Photos | Smithsonian feed for the photosenThu, 28 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Thirsty image taken at Tam Coc of a woman who just finished her work to ride people a scenic trip. It showed a hard life of work but always make a pleasure to visitorsThu, 28 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Misty forest taken 11.9.2014 in Salo Finland one misty morning when I was collectiong mushrooms for dinner from this forest and saw the light coming between the trees and ran to my car to get my camera and took this shot.Wed, 27 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Harvest Home rice field and on the way back home at Tam Coc, Ninh BinhTue, 26 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Brave heart took this photo in Koraput,Orissa ,when I saw a little monkey observing us bravely from his mother lapMon, 25 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Camouflage the way of self defence in nature.Sun, 24 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Hummingbird Feeding Her Chick Allen's hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) feeding her 2 days old chick. I discovered her nest in California when she was still building it. Later I saw her sitting most of the time on the nest and supposed she had laid eggs. Two chicks hatched on Monday after Mother's Day. Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Masbangoes sunset ball of Masbangoes is moving from the shallow water towards the drop-off of the reef, at sunset. The moltitude of fish spend the day in the shallow water awaiting for dusk to move in deeper waters. After some days of taking photographs of this school of fish close to the shore, event that occurs once a year just for few days at the beginning of summer, I decided to take some overunder shots at sunset to have more dramatic light.Fri, 22 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Fire Portal standing among a wall of fire.Thu, 21 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000A pilgrim's introspection Hindu pilgrim gazes over the Deccan Plateau. Wed, 20 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000My Mother's Hands Mother's Hands as she lay dying from cancer. Tue, 19 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000hide and seek I was going up the stairs I met a man who wasn't there He wasn't there again today...Mon, 18 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000From the series entitled 'The See of the City'‘It's a restless and settled city, whose own self-identity has always revolved around its vitality, its novelty, its Crassness, and its seemingly boundless opportunities and insatiable appetite for material gain. The fluid, Chaotic quality of the city life in Johannesburg after apartheid is reflected in the unresolved tension between the overall plan of urban space and its specific details.’ Martin J Murray Sun, 17 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Wrestling wrestling in northern of Iran. The locals called it The " koshtii e gilemardi" Sat, 16 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Cold shower a big city, with big infrastructure, business, rich place.. And now, imagine how can be a place for poor people there, just less of 500 meters of this active life. Fri, 15 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Bullfighting drama on bull fighting in north of iranThu, 14 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Fish storm ball (Masbangoes) in the shallow waters of Bonaire island, Dutch Caribbean. Having been stationary for 3 days close to the shore of a public beach, the Masbangoes were cougth by a fishing net. Unfortunately due to the lack of fishing rules in the local area, a sea turtle was entangled in the net. Wed, 13 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000The last ones standing elderly couple making traditional dishes in their small pottery workshop. These couple are of the very few remaining traditional potters in northern Gilan, Iran. The dishes are called "Gamaj" in the local tongue. Tue, 12 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Flying Cranes picture was taken at Hula Valley, nature reserve in Israel. Hula Valley is a major stopover for birds migrating along the Syrian-African Rift Valley between Africa, Europe, and Asia. Mon, 11 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Children playing in Tokyo took this picture while visiting a temple in Tokyo. People were burning incense and these children were imitating them, playing with smoke. At that very moment, a ray of light hit the temple, and created this magical scene.Sun, 10 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000Tenth Day – Bijar: According to one of the Shia faith, throughout Iran, on the occasion of martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Mohammad, Muslims mourn during the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram which among them two last days are special ones which have been called Tasua and Ashura. In some parts of Iran, these mourning have some differences.Sat, 09 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Girl playing at low tide, Mindanao, Philippines kids playing while waiting for boat to Britania IslandsFri, 08 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000Delicate Arch at Dusk park is located on the Colorado River 4 miles north of Moab, Utah. It is known for containing over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations.Thu, 07 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000Bodie State Historic Park State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people. Only a small part of the town survives, preserved in a state of "arrested decay." Interiors remain as they were left and stocked with goods. Designated as a National Historic Site and a State Historic Park in 1962, the remains of Bodie are being preserved in a state of "arrested decay".Wed, 06 May 2015 07:00:00 +0000Face to face time seemed stopped during this silence exchange, in a night travel.Tue, 05 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000Solitary need nothing, I seek nothing, I desire nothing .. White tailed eagle alone but not lonelyMon, 04 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000The Dragon is beautiful bird with brilliant pink color, It makes me take out the challenge of taking a different image.Sun, 03 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Disagreement White Tailed Fighting Over Food, While The Crow is Waiting for the food to drop so he can have it for him self!Sat, 02 May 2015 04:00:00 +0000Roaring Dino at the milky way !Fri, 01 May 2015 07:00:00 +0000The Road to Hana (and the Road to Hana) has become my favorite place to retreat from the everyday in New York City and get in touch with the earth and what’s most important in life. On a recent trip, we made a stop along the Road to Hana at Honomanu Bay. Our friend Kyle grabbed his surfboard to head up the river to explore, pausing momentarily to make a splash in honor of his birthday.Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:00:00 +0000Egg Women, Merida Mexico sell eggs in a market in Merida, Mexico in April 2015.Wed, 29 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000Derelict Ballet is a ballet collaboration shoot between myself, London based Contortionist Francesca and Leicester based MUA Leanne. Our aim was to marry the soft with the rough with the beauty of ballet against the hard backdrop of a run down derelict location.Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Boy who lived on the Tundra.... is a young Evenki Reindeer Herder toiling on the frozen Tundra in Yakutia Siberia.Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000Stars by the Campsite photograph is taken at an altitude of 14000 feet, near the banks of the amazing Pangong Tso lake. This is a campsite right opposite the lake, which also forms the India China border in the mighty himalayas.Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000Sky Riders up at the sky ride and it's riders at the state fair.Sat, 25 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000American Festival Image shows the fun rides in an American Festival. The colors of the rides reflect the joy American people have in their festivals.Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000Stars of the Bahamas are crowd around a grassy edge near the eastern bank of the Bahamas. Shot with large dome port half below and above the surface.Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:00:00 +0000A legend children live in the Y Ty town, Lao Cai province. That is a poor and backward province of Northwest Vietnam. They do not have even enough warm clothes and shoes to wearWed, 22 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000Painted Dog for wildlife in Africa sometimes brings you luck and you get to see beautiful creatures like these two beautiful African Wild Dogs or AKA Painted Dogs. They are an amazing beautiful creatures but also one of if not the most effective predator in Africa.Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000A mother's touch before a big race mother helping her son gear up before his first big BMX race. He was a little nervous about it, so she was giving him a pep talk as he was struggling to put his helmet and goggles on. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Active Volcano Popocatepetl and the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Church of our Lady of Remedies) in Central Mexico, with the active volcano Popocatepetl in the background. The beautiful church in the city of Cholula was built by the Spanish in 1574-1575. An interesting fact is that the hill that church was built on sits on top of the largest pyramid in the world by base. This wonderful area of Mexico is very scenic and rich in history.Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000The Signature of Time Balinese in Tegalalang, Bali, IndonesiaSat, 18 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000Milky Way Rising Over Pemaquid Point Lighthouse 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 +0000Future into the futureThu, 16 Apr 2015 07:00:00 +0000Drying Cuttlefish in the Sun cuttle-fish in the sun at Nam Du Island, Kien Giang, VietnamWed, 15 Apr 2015 08:00:00 +0000Footpath to the World's End 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 Night 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 worker 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 Dolomites 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 +0000BALANCE 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 Alps 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 Manatees manatees play in the shallow waters in the Crystal RiverWed, 08 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000Harvest Season 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 Life 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 Geese'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 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 +0000Cockfighting is a traditional festival in the Lim town of Bac Ninh province, Vietnam every year. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 07:00:00 +0000Desert Lut, IranThu, 02 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000Aloitadores 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 Manhattan eerie fog helps create some mystery with this iconic structureTue, 31 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000On the mushroom 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 Georgia 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 +0000Wonder, 28 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000pattern weaving the lady is colouring the threads Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000American Farm beautiful wheat field from Steptoe Butte Hill in Washington state. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Golden Silk Orb-weaver 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. 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 night 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 Love 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, Norway 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. the Trees 1, 2014.Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Kids playing on the minaret 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 Fly juvenile Northern Gray Treefrog has an intimate encounter with a curious Fly in New Jersey.Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000A Tree Dreaming 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 +0000Oil refracts through the curves of a breaking wave. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Hsinbyume Pagoda, Myanmar buddhist novices playing in Hsinbyume Pagoda, MyanmarSun, 15 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000A Caracal licks his face in The Kalahari Desert. Caracal licks his face in The Kalahari Desert.Sat, 14 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Dead quiet'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 in Bagan this is the view below from a hot air ballon .Wed, 11 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000Wildflowers in Titcomb Basin are still holding on in Titcomb Basin, below a dramatic horizon of jagged peaks.Tue, 10 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000SEA LIVER 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 Manatee 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 Chair 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 Palouse in the PalouseFri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0000Her Eid 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 +0000Ladybug little bit of red on this beautiful magnolia flower!Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0000Polar Mother and Cubs"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 Yangshuo in rice fieldsSat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000