Photos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/photos/RSS feed for the photosenSun, 29 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Man and Naturehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-29/man-and-nature/Intimate contact between humans and marine animalsSun, 29 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Showing Who is the Bosshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-28/showing-who-is-the-boss/An incredible aurora helps a little lighthouse in the South of Iceland to bright the dark night.Sat, 28 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Innocent Lookhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-27/innocent-look-3/Innocent Look of a boy through the window of a bus.Fri, 27 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Eruptionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-26/eruption-1/Swell colliding after sunrise on the South Coast NSW AustraliaThu, 26 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Lake Househttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-25/the-lake-house/The 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 http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-24/a-rainy-day-at-the-slum/This 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 Linehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-23/toeing-the-line/Not a Sustainable Travel photograph. Mon, 23 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Fishermen in Actionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-22/fishermen-in-action/The 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 Yellowstonehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-21/sunrise-at-yellowstone/Sunrise 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 Lovehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-20/owl-love/Two young Burrowing Owlets being affectionate outside their burrowFri, 20 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000People At Workhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-19/people-at-work-4/Photo taken at the bubble-shop.Thu, 19 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Mesquite dunes sunrise in a sandstormhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-18/mesquite-dunes-sunrise-in-a-sandstorm/I 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. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-17/sawdust-burst/A 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'Arnohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-16/bocca-darno/An old fishing net at Marina di Pisa, with the park of Apuane in the background at sunset.Mon, 16 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Cruciferhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-15/crucifer/Barletta, 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 glacierhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-14/ice-climber-on-a-glacier/An 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 Smokehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-13/high-above-a-blaze-a-fireman-on-a-ladder-is-dwarfed-by-the-wall-of-smoke/High 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!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-12/rule-of-dress-sikh-man-turban/The 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 Moonlighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-11/dancing-in-the-moonlight-4/This 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 Gianthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-10/golden-trevally-and-the-giant/The 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 Marahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-09/an-elephant-encounter-in-the-mara/A 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 kisshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-08/a-mothers-kiss/The 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 Boyshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-07/boys-will-be-boys-8/Two male Grey Jungle Fowl battle it out for supremacy over their territories.Sat, 07 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Burning T-Rexhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-06/burning-t-rex/An 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 Flighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-05/great-hornbill-in-flight/A female great hornbill carries food in her beak for her chicks.Thu, 05 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Devourhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-04/devour/Unaware of the danger.Wed, 04 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Deliquesce http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-03/deliquesce-2/A 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 lakehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-02/dalmatian-pelican-crossing-the-lake/In 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 foresthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-05-01/wild-genetta-jumping-in-the-forest/After 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 +0000Greenhousehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-30/greenhouse-1/Girl standing in a big greenhouse. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000LUX NOCTIShttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-29/lux-noctis-3/Lux 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 Farmhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-28/palouse-farm/A 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...http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-27/size-doesnt-matter-attitude-does/insect on a snake's headWed, 27 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Smokohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-26/smoko/The 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 +0000Carphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-25/carp/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Eight Handsome Horseshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-24/eight-handsome-horses/I 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 Piglethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-23/proud-to-be-a-piglet/This 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 +0000Fragilehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-22/fragile-2/While 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 Palacehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-21/the-dance-palace/Dance reveres the palace.Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Landscape Poetryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-20/landscape-poetry/The 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 Lakehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-19/floating-on-devils-lake/I 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 Placeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-18/friends-in-high-places-2/This 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 Millhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-17/crystal-mill/The 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 Ceremonyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-16/dripping-pollen-blessings-at-an-apache-sunrise-ceremony/I 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 +0000Requiemhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-15/requiem/I 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 Nighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-14/firefly-night/By 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, Javahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-13/catcher-in-the-volcano-mount-bromo-java/Every 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 Alicehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-12/regarding-alice/This 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 Riverhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-11/cormorant-fisherman-in-li-river/ Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Frog & The Fencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-10/the-frog-the-fence/While 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 showhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-09/waiting-for-the-show-1/This 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 Housewifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-08/desperate-housewife/My 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 Riderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-07/montana-bull-rider/Cole 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 Hellohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-06/sea-turtle-says-hello/A curious sea turtle approaches me as I dive in the South Pacific.Wed, 06 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Summertime thunderstorm in Nebraska.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-05/summertime-thunderstorm-in-nebraska/The 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 +0000Ramadanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-04/ramadan/A man reads the Koran at a mosque in the Bahraini capital ManamaMon, 04 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Under Pressurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-03/under-pressure-1/Under the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska.Sun, 03 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Jedi Mind Trickshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-02/jedi-mind-tricks/Sierra 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 snakehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-04-01/green-parrot-snake/While 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 Myiktinahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-31/the-10am-to-myiktina/An old woman patiently awaits for the departure of the 10am train from Mandalay to Myiktina.Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Surprise !!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-30/surprise-7/An angry crocodile waking up from a long period of hibernationWed, 30 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Sunny gleam while climbing on the ridge Zyuratkulhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-29/sunny-gleam-while-climbing-on-the-ridge-zyuratkul/One day trip to the mountains with friends. What could be better?Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Amarapura, Myanmarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-28/amarapura-myanmar/Early morning in Amarapura, this fisherman dragged his net very slowly across the water. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Turf Warhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-27/turf-war-1/Holi is a festival celebrated in Spring in India and Nepal. Known as a religious festival of sorts, it's mainly a celebration of the beginning of Spring, hence the reason bright colors and love are used to bring the season in. On the day of Holi, beautiful colored powders and water are thrown and not one thing is spared.Sun, 27 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Lara Guidetti http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-26/lara-guidetti/Rehearsal of BacchaeSat, 26 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Cave of Loftsalahellirhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-25/cave-of-loftsalahellir/Self portrait of my first international travel, thus making it my first passport stamp ever. The photo was taken after taking cover from a mild ice storm in the town of Vik, Iceland. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Ohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-24/o-1/A crab-eating macaque calling out to other macaques in the Ubud Monkey Forest.Thu, 24 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Festive Preparationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-23/festive-preparation/Two girls are taking preparation for a festival.Wed, 23 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Orient Expresshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-22/orient-express/My Bull Terrier Claire photographed in an abandoned train, this is one of a serie I am currently working on. The serie is called "Leave only Pawprints" - Urbex adventures with my Bull Terrier Claire.Tue, 22 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000women standing at an open door of women's compartment of a suburban trainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-21/women-standing-at-an-open-door-of-womens-compartment-of-a-suburban-train/Every day 7,5 Million people make use of the suburban trains in Mumbai. Therefor it is the biggest suburban network of the world. Almost every train has separate compartments for women to avoid sexual abuse.Mon, 21 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Inner Demon In The Fleshhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-20/inner-demon-in-the-flesh-4/A person with an inner demon is decomposing in the darkness, till there is no skin to one with open flesh on the surface, and only a shivering flower of hope keeps the head floating. <div style="margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 100%; height: 5px; background-color: #E1E1E1; display: block; clear: both;"></div> This photo is a finalist in the Altered Images category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists <a href="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/archive/2015/" style="color: #1bc8e2;">here</a>.Sun, 20 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000A thriller, the place where I live inhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-19/a-thriller-the-place-where-i-live/There's something unspoken about the darkness that builds by the buildings, something that can never put words to and something terrifying yet beautiful. Something unbelievable of how people lives in the area for such a long time.Sat, 19 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Charreadahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-18/charreada1/American/Mexican Rodeo SeriesFri, 18 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Decommissioned cooling tower.