Photos | Smithsonian feed for the photosenWed, 04 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 +0000LUX NOCTIS Noctis is a series of photographs depicting landscapes of North America within the framework of traditional landscape photography but influenced by ideas of planetary exploration,19th century sublime romantic painting, and science fiction. We are overwhelmed everyday by beautiful images of the familiar. I imagine these scenes transformed into undiscovered landscapes which renew our perceptions of our world. These are abstractions of the landscape photograph, or ‘portraits of the landscape’, drawing the attention of the viewer only to the illuminated, in an otherwise overwhelming and vast picture. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Palouse Farm farm in the Palouse in Washington state just after the fields had been cut. The dark areas are bean fields, and the light are wheat. The way they cut the fields make beautiful patterns.Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Size Doesnt matter, Attitude does... on a snake's headWed, 27 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Smoko woman sat down to rest after the heavy cleaning streets. He drags on his cigarette. People passing by looking at her.Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Carp Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Eight Handsome Horses went to Mongolia just for take photos for these horses. They have very long mane which made them look more wild.Sun, 24 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Proud To Be A Piglet warthog piglet walked very confidently past the car - I couldn't help smiling and thinking he thought he was on the catwalk. Photo taken in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.Sat, 23 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Fragile been in Florence I saw this guy sitting on the box with sticker "Fragile" on it was looking like the time had stopped for him.Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Dance Palace reveres the palace.Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Landscape Poetry moment I saw this scene, invoked poetic emotions. I can't explain why but some settings in Nature are simply magical. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Floating on Devil's Lake love adventuring around the world, but I also love playing around close to home. This photo has been shot at Devil's Lake, close to Golden Ears Provincial Park, in British Columbia, Canada. Paddling between the mountains has quickly become my favorite way to get around.Tue, 19 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Friends In High Places image shows a fellow photographer and 'urban explorer' standing among the concrete pillars of a high rise development on the river Thames in London, 45 floors above street level.Mon, 18 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Crystal Mill iconic Crystal Mill of Crystal, Colorado. This mining structure has been bravely clinging onto this cliffs edge since the late 1800's and sits nestled amidst a beautiful backdrop of Aspen trees.Sun, 17 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Dripping Pollen Blessings at an Apache Sunrise Ceremony had the privilege of attending and photographing the Apache Sunrise Ceremony for a friend. This ceremony marks the transition of a young lady into womanhood. On this day the people of her tribe had the opportunity to say a blessing over her and sprinkle her with pollen.Sat, 16 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Requiem was at the Dia museum in Beacon and It had just finished raining and my friend walked ahead of me while I was on recon for interesting vantage pointsFri, 15 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Firefly Night combining multiple exposures, I was able to layer the paths of hundreds of fireflies outside of this abandoned brick home in rural Nebraska.Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Catcher in the volcano - Mount Bromo, Java year for around 700 years the Tenggerese people who live in the villages around Mt Bromo have gathered to pay tribute to the god of the volcano in a festival known as Yadnya Kasada. They carry offerings up the volcano to throw into the crater. Some people however chose to risk their lives and climb onto the steep inner slope of the crater with nets. They run and jump to try and catch the offerings before they reach the choking heart of the volcano - the belief is that each item they catch is a blessing from the god of the volcano. This young man had covered his face to protect his identity from those throwing the offerings and to reduce the impact from the toxic volcanic gasses.Wed, 13 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Regarding Alice photograph is a part of my photo series "Regarding Alice." It is a documentation of Alice through my eyes. This photograph was clicked at her home and the light in her garden made for a splendid photograph.Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Cormorant Fisherman in Li River Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Frog & The Fence laying in the field before hiking the mountain, I heard someone say "frog." I love frogs. And so I ran quickly, nearly jumping when I realized how beautiful this moment actually was.Sun, 10 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Waiting for the show shot was taken in Hikiyama-Festival held in Maibara, Shiga. The main point of this festival is a performance of Japanese kabuki theater that is performed solely by child actors. Sat, 09 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Desperate Housewife Bull Terrier Claire photographed in an abandoned building, this is one of a serie I am currently working on. The serie is called "Leave only Pawprints" - Urbex adventures with my Bull Terrier ClaireFri, 08 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Montana Bull Rider Wagner of Valier, Montana is thrown from his bull at the Wilsall Rodeo on June 20, 2015.Thu, 07 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Sea Turtle Says Hello curious sea turtle approaches me as I dive in the South Pacific.Wed, 06 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Summertime thunderstorm in Nebraska. midwest is notorious for its ominous summertime skies as storms roll across the prairie. As I sat here in the safety of my vehicle, I could only imagine the similar evenings experienced by the family that once called this structure their home. