Photos | Smithsonian feed for the photosenWed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Spirit Bear in Forest beautiful Spirit Bear left the stream to rest in the forest. Before she came back down she peaked through to watch her surroundings. Did you ever have a trip where everything went right? This was that trip. The experience, the people, the awesome natural beauty were mind blowing. This photo was taken in Gitga'at territory. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Black H'Mong woman Vietnam, the Hmong people are one of the largest ethnic minorities (around 900,000 people). They are principally concentrated in the mountainous north of the country and usually live at high altitudes. Different ethnic categories co-exist and can easily be identified by the way they dress and their traditions. The Black Hmongs are best known for their handicraft and their traditional indigo blue dresses.Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000HAPPINESS IMAGE WAS TAKEN AT LA PAZ MEXICOMon, 23 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Windows 2015 life.Sun, 22 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000A village girl the old town of Yangjixi, Fujian, China, people still use should pole to carry things as daily tool. They go to the field early in the morning to arm, or go to the well to take water. This is reflection of old way of living.Sat, 21 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Time Traveller Railway Bridge In Agra, IndiaFri, 20 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Lake Powell houseboat camps on the shore in shallow water in a canyon at Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. The lake, on the Colorado River provides water for Nevada, Arizona and California. A severe drought in recent years, combined with withdrawals that many believe are not sustainable, has reduced its levels to only about 42 percent of its capacity.Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000A potential friend most homes in Cuba lacking lights, front doors stay open to let in the sunshine in. Onelia believes turning strangers into friends is a Cuban custom, and thus anyone passing by Onelia’s door is her potential friend. As I was the first foreigner to enter her house, she mentioned that it would be so nice if others would come to visit her too. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000The China Red In front of this Chinese Red Wall, walks this lady in a Red dress.Tue, 17 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000MILES TO GO an old age home at Varanasi on every Sunday there was a prayer in the hall at the ground floor. Borders are getting down from first floor to attain the prayer. An aged lady who was patient of osteoarthritis also trying to attain the program. she was looking for an assistance.Mon, 16 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000In the Morning frog peeping through a hole in the leaves, looking for a sun.Sun, 15 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Two kings first day of safari in the Serengeti National Park, at the south entrance, we find this gorgeous pair of male lion resting quiet near the road. As park hosting tourists the truth is that was not too bad, hehe ...Sat, 14 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Wood man transmits timber set which is used to burn the bodies , near the Ganges river , and mentions that the The Ganga is the most sacred river to Hindus - (Varanasi-India) Fri, 13 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Nduku and her goat had risen early to the goats bleating just outside the village. The noise was louder than usual, so I went to investigate. As I reached the goat post Nduku was on her way out of the goats kraal. She had her favourite goat wrapped in her arms as she was on the way to rejoin it with its mother.Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Step Baori in Abhaneri village in eastern Rajasthan, India, is one of the most overlooked landmarks in the country. It is one of the oldest stepwells in Rajasthan, and is considered to be among the biggest in the world. Wed, 11 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Rainy Day of a child and his grandmother in front of his home on a rainy day in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu. Tue, 10 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Underground Labyrinth carpet patterns on the walls are not manmade, they are created by nature. These are Sylvinite mines in the town of Berezniki. It is a huge underground labyrinth, located at a depth of -400m. The Sylvinite ore, which is excavated here, is used for production of potassium fertilizers.Mon, 09 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Brazilian Bonequeiros When Photoshop wasn't even close to be created, brazilian "bonequeiros" were already creating and retouching portraits. These popular artists are very common in brazilian countryside and their portraits are hanging at walls of many poor families in the northeast of Brazil. Many families who can't afford fancy clothes or jewelry look for bonequeiros to have a portrait painted by them using these accessories. Even halos are added to childrens heads (!) or dead people are portrayed with their relatives. Mariazinha lives in a village in the countryside and was keen to 'pose with her ​​husband ' for my portrait. When I asked where he was, she told me he was at work. "How can I take a photo of your husband if he's not here?" - I asked. She said: "Simple. Take a picture of me and that painted portrait at the wall".Sun, 08 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Off to work javanese riding his pony in the early morning for another day of work. Sat, 07 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Behind the Taj Mahal man searching in garbage at sunrise from behind the Taj Mahal in Agra - IndiaFri, 06 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Step by step Impressions show. More than 50 Chinese minorities were represented gathering more than 1,000 players. This was near the city of Lijiang, China. Thu, 05 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Skiing in Dubai went skiing in Iran. On out way back we stopped by Dubai. Since we had our skies I came up with this idea of my friends skiing down a desert hill and with the city in the backgroundWed, 04 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Bus is coming young woman waiting for the bus at approximately 2.000m above sea level in northwestern Ethiopia´s Simien Mountains near Adi Ar Kay. There is only this one road No. 3, which ranks among the most dangerous roads on the planet with its sheer drops.Tue, 03 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000Snowy Departure male snowy owl on a cold winter afternoon kicking up some snow as he takes off.Mon, 02 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0000FERVANT PERSUIT TO MOTHER. LITTLE GIRL IS FOLLOWING HER MOTHER, WHEN THE MOTHER IS COLLECTING FISH EGG FROM RIVER BED.Sun, 01 Nov 2015 04:00:00 +0000Safe in