Photos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/photos/RSS feed for the photosenSun, 05 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Freedomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-07-05/freedom-26/Taking 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 Glarehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-07-04/rockets-red-glare/A 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 Eyeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-07-03/no-eye-girl/Thu, 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 Valleyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-07-02/aerial-of-a-river-valley-covered-by-fluorescing-moos-fjallabak-iceland/Aerial of a river valley covered by fluorescing moss, Fjallabak, IcelandThu, 02 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Rhythm of Motionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-07-01/rhythm-of-motion/Traditional rural Horse Race, occurred every year in winter season in Bangladesh.Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000Orangutan in the Rainhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-30/orangutan-in-the-rain/It 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 Candlelighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-29/a-novice-monk-praying-in-candle-lights-in-a-temple/A novice monk praying in candle lights in a temple.Mon, 29 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Kolkata Sunrisehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-28/kolkata-sunrise/A picture of a man in the Kolkata Flower Market in Kolkata, India. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Balancing Acthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-27/balancing-act-4/I 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)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-26/munajat-supplication-they-have-started-little-bit-earlier-for-home-to-avoid/They 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 Katydidhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-25/surprised-katydid/A 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 Macaquehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-24/crested-black-macaque-monkey-in-jungle/crested black macaque monkey in jungleWed, 24 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Sadhus in Nandgaonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-23/sadhus-in-nadgaon/Sadhus in Nandgaon in the temple of Krishna during the Holi festTue, 23 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Three fishermen on Inle Lakehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-22/three-fishermen-on-inle-lake/Three 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 Carhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-21/cable-car/Alemao'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 Iceberghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-20/chinstrap-penguins-on-iceberg/CHINSTRAP PENGUINS ON ICEBERGSat, 20 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Sunset Clamminghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-19/sunset-clamming-in-xiapu-fujian-china/Sunset Clamming in Xiapu, FuJian, ChinaFri, 19 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Golden Rockhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-18/the-golden-rock-in-myanmar-is-a-holy-and-important-site-which-buddhists-fre/The 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 Ferryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-17/river-ferry-operating-in-the-early-morning-in-xiao-donjiang-china/River ferry operating in the early morning in Xiao Donjiang, China.Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Comebackhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-16/return-2/After 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 markethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-15/skeleton-of-a-market/Few firemen extinguishes a fire that caused havoc damage to a market in Kolkata, India. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Bajo Spear Fishermanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-14/at-around-80-years-old-this-bajo-spear-fisherman-still-maintains-his-family/At 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 2015http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-13/nepal-earthquake-2015/P. 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 Bridgehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-12/navajo-bridge/Navajo BridgeFri, 12 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Portrait Mentawaihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-11/portrait-mentawai/Portrait mentawaiThu, 11 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Collective Chaoshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-10/collective-chaos/During 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 sunsethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-09/breath-at-sunset/Breath at sunsetTue, 09 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Women praying in Ethiopia rock churchhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-08/women-praying-in-ethiopia-rock-church/3 women kneeling near the entrance to the church in prayerMon, 08 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000The whirlwindhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-07/the-whirlwind/The photo capture the moment of play of this little girlSun, 07 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Lone Mangrove on Biscayne Bayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-06/lone-mangrove-on-biscayne-bay/Living 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 festivalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-05/face-painting-during-gajan-festival/Gajan 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'Clockhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-04/enemy-at-12-oclock/This 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 childrenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-03/playful-children/The children of a tribal village of Birbhum district are playing with lots of enjoyment at afternoon.Wed, 03 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Rangitikei River Valleyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-02/rangitikei-river-valley/This shows the impressive geological forces that have formed this amazing river valley. You can see the layers of strata in the distant cliffsTue, 02 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Pray before Lunchhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-06-01/pray-before-lunch/I captured this photo at the Nun monastery in Yangon city of Myanmar when I visited there for photo trip.Mon, 01 Jun 2015 04:00:00 +0000Welcome guest, are you hungry?