Photos | Smithsonian feed for the photosenSun, 28 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Full of Energy baby elephant was running around near this troop at a waterhole.Sun, 28 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Feed Me Dad I Bluebird being very impatient while waiting for Dad to feed him. The background is full of buttercups.Sat, 27 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Candy Factory while at the local county fairFri, 26 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Swamp Raccoon looking for alligators at a swamp in Louisiana, this beautiful little creature wanders out of the murky waters right into the morning light.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000In the church of Saint Deemetrios, Thessaloniki photo shows the celebration of a mass in the crypt of the church of Saint Deemetrios, in Thessaloniki (Greece).Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000An After Dinner Portrait National Park, DRC. An image of a young female mountain gorilla from the Humba family in Virunga National Park. This photo represents sustainable travel b/c of the location. It's in a remote locale that depends on touristsTue, 23 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000A surfer travels over a shallow reef shelf in Tahiti. reef in Tahiti is alive and can cut you up like a razor blade. This is the reason for clear water and waves. This shot was taken on the first day I was in Tahiti. It was a great introduction to the country because the clarity was like no other and I ended up getting shots of a lifetime on that day.Mon, 22 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Green carpet evening in South MoraviaSun, 21 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Lake Superior Sea Smoke air temperatures and the comparatively warmer water of Lake Superior can combine to create sea smoke due to evaporative cooling. The air temperature was around -16F during this shoot. It was mesmerizing to watch the sea smoke gracefully glide and swirl across the surface of the lake, as if performing on a grand dance floor.Sat, 20 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Juggler a seemingly random boulders scattered across the Utah desert one can find art. These are typically in dark places with little or no light pollution. Standing there at night with only the stone, wind and sky one can feel the world that was 1000s of years ago.Fri, 19 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000A bath of pain Neerattu, which means 'bathing with turmeric water,' is a ritual followed by the people of Chengannur, Kerala, at the Vandimala temple. Boiling the water mixed with turmeric powder, they use palm leaves to whip their bodies with the boiling hot concoction. The process is said to purify the mind and body. It’s beautiful – and messy.Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000the turning point spent a day visiting the "Children's Railway" in Budapest, a 12 km railway managed by kids. At the end of the day the light in the station was perfect so I aked this two kids to be my photographic subject.Wed, 17 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000woman with a veil with a veilTue, 16 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Old Faithful Resting's famous geyser, resting, as steam rises in the sunrise light.Mon, 15 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Roseate Spoonbill Spoonbill in Morning Light Sun, 14 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Window of the Paul-Loebe-Haus, Berlin with tourist Paul-Loebe-Haus with its special window and the big stairs in front of it, directly beside the river Spree is a magnet for tourists, escpecially for its architecture.Sat, 13 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Man and child watching the train go by lived along the train rails. Fathers would protect their kids every time a train went by,Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Dogman of the Marina District Marina District in San Francisco has numerous street artist and unique characters working and residing there. Dogman was there collecting donations for his pups.Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Bridge floating bridge made of marquees across the road.Wed, 10 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Salt salt production in the San Francisco Bay. Natural colors; halophilic organisms thrive at varied salinity levels, creating interesting colors. Here you see a network of access roads and irrigation pipes used to manage the flats.Tue, 09 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Rahaf, 7 years old from Syria at one of Berlin emergency refugee camp. After a music rehearsal where she had played with my blue shawl, Rahaf took Kate’s lipstick and applied it all over her face! Mon, 08 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Light and shadow light and shadows in ChicagoSun, 07 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Gypsy family family at their tent in Sao Paulo, BrazilSat, 06 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Vodou love traveling to places in which I think my photos are going to have an impact on. This time I went to Haiti, and accompanied a group of vodouisants in their 4 hour walk to the falls "I finally was able to go to Saut d’Eau for The Our Lady of Mount Carmel festival. The cool waters and sound of the falls is a big contrast to the heat, dirt and chaos of Port au Prince. If I could, I would stay submerged as long as possible." Simon Vodouisant Saut d’Eau Mirebalais Arrondissement HaitiFri, 05 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Terrace paddies in North Vietnam. rice paddies in Tu Le Valley, Yen Bai province, north Vietnam at the beginning of new season. The Hmong people are crossing the fields on their way home at the end of the working day. The Hmong ethnic minority is the main local population in the area. Generations to generations of these people have made terraced fields as today.Thu, 04 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Texas Winter Winter - a very symmetrical orchard (I believe apple trees). Aerial Image (shot from a plane).Wed, 03 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Fixing their Flowers friends and Tajik Shash Maqom dancers fix their flowers before taking photos after the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival at the Palace of Fine Arts, a renowned dance festival that happens every year. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Lighting Enlightenment Monks lighting candles under the reclining Buddha.Mon, 01 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000Fireworks and Marriage a farm in rural Virginia, a young couple helps to set off some of the most impressive homemade fireworks displays I've ever seen.Sun, 31 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Nature's Parking Lot down from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park.Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:00:00 +0000Burrowing owl swallowing frog for breakfast owl emerges from burrow in early morning, in the process of swallowing a large amphibian for breakfast. Fri, 29 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 +0000