticker "Fragile" on it was looking like the time had stopped for him.Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Dance Palace reveres the palace.Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Landscape Poetry moment I saw this scene, invoked poetic emotions. I can't explain why but some settings in Nature are simply magical. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Floating on Devil's Lake love adventuring around the world, but I also love playing around close to home. This photo has been shot at Devil's Lake, close to Golden Ears Provincial Park, in British Columbia, Canada. Paddling between the mountains has quickly become my favorite way to get around.Tue, 19 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Friends In High Places image shows a fellow photographer and 'urban explorer' standing among the concrete pillars of a high rise development on the river Thames in London, 45 floors above street level.Mon, 18 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Crystal Mill iconic Crystal Mill of Crystal, Colorado. This mining structure has been bravely clinging onto this cliffs edge since the late 1800's and sits nestled amidst a beautiful backdrop of Aspen trees.Sun, 17 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Dripping Pollen Blessings at an Apache Sunrise Ceremony had the privilege of attending and photographing the Apache Sunrise Ceremony for a friend. This ceremony marks the transition of a young lady into womanhood. On this day the people of her tribe had the opportunity to say a blessing over her and sprinkle her with pollen.Sat, 16 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Requiem was at the Dia museum in Beacon and It had just finished raining and my friend walked ahead of me while I was on recon for interesting vantage pointsFri, 15 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Firefly Night combining multiple exposures, I was able to layer the paths of hundreds of fireflies outside of this abandoned brick home in rural Nebraska.Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Catcher in the volcano - Mount Bromo, Java year for around 700 years the Tenggerese people who live in the villages around Mt Bromo have gathered to pay tribute to the god of the volcano in a festival known as Yadnya Kasada. They carry offerings up the volcano to throw into the crater. Some people however chose to risk their lives and climb onto the steep inner slope of the crater with nets. They run and jump to try and catch the offerings before they reach the choking heart of the volcano - the belief is that each item they catch is a blessing from the god of the volcano. This young man had covered his face to protect his identity from those throwing the offerings and to reduce the impact from the toxic volcanic gasses.Wed, 13 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Regarding Alice photograph is a part of my photo series "Regarding Alice." It is a documentation of Alice through my eyes. This photograph was clicked at her home and the light in her garden made for a splendid photograph.Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Cormorant Fisherman in Li River Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Frog & The Fence laying in the field before hiking the mountain, I heard someone say "frog." I love frogs. And so I ran quickly, nearly jumping when I realized how beautiful this moment actually was.Sun, 10 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Waiting for the show shot was taken in Hikiyama-Festival held in Maibara, Shiga. The main point of this festival is a performance of Japanese kabuki theater that is performed solely by child actors. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Desperate Housewife Bull Terrier Claire photographed in an abandoned building, this is one of a serie I am currently working on. The serie is called "Leave only Pawprints" - Urbex adventures with my Bull Terrier ClaireFri, 08 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Montana Bull Rider Wagner of Valier, Montana is thrown from his bull at the Wilsall Rodeo on June 20, 2015.Thu, 07 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Sea Turtle Says Hello curious sea turtle approaches me as I dive in the South Pacific.Wed, 06 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Summertime thunderstorm in Nebraska. midwest is notorious for its ominous summertime skies as storms roll across the prairie. As I sat here in the safety of my vehicle, I could only imagine the similar evenings experienced by the family that once called this structure their home. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Ramadan man reads the Koran at a mosque in the Bahraini capital ManamaMon, 04 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Under Pressure the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska.Sun, 03 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Jedi Mind Tricks Waves, or Lee Waves, are a unique type of lenticular cloud native to California's Eastern Sierra Nevada created by high winds lifting off the mountain range. Dirtbags, the common vernacular for traveling rock climbers, are also found in the Owen's Valley--there to test themselves on the massive granite blocks of Bishop, California. Here we find the meeting of the two: clouds and climbers, sky and rock, and a spectacular vision of humans interacting with our expansive, stunning landscapes.Sat, 02 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Green Parrot snake travelling through Costa Rica I captured one of the shots I had hoped to photograph there.Fri, 01 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000The 10am to Myiktina old woman patiently awaits for the departure of the 10am train from Mandalay to Myiktina.Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Surprise !! angry crocodile waking up from a long period of hibernationWed, 30 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Sunny gleam while climbing on the ridge Zyuratkul day trip to the mountains with friends. What could be better?Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Amarapura, Myanmar morning in Amarapura, this fisherman dragged his net very slowly across the water. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000