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-31/welcome-guest-are-you-hungry/Inside a yurt camped 30 km. from Cholpon-Ata, in a jailoo called Kyrchyn. The hospitality of the nomads in Kyrgyzstan currently still very present, especially in the celebrations.Sun, 31 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Aware and waryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-29/aware-and-wary/A lone, injured buffalo with its guards up. It was away from the herd and injured, making it an easy target. You could see its aggressiveness from its posture. The buffalo when it saw us was trying to stare us down, as if telling us to keep away or else. Fri, 29 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Thirstyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-28/thirsty-6/This image taken at Tam Coc of a woman who just finished her work to ride people a scenic trip. It showed a hard life of work but always make a pleasure to visitorsThu, 28 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Misty foresthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-27/misty-forest/Picture taken 11.9.2014 in Salo Finland one misty morning when I was collectiong mushrooms for dinner from this forest and saw the light coming between the trees and ran to my car to get my camera and took this shot.Wed, 27 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Harvest Homehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-26/harvest-home/Harvest rice field and on the way back home at Tam Coc, Ninh BinhTue, 26 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Brave hearthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-25/brave-heart/I took this photo in Koraput,Orissa ,when I saw a little monkey observing us bravely from his mother lapMon, 25 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Camouflagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-24/camouflage-7/Camouflage...is the way of self defence in nature.Sun, 24 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Hummingbird Feeding Her Chickhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-23/hummingbird-feeding-her-chick/An Allen's hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) feeding her 2 days old chick. I discovered her nest in California when she was still building it. Later I saw her sitting most of the time on the nest and supposed she had laid eggs. Two chicks hatched on Monday after Mother's Day. Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Masbangoes sunsethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-22/masbangoes-sunset/A ball of Masbangoes is moving from the shallow water towards the drop-off of the reef, at sunset. The moltitude of fish spend the day in the shallow water awaiting for dusk to move in deeper waters. After some days of taking photographs of this school of fish close to the shore, event that occurs once a year just for few days at the beginning of summer, I decided to take some overunder shots at sunset to have more dramatic light.Fri, 22 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Fire Portalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-21/fire-portal/Subject standing among a wall of fire.Thu, 21 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000A pilgrim's introspectionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-20/a-pilgrims-introspection/A Hindu pilgrim gazes over the Deccan Plateau. Wed, 20 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000My Mother's Hands http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-19/my-mothers-hands/My Mother's Hands as she lay dying from cancer. Tue, 19 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000hide and seekhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-18/hide-and-seek-14/When I was going up the stairs I met a man who wasn't there He wasn't there again today...Mon, 18 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000From the series entitled 'The See of the City'http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-17/from-the-series-entitled-the-see-of-the-city-5/‘It's a restless and settled city, whose own self-identity has always revolved around its vitality, its novelty, its Crassness, and its seemingly boundless opportunities and insatiable appetite for material gain. The fluid, Chaotic quality of the city life in Johannesburg after apartheid is reflected in the unresolved tension between the overall plan of urban space and its specific details.’ Martin J Murray Sun, 17 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Wrestlinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-16/wrestling-3/Traditional wrestling in northern of Iran. The locals called it The " koshtii e gilemardi" Sat, 16 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Cold showerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-15/cold-shower/Imagine a big city, with big infrastructure, business, rich place.. And now, imagine how can be a place for poor people there, just less of 500 meters of this active life. Fri, 15 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Bullfighting dramahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-14/bull-fighting-drama/Betting on bull fighting in north of iranThu, 14 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Fish stormhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-13/fish-storm/Fish ball (Masbangoes) in the shallow waters of Bonaire island, Dutch Caribbean. Having been stationary for 3 days close to the shore of a public beach, the Masbangoes were cougth by a fishing net. Unfortunately due to the lack of fishing rules in the local area, a sea turtle was entangled in the net. Wed, 13 