Photos | Smithsonian feed for the photosenThu, 28 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Big Sur Sunset phenomenon occurs only for a few days each year during the winter solstice, when the sun set directly behind Keyhole Arch. All weather conditions have to be perfect, no clouds and tide must be high enough to reflect the sun's light perfectly. This sunset last only about 5 to 10 minutes or so at Los Padres National Forest in Big Sur. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Winter is coming Arctic wolf is a sub-species of the grey wolf and lives in the Arctic regions of North America.Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Wink photograph was taken in Yaen-koen which is a monkey park in Nagano Prefecture. We can see a lot of interesting scene in this place. This shot is one of my favorite scene. Little monkey sometimes tried diving into the water to search food. After diving, they were always shaking their face to dry themselves.Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Weaving the Tradition Lady, weaving to sustain tradition.Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Exploding Atmosphere supercells occurring simultaneously just south of Dodge City, Kansas. The low precipitation supercell on the left dissipated shortly after this image, while the tornadic supercell continued to produce tornadoes. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Our mighty trees mighty trees, Mississippi. Aerial image. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Stare I was walking along an alley in Trinidad, Cuba, I saw her staring at me through the window. I approached her and we started talk. She said that she often looks at outside through the window when she is bored in the afternoon.Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000River of believers took this photo in a city of west bangal, India on eid festival. at the morning when they came for pray (namaz) together the road fully coverd by them, after that when i saw from a roof top the road just look like a river of people who believe ther god. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Morning in Ehrwald fog over the forest in Ehrwald mountains early in the morning.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Oil: A Love Story large oil refinery in Houston, Texas. Aerial image.Tue, 19 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Surreal - flying birds, airplane shadow and the abstract looking glacial rivers of Iceland. Aerial image - shot from a plane while exploring Southern Iceland. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000The earth's color India, the bricks are produced by hand mixing water and clay. They work without a break from morning until evening, for 14 hours every day for 8 months. For a bricks thousand the profit is around 6 dollars. This hard job is done from workers of low caste or from outcast. Sun, 17 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Romanian ballad 6-year-old boy imitates the elder shepherds of a small Romanian village. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Enchanted Forest a year this forest in Belgium the flowers are really blooming. That is when this forest turns into a fairytale forest. The sunlight in the background, adds a lot to the character to this photograph. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Ramadan Prayers is shot of women praying inside Istiqlal Mosque,Jakarta which is the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia during the month of Ramadan.Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Story of Fin Tale* of Fin Tale*Wed, 13 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000In the midst of a sandstorm at Mingsha Shan. is a landscape image of a sandstorm that occurred at Mingsha Shan in northern China. Most people have their heads down to avoid the sand while there are a few brave souls that are taking pictures of the scene. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Lost In Faith woman observing the Hindu ritual of Dondi, loses her senses for some time on the road, is believed to be possessed by the Goddess Sitala for whom the sacrifice and prayers are offered.Mon, 11 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Vortex big shoal of sardines is stirred and forms a vortex that looks to be sucked from the sunSun, 10 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Child in the Hills came across this child while hiking the Lares Valley in Peru. I am struck by the true childlike innocence in her eyes. I love encountering people living traditional lifestyles and in a world so different than my own.Sat, 09 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Ice Bear Sparring two male polar bears repeatedly reared up on their hind legs, swatted, wrestled, and bit each other, sometimes making chunks of fur fly. You can see ripples from the heat of the bears' breath in the frigid conditions. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Train crash photo is taken during a safari in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, next to a pond where African buffalo referescaban a hot day.Thu, 07 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Quiet Life On The Border With Reality old farm on the lake Obersee lying at the foot of mountains. Berchtesgadener Land, Bavaria, Germany. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Windmills in the Fog deep fog in the country in central Illinois. The property is owned by a windmill creator, who proudly displays his work in his backyard. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000American Pride Reilly, who is part Native American, poses for a portrait at the Monroe Independence Day Powwow in Sardis, Ohio, on July 4, 2015. Reilly dances at powwows across the country, where he wears patriotic regalia alongside more traditional items, such as the Mandan-style headdress.Mon, 04 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Chosen family Silva was 15 years old when she got married. Her husband told her they would build their home far away from civilization. She left a small town in the north of Minas Gerais, Brazil, to a place where the nearest house was 15km into the savannah. They built a house there with bricks made of anthill sand (!). Forty years has passed and their house still have no electricity or sanitation but one thing has changed: Da Silva's husband died a year ago while he was walking through the jungle. Nowadays though, some people visit her, like some cloth sellers or the mailman, whose family visits the ermit a few times during the year.Sun, 03 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000red squirrel split between flowers squirrel standing between 2 lupine flowers with spread legs Sat, 02 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Beholding El Misti Volcano Misti, also known as Guagua-Putina, stands at 5,822 metres (19,101 ft) above sea level and lies between the mountain Chachani (6,075 m/19,931 ft) and the volcano Pichu Pichu (5,669 m/18,599 ft). Although its last eruption was in 1985, many people who lives around it says Misti is still awake. An Andean legend says that when the Earth was created, El Misti was a man and Chachani, a woman. Another man, called Picchu Picchu fell in love with Chachani, but she chose to live with Misti forever. Legend tells us that Picchu Picchu cried a lot, and his tears became the lagoon which is at the top of the mountain. Today, is possible to see the mountain and the volcano together, while Picchu Picchu seems to observe them from a certain distance.Fri, 01 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Inquisitive Coyote, Yellowstone National Park Coyote, Yellowstone National ParkThu, 30 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Western Wall man praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Shadows female gorilla peers out at me from the protective veil of the impenetrable forest, ready to retreat to its safety if needs beTue, 28 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Priest in Jordan river at the baptism annual traditional Mass a year on January 18,thousands of Orthodox pilgrims come to the traditional baptism site on the Jordan River north of the Dead Sea, Qasr el Yahud, and conduct traditional batisim ceremonies exciting and colorful in the Holy Land,durind that ceremony I shot this priest while raising his hand and pray to god.Mon, 27 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Dry land land - Bombay Beach at Salton Sea, California. Aerial Image (shot from a plane).Sun, 26 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000The northern lights dance over a Sami lavvu (teepee) in Karasjok, Norway. northern lights dance over a Sami lavvu (teepee) in Karasjok, Norway.Sat, 25 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Autumn's Mysterium shows the deep color and mystery of Autumn.Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Colours and emotions., 23 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Caught at Seward, Alaska Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000lado b tirada de santa teresa a foto mostra o cristo redentor ao fundo e uma favela local. foto que mostra o contraste do rio de belas paisagem e a realidade local Tue, 21 Jun 2016 04:02:35 +0000Florida's fields from above's fields from above. Aerial image (shot from a plane). Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000wait me an iced lake two eagle were fighting for a fishSun, 19 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Beautiful but fading light's largest Buddhist academy is homed in China, Larung Gar (Sertar). People from all over China flock to this place for the purpose of learning Buddhism. However, it's a controversial place to the government where the nuns & monks suffered over a decade of destruction & imprisonment since the establishment in 1980. In June 2016, the authorities further imposed new rules, which caused thousands of monks & nuns at risk of removal from learning Buddhism in this place. If the rule was not met by the deadline on Oct 2017, there is a threat of demolition of the entire institute. Residents should be given the chance to practice religion peacefully as well as progressive interaction with the outside world. If the oppression continues, this unique place couldn't be a sustainable travel destination for the world to explore. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Forgotten Faces exponential rise of China's economy alters its demography, an effect from the intra-migration of the young from rural areas to major cities, leaving behind an ageing population that came from China's one child policy back then. This couple, Mr and Mrs Yao, are part of the ageing population left behind by the country's focus on its economy. This image is part of my series on the forgotten population of contemporary China. The travel to rural China will give one an inside look at a part of China that is slowly being replaced by modernisation policies. Rural China should be sustained in tandem with its economic expansion, an important part of its history. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Kushti Boy young Kushti boy looks out from inside his dormitory, while his friend looks in. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000The beauty of Tokyo at nightō Nights, Blade Runner Origins, the red light district of Tokyo at 3am.Wed, 15 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Four Elements fire at Advancetown Lake in Queensland, AustraliaTue, 14 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah is a central wet market that is located in the City of Kota Bharu. As a wet market, as normal, it sell fresh fish likes one-finlet scad, round herring, long-tail shad, Spanis Besar Siti Khadijah is a central wet market that is located in the City of Kota Bharu. As a wet market, as normal, it sell fresh fish likes one-finlet scad, round herring, long-tail shad, Spanish mackerel, tunny fish, pomfret, Indian mackerel,Mon, 13 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000A man sleeping under a net in Kolkata man sleeping under a net near Mullik Ghat Flower Market, relaxing before starting a long work day. Kolkata, IndiaSun, 12 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000men having some rest on casino terrasse having some rest on casino terrasseSat, 11 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000the women walking in Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre Abu DhabiFri, 10 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Life goes on photograph is taken in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. During the dry season it is impressive to see herds of zebras and wildebeest moving for such a small place looking for food.Thu, 09 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Hole in the sky - Sunset at Salar de Uyuni in the sky - Sunset at Salar de Uyuni Every evening at Slar de Uyuni, Bolivia, the sky opens after the rain and gives way to the most beautiful sunsets.Wed, 08 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Our beloved possessions beloved possessions, Kalispell, Montana. Aerial Image (shot from a plane). Tue, 07 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000A prayer for whale's soul! prayer for whale's soul! A woman praying for the soul of a whale, which washed up on the coast of Dien Thinh-Dien Chau, Nghe An at 5:30 AM 27-May-2016Mon, 06 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Lady Iguana resting on lava near beach on Isla SantiagoSun, 05 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Self Portrait with the Milky Way photo was captured on the beach, at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, in Michigan. The subject is the Milky Way, and myself, holding a flash light. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Volcanic eruption of Mt Bromo eruption of Mt Bromo, IndonesiaFri, 03 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Akha Woman the first sunrise, an Akha woman began to prepare the meal for her family.Thu, 02 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000Solitude, 01 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000A Family' are family.Tue, 31 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000An American Bison crosses a road near the great Salt Lake, UT. my last day visiting the Great Salt Lake, I explored Antelope Island and fell in love with photographing the American Bison. As I was driving down one of the last roads to explore, I saw a bison moving toward the road. After waiting up the hill for about 10 minutes, he walked over, crossed the road and moved on to another field. This moment of hesitation in the middle of the road was very peaceful and quiet. Mon, 30 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Man and Nature contact between humans and marine animalsSun, 29 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Showing Who is the Boss incredible aurora helps a little lighthouse in the South of Iceland to bright the dark night.Sat, 28 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Innocent Look Look of a boy through the window of a bus.Fri, 27 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Eruption colliding after sunrise on the South Coast NSW AustraliaThu, 26 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Lake House mountain lake Trübsee lying at the foot of the Titlis and a house on its shore.Wed, 25 May 2016 04:19:11 +0000A rainy day at the slum picture perfectly describes live in this slum. The teenage boy is staring at me, a white person, rare in this area. His mother is buying sugarcane - which is a raw, tasteless food that helps keep one from hunger. Tue, 24 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Toeing the Line a Sustainable Travel photograph. Mon, 23 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Fishermen in Action fishermen standing at the stern of the boat while using the cone shaped net catching fish in the lake.Sun, 22 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Sunrise at Yellowstone at Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Aerial Image. If you look carefully, you might notice the person enjoying this natural beauty. Yellowstone is the first US National Park. Sat, 21 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Owl Love young Burrowing Owlets being affectionate outside their burrowFri, 20 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000People At Work taken at the bubble-shop.Thu, 19 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Mesquite dunes sunrise in a sandstorm were