the arms of love, intensive and unconditional.Fri, 30 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Going Home woman going home in causeway.Thu, 29 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Leather Tannery the leather is ready and colored it is taken out to dry under the sun.Wed, 28 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000The man who make walls happy art make happy boring and grey wallTue, 27 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000I Voted, #FeesMustFall student who took part in the #FeesMustFall protest at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa on 23 October 2015. This protest came about in response to SA universities announcing a massive tuition fee increase for 2016. As many students in SA are poverty-stricken, they cannot afford to pay any more for tertiary education. What's more, the ruling government in SA promised free education for all before it came into power. The student in this photo is showing a "proof of voting" stamp in his identity document while being held back by a riot police barricade. The message he is trying to send to the government through this gesture is: "I voted you into power, so give me the opportunity to be educated".Mon, 26 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Holy Day gather on the Road of city for playing with colours during the Indian festival of colours "Holi" Sun, 25 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Conspiration of two suspicious Mandrils. When the eyes say one thing...Sat, 24 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Teamwork and Support group of people are standing together holding hands against the Milky Way in the mountains. Fri, 23 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Sleeping with colours was sleeping outside his house on the doorsteps. It was a post winter season and the atmosphere was amazing outside the house. As his house was in a society where statues are being made so the wall is also full of different colors. It seems as if he is on a colorful dream with all peace of life.Thu, 22 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Tent in Time the middle of the Israeli desert sleeping aloneWed, 21 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Midst of Religious Monks is a place that is frozen in time. Monks live in a primitive way without much entertainment, sewage system, and water supplies. I hope it can inspire people to preserve this place and also to cherish what they have in the civilized worldTue, 20 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Doline 1, Son Doong cave, Vietnam 5 day trek through Hang Son Doong, the largest cave in the world. Located in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in the Quang Binh province of Central VietnamMon, 19 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000U Bein Wooden Bridge Bein Bridge is a crossing that spans the Taungthaman Lake near Amarapura in Myanmar. The 1.2-kilometre bridge was built around 1850 and is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world.Sun, 18 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Floathouse on the Stikine River float houses up the Stikine River, near Wrangell, Alaska are used as a seasonal base for summer fishing and winter hunting trips. They represent the recreational options of the area. Primarily consisting of waterways and islands in S.E. Alaska, a weekend retreat often entails a skiff trip to a remote cabin. Sat, 17 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Washing Machine start of the gatorman ocean race in la jolla ca. 3-mile ocean race top 3 in the nation people come from all over the U.S for this race.Fri, 16 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Come home husband and his wife came back home after work in a valley of Mu Cang Chai, yen Bai, Vietnam.Thu, 15 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Batik Painter photo is showing an old woman painting batik. Batik is a specific traditional pattern painted in a piece of cotton sheet, usually made for clothes. The old woman owns a batik traditional factory, located in Jambi, Indonesia. She has run her business since she was a girl. Now she has legated the batik factory to her daughter, and continues her lifetime hobby, painting batik that she loves so much.Wed, 14 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000The flying "beast" in a bad mood taken during a show, the bird looked angry, running on the floor before taking offTue, 13 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) and Towers image of the icon of Rio de Janeiro was taken from a distant hill so that the communication towers could be included in the composition. To me, it summed up the two extremes of communication.Mon, 12 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000On the top of the world man is standing on the top of the hill with tripod in his hands at the sunset over the sea of clouds.Sun, 11 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000The martyr and the wrap white photo was taken by the "Scala Santa" in Rome. Pilgrims are used to climb a stair on their knees. This nun was going out under the sight of statue in the darknessSat, 10 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Old Sadhu and monkey portrait of the old hermit and his monkeyFri, 09 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Wind Hardened of an ethnic Tibetan boy made in Manaslu region, Prok village (2,380 m).Thu, 08 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Art in motion was able to observe and photograph a green sea turtle gracefully swimming ahead of me. This turtle came from a seagrass bed and cruised over a coral reef. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Three normal-sized women, one Great Pyramid. normal-sized women, one Great Pyramid.Tue, 06 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000The whole kit and caboodle is packed on this fancy looking truck in Burkina Faso. whole kit and caboodle is packed on this fancy looking truck in Burkina Faso.Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Dream should not have the limit of dream to grow up in a vast pure world. We should ensure our next generations future life with in unlimited boundless dream where then can realize the freedom of life.Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000John Ford Point rider in John Fords Point (Monument Valley, Utah)Sat, 03 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Architect of Life waisted wasp carrying wet mud to build its nest.Fri, 02 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000girls enjoying the swing in table fair "Bhagoria" held in Alirajpur,Madhya pradesh,india enjoying the swing in table fair "Bhagoria" held in Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh, IndiaThu, 01 Oct 2015 04:00:00 +0000Alone at Råbjerg Mile at Rbjerg MileWed, 30 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Sad Owl Standing in the Rain you think you recognize facial expressions in owls, it's because they have many tiny facial muscles, just like people. They are able to show their feelings on their faces.Tue, 29 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000A namaqua chameleon snags a tasty beetle larva in the Namib desert. namaqua chameleon snags a tasty beetle larva in the Namib desert.Mon, 28 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000A welder in his workshop was lost in the Medina of Marrakesh, Morocco, when I stumbled on this man working diligently in his workshop. Lucky enough he ushered me in for a closer look. Sun, 27 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Mongol boy showing off his horse. boy showing off his horse.Sat, 26 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Happy in the Mud in Indonesia, a group of children playing in the mud after playing footballFri, 25 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Finnmark, Norway in the freezing cold winter of 2012. This empty cabin was illuminated by a passing car on a very desolate and lonely road in the middle of the tundra.Thu, 24 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Dangerous Blaze view of firefighter looking at dangerous blaze.Wed, 23 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Manatee Love January 2015 we had a cold snap that dropped the temperature 20 degrees overnight into the low 40's and I knew it would be a great day to visit the manatees in the Crystal River. During especially cold days in the Winter months you can expect to see hundreds of manatees gathering within the Three Sisters Springs for the year round 70 degree water gushing out of the head of the spring. The calmer water near the opening of the spring is much warmer than the river and all the manatees will bunch up into groups to keep warm. On this day the public access road was closed unless you took a tour where we could not bring our gear. I decided to park at a local grocery store and swim down the river to the Three Sisters Spring with my SPL Waterhousing encasing my Nikon D7100 and 8mm fisheye lens. Once I reached the spring there were upward of 75 manatees in an are no bigger than a football field in small groups throughout the area. About 15 minutes into my swim I came across this mother resting in the sun as her calf is nursing. They remained in this position for almost 20 minutes as I took photos and watched in amazement. This is one of my favorite images and one of the best experiences of my life so far! - Dalton SmithTue, 22 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000father and son and son going home, after a day take guess.Mon, 21 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Little monk offer candle light to Buddha monk is offering candle light to "Manuhar" Buddha at the Bagan city. Offering light, flower, meal and water to buddha is rountine activity for all buddhism people. Sun, 20 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Trapped vacationing in Aruba, my girlfriend and I stopped by a recently opened animal sanctuary for rescued animals. We came across this monkey and stopped to take some pictures. The monkey immediately came up to us and sat alongside his cage, looking directly into our cameras. The expressions in his face and eyes were so human like. He continued to gaze into our eyes, as if he was trying to tell us how broken and trapped he feels inside his cage. We proceeded to move, since we were not bound by confinement, looking back to see him staring into the distance dreaming he was out in the wild.Sat, 19 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Xitang - China Fri, 18 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000And they lived happily ever after bride and groom wanted to escape their wedding and this was their option.Thu, 17 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000A rural woman in Iran Wed, 16 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Exquisite World Way over Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park.Tue, 15 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Present and future is a male apogon imberbis that protects the eggs inside its mouth, in this picture the eggs are already in period avanzato. Si understand why they are transparent and not red. The fish sometimes lacia eggs to turn them over and Mon, 14 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000fishing together traveled to another town and shooting this photoSun, 13 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Painting job at sea! seafarer painting ship side hand rails during sailing at sea.Sat, 12 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000reflection in sanur one of the best place to see a sunrise have calm water such as ponds and seaweed. Very suitable capture images sea views and find a good reflection of each objectFri, 11 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Traces of Life time flew, traces remained on her face.Thu, 10 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Bull Race photographer note: I was traveling in the Probolinggo city. The Probolinggo city is the agriculture city. Every year, the city hosts a bull race. The bull race is called "balap sapi brujul." The "balap sapi berujul" is the person who steers two bulls connected by a wooden harness. Wed, 09 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung monk paying homage to the Giant Reclining Buddha Image in Maha Bodhi Ta Htaung where is a famous Buddhist region and monastery located in Monywa Township, Sagaing Region, Myanmar. Behind the Giant Reclining Buddha Image in the photo is the famous Giant Standing Buddha statue, the second largest in the worldTue, 08 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Sunflowers bathing in stormy skyesMon, 07 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Dry season season in Ninh Thuan - Vietnam, the sheep go to a mound to eat final pasture. Sun, 06 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000U.S Marine Corps CH-46 flies over Emerald Isle NC photo shows US military at home, watching over those enjoying freedom that those in the air have fought for. The youth in this photo just sees a very big helicopter flying over him while playing in the surf. But this Marine Corps CH-46 Rescue Helicopter is a life line for those in danger.Sat, 05 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Black Pearl girl is called swarasoti, live in a tea garden. Her father and mother worked in that tea garden as a labour. She passed her time by doing house hold work. There is few primary level school in tea garden, they do not get higher education then the primary level. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Carnival game game on sand hill in Ninh Thuan, Vietnam of Cham ethnic minority girls. They play the game in traditional dress.Thu, 03 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000Fishermen go to work go to work in early morningWed, 02 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000In ritual smoke woman brings a child to the ritual smokeTue, 01 Sep 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 +0000