Photos | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/photos/RSS feed for the photosenMon, 22 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Can´t get closer (common genet)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-22/can-t-get-closer-common-genet/I wanted to get this wild genet as close as possible. She was attracted by a small amount of sardine oil in the brunch and I had to use a very special lens called LAOWA, a 15mm ultra-wide angle MACRO lens. Yes, an ultra-wide macro lens in order to get so close as 2cm from the tip of the nose but still get the head in focus.Mon, 22 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000My Son with his Beloved Four Wheelerhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-21/my-son-with-his-beloved-four-wheeler/My son and his cousin were out riding their four wheelers for the day. They parked in the back yard and my son decided to jump up on top of his so he could see further.Sun, 21 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Kinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-19/king-5/This individual is the dominant male of a troop of urban monkeys. They live on the outskirts of a golf course in the capital city, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After the forest was cleared to build the golf course, the monkey troop stayed because they had nowhere else to go. A small patch of forest remains as their last refuge. Monkeys are often regarded as pests because they rummage through garbage and sometimes break into people's homes to find food. This indivual and his family come down from the branches daily as people bring them food. Most of the time, people bring sugary drinks and junk food. The monkeys are sometimes victims of violence and abuse at the hands of humans. Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Ebb and Flowhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-18/ebb-and-flow-1/The ebb and flow of organisms in the veins of a city. Each one unique, yet barely distinguishable. Perhaps that's what we look like under the microscope for a giant alien. This is what it feels like to live in one of most crowded place on earth, Hong Kong.Thu, 18 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Ginger and the froghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-17/ginger-and-the-frog/A red-eyed tree frog sits upon colorful ginger.Wed, 17 May 2017 04:35:34 +0000A thousand birdshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-16/a-thousand-birds/Each year between the months of December-March, Northern California becomes the temporary home to thousands of migratory birds (geese, egrets, ducks, herons and others). Aerial image (shot from a plane).Tue, 16 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Ocean Flameshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-15/ocean-flames/A surfer faces a crashing wave at the pier in Estoril, Portugal.Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Red Chilies Pickershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-14/red-chilies-pickers/Countless chilli peppers surround labourers in the Bogra district in the north of Bangladesh. More than 2,000 people work in almost 100 chilli farms in Bogra in Bangladesh to supply local spice companies with chillies for use in their recipes. Chilli peppers are a major part of the Bengali cuisine popular in Bangladesh and are used as part of a combination of spices for various meat dishes, including chicken and beef.Sun, 14 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Hindu women fasting and devotionhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-13/hindu-women-fasting-and-devotion/Every year Thousands of Lokenath fans and Hindu devotees gathered in front of Dhaka’s Shri Shri Lokenath Brahmachari Ashram temple, Sonargaon Barodi temple and Sylhet Lokenath temple to celebrate their religious fasting festival Rakher Upobash or Kartik Brati. The devotees sit in front of candle light locally known as prodip and absorb in prayer. The worshipers fast and pray during the festival which is celebrated between Novembers in a certain Days in Bangladesh. Lokenath Brahmachari who is called Baba Lokenath was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal. Hindu worshippers fast and pray in earnest to the gods for their favors during the traditional ritual called Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash.Sat, 13 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000A toda velocidadhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-12/a-toda-velocidad-2/Es un acampeonato nacional de patinaje donde se trabaja con velocidades de obturacion demasiado bajas para conseguir que nos de sensaciones de alta velocidad este campeonato se definia la seleccion colombia la cual actuamente es la campeona mundialFri, 12 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Pablucha, the shepherdhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-11/pablucha-the-shepherd/Pablo Mayhua (65), also called Pablucha, has worked as a shepherd for his entire life, in return for housing and food provided by the owners of the sheep. Thu, 11 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Rear Windowshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-10/rear-windows/If Jimmy Stewart lived in Hong Kong, he would need more than one binocular. The square pigeon holes typical of Hong Kong homes.Wed, 10 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000The futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-09/the-future-9/The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in the Nevada desert. Aerial image (shot from a plane).Tue, 09 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Storm at Yosemite Valleyhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-08/storm-at-yosemite-valley/The first light appeared on a cold and stormy morning at Yosemite National Park. A thick fog swiftly passes through the valley. Mon, 08 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Costa Rican Pizotehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-07/costa-rican-pizote/This is a Pizote or also called CoatíSun, 07 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000نفق الاحلامhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-06/-91/دختر بچه اي كه از تونل كه براي بازي گذشته شده عبور مي كندSat, 06 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Swimming lesson http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-05/swimming-lesson/All the time I and my daughter Julia are together. I would like to show one day in this photograph. Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Up Close and Personal in Virunga National Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-04/up-close-and-personal-in-virunga-national-park/A very curious young mountain gorilla coming a bit too close. The image was taken while visit Virunga National Park in the DRC; which depends on tourism. After hiking for an hours or so we located the beautiful Humba family which consists of 2 silverback, 3 females, 3 babies and several juveniles. Thu, 04 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Central Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-03/central-park-11/Winter in Central Park, Manhattan, NYWed, 03 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Shine Brighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-02/shine-bright/Taken at a local Conservancy Farm in their vegetable garden. I believe it may be an onion flower.Tue, 02 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Split screenhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-05-01/split-screen/Industrial ponds, property of Waste Management, Inc., New Mexico. Aerial image (shot from a plane at 1,000 feet).Mon, 01 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000Mono Manhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-30/mono-man/I like to go location hunting. When I find the perfect place, corner, wall or even shadow, I sit and silently wait for my prey, as the spider does with its web. This is how I catch the famous "decisive moment".Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Begin new dayhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-29/begin-new-day/Daily life of the people who live at the seaside of the southern Viet Nam.Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000My Childhoodhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-28/my-childhood/Borders are not natural, they are made by man. May it be between places, races, cultures, and fence or between illiteracy and education. On one side of the border lies the children who are devoid of education. The most common reason of illiteracy among children is poverty, which is nothing but the result of corruption. Again, poverty and child labour are inevitably bound together. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Ghosthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-27/ghost-13/An old woman walks up a stairwell of the NYC Subway in Manhattan. Her shadow is cast on the wall from the Winter Sun.Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Head Em' Up Move Em' Outhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-26/head-em-up-move-em-out/The photo illustrates the lost heritage of the cowboy roundup and cattle drive.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Veiling the Scarshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-25/veiling-the-scars/The Photo is showing an acid attack survivor's reluctance in revealing the scars she got from the attack, that has impacted her life and has shaken her self confidence. Many people have survived such fatal attacks, not just in India but across the globe and face a tough time coping up and moving on with life. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Glacial rivers from abovehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-24/glacial-rivers-from-above-1/Glacial rivers flowing over black volcanic soil, Iceland. Aerial image (shot from a plane at 1,000 feet).Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Octopushttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-23/octopus-4/An octopus starts swimming at the arrival of the photographer in Ibiza, SpainSun, 23 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Nature's Blisshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-22/natures-bliss/Nature's BlissSat, 22 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Gotchahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-21/gotcha-3/A small Mugger Crocodile caught a fish middle of a rainy day.Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Mom knows how to get a smilehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-20/mom-knows-how-to-get-a-smile/That must be a very funny joke shared by the doting mother. The baby sure wanted to hear more, as for baby orangutans mom is the best friend for first 5-10 years. Orangutans are known for the strong bonding shared by the cuddly mom and clingy baby. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000A family of childernhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-19/a-family-of-childern/A Palestinian girl washes her brother during a sweltering heat wave, in Gaza city.Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000A group practicing Capoeira on a beach in Brazil.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-18/a-group-practicing-capoeira-on-a-beach-in-brazil/Is a beautiful day and I woke up early to photograph the sunrise. Three guys did a synchronized jump to warm up and I decided to shoot. I like the feeling that they are flying.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Dong Jiang Foghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-17/fisher-man-2/Early morning at Dong Jiang river a fisher man was hard at work.Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Syrian refugees_1http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-15/syrian-refugees-in-gaziantep-turkey/This is a series of portraits of refugee women from Syria who live in southern Turkey, because of their religion, women are not allowed to be portrayed but because the men of these families died during the attacks, they were left to the front Of the house.Sat, 15 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000There is always powerful lioness behind the Lion Kinghttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-14/there-is-always-powerful-lioness-behind-the-lion-king/We have stayed in the purpose built camp in the Southern Serengeti to avoid the crowds and experience intimate proximity to animals. One of early morning this large pride of lions have been playing around. I have followed this young magnificent male with my camera until he stood patiently looking beyond horizon with his mane lightly touched by the wind. And of course one of females close to him.Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000The metamorphosis family (woman)http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-13/the-metamorphosis-family-woman/<br>I fear we get up one day in future and see we have changed, but not felt it.</br> <br>Everything is normal Around us, But something has been changed</br> <br>not necessarily having cause, not any explanation.</br> <br>Perhaps like the famous story</br> <br>The Metamorphosis, Kafka</br> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Lightning on the Huronhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-12/lightning-on-the-huron/Lightning on Lake Huron (Ontario, Canada). Taken on the beach at Goderich, Ontario.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Old man in Pho Cao villagehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-11/old-man-in-pho-cao-village/A minority old man is smoking in his house in Pho Cao village, a small village in northern highland in Vietnam. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000At workhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-10/at-work-10/Vast fields, tiny workers, California. Aerial image (shot from a plane). Mon, 10 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Medusahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-08/medusa-1/Ocean black wash flaring up and spraying a wave to look like Medusa's hair and back lit by the morning sun.Sat, 08 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Muscle Beach Gymhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-07/muscle-beach-gym/A weightlifter lifts a barbell loaded with heavy plates while a bodybuilder performs an aerial handstand at the Muscle Beach Gym in Venice Beach, CA. Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Herding Ankole Cattlehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-06/herding-ankole-cattle/While en route to Lake Mburo in Uganda, we paused in the road to let a local herder pass with a number of beautiful Ankole cattle. The breed has a lineage that's perhaps 4,000 to 5,000 years old, and their horns can measure up to eight feet from tip to tip. Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Mariahttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-05/maria-3/Maria in the village of Opachichi in the 30-km Exclusion Zone. There are hundreds of villages which were evacuated after the Chernobyl Nuclear catastrophe. Some of the inhabitants refused to leave or simply couldn't adjust to the new circumstances and returned back to their homes. There are few of them left these days,mostly due to the old age. Maria is one of the two people remaining in the village which once counted hundreds of people. Her neighbour - another Maria - lives just few meters away but due to the very old feud (which none of them remembers) and also to the fact that my Maria is almost deaf (I yelled on the top of my lungs to get to her but still she barely understood me) two remaining inhabitants of the village don't speak to each other. Maria's house is like a museum - embroidered towels, tens of neatly piled pillows on the top of the bed,squeaky clean surfaces and pictures of her dead relatives on the walls.Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Mouvementhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-04/mouvement/Rose was improvising freely in the studioTue, 04 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Farm Girl Swimming Poolhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-03/farm-girl-swimming-pool/Keeping cool, no bull. Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Manta ray with yellow fishhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-02/manta-ray-with-yellow-fish/A big manta ray swimming through a group of yellow fish while diving in Maldives Islands.Sun, 02 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Piercing Rayshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-04-01/piercing-rays/Rays of morning sunlight pierce through fog in the Santa Fe National Forest and illuminate the burn scar of the Cerro Grande and Las Conchas fires, which decimated the forest twice here. Sat, 01 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000Great blue heron's afternoon breezehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-31/great-blue-herons-afternoon-breeze/Great blue heron, Ardea herodias, in elegant breeding plumage, catches late afternoon sunshine and breezes at Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico at Ft. Myers Beach. The wildlife area is a haven to resident and migratory birds who nest, rest, and feed there.Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000Flamingos in Flighthttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-30/flamingos-in-flight-1/A flock of flamingos fly over textured marshlands and a river in Andalucia, Spain at sunset.Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000A female Nenet preparing hide early in the morning. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-03-29/a-female-nenet-preparing-hide-early-in-the-morning/Both male and female Nenets wear hip-high reindeer skin boots consisting of an inner (Tobaki) and outer boot (Kisy). In this image, Nadia Serotetto is preparing hide for boots she'll sew using sinew as thread. Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, RussiaWed, 29 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 +0000