Photos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/photos/RSS feed for the photosenSat, 19 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000The everyday struggle of Egyptians to reach their home http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-19/the-everyday-struggle-of-egyptians-to-reach-their-home/Citizens of egypt take the local train so they can get back home because it's cheaper and they can't afford a room inside the city like Alexandria or cairo Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Dried wheat flourhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-18/dried-wheat-flour/Today wheat flour is mainly dried by industrial dryer. Drying in the sun is almost gone. At this facility also only work for a few more months due to not high productivity. Products like noodles, rice paper, rice noodles made from traditional flour are very delicious. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Quiet Morninghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-17/quiet-morning-4/A solitary insect sits atop a curved leaf of a sunflower. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Power Reflectionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-16/power-reflection/A power tower and its reflection in an industrial salt flat in the San Francisco Bay. Halophilic organisms thriving at various salinity levels naturally color the salt flats. Photographed from a small plane.Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Women at Workhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-15/women-at-work-5/Women workers at brick field. This the battle for the livelihood. The day long heavy work equivalent to a men. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Cánh Đồng Muối http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-14/canh-ong-muoi/Bức tranh cánh đồng muối mùa thu hoạch ở vùng quê tại Việt NamMon, 14 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Cleaning new buildingshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-13/cleaning-new-buildings/Workers cleaning glass new buildings in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam Sun, 13 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Flower Boathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-11/flower-boat-1/After working early in the morning, fishermen in Tam Giang Lagoon pull their boats anchored together. This lagoon located in the beach of Thua Thien - Hue Province, central Vietnam. Depth of the shore is about 50 cm, although along its avarage length there runs a channel 2 m deep. From the aerial perspective, the boats are arranged like the wings of a flower.Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000An afternoon in Seoulhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-10/an-afternoon-in-seoul/S. Korea has been suffering from its economic segregation in past 10 years. I was able to find people seeking for a day job opportunity in Seoul. Mr. Park was taking a nap during his long waiting to be selected to work in a construction field.Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Making of GODhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-09/making-of-god-4/GAJAN is a HINDU ritual of Eastern India. This is very famous mostly in State of West Bengal. Making up like HINDU GOD & GODDESS is one of major activities.Two little kids are being painted like Hindu GOD & GODDESS (Krishna & Radha) during the ceremony. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Strugglinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-08/struggling-1/Since the mid 70s, the Navajo Generating power plant has been providing electrical power to people across three states. It has also been one of the main employers for members of the Navajo Nation. But the plant's future looks bleak, it has been voted to shut down operations at the end of 2019 - citing concerns that coal power is not economically viable as many utilities turn toward cheaper and cleaner burning fuels like natural gas. With Trump in power, thousands hope they won't lose their jobs. Aerial image (shot from a plane).Tue, 08 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Gjettum Norway 2017http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-07/gjettum-norway-2017/A photo from the subway station on Gjettum Norway.Mon, 07 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Afternoon Novgorodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-06/afternoon-novgorod/Growing up in Hong Kong, I am very used to a fast paced life. People in Novgorod really amazed me -When they were walking around and see sth that interested them, they would stop and take a look. Not just a peep, but standing right there to watch. And the person who was being watched clearly noticed him but he didn't mind at all, and 3 of them even started a conversation afterwards. The friendliness and relaxing life really amazed me and changed the way how I look at Russian people.Sun, 06 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Working in the Rainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-04/working-in-the-rain-1/A worker closes the jar of Tương in the rain. Tương is a popular spice in Vietnamese cuisine, made up of mixed moldy rice and soybean water, then incubate in pottery jars for couple of days.Fri, 04 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Pedestrians, shadows and crossroadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-03/pedestrians-shadows-and-crossroad/The 3 composites - Pedestrians, shadows and crossroad became a performance. The crossroad was the platform, performers were the pedestrians while the light that shines on the road, directing the whole show. While people were walking, the lights shine upon them as if there were spotlights. The shadows that appeared, mixed with the horizontal crossroad, created a dynamic image of light and shadow.Thu, 03 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000 Coryphaeushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-02/coryphaeus/Woman's daily workWed, 02 