Photos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/photos/RSS feed for the photosenTue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000Shelter Pets Project - Peggy Suehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-28/shelter-pets-project-peggy-sue/Even though Peggy Sue's adoption is pending, I could not resist photographing this adorable little girl! Find out who else is available for adoption at UCAPS! Address: 1000 Sunset Rd, El Dorado, AR 71730 Phone: 1(870) 862-0502 *UPDADE* Peggy Due has been ADOPTED!Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000Jakobshavn Melthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-27/jakobshavn-melt/Jakobshavn Melt- was captured within the Kanjia Fjord, Greenland while on expedition to visually document of one of the largest calving events of 2016. The objective of the journey was to promote environmental awareness and education of the significant climactic changes occurring in the Arctic. This single calving event produced enough ice to meet the domestic fresh water needs of the United States for six months. The image was captured at 1:00 am during the last sunset before summer’s twenty-four hour light. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000Rainy Dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-26/rainy-day-20/The beauty of a rainy daySun, 26 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000This Party's a Draghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-25/this-partys-a-drag/This photograph shows my experience of the gay community in Rochester, NY. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000Winter Metamorphosishttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-24/winter-evening-on-the-coast-of-the-sea-of-japan/Russia. Primorsky Krai. The coast of the Sea of Japan.Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000A Man Looks Out the Doorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-23/a-man-looks-out-the-door-that-earlier-that-day-led-to-a-bedroom/For two years, I've been working on a project that investigates climate change a human experience. Often categorized as an "environmental problem," climate change is a already impacting daily lives- especially among those already living in poverty or more reliant on natural resources for daily sustenance. The project is a five-part series, and thus far, I've documented two chapters: spending one month in Senegal photographing and interviewing the lives of fisherman, herders, and farmers; and one month in Panama documenting the politically autonomous Guna people, who are facing relocation from rising seas and lack of drinking water, among other changes. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000Keel-Billed Toucanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-22/keel-billed-toucan-1/Wild Keel-billed Toucan captured during a rainstorm in Costa Rica in April 2016. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000Nevada Solar Onehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-21/nevada-solar-one/Spread over an area of 400 acres, the Nevada Solar One is a massive project built in the hot and dry desert, just south of Las Vegas. The plant uses 760 parabolic trough concentrators with more than 182,000 mirrors that concentrate the sun’s rays onto more than 18,240 receiver tubes placed at the focal axis of the troughs and containing a heat transfer fluid (solar receivers). The projected CO2 emissions avoided is equivalent to taking approximately 20,000 cars off the road annually. It is a refreshing site to look at - I for one, can't wait to fly a solar powered Cessna. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000Dreaming Materahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-20/dreaming-matera/A trip to Matera with the woman I love. Double exposure with his face and the "Sassi of Matera"Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000Golden Monkey Surveying the Areahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-19/golden-monkey-surveying-the-area/Payment from tourists help buy roofs for houses, schools, and shoes for Rwandan citizens. It helps preserve habitat for the animals being visited. Trackers keep track of primate groups and use radios to help the tourist's guides come quickly to the primates each day. This monkey was near the ground to find new bamboo. It surveyed the area briefly, perhaps as a standard caution against predators.Sun, 19 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000Dreamhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-17/dream-22/An owl with sleepFri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000El Salvadorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-16/el-salvador/Violence in El Salvador Crime has reached levels that exceed human possibilities of many Latin American countries. In El Salvador in the last year, crime has risen rapidly and can become dangerously symbol of social violence, as a symbolic demonstration of power. More than 125 people were murdered in El Salvador in an end of any week. It is a new escalation of violence in the country, already considered the most dangerous and violent world according to the UN. There is an armed confrontation between the state, which has a very violent response to attacks by Salvadoran gangs in this new war. For the first time the Central American country recorded more than 100 deaths in three days. Among those killed about everything from babies, pregnant women and elderly According to statistics in the month of July there was a daily average of 15 homicides in August and an average of 25 murders per day. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000Big Life Foundation Dog Security Team Bloodhound Bonehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-15/big-life-foundation-dog-security-team-bloodhound-bone/Each year I do my best to volunteer photography services to a non-profit in need of visual communication materials to help in fund raising and spread awareness. I have just returned from a volunteer photography assignment for a foundation named Big Life Foundation working in the Mbirikani Province of Kenya, Africa. The foundation's primary focus is to support 300 wildlife rangers to protect wildlife from poachers and human conflict when animals leave the protection of the Amboseli National park. Pictured: Bloodhound named Bone on his morning walk with his handler, Mutinda. Bone is one of three dogs who are part of the Big Life Foundation's anti-poaching dog unit. He is one of three security dogs who acts as a tracker for the rangers, often times for long distances. This year, one of the dogs played a key role in the arrest of a suspected poacher. Following a scent of the poacher to his village where rangers uncovered ivory in his home.Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000Cádiz Streetshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-14/cadiz-streets/City streets in the Andalucian city, Cadiz.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000The Longing of an Opera Artisthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-13/a-mothers-longing/Mdm Tai, a opera chinese artist for the past forty odd years, has deep thoughts of her children while getting prepared for her performance. The Chinese Opera is a custom that is slowly being diminished, taken over by modern performances. It is worth seeing and it is with hope that through the images, the custom is sustained for the future generations. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000Soaring Cranehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-12/soaring-crane/Hidden along the Comb Ridge in the Bear Ears region of Utah sits this petroglyph. The ridge is about 100 miles long running north-south, quite a barrier in prehistoric days. One side is a sheer 300-400 foot cliff and the the other side is a gentle slope with tons of little canyons. They say there is prehistoric stuff in almost every canyon. The crane is in one of those canyons, no trails. I heard it was only discovered in the early 1990s by someone out doing surveys. That's at least the first reported observation. Sun, 12 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000Volando en las nubes del aguahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-11/volando-en-las-nubes-del-agua/La imagen es tomada en los diferentes entrenamientos de la piscina olimpica de Colombia muchos de ellos son integrantes de personas con discapacidad en su cuerpo. Ellos van a entrenar varios dias a la semana.Sat, 11 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000Sustainable Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-10/sustainable-future/A green sea turtle raises for a breath just off the coast of Florida. Exploring the water world means understanding it fragile state. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000Kids at Playhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-09/kids-at-play-1/Kids having fun playing in a slide in the sky play of SM Seaside at Cebu City, PhilippinesThu, 09 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000Cormorant Fishermanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-08/cormorant-fisherman-3/The traditional cormorant fishing in China, the fisherman works in the early hour before the sunrise. He will sail on his bamboo raft with his trained cormorant birds to catch some fish.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000Singing for Big Mamahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-07/singing-for-big-mama/The singer is singing a tribute song to deceased and Legendary Blues Singer Big Mama Thornton. This was shot during the Blues Gals musical in Richmond, Virginia. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000Bestashttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-06/bestas/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. It is a noble struggle between man and animal. They sabucedo measure their strength in Pontevedra, where this year have gathered 400 horses. The Aloitador Michael Tourino says proudly: "We do not use sticks or ropes, this is a melee with the animal." The first step is to remove the foals for their safety. A mission entrusted to the smallest. The work of the aloitadores is a matter of skill and strength, but also experience. And it bronco riding, time stops. Horse reduce it by three. If you leave, you are standing rapa, and if not, as Emilio tells us, aloitador, "we have to play desequilibrase and lay down on the floor to cut their manes." The aloitadora, Lucia Gonzalez, believes that "the time is the most dangerous knock him". The festival ends with the return of the animal to mount. It will be a goodbye. Both sides know that their strength measured again within a year, as from the eighteenth century.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000An Old Manhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-05/an-old-man-3/When I visited to Mingun near Mandalay city in Myanmar, I found this old man with a taxi for visitor.Sun, 05 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000Where Water Once Flowedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-04/where-water-once-flowed/Patterns in an endorheic lake, now completely dry, of California's Mojave Desert. The constantly transforming beauty of nature.Sat, 04 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000Improvisationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-03/improvisation/Free dance improvisation in the studio. Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000Lighting the Old Manhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-02/lighting-the-old-man/On a stormy autumn day a fleeting shaft of sunlight illuminates the pinnacles and Old Man of Storr on the Trotternish Ridge, Isle of Skye, Scotland - the longest geological landslip in the United Kingdom.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000Break Timehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-01/break-time-14/Break time during a festival of Theater at streets called FITECA. Periphery of Lima, Peru. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000TV Schoolhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-28/tv-school/series on the impact that the media play in social training and simple people lives in rural Brazil. In the photo: Couple watching the TV school literacy program.Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Jellyfishhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-27/jellyfish-43/A jellyfish near the surfaceMon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000El Clot (The Hole)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-25/el-clot-the-hole-6/El Clot is an apartment block in Valencia's historic El Cabanyal neighborhood which has been under threat of demolition for 15 years. Gypsy families have occupied and restored some of the empty apartments in El Clot, where they live in poverty.Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Young Revolutionaryhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-24/young-revolutionary/This photography is showing that of a determined youth, a young revolutionary, the future of the Black community. All this is shown in one face, in one expression while he's holding the Pan-African Flag. This photography has been shown at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta and at an art exhibition at NYU Abu Dhabi.Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Acrobathttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-23/acrobat-4/An snake eel shelved for most of his body , waiting for a pray and a commensal shrimp as a tightrope gets on his snoutThu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Safe and Soundhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-22/safe-and-sound-1/Love , compassion, trust, and respect are character traits of all living creatures . This image shows the bond between a mother Brown Bear and her cubs.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Bald eagle checking his catch in his talonshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-21/bald-eagle-checking-his-catch-in-his-talons/During a recent trip to the East Coast, three photographers told me about a place along the Susquehanna River in Maryland that I had to stop at to photograph bald eagles. I figured that if that many people told me about the location it must be worth a stop. Since it was only a couple of hours from where I was staying and it could be on the route back to Colorado I decided to head there on my way home. I wasn't disappointed. I spent the full day along the bank of the river photographing hundreds of bald eagles as they dove for fish coming up from the waters churned by the dam. This bald eagle, after catching his meal, readjusted the fish in his talons and then did one last check to verify his catch was secure before taking off to a nearby perch to eat the meal.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000The Zebra And The Oxpeckerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-20/the-zebra-and-the-oxpecker/Driving by herds of zebras, I noticed the ox peckers would settle on their backs, but would fly away when they heard my car. I asked my driver to turn off the engine, and we waited. Within a few minutes, the ox peckers returned and landed on the zebras' backs. I looked for a nice way to "frame" the bird, and found this: between two zebras. I love how the beak pops between the lines. I like to photograph common things like this oxpecker or a zebra, and make them stand out in an unusual way.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000The Waveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-19/the-waves/The mountaineers on the mountain trail of Mont Blanc massif.Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000september lightshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-18/september-lights/brown argus butterflySat, 18 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Struggle of lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-17/struggle-of-life/To restore original natural dynamics in streams many measures are necessary. In the 'Leuvenumse beek' a nature organisation tried to increase heterogeneity of the river bottom and water retention by putting dead wood in the streamsystem. In autumn and winter when rainfall is high, pieces of forest get flooded. Once i saw this little beech in the water, trying to survive under these harsh conditions. I returned sometimes to this place to take pictures. One evening all the conditions were satisfactoryFri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Madrassa school in Banihttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-16/madrassa-school-in-bani/In the night, homles children atend Madrassa lesons outdoors. Last big storm destroyed their school. They study and copy the verses from Koran, the holy book from which Islam is derived, learning to recite its verses from wooden tablets.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Under The Waveshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-15/under-the-waves/Waves of fog roll over a neighborhood in Mill Valley, California, as seen from the top of Mount Tamalpais.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Smile!http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-14/smile-59/Lemon shark close-upTue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000The Ritualhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-13/the-ritual/Preparing the ritual.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Vatnajokull Ice Cavehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-12/vatnajokull-ice-cave/Vatnajokull Ice Cave- was captured within the southwest tongue of Iceland’s Vatnajokull icecap while on assignment to capture and document the year over year glacial retreat. The objective of the journey was to promote environmental awareness and education of the significant climactic changes occurring in the Arctic. The face of this glacial has seen more than a kilometer of retreat in 36 months time. Sun, 12 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Descent into the Lost Worldhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-10/descent-into-the-lost-world/Group of rapellers (abseilers in New Zealand) slowly descend into one of the most spectacular limestone caves in the north island of New Zealand called The Lost World.Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000The military lifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-09/the-military-life/My husband is active duty, and with that we move frequently. My youngest son went up and sat in the moving truck as the they were loading up our house.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000The Hunterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-08/the-hunter-16/Great Grey Owls are one of the few owls that routinely hunt during daylight hours and perch on relatively low tree branches making them a photographers dream. This particular owl and another juvenile in the area were quite dedicated hunters and would search for mice and voles in the dry grass and meadows swooping long and low before gliding back up to a suitable perch. It was seemingly unphased by human presence and would stare right into the camera often both during flight and while scanning for prey from the pine branches.