Photos | Smithsonian feed for the photosenMon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Abandoned elementary school in Texas City an abandoned elementary school. I don't know why it was shut down, but you can still see the past it holds through old auditorium seats, and books scattered throughout the school.Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000A Girl's First Toothbrush a mobile medical clinic held in a remote village three hours outside of Cusco, Peru, a little girl learns to brush her teeth for the first time.Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Young Love in Mexico couple embraces on a carnival ride at La Fería de Guanajuato, a state fair held annually in León Guanajuato, attended by half a million people on some nights. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Olympic Problem Barros, 54, construction worker, stands inside the remaining of his house at Vila Autodromo, near the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Mauro Pimentel)Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Morning Zebras golden light in the morning awakens the wild in the Mara, which also means the humans who are on safari. The concept of this frame was to have the hot air balloon in the middle of the zebras.Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Spitting Fire performer during Sichuan opera spits fire.Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Thirst street portrait of a man in a hot summer afternoon quenching his thirst.Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Early morning breakfast or awkward moment? morning breakfast or awkward moment? Sometimes a photo workshop can get weird, photographing this Agalychnis close to a butterfly garden caused this resultMon, 24 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Taming the Bull me if you can: Jallikattu or Taming the bull is a 2000 year old sport in Tamilnadu, South India. It happens during pongal (harvest festival) celebrations.Sun, 23 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +00001 air ballon & 89 people ballon flying near peopleSat, 22 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Way Back most beautiful zone in the south of Iraq. it's called "Al-Chibayish Marshes" in Al-Nasiriyah province, Iraq. it's hundreds miles of water coming from euphrates river. In this zone life is so simple and sometimes so hard, the people there are poor, kind and peaceful. These marshes are so rich in fishes and birds.Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Elusive Great Hammerhead Shark angle at which the ocean floor stands calls for a dynamic photo as if the shark was not controlling its turn towards my camera. You can see that a lot of fine sand was stirred up by the shark in this frame.Thu, 20 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Catch the sunset fishermen are tossing the net under the sunsetWed, 19 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Trinchesia nudibranch on a soft coral are one of the most diverse species of sea slugs. And they come in a great amount of shapes, colors, and sizes. Always a challenge to find, and to photograph in an interesting way.Tue, 18 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Zinekanlo of the village ZinekanloMon, 17 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000A Leopard resting after a meal saw this leopard through the branches of this tree finishing up it's prey when it moved up to a clear spot to rest. This shot was taken just before it slept and it gave us the feeling that the cat was satisfied with it's day.Sun, 16 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Human foundation event only in indonesia, every 17th August. Climbing trees covered with oil to get a prizeSat, 15 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Shower of love've taken personal initiative to help people of Sunderbans improve their life and also build a community of naturalists locally through responsible tourism. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Eid al-Adha Prayer al-Adha Prayer in my country Indonesia, where the population is predominantly Islamic, which was praying together at the port of Sunda Kelapa JAKARTA.Thu, 13 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Children playing in a waterfall playing in a waterfall after school. apparently a bunch of children come down almost everyday after school to play in this waterfall. It was a pleasure seeing that in this day and age of technology there are a few who still enjoy the outdoors.Wed, 12 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000A Face Tells a Thousand Stories style is for animal portraiture, I love to try and capture a look or thoughtful gaze, and then try to imagine what my subject is thinking, Tue, 11 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Silent Morning Sukabumi West Java Indonesia. This place is Situ Gunung lake.Mon, 10 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Morning Ritual man washes his feet before bathing in the Hooghly River, part of the Holi Ganges River in the early morning. The ritual of bathing oneself in the Ganges is part of a religious practice of cleansing oneself of sins.Sun, 09 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Source of Light novices reading and learning a book with the help of rays of morning sun light coming inside a temple in Bagan, Myanmar.Sat, 08 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Gentoo Penguins in a Sand Storm penguins in sand storm, saunders island, falkland islandsFri, 07 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Via Crucis devotee being helped up in one of the 14 stations of The Cross during the morning rites of Via Crucis or The Way of The Cross. Most of the devotees perform this morning rites for personal penance and self atonement, during The Passion of Christ reenactment on Good Friday.Thu, 06 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Dentist with shrimpWed, 05 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Your Move, Mr. Chang the provinces of southern China, in Yunnan or in Guizhou, the peasants cultivate their rice terraces as they have for millennia, helped by the strength of water buffaloes. The poorest of them all, men and women alike, labor in mines or in construction. Other practical jobs in the villages, such as ceremonies and games, have barely been altered by modern life. Their living conditions are harsh and their personal interactions have a trace severity. They have, despite everything, the dignity of those who have a roof over their heads and stable surroundings, and the children glean with passion any knowledge which is available to them. I went to meet them and they welcomed me with generosity and simplicity, opening their homes to me and welcoming me to their celebrations. But the dramatic development of the cities threatens even these mountainous backcountries, where you can still find the landscapes made famous in ancient Chinese paintings. What will become of them when these farmlands have been devoured by the city? Will they become part of the lumpenproletariat, the poor fringe of the extraordinary Chinese growth? Or will they find their place in the new world? Tue, 04 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Two Generations Chinese Opera is a culture brought by the Chinese Immigrants to Malaysia in the 1930s, and it is a culture deep within the Chinese communities that have been sustained till the present day. This shot shows the evolution of the opera, with modern performances by singers clad in sexy attire intermixed with the traditional opera artists. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Surreal - Juvenile Green Sea Turtle an early morning visit to Sebastian Inlet State Park after observing nesting green sea turtles along Brevard County south beaches, I noticed a fisherman on the inlet jetty had just caught a stingray on his line. Obviously, an unintentional catch, the fisherman slowly and deliberately reeled the stingray in as he walked down the jetty onto the beach so he could remove the hook. One of the stingray's wings hit a log, located just below the jetty where I was standing, as it was being towed in the stingrays wing swiped under the log. Suddenly, a small juvenile green sea turtle hiding beneath it, came bursting up to the surface. Sun, 02 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Death in Venice in Venice during the annual Venetian Carnival, at the sunset and in front of the Doge's Palace in the Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy.Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000Padaung Woman From Myanmar padaung woman (Long-neck Lady) from Inle lake of Myanmar.Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Andean Woman Andean woman walks across a ridge near Chinchero, Peru.Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Colours Underwater picture, clown fish in the night up anemoneWed, 29 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Stealth is a cold cloudy January day. A trained Snow Leopard walks calmly through the snow toward me. Behind him lays the valley covered with trees and snow. His attitude is self assured yet cautious.Tue, 28 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 +0000