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000The last ones standinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-12/the-last-ones-standing-1/An elderly couple making traditional dishes in their small pottery workshop. These couple are of the very few remaining traditional potters in northern Gilan, Iran. The dishes are called "Gamaj" in the local tongue. Tue, 12 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Flying Craneshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-11/flying-cranes/The picture was taken at Hula Valley, nature reserve in Israel. Hula Valley is a major stopover for birds migrating along the Syrian-African Rift Valley between Africa, Europe, and Asia. Mon, 11 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Children playing in Tokyohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-10/children-playing-in-tokyo/I took this picture while visiting a temple in Tokyo. People were burning incense and these children were imitating them, playing with smoke. At that very moment, a ray of light hit the temple, and created this magical scene.Sun, 10 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000Tenth Dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-09/tenth-day-1/Iran – Bijar: According to one of the Shia faith, throughout Iran, on the occasion of martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammad, Muslims mourn during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram which among them two last days are special ones which have been called Tasua and Ashura. In some parts of Iran, these mourning have some differences.Sat, 09 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Girl playing at low tide, Mindanao, Philippineshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-08/girl-playing-low-tide-mindanao-philippines/Local kids playing while waiting for boat to Britania IslandsFri, 08 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000Delicate Arch at Duskhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-07/delicate-arch-at-dusk/The park is located on the Colorado River 4 miles north of Moab, Utah. It is known for containing over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations.Thu, 07 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000Bodie State Historic Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-06/bodie-state-historic-park-1/Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people. Only a small part of the town survives, preserved in a state of "arrested decay." Interiors remain as they were left and stocked with goods. Designated as a National Historic Site and a State Historic Park in 1962, the remains of Bodie are being preserved in a state of "arrested decay".Wed, 06 May 2015 07:00:00 +0000Face to facehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-05/face-to-face-13/The time seemed stopped during this silence exchange, in a night travel.Tue, 05 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000Solitaryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-04/solitary-5/I need nothing, I seek nothing, I desire nothing .. White tailed eagle alone but not lonelyMon, 04 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000The Dragon http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-03/the-dragon-1/Flamingo is beautiful bird with brilliant pink color, It makes me take out the challenge of taking a different image.Sun, 03 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Disagreementhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-02/disagreement-1/Two White Tailed Fighting Over Food, While The Crow is Waiting for the food to drop so he can have it for him self!Sat, 02 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Roaring Dinohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-05-01/roaring-dino/Roar at the milky way !Fri, 01 May 2015 07:00:00 +0000The Road to Hanahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-30/the-road-to-hana-2/Hana (and the Road to Hana) has become my favorite place to retreat from the everyday in New York City and get in touch with the earth and what’s most important in life. On a recent trip, we made a stop along the Road to Hana at Honomanu Bay. Our friend Kyle grabbed his surfboard to head up the river to explore, pausing momentarily to make a splash in honor of his birthday.Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:00:00 +0000Egg Women, Merida Mexicohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-29/egg-women-merida-mexico/Women sell eggs in a market in Merida, Mexico in April 2015.Wed, 29 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000Derelict Ballethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-28/derelict-ballet/This is a ballet collaboration shoot between myself, London based Contortionist Francesca and Leicester based MUA Leanne. Our aim was to marry the soft with the rough with the beauty of ballet against the hard backdrop of a run down derelict location.Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Boy who lived on the Tundra....http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-27/the-boy-who-lived-on-the-tundra/This is a young Evenki Reindeer Herder toiling on the frozen Tundra in Yakutia Siberia.Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000Stars by the Campsitehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-26/stars-by-the-campsite/This photograph is taken at an altitude of 14000 feet, near the banks of the amazing Pangong Tso lake. This is a campsite right opposite the lake, which also forms the India China border in the mighty himalayas.Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000Sky Ridershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-25/sky-riders/Looking up at the sky ride and it's riders at the state fair.Sat, 25 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000American Festivalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-24/american-festival-1/The Image shows the fun rides in an American Festival. The colors of the rides reflect the joy American people have in their festivals.Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000Stars of the Bahamashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-23/stars-of-the-bahamas/Starfish are crowd around a grassy edge near the eastern bank of the Bahamas. Shot with large dome port half below and above the surface.Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000A legendhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-22/a-legend/Those children live in the Y Ty town, Lao Cai province. That is a poor and backward province of Northwest Vietnam. They do not have even enough warm clothes and shoes to wearWed, 22 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000Painted Doghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-21/painted-dog/Searching for wildlife in Africa sometimes brings you luck and you get to see beautiful creatures like these two beautiful African Wild Dogs or AKA Painted Dogs. They are an amazing beautiful creatures but also one of if not the most effective predator in Africa.Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000A mother's touch before a big racehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-20/a-mothers-touch-before-a-big-race/A mother helping her son gear up before his first big BMX race. He was a little nervous about it, so she was giving him a pep talk as he was struggling to put his helmet and goggles on. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Active Volcano Popocatepetl and the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedioshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-19/the-active-volcano-popocatepetl-and-the-iglesia-de-nuestra-senora-de-los-re/The Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Church of our Lady of Remedies) in Central Mexico, with the active volcano Popocatepetl in the background. The beautiful church in the city of Cholula was built by the Spanish in 1574-1575. An interesting fact is that the hill that church was built on sits on top of the largest pyramid in the world by base. This wonderful area of Mexico is very scenic and rich in history.Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Signature of Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-18/the-signature-of-the-time/A Balinese in Tegalalang, Bali, IndonesiaSat, 18 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000Milky Way Rising Over Pemaquid Point Lighthousehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-17/milky-way-rising-over-pemaquid-point-lighthouse/Rising Arc Milky way is rising over Pemaquid point lighthouse located in Bristol, Maine, USA. As we started shooting the panorama, we noticed a rising moon near horizon which actually added a drama to this image. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-16/future-1/Looking into the futureThu, 16 Apr 2015 07:00:00 +0000Drying Cuttlefish in the Sunhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-15/drying-cuttle-fish-in-the-sun/drying cuttle-fish in the sun at Nam Du Island, Kien Giang, VietnamWed, 15 Apr 2015 08:00:00 +0000Footpath to the World's Endhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-14/foot-path-to-the-worlds-end-horton-plains-sri-lanka/Worlds end is a amazing geographical context with a great tourist attraction. It's situated in the Horton Plains national park Sri lanka. The picture depicts even the foot path is a beauty which doesn't harm the natural beauty of the place.Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000Painting the Nighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-13/painting-the-night/This image was taken at the North Window section in Arches National Park during my recent trip. My Photographer friend was not feeling good so I had to drop him back to the hotel. By the time I was back, all the clouds moved in. I was waiting for the clouds to clear and they finally did just an hour before sunrise. I have seen a lot of photos from the front side so I thought to capture a different view. I kept my camera below the Arch/Window on the other side and set it on intervalometer and climbed up the Arch. I wanted my image to appear sharp so I kept one flash light on the ground lighting up the arch and another one in my hand a little away from the arch so that it doesn't blow out the details and still make it look like I am lighting the Arch.Mon, 13 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000Iron workerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-12/iron-worker/Iron worker is working on the Lo Ren street, which is a career street many years ago with iron, in Hanoi , VietnamSun, 12 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000Alpe di Siusi - Italy's Dolomiteshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-11/alpe-di-siusi-italys-dolomites/We had only a day in this fantastic place and it was certainly the best day of our trip. The Alpe di Siusi may well be the most beautiful place on earth. It is everything we imagined of the Alps in summer. Wildflowers, snow-capped mountains, meadows, forests and streams. Here, Sasso Lungo and Sasso Piatto loom large under beautiful skies.Sat, 11 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000BALANCEhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-10/balance-7/Everybody needs 4 things in life: Something to do, Someone to love, something to believe in, something to hope for. "When many little people in many small places do many small things, they can change the face of the world."Fri, 10 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000The French Alpshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-09/the-french-alps/Adventurers leave the Aiguille du Midi for a day in the Alps. Each day, climbers, skiers and sight-seers ride the gondola from Chamonix to the top of Aiguille du Midi at 12,600ft in the French Alps. The views from the top are astounding!Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000Dancing Manateeshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-08/dancing-manatees/2 manatees play in the shallow waters in the Crystal RiverWed, 08 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000Harvest Seasonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-07/harvest-season/It is the rice harvesting time in Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai, Vietnam. The rice terraces are created incredible.Tue, 07 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000