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-17/panorama-of-decommissioned-cooling-tower/This is a six-shot panorama taken inside a decommissioned water tower in Belgium. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Little Jumping Spiderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-16/the-little-jumping-spider/A Jumping Spider, smaller than a chocolate chip, sitting on a Begonia Flower petal.Wed, 16 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000THE FRAME OF CREATIVITYhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-15/the-frame-of-creativity/The craze for theatre is still alive in Kolkata.The artist is getting ready before their stage performance.Tue, 15 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Elko, NVhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-14/elko-nv/This summer I drove from Chicago across the US, this is one of the pictures from this trip.Mon, 14 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Women Workershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-13/women-worker/women worker work under light and shadow.Sun, 13 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Fall Landinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-12/fall-landing/Our canoes await their next outing on our Fall wilderness trip in the Lac LaCroix area. Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Among my goals for photography: to educate and inspire others to learn about wilderness ecosystems, develop a passion to protect all wild places, and live more gently upon our Earth.Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Leatherback pairhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-11/leatherback-pair-1/While documenting with South Florida researchers a handful of hatchling leatherback sea turtles were given a second chance at life by being released after being stuck at the bottom of a nest.Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Streets Is Watchin'http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-10/streets-is-watchin/On Dec.13, 2014 nationwide actions against police killings and racial profiling included a "Millions March" that drew tens of thousands to the streets of New York City. It was the largest single protest of the post-Ferguson movement and the culmination of daily actions in New York City since a grand jury elected not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner. <div style="margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 100%; height: 5px; background-color: #E1E1E1; display: block; clear: both;"></div> This photo is a finalist in The American Experience category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists <a href="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/archive/2015/" style="color: #1bc8e2;">here</a>.Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000New developmenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-09/new-development/'Little boxes' about to be built in a newly constructed development just north of Rio Vista, California <div style="margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 100%; height: 5px; background-color: #E1E1E1; display: block; clear: both;"></div> This photo is a finalist in The American Experience category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists <a href="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/archive/2015/" style="color: #1bc8e2;">here</a>.Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000sun headhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-08/sun-head/wild red squirrel under a flowerTue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Man Vs. Hoghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-07/man-vs-hog/Hog wrestling has been fading from American culture amid animal cruelty concerns, but the village of Crivitz Wisconsin has kept the raucous tradition alive. Calling itself the hog wrestling capitol of the world, it drew enormous crowds for its 30th annual hog wrestling competition.Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Chiberiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-06/chiberia/Chiberia 2015 <div style="margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 100%; height: 5px; background-color: #E1E1E1; display: block; clear: both;"></div> This photo is a finalist in the Mobile category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists <a href="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/archive/2015/" style="color: #1bc8e2;">here</a>.Sun, 06 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Alaskan Brown Bearhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-05/alaskan-brown-bear-lake-clark-alaska/Watch and Learn. This young Grizzly, was observing more mature bears fishing for salmon from the safety of the river bank. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Jadehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-04/jade/Little Jade seeks refuge on her mother's arms during a very hot 4th of July in Barrow, Alaska. Traditionally for the Independence Day celebrations, a baby pageant called "top of the world baby contest" is held. Local babies hit the runaways with full traditional attires consisting in different furs hunted by family members, hand stitched and designed. Having a 70F degree day in Arctic Alaska is rarity even during the summer.Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Lay Offhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-03/lay-off/Kyoto, JapanThu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Remaining on the slopes of Mount Sinabunghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-02/a-sunlit-trees-left-behind-in-the-villages/Dry tree perch with volcanic material flowed Sinabung volcano blanketed villages, as seen from the village of Jeraya, North Sumatra, Indonesia on June 26, 2015. Indonesia's Mount Sinabung Mount intermittently spewed burning ash and gas, a week after authorities say residents to evacuate the danger zone within a radius of 7 kilometers principal (4 miles). Warning in North Sumatra Province was raised to its highest level last week as the government feared that the growing lava dome could collapse at any moment. More than 10,000 people have been evacuated to safer areas in Karo, where the volcano lies with high activity.Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Mating Red-Eyed Tree Frogshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-03-01/mating-red-eyed-tree-frogs/A male red-eyed tree frog (<i>Agalychnis callidryas</i>) takes a cheeky nap atop a female while he waits for her to lay eggs. This position is called "amplexus", and it puts the male in position to externally fertilize the female's eggs as soon as she has laid them.Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000