Photos | Smithsonian feed for the photosenFri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Drying rice-paper Ha is one of the most famous rice paper trade village located in Bac Giang province . Making rice paper become their tradition for a long time ago and they still keep this tradition until today . The reason why Tho Ha rice paper village is well-known is that the processes of both preparing material and producing finished product must strictly follow stage of production and special techniques of processing flour;The picture is taken about the rice paper is drying. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Play with me with meThu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Old architecture ShanghaiWed, 19 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000The dancers with umbrellas at a diwali festival.Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Ma'Nene Ritual family and relatives cleaning the death body of Yakob Tandi Tondon, 62 death 2009 during the Ma'Nene ritual at Batan Pangala village located in North Toraja, Indonesia.Mon, 17 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Children of the Factory of steel workers having fun during an Iftar gathering in the last days of Ramadan at a factory in Obour. Cairo, Egypt.Sun, 16 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Behind the Scene Chhow dancer of India is going for on stage performance from the green room. Chhow dance is an one of the major folk dance of India. Sat, 15 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Different person and restFri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000cruising on the biggest ship in the world Caribbean, Harmony of the Seas, spiraling five decks above the landscaped, open-air Central Park in the center of the ship, waterslides Cyclone, Typhoon and Supercell come together as The Perfect Storm. Guests can challenge each other and race to the finish line with  Cyclone and Typhoon, which twist and turn down three decks, while sliders in Supercell will be swirled around its unique champagne bowl before descending into a big splash finale.Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Folkloric Festival of Señor de Choquekillca, Peru folk dancers perform among older onlookers at the four-day Señor de Choquekillca festival in the Andean town of Ollantaytambo, Peru. While they are separated by two generations or even more, they still share the cohesive bond of tradition so common to villages in the Andes. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000In preparation for new trip picture shows a daily routine of fishermen. After a long trip at sea, they have to check and mend the damaged nets. At first sight, the nets seemed to be quite easy to repair but it sometimes takes half day to finish their work. Therefore, the fishermen have experience to mend the nests as fast as possible for the next trip at sea.Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Veil"Procession of Heian period" is held in Kumano-Kodo which is known as a world heritage. This traditional event is based on "Kumano-mode" which goes back to the Heian period. Long ago, pilgrimages to the Kumano-Kodo became popular and a lot of people visited there. This pilgrimage to the "Kumano-Kodo" is called "Kumano-mode". The spectacle of their advancing on a narrow mountain trail in a row is very beautiful.Mon, 10 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000A Great Horned Owl owlet seeking refuge in a Magnolia tree Owlet had been knocked out of it's nest the previous day by a Red tail Hawk. During the fall it lost one of it's talons. Over the night the owlet walked approximately 300 yards to this magnolia tree which had some low branches that were easier for it to climb. It spent the next two days recovering in this tree, and within a week successfully fledged. Sun, 09 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000a youth get slided to a lake of color huranga holi, men are shower the women with color, the women whipping the men with there t-shirt. in the end of the ceremony people like to bath in the color.Sat, 08 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Fly Me To The Moon daughter wants to fly to the moon. I wanted to create a surreal world with the balloons in which you have several angles of view; like having several cameras showing the landscape, and Sophia the astronaut.Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000High Tide diving into the ocean during high tide in Casco Viejo, Panama. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Intersect inside Q121 wind tunnel (Farnborough,UK). Wed, 05 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Rolling Fields of Palouse referred to as the Tuscany of America, the Palouse region of Washington State offers one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the United States. The seemingly endless rolling fields of wheat, lentils and canola offer year-round beauty for those that choose to take in the spectacular landscape.Tue, 04 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Baby i coming Common Hoopoe bird feeding their babies.Mon, 03 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Flamingos at Sunset flock of flamingos fly over the Bahia de Cadiz at sunset.Sun, 02 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Colorado Hail Storm severe storm drops hail and heavy rain onto a field east of Aurora, Colorado, on May 21, 2014. The flowering plants in the foreground are bent towards the storm by inflow wind rushing towards the supercell's updraft. The blue-green glow comes from large hail suspended in the storm; the hail caused significant damage in Aurora and at Denver International Airport.Sat, 01 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Long cow! illusion or gene mutation?!Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000White Peacock Peacock Against ShadowThu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Atocha, 28 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Take me, the deer ancient times, the Nenets led a nomadic life, engaged in deer farming, and traveling on the vast tundra. Reindeer harnessed to a sled is the most reliable form of transport in the tundra. They wander in harsh weather conditions for 8 months of the year. The deer give them food, clothing, housing and money.Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000"That way" showing into some direction near the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de JaneiroMon, 26 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000adult plus eight penguin adult and eight chicksSun, 25 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Baba Gania, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (granny) Gania in the abandoned village of Kupovate, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. She stands here in the old house of her neighbor, did (grandpa) Ivan, who died couple of years ago. She uses his empty and cool house as a storage space for apples, onions and other products of her garden. Baba Gania is one of the so-called "self-settlers" who came back to the evacuated villages surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear power plant and stayed despite the radiation pollution and possible health dangers.Sat, 24 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Surreal biking by an octopus statue at the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, Nevada.Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Church Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Andalucian Rooftops city of Cadiz, taken from a small plane.Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Bestas das Bestas is the name of an operation that involves cutting the manes of the wild horses who live free at the mountains in a semi-feral state and that are performed in the curros (enclosed which retain the horses) held in various locations in Galicia (Spain). Those horses live in mountains owned by the villages (a form of property derived from the Suevi, around 8th century) and have several owners (private owners, the parish or the village), each year the foal are marked and the adults shaved and deloused, and then freed again to the mountains. The best known is the Rapa das Bestas of Sabucedo, in the city hall of A Estrada, which lasts three days: the First Saturday, Sunday and Monday in July. In fact, the name given to the celebration (Rapa das Bestas of Sabucedo), while in most places speaking about curros. It is a noble struggle between man and animal. They sabucedo measure their strength in Pontevedra, where this year have gathered 400 horses. The Aloitador Michael Tourino says proudly: "We do not use sticks or ropes, this is a melee with the animal." The first step is to remove the foals for their safety. A mission entrusted to the smallest. The work of the aloitadores is a matter of skill and strength, but also experience. And it bronco riding, time stops. Horse reduce it by three. If you leave, you are standing rapa, and if not, as Emilio tells us, aloitador, "we have to play desequilibrase and lay down on the floor to cut their manes." The aloitadora, Lucia Gonzalez, believes that "the time is the most dangerous knock him". The festival ends with the return of the animal to mount. It will be a goodbye. Both sides know that their strength measured again within a year, as from the eighteenth century.Tue, 20 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000116 was taken in Chinese Shijiazhuang which is considered one of the most polluted cities in Asia.Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Pacific Storm isloated cumulonimbus overshoots the tropopause as we deviate around it at 37000FT south of Panama City. The only light source is a powerful lightning within the storm.Sun, 18 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Orange of gas station worked while break.Sat, 17 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Individual Communication on the London Underground are communicating. They are not communicating with each other, but across the world from their cell like positions on the platform.Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Under the monsoon rain Kan Latt Pagoda Thu, 15 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Autumn afternoon beautiful autumn afternoon, two women was sitting in frond of the house while the children was playingWed, 14 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Sibs grizzly bears in the rain in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.Tue, 13 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Explosion is a traditional fire festival and held in Osaka, Japan on December 14 every year. The festival is founded on a fact that fisherman helped their god "Ebisu" who was drifted on Iwatsuta Shrine and they warmed Ebisu by burning of 108 pieces of fire wood bundles. The most impressive scene in this festival is that men wearing white clothing run across the fire cheering "Yassai, Hossai".Mon, 12 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Winter Windmill trails encircle a Montana windmill on a clear night in January. The green glow on the horizon is from the northern lights. Sun, 11 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000A portrait of a king Toque Macaque troop leader displaying his threat face as a sign that one has come close enough... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Spanish Moss at Caddo Lake lost in the swamps of the only natural lake in Texas (Caddo Lake) is not such a bad idea, particularly at sunset.Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Into the woods | Nandi Hills Bangalore house in the woods. I was traveling to bangalore india for a week trip to visit some of my friends. from there we go for a sunrise view at the Nandi Hills in bangalore it is about 2000feet height, a wonderful fogy hill in the city.Thu, 08 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000rain shot from car windowWed, 07 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000From above from a paper mill is agitated by aerators, producing steam and foam, which are pushed by the wind. Clearwater Paper Reservoire, Lewiston, Idaho. Aerial image (shot from a plane at 1,500 feet).Tue, 06 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Bull Elk Fight Elk fight in fieldMon, 05 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Duality - self portait - self portraitSun, 04 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Friendship was in a steemer from Howrah to Sovabazar.i saw two friends were holding their hands and attached to i feel the relation of two friends.their fun and relation made me capture the photo.Sat, 03 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Past mid night dark figure sliced through the down pour in an alley way in Taipei. This alley way is one of the few places in Taipei that has the permit from the government to decorate the walls with graffiti.Fri, 02 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000Awesome forest forest - Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. Aerial image (shot from a plane). Thu, 01 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000From above is where the Colorado river meets the Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. Aerial image (shot from a plane). Wed, 31 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Women of Barsana of Barsana come out to celebrate Holi by playing with sticks against the men of Nandgaon. This is the festival of color and in celebrating Krishna a hindu god.Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Chinese Opera opera artists prepares themselves for their performances during the Hungry Ghost Festival. The Chinese Opera, a culture dating back ages ago and first brought in by the Chinese migrants from China to Malaysia back in the 18th century, is slowly being replaced by modern performances. With crowds diminishing each year, and sometimes to an empty audience, it is imperative that the opera are sustained. The future generation may not be able to experience the once rich and exotic opera performances. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Full of Energy baby elephant was running around near this troop at a waterhole.Sun, 28 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Feed Me Dad I Bluebird being very impatient while waiting for Dad to feed him. The background is full of buttercups.Sat, 27 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Candy Factory while at the local county fairFri, 26 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Swamp Raccoon looking for alligators at a swamp in Louisiana, this beautiful little creature wanders out of the murky waters right into the morning light.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000In the church of Saint Deemetrios, Thessaloniki photo shows the celebration of a mass in the crypt of the church of Saint Deemetrios, in Thessaloniki (Greece).Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000An After Dinner Portrait National Park, DRC. An image of a young female mountain gorilla from the Humba family in Virunga National Park. This photo represents sustainable travel b/c of the location. It's in a remote locale that depends on touristsTue, 23 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000A surfer travels over a shallow reef shelf in Tahiti. reef in Tahiti is alive and can cut you up like a razor blade. This is the reason for clear water and waves. This shot was taken on the first day I was in Tahiti. It was a great introduction to the country because the clarity was like no other and I ended up getting shots of a lifetime on that day.Mon, 22 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Green carpet evening in South MoraviaSun, 21 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Lake Superior Sea Smoke air temperatures and the comparatively warmer water of Lake Superior can combine to create sea smoke due to evaporative cooling. The air temperature was around -16F during this shoot. It was mesmerizing to watch the sea smoke gracefully glide and swirl across the surface of the lake, as if performing on a grand dance floor.Sat, 20 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Juggler a seemingly random boulders scattered across the Utah desert one can find art. These are typically in dark places with little or no light pollution. Standing there at night with only the stone, wind and sky one can feel the world that was 1000s of years ago.Fri, 19 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000A bath of pain Neerattu, which means 'bathing with turmeric water,' is a ritual followed by the people of Chengannur, Kerala, at the Vandimala temple. Boiling the water mixed with turmeric powder, they use palm leaves to whip their bodies with the boiling hot concoction. The process is said to purify the mind and body. It’s beautiful – and messy.Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000the turning point spent a day visiting the "Children's Railway" in Budapest, a 12 km railway managed by kids. At the end of the day the light in the station was perfect so I aked this two kids to be my photographic subject.Wed, 17 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000woman with a veil with a veilTue, 16 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Old Faithful Resting's famous geyser, resting, as steam rises in the sunrise light.Mon, 15 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Roseate Spoonbill Spoonbill in Morning Light Sun, 14 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Window of the Paul-Loebe-Haus, Berlin with tourist Paul-Loebe-Haus with its special window and the big stairs in front of it, directly beside the river Spree is a magnet for tourists, escpecially for its architecture.Sat, 13 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Man and child watching the train go by lived along the train rails. Fathers would protect their kids every time a train went by,Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Dogman of the Marina District Marina District in San Francisco has numerous street artist and unique characters working and residing there. Dogman was there collecting donations for his pups.Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Bridge floating bridge made of marquees across the road.Wed, 10 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Salt salt production in the San Francisco Bay. Natural colors; halophilic organisms thrive at varied salinity levels, creating interesting colors. Here you see a network of access roads and irrigation pipes used to manage the flats.Tue, 09 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Rahaf, 7 years old from Syria at one of Berlin emergency refugee camp. After a music rehearsal where she had played with my blue shawl, Rahaf took Kate’s lipstick and applied it all over her face! Mon, 08 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Light and shadow light and shadows in ChicagoSun, 07 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Gypsy family family at their tent in Sao Paulo, BrazilSat, 06 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Vodou love traveling to places in which I think my photos are going to have an impact on. This time I went to Haiti, and accompanied a group of vodouisants in their 4 hour walk to the falls "I finally was able to go to Saut d’Eau for The Our Lady of Mount Carmel festival. The cool waters and sound of the falls is a big contrast to the heat, dirt and chaos of Port au Prince. If I could, I would stay submerged as long as possible." Simon Vodouisant Saut d’Eau Mirebalais Arrondissement HaitiFri, 05 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Terrace paddies in North Vietnam. rice paddies in Tu Le Valley, Yen Bai province, north Vietnam at the beginning of new season. The Hmong people are crossing the fields on their way home at the end of the working day. The Hmong ethnic minority is the main local population in the area. Generations to generations of these people have made terraced fields as today.Thu, 04 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Texas Winter Winter - a very symmetrical orchard (I believe apple trees). Aerial Image (shot from a plane).Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Fixing their Flowers friends and Tajik Shash Maqom dancers fix their flowers before taking photos after the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival at the Palace of Fine Arts, a renowned dance festival that happens every year. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Lighting Enlightenment Monks lighting candles under the reclining Buddha.Mon, 01 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Fireworks and Marriage a farm in rural Virginia, a young couple helps to set off some of the most impressive homemade fireworks displays I've ever seen.Sun, 31 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Nature's Parking Lot down from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park.Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Burrowing owl swallowing frog for breakfast owl emerges from burrow in early morning, in the process of swallowing a large amphibian for breakfast. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Big Sur Sunset phenomenon occurs only for a few days each year during the winter solstice, when the sun set directly behind Keyhole Arch. All weather conditions have to be perfect, no clouds and tide must be high enough to reflect the sun's light perfectly. This sunset last only about 5 to 10 minutes or so at Los Padres National Forest in Big Sur. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Winter is coming Arctic wolf is a sub-species of the grey wolf and lives in the Arctic regions of North America.Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Wink photograph was taken in Yaen-koen which is a monkey park in Nagano Prefecture. We can see a lot of interesting scene in this place. This shot is one of my favorite scene. Little monkey sometimes tried diving into the water to search food. After diving, they were always shaking their face to dry themselves.Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Weaving the Tradition Lady, weaving to sustain tradition.Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Exploding Atmosphere supercells occurring simultaneously just south of Dodge City, Kansas. The low precipitation supercell on the left dissipated shortly after this image, while the tornadic supercell continued to produce tornadoes. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000