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Double Vision http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-01/double-vision-5/It is sad to know that even birds like this Grey Crowned Crane, that used to live in North America millions of years ago, are now endangered and are limited to certain parts of Africa. You often get to see them with their head down looking for food, but I got lucky getting these two. Taken in Amboseli, KenyaTue, 01 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000A leopard taking home dinnerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-31/a-leopard-taking-dinner-up-a-tree/I was on my first African safari and we received reports that a leopard that we had spotted the night before had gotten a kill. Upon approaching, we realized that the carcass was too far from any trees and so the leopard was forced to take pieces of meat up this tree before the hyenas took the entire impala. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Wild Jump!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-30/wild-jump/This is a wild genet from the "Parc de Collserolla", a park at only 15mins from Barcelona city. This amazing creatures coexist with us humans when the night is dark and complete and we are sleeping..Sun, 30 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Mourning of Muharramhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-29/mourning-of-muharram/Man attending The Mourning of Muharram in Karbala Jor Bagh of Delhi.Sat, 29 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Making Incensehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-28/making-incense/Decoratively dyed bundles of incense dry in Quang Phu Cau, a commune in Hanoi, Vietnam. In Buddhist countries like India, China, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam.. incense is an irreplaceable part of traditional festivals and religious ceremonies. It is also considered as a sacred bridge to connect the visible life of human beings and the world of heaven, earth and gods. Incense has been a hallmark of Orient culture for thousands of years. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Boyhoodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-27/boyhood-2/He refuses to wear shoes outside even with all the Oklahoma red dirt, stickers and rocks. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Shoes and Soulshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-26/shoes-and-souls-1/First shot from a series titled "Shoes And Souls." All photos in the series are taken at the same bus stop on Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles.Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Rewardedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-25/rewarded/Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica) are easy to spot in some remote islands of the Uk and Scotland. What is not so easy is getting close to them when they arrive with their beaks full of sand eels as they have to be fast getting into the nests, sea gulls are always there to steal the precious food!Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000River Bridge Crossing - Thailand http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-24/river-bridge-crossing-thailand/A couple of bike riders take the bike bridge home over the ping river in Chiang Mai, Thailand, that connects two villages. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Flying Mountain Explorerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-23/flying-mountain-explorer/Paraglider flying over the majestic "Schäffler" Mountain in Switzerland.Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Depopulationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-22/depopulation-8/This portfolio is part of an ongoing project under the title "depopulation". Villages with less than 2000 inhabitants have been selected along the shores of lake of Como, Italy, in order to highlight those anthropic and cultural traits that distinguish the populations living on the lake, away from touristic contexts that have altered them for better or worse. Houses built with local stones, small harbors used by fishermen, silence .... the time runs slowly on these shores even though the signs of a modest modernization sporadically appear. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Night Rubber Tapping Workershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-21/night-rubber-tapping-workers/A woman worker tapping the rubber trees in the morning dew. Every day, they enter the rubber forest from 2 AM to start the work at night. In the morning, when rubber latex flows full into the cups, rubber pus will be discharged into larger barrels to be transported to the factory.Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Just Onehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-20/just-one-1/The quintessential backyard American Birthday party. Here, my nephew tries to grab dozens of bubbles streaming his way on his first birthday. His expression is one of absolute determination.Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Kayaking on lake louise 01http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-19/kayaking-on-lake-louise-01/Picture taken from the trail big beehive. We can clearly see the rock flour carried into the lake by melt-water from the glaciers above. It's this phenomenon that give this turquoise colour to the lake.Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Flag Spinner in Jeonjuhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-18/flag-spinner-in-jeonju/This photo was taken in the traditional Hanok village of Jeonju, South Korea. In the photo, a man dressed in traditional clothing for commoners spin a giant flag in the middle of the square as others bang traditional Korean drums in the background. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Affection: Black Skimmer family http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-17/affection-black-skimmer-family/This is my favorite Black Skimmer photo that I have taken in all the years following a little-known colony.  