Photos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/photos/RSS feed for the photosenSat, 18 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +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 +0000Generating Lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-06/generating-life/Educating and Generating are always the fact of Human. Especially, the modern life highly need to protect the traditional culture. I help our life more colourful as always.Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000Snow Geesehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-05/snow-geese/California's central valley is right in the midst of the Pacific Flyway. Hundreds of thousands of waterfowl make places like the Merced National Wildlife Refuge their home during the winter months. Seeing and hearing a mass take-off of Snow Geese is something that needs to be experienced to be believed!Sun, 05 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000Waking up in Prescott National Forest http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-04/waking-up-in-prescott-national-forest/The sun is coming up on a cool November morning just outside of Camp Verde in the Prescott National Forest. Fall colors arrive a little later in Arizona. Sat, 04 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000Cockfightinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-03/cock-fighting-2/Cockfighting is a traditional festival in the Lim town of Bac Ninh province, Vietnam every year. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 07:00:00 +0000Deserthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-02/desert-2/Dasht-e Lut, IranThu, 02 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000Aloitadoreshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-04-01/aloitadores-1/Rapa das Bestas is the name of an operation that involves cutting the manes of the wild horses who live free at the mountains in a semi-feral state and that are performed in the curros (enclosed which retain the horses) held in various locations in Galicia (Spain). Those horses live in mountains owned by the villages (a form of property derived from the Suevi, around 8th century) and have several owners (private owners, the parish or the village), each year the foal are marked and the adults shaved and deloused, and then freed again to the mountains. The best known is the Rapa das Bestas of Sabucedo, in the city hall of A Estrada, which lasts three days: the First Saturday, Sunday and Monday in July. In fact, the name given to the celebration (Rapa das Bestas of Sabucedo), while in most places speaking about curros.Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:00:00 +0000Fog Under The Manhattanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-31/fog-under-the-manhattan/An eerie fog helps create some mystery with this iconic structureTue, 31 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000On the mushroomhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-30/on-the-mushroom/This is the viviparous lizard (zootoca vivipara formerly lacerta vivipara) in very strange situation - climbing up the mushroom. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Elephant seal pup gets struck by a wave on South Georgiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-29/elephant-seal-pup-gets-struck-by-a-wave-on-south-georgia/Young Elephant seals were sprawled all over the upper beaches of South Georgia (in the remote sub-Antarctic region of the Atlantic), but for some reason this youngster had chose to lie down to rest right within the surf!Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Wonderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-28/wonder/WonderSat, 28 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000patternhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-27/pattern-4/before weaving the lady is colouring the threads Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000American Farmhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-26/american-farm/A beautiful wheat field from Steptoe Butte Hill in Washington state. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Golden Silk Orb-weaverhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-25/golden-silk-orb-weaver-1/The largest of spider species. The one shown here is a female. If laid out flat including legs can be up to 12 or more inches long. The male on the other hand is about half the size of a match head. A fascinating species and a powerful hunter. It silk has even been woven into a gold colored piece of tribal clothing and displayed at some museums.Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Inside the world famous Louvre museum in Paris, France a man reads the writing on the wall.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-24/inside-the-world-famous-louvre-museum-in-paris-france-a-man-reads-the-writi/Inside the world famous Louvre museum in Paris, France a man reads the writing on the wall.Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Mobula Rays feeding at nighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-23/mobula-rays-feeding-at-night/The light coming from above the Mobulas gives this frame a divine aspect, as if the light was coming down from the heavens, ironic since these animals are sometimes mistakenly called "Devil rays". This also brings into focus the tiny plankton that they are feeding on.Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Garden Lizard in Lovehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-22/garden-lizard-in-love/A click from the Wild Life in a our Domestic Life....!!! A found two 'Garden Lizards' Making love (actually they were Fighting with each others) in my Veranda, My eyes caught them instantly, and I started running towards my room to get my camera. I came back and started clicking very gently and trying to move as much close as I can go but I was afraid of them, because there were highly temper on each other and keep fighting. but they are looking as they are making love with each others in my click.Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Rainy Day in Lofoten, Norwayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-21/rainy-day-in-lofoten-norway/Lofoten is an archipelago in Norway characterised by stunningly beautiful landscape, in particular jagged tall peaks that appear to be rising up from the fjords. The red cottages in the photo are known as robruer, in the fishing village of Hamnoy, and used to be cottages which fishermen would rent during the fishing season when they were away from the families for long stretches of time. They are a unique feature of Lofoten and have now been converted into very comfortable tourist accommodation. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Between the Trees 1, 2014.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-20/between-the-trees-1-2014/Between the Trees 1, 2014.Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Kids playing on the minaret http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-19/kids-playing-on-the-minaret/Kids playing on the main minaret of the Grand Mosque in Bani during Eid al-Fitr.Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Frog and the Flyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-18/the-frog-and-the-fly/A juvenile Northern Gray Treefrog has an intimate encounter with a curious Fly in New Jersey.Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000A Tree Dreaminghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-17/a-tree-dreaming/In the Strezlecki desert of Australia a flock of galahs replenish on the only small water avaliable at the base of this lonely tree.Its a rare photo opportunity to get such a clear and symetrical shot of these beautiful birds in flight in the middle of the desert.Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Oilhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-16/oil/Light refracts through the curves of a breaking wave. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Hsinbyume Pagoda, Myanmarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-15/hsinbyume-pagoda-myanmar/Young buddhist novices playing in Hsinbyume Pagoda, MyanmarSun, 15 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000A Caracal licks his face in The Kalahari Desert.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-14/a-caracal-licks-his-face-in-the-kalahari-desert/A Caracal licks his face in The Kalahari Desert.Sat, 14 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Dead quiethttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-12/dead-quiet/It's well past mid night and this densely packed neighborhood is dead quiet. It's one of the largest Christian cemetery in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong land is scarce, when you're alive you live in tiny little pigeon holes, when you're dead, it doesn't get much better.Thu, 12 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000From Up and Above http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-11/from-up-and-above/Set in Bagan this is the view below from a hot air ballon .Wed, 11 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Wildflowers in Titcomb Basinhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-10/wildflowers-in-titcomb-basin/Wildflowers are still holding on in Titcomb Basin, below a dramatic horizon of jagged peaks.Tue, 10 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000SEA LIVERhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-09/sea-liver/I was pleased to bring out the beauty of lonely to work of art. This is lone silhouette at the middle of the sea. The house build in wood and purposely for fisherman.Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Shy Manateehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-07/the-shy-manatee/I love the way the Manatee blends in with its surrounding in this photo. The Manatee being a shy species, it looks like a shy child trying to hide under its own body.Sun, 08 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Ma's Chairhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-07/mas-chair/Known as "Ma" around the COSAC shelter in Hollywood, FL, this woman relaxes peacefully in her chair outside.Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0000Spring in the Palousehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-06/spring-in-the-palouse/Spring in the PalouseFri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0000Her Eid http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-05/her-eid/I had this amazing opportunity to be in an orphanage with a voluntary organization in Sylhet Bangladesh ! the purpose was to distribute some clothes and toys among the kids for the upcoming Eid (A religious festival of the Muslims). This kid came to me wearing her mask and wanted to take a picture ! she held her hands out to show the Mehendi design on her hands !Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0000Ladybughttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-04/ladybug-10/A little bit of red on this beautiful magnolia flower!Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0000Polar Mother and Cubshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-03-02/polar-mother-and-cubs-1/"Polar Bear Mother & Her Cubs, In The Arctic Landscape, Templefjorden, Svalbard, Norway" - What a unique aspect of this world; to have giant four legged carnivores which roam the vast frozen wilderness at the top of our planet.Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0000Sunrise in Yangshuohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-28/sunrise-in-yangshuo/Sunrise in rice fieldsSat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000Up & Downhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-26/up-down/The beauty of symmetry in an ordinary travelling / commuting scene.Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000Spiral rhythmhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-25/spiral-rhythm/A small snail crawling in the Cycas revoluta Thunb leaves. Leaves at the top of a spiral shape and snail shell spiral correspond to each other. It is a spiral form by a number of rhythm formed in a spiral shape in which the mobile snail shell. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000snowy owl chick widehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-24/snowy-owl-chick-wide/Snowy Owl Chick hiding from potential predators on Wrangel Island, Russian high Arctic.Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000Curiosityhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-23/curiosity-19/This was the day of the opening of one of my exhibitions about albinos. It took place in the Ethnology Museum of Valencia. Most of the attendees where parents with albino kids, and the director of the Museum allowed me to take a photographic tour with the kids around the museum rooms. This little girl watched everything with big interest.Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000Street Colorshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-22/street-colors/After a summer storm washes away the every day grime. True color of the city shines through. Taken at Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, one of the busiest shopping district in Hong Kong.Sun, 22 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000Surma girl carrying meat, Omo Valley, Ethiopiahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-21/surma-girl-carrying-meat-omo-valley-ethiopia/Surma girl carrying meat, Omo River Valley, EthiopiaSat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000Harvesting the salt field of Hon Khoi, Khanh Hoa, the largest salt manufacturing area in Vietnamhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-20/harvesting-the-salt-field-of-hon-khoi-khanh-hoa-the-largest-salt-manufactur/Harvesting the salt field of Hon Khoi, Khanh Hoa, the largest salt manufacturing area in VietnamFri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000Super Moonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-19/super-moon-3/A dreamy super moon rises over the eastern coast of the Philippines.Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000Patiencehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-18/patience-1/A young girl waits patiently for an artist to paint her likeness at the Drum Tower in Xi'an China.Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:00:00 +0000Frustrated...http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-17/frustrated/A bird photographer surrounded by the long lens of others at the location showing his frustration at the non-arrival of the main attraction (a kingfisher).Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000BELLUN SELLER http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-16/bellun-seller/THIS SHOT OF BELLUN SELLER WAS TAKEN IN DIGHA SEA BEACH THIS YEAR. WHILE I WAS STROLLING IN THE SEA BACH, WEST BENGAL, INDIAMon, 16 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000Love underwaterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-14/love-underwater/underwaterSat, 14 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000Street scene in Kathmandu, Nepalhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-13/street-scene-in-kathmandu-nepal/A Nepali man pushes his bicycle along the busy street filled with activity. An open-air street market had been set up at the bottom of a popular Hindu temple called Swayambhunath in Kathmandu, Nepal. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000Reading Momenthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-12/reading-moment/National Library of ChinaThu, 12 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000I am not herehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-11/i-am-not-here/Orphan school in Mombasa.Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000Mother and her babyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-09/mother-and-her-baby/My friend's mother suffered a severe stroke a few months back. Now wheel chair bound and barley cognizant. My friend is exhausted balancing caring for his mom and his own career and family. This role reversal has become common place as baby boomer ages, and modern medicine pushes back the grim reaper. But the quality of this extended life often doesn't live up to expectation. Along with the escalating medical cost, the sandwich generation in America will continue to be stretched ever thinner.Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000An old oak tree captured by the surf on Jekyll Island, Driftwood Beach...http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-06/an-old-oak-tree-captured-by-the-surf-on-jekyll-island-driftwood-beach/These old gnarled oak trees have fallen to storms and erosion years ago. The long beach on coastal Georgia is strewn with these large trees and pieces of Driftwood. Hence the name of the beach, Driftwood Beach!Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000Balloons over Goreme valley, Cappadocia, Turkeyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-02-01/balloons-over-goreme-valley-cappadocia-turkey/Balloons over Goreme valley, Cappadocia, TurkeyMon, 02 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000Dancing shadowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-01-28/dancing-shadow/Six years old Poli do job at residential house in Chittagong, Bangladesh. She works here whole day and night. Suddenly she hears loudly a famous Bengali movies song. Which sound is come from the outside and then she can’t control herself to do enjoy. Without fear her master, a childhood mind plunge in dancing. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000Fire Dragonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-01-25/fire-dragon-1/Farmers celebrate the spring harvest with the fire dragon ceremony.Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000Yak attackhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-01-24/yak-attack/Riders and yaksSun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000Art & the Artisthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-01-24/art-the-artist/India is a place famous for art & culture. Here , one village woman has created wonderful art work. Selling art work is one of the major profession of villagers of India.Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000Village near the Waterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-01-22/village-near-the-water/An old fishing man in the middle of the river caught my eye. The composition was perfect for a Chinese Painting. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000Bored Marmothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2015-01-19/bored-marmot/Yellow-Bellied Marmot yawning in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000