lucky enough to witness this amazing sunrise at Mesquite Dunes at Death Valley National Park. What made it even more amazing was the mini-sand storm that got kicked up and added a glorious red hue to the sky.Wed, 18 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Sawdust burst. female Black-cheeked Woodpecker spits chuncks of dead wood out of a cavity nest she is building in Costa Rica. Tue, 17 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Bocca d'Arno old fishing net at Marina di Pisa, with the park of Apuane in the background at sunset.Mon, 16 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Crucifer, Apulia. A crucifer from one of the many confraternities is preparing for the procession on Holy Friday.Sun, 15 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Ice climber on a glacier Ice climber on the Viedma glacier appears from one of the huge ice cliff, exhausted trying to finally reach the surface.Sat, 14 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Wall of Smoke above a blaze, a fireman on a ladder is dwarfed by the wall of smoke.Fri, 13 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000The rule of dress for Sikh man is to wear a turban. I would have never guessed that a turban is usually several feet long! rule of dress for a Sikh man is to wear a turban. I would have never guessed that a turban is usually several feet long!Thu, 12 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Dancing in the Moonlight image was taken at Imperial Point on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The photo is showing Hayden Rock in the moonlight.Wed, 11 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Golden Travelly and the Giant picture has been taken during a citizen science' project in Djibouti, understand better the aggregation of Whale shark in the area, with the sustainable ptotocol of photo-identificationTue, 10 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000An Elephant Encounter in the Mara single-tusked matriarch protects her family. As we drove with our guide in our safari vehicle, we were within a few kilometers of the airstrip in Masai Mara when we noticed a large one-tusked female elephant with her family walking toward us. As our vehicle pulled forward a bit, we noticed a cape buffalo asleep under a bush about 20 feet from the road. The Cape Buffalo raised his head and stood up, which must have been perceived as a threatening movement for the elephants. As the buffalo stepped toward the approaching elephants, the momma elephant trumpeted a warning and threw her trunk up in the air. The elephant moved closer to the buffalo and the buffalo, surprisingly, charged the elephant rather than flee. The buffalo fell then fell to its knees. The elephant then lowered her head and, without any warning, went straight for the buffalo. She then bent down and literally impaled the buffalo with her single tusk and lifted it straight up over her head with her tusk protruding from the other side of the buffalo. She slammed the buffalo back on the ground, struggling a bit to release her tusk and backed up. She then herded her family to the other side of the road and continued to trumpet and stomp her feet at the mortally wounded buffalo. Mon, 09 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000A mother's kiss mother who receives micro financing and livelihood training is now running a small neighborhood convenient store to support her family. On top of running the store, she spends most of her free time taking care of her son afflicted with hydrocephalus. Raymond, the son, is 14 years old, he's both mentally and physically disabled. Unable to get out of bed, he spends his entire life inside his custom-made crib.Sun, 08 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Boys will be Boys male Grey Jungle Fowl battle it out for supremacy over their territories.Sat, 07 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Burning T-Rex artwork imitation of T-Rex is burned at the 2016 AfrikaBurn event held in Tanqua Karoo Desert, Northern Cape, South Africa. Fri, 06 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Great Hornbill in Flight female great hornbill carries food in her beak for her chicks.Thu, 05 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Devour of the danger.Wed, 04 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Deliquesce drop in the ocean of passions. The moment when you’re turning into the ash, when everything you knew and what mattered has gone, and life has been divided into 'before' and 'after'. . . you’re no longer yourself. . . a free-will person and a voluntary slave that deliquescing in the loved one. Tue, 03 May 2016 05:02:29 +0000Dalmatian Pelican crossing the lake January 2016 I travelled from Denmark to Lake Kerkini in Northern Greece to photograph Dalmatian Pelicans. On a frost cold morning at the lake I noticed a fine reflection in the calm water when a Dalmatian Pelican passed our small boat. The soft morning light created a pastel-like atmosphere to the scenery with the mountains in the background.Mon, 02 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Wild Genetta jumping in the forest 2 months trying to get this shot I finally managed to achieve it! 5 flashes, one infrared barrier custom made for me with 2 sensors, one to start exposing and the other one to shoot the flashes. Hard job finally payed off.Sun, 01 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000Greenhouse standing in a big greenhouse. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000