At this nest, another baby was born a day or so before the one pictured.  Because of the time advantage the other baby bullied the little one by always eating first, stealing meals and pecking the little one to death until he left the shade under the parent.  To get out of the Florida heat the baby often used the shadow I casted from lying down near the parent.  After getting into position, one hour prior to sunrise, and lying there for another hour a parent flew in directly to the smaller baby giving him the meal first.  The baby was inches away from me, so I couldn’t get the feeding photo.  However, after the baby gobbled down the fish, I captured him running up to the parent and displaying the behavior pictured. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Sunrise at the Riverhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-15/sunrise-at-the-river-1/This image was shot at the Yamuna River in Delhi during the winters when migratory seagulls land in. The morning light and the reflection of the birds in the water made the frame that I was looking to capture Sat, 15 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Pride in Londonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-14/pride-in-london/Reportage about Pride in London, 8 July 2017.Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Pool Portraithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-13/pool-portrait/My daughter doing what she loves the most. Summer and swimming pools.Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Childhood Joyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-12/childhood-joy-2/Children playing with tires on the sand dune.Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Behind the wall of sleephttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-11/behind-the-wall-of-sleep/I listen to the sounds that surround me. I do not hear voices, the mist surrounds me, I just feel.Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Black balloonshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-10/black-balloons/This photo was taken during a groundbreaking ceremony. They released balloons to mark a good fortune for the new building.Mon, 10 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Building Houses for Another Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-09/building-houses-for-another-life/A craftswoman completes the final process before move square pottery pots to furnace. In the traditional custom of Vietnamese, when people pass away, the body will be buried to the ground naturally. Three years later, after a ceremony called Cai Cat, it will be disintered and the remain bones will be transferred to these square pots for eternal burials. In large cemeteries, there are thousands of houses within underground citites.Sun, 09 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Celebrating Childhoodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-08/celebrating-childhood-1/In the open paddy field (in a dying river) the children are playing and enjoying with the national flag.Sat, 08 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Quick ! It's wet. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-07/quick-its-wet/Who is better than children themselves to take you back to that nonchalant and naive phase so-called childhood? He did it. He took down the mask, the one that restrains you into "the real world" and for a second, just the time one drop of water takes to reach the ground, he enjoyed the adrenaline of insouciance. And he simply ran, ran through the waterfall. Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Raising Duckshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-06/raising-ducks/Van Dinh Grass Duck from long time ago has become brand quite famous cuisine of Vietnam. Duck raising has been a traditional job for hundreds of years in Van Dinh, a commune in southwest Hanoi. Ducks here seem to be accustomed to feeding, they bump themselves around farmer everytime he appears.Thu, 06 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Work early in the morninghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-05/work-early-in-the-morning/The worker sweeps the garbage early in the morning. Church of the Virgin Mary in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam Wed, 05 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000BALANCEhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-04/balance-15/We all need balance in our lives, electricians need more. Everyday, they are working on the wire, approximately 300ft high from the ground. Keeping balance and concentration are necessary conditions for them, all times.Tue, 04 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Being Iranianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-03/being-iranian-6/Always thinking about Iran, the country where I was born, the land I breathed in, I grew up growing up and growing, the land that I kind of love for its people and its nature I have been exciting and is exciting. . Whenever I go through the house, I look out of the window of the bus and look at people and go unconsciously into thoughts that raise my heart rate. I think that these people, the land, have gone through to reach this point? We are not fair, with all the problems that we all know well, our people are still kind. Mon, 03 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000the girl on the swinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-01/the-girl-on-the-swing/A girl swings in summerSat, 01 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Big onehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-30/big-one/Nocturnal meeting with the whale shark, completely wrapped in wailing shaking like damned soulsFri, 30 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000sad woman in a rainy dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-06-29/sad-woman-in-a-rainy-day/The shot was taken on the street of Warsaw. Sad lady looking through the tram window in a rainy day.Thu, 29 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 +0000