Photos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/photos/RSS feed for the photosenFri, 19 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Monkey Seehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-19/monkey-see/Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Holy Manhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-18/holy-man/Biriashar Chatlerjee is a <i>sadhu</i>, or holy man, from Varanasi, India.Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Call to Morning Worshiphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-17/call-morning-worship/A monk of the Matho Gompa Buddhist monastery sounds for morning worship.Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Misty Morning in Baganhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-16/misty-morning-bagan/Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Brown Bear Reflectionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-15/brown-bear-reflection/A brown bear walks across an estuary.Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Victoria Falls by Moonlighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-14/victoria-falls-moonlight/Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Secret Vistahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-13/secret-vista/Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Pensive Vervet Monkeyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-12/pensive-vervet-monkey/Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Rice Terrace Cloudshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-11/rice-terrace-clouds/Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Frog Legshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-10/frog-legs/Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Festival of Maskshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-09/festival-masks/The Festival International des Masques et des Arts (FESTIMA) is a biennial celebration of mask-making in Dédougou featuring costumed performers from across West Africa.Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Mount Asgardhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-08/mount-asgard/Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Man and His Herdhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-07/man-and-his-herd/A Rabari tribesman leads his cows home.Sun, 07 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Dead Horse Pointhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-06/dead-horse-point/Sat, 06 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Woman from Rajasthanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-05/woman-rajasthan/Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Warm Uphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-04/warm/Young soccer players warm up in a dense fog at Maidan, Kolkata’s largest urban park.Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Pheasant at Dawnhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-03/pheasant-dawn/Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Early Morning Canoehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-02/early-morning-canoe/Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Curious Red Foxhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-01/curious-red-fox/Mon, 01 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Man and His Fishing Nethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-30/man-and-fishing-net/Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Northern Cardinalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-29/northern-cardinal/Sat, 29 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Going Fishinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-28/going-fishing/Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Squabbling Seabirdshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-27/squabbling-seabirds/Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Nanney Tailorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-26/nanney-tailors/Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Vicuñahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-25/vicuna/A cousin of the llama, the vicuña lives high in the grasslands of the Andes.Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Eye of the Caimanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-24/eye-caiman/Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Night Stormhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-23/night-storm/Lightning strikes the St. Michael's Church bell tower during a night storm.Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Arctic Autumnhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-22/arctic-autumn/Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000The Planterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-21/planter/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Waiting for Momhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-20/waiting-mom/Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Laguna Mar Chiquitahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-19/laguna-mar-chiquita/Chilean flamingos stand reflected in the mudflats of Laguna Mar Chiquita, a large saline lagoon in central Argentina. Coscoroba swans swim in the background.Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Beneath the Vortexhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-18/beneath-vortex/Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000The Blacksmithhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-17/blacksmith/A blacksmith hammers the wheel of a bullock cart, a two- or four-wheeled vehicle pulled by oxen.Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Womanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-16/woman/Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Sewing the Fishing Nethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-15/sewing-fishing-net/Sat, 15 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Bald Cypress Dome, Cardinal Bromeliadshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-14/bald-cypress-dome-cardinal-bromeliads/This photo received the most votes in October in the <a href="http://wilderness.smithsonian.com/vote/vote-180952419/" target="_blank">Wilderness Forever Readers' Choice competition</a>. Vote for the November winner <a href="http://wilderness.smithsonian.com/vote/vote-180952419/" target="_blank">here</a>, and see the full show at the Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. on view through summer 2015. Photographed at Cypress Swamp, Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness, Florida.Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Preparationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-13/preparation/Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Batfish Under the Jettyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-12/batfish-under-jetty/Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Friendly Battlehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-11/friendly-battle/Silver-backed jackals engage in friendly battle, locking jaws for a moment.Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Pasola Victoryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-10/pasola-victory/A warrior screams with joy after hitting a member of the opposing team during Pasola in Ratenggaro, Sumba. Pasola is a festival occurring in February or March in which rival clans of West Sumbanese men joust with blunt, wooden spears. The festival is tied to the arrival of the Nyale sea worm and looks forward to the rice-growing season.Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Shift Raftshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-09/shift-rafts/Fishermen cast their nets from rafts made out of tubes from discarded automobile tires.Sun, 09 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000The Basket Makerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-08/basket-maker/Sat, 08 Nov 2014 07:00:00 +0000Aartihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-07/aarti/Aarti is a Hindu ceremony in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (clarified butter) or camphor is offered to deities.Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Fly After Rainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-06/fly-after-rain/Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Spectatorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-05/spectators/Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Apartments for Salamandershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-04/apartments-salamanders/Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000View from Red Islandhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-03/view-red-island/Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Shake It Offhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-02/shake-it/Sun, 02 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000Onnohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-11-01/onno/Onno is a teenage girl of the Arbore tribe. Onno, like other women of the Arbore tribe, enjoys decorating herself with hundreds of beads, which she believes makes her more attractive. Her hair is cut short, which is a symbol of virginity. Soon Onno will marry and as part of the wedding process she will have to be circumcised. This process will be done by her mother, and like all Arbore women, she will have to follow the tradition.Sat, 01 Nov 2014 07:00:00 +0000The Mothership Has Landedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-31/mothership-has-landed/A lenticular cloud hovers above Mount Shasta.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Beyond the Gatehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-30/beyond-gate/Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Playgroundhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-29/playground/Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Starry Bulgarian Nighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-28/starry-bulgarian-night/Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Restlesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-27/restless/Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Survivalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-26/survival/Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000River Crossinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-25/river-crossing/Pilgrims cross the Phalgu River after heavy rainfall on boats made up of earthen pots.Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Anolis capitohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-24/anolis-capito/Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Sunset Dancehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-23/sunset-dance/Young members of the Dassanech tribe dance by the bank of the Omo River.Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000The Brave Riderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-22/brave-rider/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Ravenel Bridge at Duskhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-21/ravenel-bridge-dusk/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Of The Godshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-20/gods/Godafoss waterfall in Iceland, or Waterfall of the GodsMon, 20 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000"I Just Cannot Believe It"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-19/i-just-cannot-believe-it/Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Sunrise Steeplehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-18/sunrise-steeple/Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Fade Into Darknesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-17/fade-darkness/A manta ray emerges from the deep.Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Rice Terrace Sunsethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-16/rice-terrace-sunset/Two farmers hunt for frogs at sunset on a rice terrace.Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Valley Viewhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-15/valley-view/Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Local Healerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-14/local-healer/Kormodo Halidu is a traditional healer in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso.Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Focushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-13/focus/A mountain lion moves through the snow.Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Pier in Paradisehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-12/pier-paradise/Sun, 12 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Cuban Bluehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-11/cuban-blue/Sat, 11 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Dock Workerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-10/dock-worker/Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Eagle Eyehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-09/eagle-eye/Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Tufa Towershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-08/tufa-towers/Wed, 08 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Lemur Leaf Froghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-07/lemur-leaf-frog/Rare daytime sighting of the critically endangered Agalychnis lemurTue, 07 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Freezing Painshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-06/freezing-pains/Pangong Tso, a high-altitude brackish lake on the India-Tibet border, in winterMon, 06 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Leaf After Rainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-05/leaf-after-rain/Sun, 05 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Footsteps to the Skyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-04/footsteps-sky/Sat, 04 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Rainy Day Flighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-03/rainy-day-flight/Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Grassland Foghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-02/grassland-fog/Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Milky Way Over Second Beachhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-10-01/milky-way-over-second-beach/This photo received the most votes in September in the <a href="http://wilderness.smithsonian.com/vote/vote-180952419/">Wilderness Forever Readers' Choice competition</a>. Vote for the October winner <a href="http://wilderness.smithsonian.com/vote/vote-180952419/">here</a>, and see the full show at the Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. on view through summer 2015. Photographed at Second Beach in Olympic Wilderness, WA.Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:00:00 +0000Swimming With Friendshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-09-30/sharing-pond/Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000Basel Nighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-09-29/basel-night/With a view of Mittlere Brücke (Middle Bridge)Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000Silver Rock Lagoonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-09-28/silver-rock-lagoon/Sun, 28 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000Woman Watches City http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-09-27/woman-watches-city/Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000Cowboy Silhouettehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-09-26/cowboy-silhouette/Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000Baobab With Star Trailshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-09-25/baobab-star-trails/Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000Langdale Sunrisehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-09-24/langdale-sunrise/Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000Nudibranch and Emperor Shrimphttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-09-23/nudibranch-and-emperor-shrimp/Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000Soul Searchinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-09-22/soul-searching/Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0000