Photos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/photos/RSS feed for the photosenSat, 31 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Young Surma Boyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-31/young-surma-boy/Boy from the Surma tribe, covered in body paintSat, 31 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Safe in Mother's Armshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-30/safe-mothers-arms/Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Dancing Shadowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-29/dancing-shadow/Six-year-old Poli works in a residential house in Chittagong. When she hears a famous song from the movies playing outside, she cannot contain her joy and begins to dance.Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Construction Workerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-28/construction-worker/Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Ali and His Dromedaryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-27/ali-and-his-dromedary/A man rides a dromedary on the beach near Essaouira, a late-18th-century fortified town overlooking the sea.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Fire Dragonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-26/fire-dragon/Farmers celebrate the spring harvest.Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Yak Attackhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-25/yak-attack/Riders drive yaks up a hill.Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Art and the Artisthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-24/art-and-artist/Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Camel Merchanthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-23/camel-merchant/A camel merchant pauses near Pushkar Fair in RajasthanFri, 23 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Village by the Waterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-22/chinese-village-water/Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Collecting Water Lilieshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-21/collecting-water-lilies/During the floating season in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, wild water lilies grow everywhere in rice fields covered by water. They are processed into special dishes such as salads and sour soup with fish.Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Bored Marmothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-20/bored-marmot/Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Joy of Childrenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-19/children-run-joy/Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Holi Festival of Colorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-18/holi-festival-colors/Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Leaping Lionesshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-17/leaping-lioness/A lioness charges through shallow waters towards a herd of buffalo.Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Potter's Handshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-16/potters-hands/Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Making Spice Pastehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-15/making-spice-paste/An elderly, tribal woman makes spice paste.Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Cleaninghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-14/cleaning/Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Woman With Cigarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-13/woman-cigar/A woman smokes a cigar at a local market.Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Men in the Rice Paddyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-12/men-rice-paddy/Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Sunrise Craneshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-11/sunrise-cranes/Sunrise dissipates morning fog as sandhill cranes walk through Isenberg Crane Reserve.Sun, 11 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000"Wait, Guys!"http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-10/wait-guys/A gentoo penguin with a pigment deficiency known as leucism shuffles across the ice. Sat, 10 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000The Vase Makerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-09/vase-maker/Fri, 09 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Frozen in Thoughthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-08/frozen-thought/Long exposure shows movement in the Golden Temple, a central place of worship for Sikhs around the world, as well as the stillness of those deep in thought.Thu, 08 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Keşkekhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-07/keskek/Turkish women stir cauldrons of <i><a href="http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?RL=00388" target="_blank">keşkek</a></i>, a wheat and meat dish prepared for weddings, circumcisions and religious holidays. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Human Linehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-06/human-line/Every day, dozens of Hindus meet at the ghat, or riverfront steps leading to the banks of the Ganges River, to show reverence for and spiritually connect with the divine—an act known as <i>puja</i>.Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Making of Lord Krishnahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-05/making-lord-krishna/Editor's Note: A child has her face painted in the likeness of Lord Krishna, one of the most revered gods of the Hindus. During the Gajan festival, which takes place for one month at the end of the Bengali calendar, devotees seek divine blessings and wish fulfillment for the upcoming year.Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Fishing Ballethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-04/fishing-ballet/Sun, 04 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Naga Monkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-02/naga-monk/A <i>sadhu</i>, or holy man, calls for prayer.Fri, 02 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Storm Break in Zion Canyonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2015-01-01/storm-break-zion-canyon/Thu, 01 Jan 2015 08:00:00 +0000Strengthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-31/strength/Women return home from a day's work in the jungle.Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Destinyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-30/destiny/Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Padaung Womanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-29/padaung-woman/Many Padaung women begin wearing brass neck rings in early childhood. Over the years, women accumulate rings, which give the appearance of an elongated neck. Though the origins of this custom are unclear, the most common explanation is that the rings are a symbol of beauty and wealth. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Andvord Bayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-28/andvord-bay/Sun, 28 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000From Sea to Landhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-27/sea-land/Fishermen carry a boat to shore.Sat, 27 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Friday at Burning Manhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-26/friday-burning-man/Editor's Note: Thousands of people gather once a year in Nevada's Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City. The event, called <a href="http://burningman.org/" target="_blank">Burning Man</a>, describes itself as "a vibrant participatory metropolis" and celebrates ten principles: radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation and immediacy. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Lauterbrunnen Valleyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-25/lauterbrunnen-valley/Thu, 25 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Learninghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-24/learning/A young monk learns in his kitchen.Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Hamer Youthhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-23/hamer-youth/The Hamer are one of several ethnic tribes living in Ethiopia's Omo Valley. This young girl wears traditional clothing. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Old Rustyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-22/old-rusty/Bodie, once a booming mining town, is a ghost of its former self.Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000In Flighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-21/flight/A green violetear hummingbird approaches a flower.Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Dressed in Dewhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-20/dressed-dew/Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:00:00 +0000Monkey Seehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photo-contest/2014-12-19/monkey-see/A Japanese macaque soaks in a hot spring.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 +0000