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Aquatichttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-07/aquatic-2/Local woman is collecting mococho (also called cochayuyo) seaweed in Pacasmayo, Peru.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Shake ithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-06/shake-it/After a roll in the water hole, a wild stallion has a good shake.Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Dance In The Waterhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-05/dance-in-the-water/The photo was taken in abandoned building.Sun, 05 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Aurora over Homesteadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-03/aurora-over-homestead/A bright aurora appears over a homestead in the Brooks Range of northern Alaska on the morning of March 23, 2015.Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000A brown bear with fish http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-02/a-brown-bear-with-fish/While on a recent trip to Katmai National park in Alaska. I had the pleasure of watching Brown Bears feasting on Salmon that were moving up river to spawn. The Bears all seemed to have different strategies or favorite places to fish. This older Female preferred the mouth of the river where would "snorkel" to catch them. Thu, 02 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Detroit from above: I-75 and Davisonhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-02-01/detroit-from-above-i-75-and-davison/As Detroit's urban landscape continues to undergo rapid change, once neglected and defunct architecture is seeing a resurgence. This photo is part of a series, "Detroit from above", surveying the dramatic changes in the city's landscape.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000Jacks at Cabo Pulmohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-31/jacks-at-cabo-pulmo/México, Baja California, Sea of Cortez, Cabo Pulmo. A school of jacks near a sandy bottom in the marine protected area of Cabo Pulmo.Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Chamaleon under Baobabshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-30/chamaleon-under-baobabs/Chameleon on the Avenue de Baobab, Morondava, MadagascarMon, 30 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Refugees, the journey of hopehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-29/refugees-the-journey-of-hope-3/The refugees trying to enter the traing at the railway station in Tovarnik.Sun, 29 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Misty morninghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-28/misty-morning-18/The morning mist and fog dances around the church and over the ridge in the moments just before sunrise. Jamnik, Slovenia.Sat, 28 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Lines and Curves http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-27/lines-and-curves/Looking down the mountain from Klein Matterhorn, the gondola lines against the pristine white snow looks like a line drawing on white paper. It is Europe's highest aerial tram, the top station stands at 3,883m.Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Originshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-26/origins-1/Mursi girl, with its traditional ornaments. Omo region, Ethiopia.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Well of death.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-25/well-of-death-1/This game is known as ‘Well of death ‘in Bangladesh. Without taking any real protection the racers give people pure amusement. Very often they suffer from serious injuries. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Yellow-Flecked Sipohttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-24/yellow-flecked-sipo/A yellow-flecked sipo holds itself immobileTue, 24 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000To Be Proud Ofhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-23/to-be-proud-of/A Big Parad in a small townMon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Flyinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-22/flying-18/We were the very last to get on the small plane taking us from Sochi to St Petersburg. Little did we know what was waiting for us up above... I took the window seat, not expecting to see much, as there was a light drizzle landing on the plane. But as we took off, it became clear, I had the best seat in the plane.Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Snow Geese at Bosque del Apachehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-21/snow-geese-at-bosque-del-apache-new-mexico/B&W seemed to suit the burst of snow geese in the landscape.Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Before the Portraithttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-20/before-the-portrait/Lila sits on the porch as her family and friend behind her prepare to have their portrait taken. Heart Warrior, a Native American woman, has fought a long battle to keep custody of her grandchildren in Minnesota. Their struggle is part of a long history of Native American removal and resistance.Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Last Dancehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-19/last-dance/A couple dances in the backyard of home in the West Village neighborhood of Detroit.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Step by Stephttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-18/step-by-step-3/Shoe maker working in a unorganized enviorment and chaotic work. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Munnarhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-17/munnar/One of the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala, India. Munnar is haven during monsoon as the nature surprises you with amazing clouds and mists! I took this on one of my trips to Munnar during a monsoon season! Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Splashhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-16/splash-27/I wanted to capture the break on the rocks during high tide but as I lost light I had to leave the shutter open longer and the wave blended in motion.Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Orangutanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-15/orangutan-8/Dinar the Orangutan is visually striking and has an emotive and expressive face.Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Love Me, Love Me Nothttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-14/love-me-love-me-not/I spotted this at LeFurge Nature Preserve on a walk. The falling petals got my attention although they are actually caught in a spider web, which can be seen if you look closely.Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Untitled (or The Straight Path)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-13/untitled-144/An old nun walking slowly next to the chapel of Notre-Dame du Hau in Ronchamp, France.Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000The Hidden Murderhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-12/the-hidden-murder/A Jumping Spider with a housefly kill, hiding under the petals of a Madagascar Periwinkle flowerThu, 12 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Morning Callhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-11/morning-call-1/Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is a national park in East Java, Indonesia, which is situated in the administrative region of Pasuruan, Malang, Lumajang and Probolinggo. The park is west-eastern stretch of about 20-30 kilometers and a north-south about 40 km is established since 1982 with a total area of about 50276.3 ha. In this area there is a sea of sand which covers the caldera ± 6290 ha. Limit caldera sea of sand in the form of steep walls, the height between 200-700 meters. And in this area, we can see the famous mountains, like Batok Mountain, Bromo Mountain and Semeru Mountain. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Firewalkinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-10/firewalking-ritual-ceremony/probably help to preserve this dying ritual ceremony in southeast asian. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000In the dome of deathhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-09/in-the-dome-of-death/People used to gathered in Sonepur fair to witness different sorts of play fun and other entertainment. Here they are seen to have fun from 'Maut ki kuan' (The Dome of Death) where a biker shows his prowess and skill by reelin round and round a deep well.Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Mirrorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-08/mirror-12/during a dive to 15 meters deep, I had the good fortune to meet a small bottle of Coke with two pigmy yellow fish that had made the house in lora bottle waiting to spawnSun, 08 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Look Me in the Eyehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-07/look-me-in-the-eye/I love photographing elephants and look for creative ways to showcase their beauty in the hope that it would make a difference and encourage people to support anti campaignsSat, 07 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Fire Dragon Celebrating Chinese New Year http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-06/fire-dragon-celebrating-chinese-new-year/Every Chinese New Year at full moon, there are big celebration including the fire dragon dance.Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Fighting Bullshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-05/fighting-bulls/On a hike above the bow river in the Banff National Park i discoverd two huge elks who came out of the forest. They decided to fight each other in the middle of the bow river in front of the Rocky Mountains. This was an incredible experience and for me a once in a lifetime shot!Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000A Canon Fanhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-04/a-canon-fan/Saw this cute little monkey sitting on a fence in a village I was visiting in rural Philippines. I went up to it to take a few pictures of it. Then, it turns out he's a Canon fan, he flew off the fence and lunge at my camera.... I wonder if he would have done the same if I was using a Nikon....Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000BEAM ME UPhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-03/beam-me-up-2/Early morning shot of an endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle basking in the sunrays that pierce the vibrant blue waters of Oahu.Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Drag Show Preparationhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-02/drag-show-preparation/Terri T. Wafflez gets ready backstage before "The Queens of 2015" drag show at Balancoire in San Francisco, California.Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000A man cycles past a shop while two schoolgirls laughhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-01-01/a-man-cycles-past-a-shop-while-two-schoolgirls-laugh/This photo shows the street behind someone's house I stayed in while visiting Leon, Nicaragua. I ended up on this street as I was lost while trying to find the place I was staying. Sun, 01 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000insect on edgehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-31/insect-on-edge-1/image shows insect on edge of flower Sat, 31 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Boy at the Estatehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-30/boy-at-the-estate/A boy still in his uniform, played a game of basketball at the Choi Hung Estate. It's one of Hong Kong's oldest public housing estate. It was build in 1962, along with the chic pastel color schemes of the time. Choi Hung means Rain Bow in Cantonese.Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000El Salvadorhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-29/el-salvador-1/Violence in El Salvador Crime has reached levels that exceed human possibilities of many Latin American countries. In El Salvador in the last year, crime has risen rapidly and can become dangerously symbol of social violence, as a symbolic demonstration of power. More than 125 people were murdered in El Salvador in an end of any week. It is a new escalation of violence in the country, already considered the most dangerous and violent world according to the UN. There is an armed confrontation between the state, which has a very violent response to attacks by Salvadoran gangs in this new war. For the first time the Central American country recorded more than 100 deaths in three days. Among those killed about everything from babies, pregnant women and elderly According to statistics in the month of July there was a daily average of 15 homicides in August and an average of 25 murders per day. Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000