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Ramadan man reads the Koran at a mosque in the Bahraini capital ManamaMon, 04 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Under Pressure the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska.Sun, 03 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Jedi Mind Tricks Waves, or Lee Waves, are a unique type of lenticular cloud native to California's Eastern Sierra Nevada created by high winds lifting off the mountain range. Dirtbags, the common vernacular for traveling rock climbers, are also found in the Owen's Valley--there to test themselves on the massive granite blocks of Bishop, California. Here we find the meeting of the two: clouds and climbers, sky and rock, and a spectacular vision of humans interacting with our expansive, stunning landscapes.Sat, 02 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000Green Parrot snake travelling through Costa Rica I captured one of the shots I had hoped to photograph there.Fri, 01 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000The 10am to Myiktina old woman patiently awaits for the departure of the 10am train from Mandalay to Myiktina.Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Surprise !! angry crocodile waking up from a long period of hibernationWed, 30 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Sunny gleam while climbing on the ridge Zyuratkul day trip to the mountains with friends. What could be better?Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Amarapura, Myanmar morning in Amarapura, this fisherman dragged his net very slowly across the water. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Turf War is a festival celebrated in Spring in India and Nepal. Known as a religious festival of sorts, it's mainly a celebration of the beginning of Spring, hence the reason bright colors and love are used to bring the season in. On the day of Holi, beautiful colored powders and water are thrown and not one thing is spared.Sun, 27 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Lara Guidetti of BacchaeSat, 26 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Cave of Loftsalahellir portrait of my first international travel, thus making it my first passport stamp ever. The photo was taken after taking cover from a mild ice storm in the town of Vik, Iceland. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000O crab-eating macaque calling out to other macaques in the Ubud Monkey Forest.Thu, 24 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Festive Preparation girls are taking preparation for a festival.Wed, 23 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Orient Express Bull Terrier Claire photographed in an abandoned train, this is one of a serie I am currently working on. The serie is called "Leave only Pawprints" - Urbex adventures with my Bull Terrier Claire.Tue, 22 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000women standing at an open door of women's compartment of a suburban train day 7,5 Million people make use of the suburban trains in Mumbai. Therefor it is the biggest suburban network of the world. Almost every train has separate compartments for women to avoid sexual abuse.Mon, 21 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Inner Demon In The Flesh person with an inner demon is decomposing in the darkness, till there is no skin to one with open flesh on the surface, and only a shivering flower of hope keeps the head floating. <div style="margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 100%; height: 5px; background-color: #E1E1E1; display: block; clear: both;"></div> This photo is a finalist in the Altered Images category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists <a href="" style="color: #1bc8e2;">here</a>.Sun, 20 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000A thriller, the place where I live in's something unspoken about the darkness that builds by the buildings, something that can never put words to and something terrifying yet beautiful. Something unbelievable of how people lives in the area for such a long time.Sat, 19 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Charreada Rodeo SeriesFri, 18 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Decommissioned cooling tower. is a six-shot panorama taken inside a decommissioned water tower in Belgium. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Little Jumping Spider Jumping Spider, smaller than a chocolate chip, sitting on a Begonia Flower petal.Wed, 16 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000THE FRAME OF CREATIVITY craze for theatre is still alive in Kolkata.The artist is getting ready before their stage performance.Tue, 15 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Elko, NV summer I drove from Chicago across the US, this is one of the pictures from this trip.Mon, 14 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000Women Workers worker work under light and shadow.Sun, 13 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Fall Landing canoes await their next outing on our Fall wilderness trip in the Lac LaCroix area. Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Among my goals for photography: to educate and inspire others to learn about wilderness ecosystems, develop a passion to protect all wild places, and live more gently upon our Earth.Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Leatherback pair documenting with South Florida researchers a handful of hatchling leatherback sea turtles were given a second chance at life by being released after being stuck at the bottom of a nest.Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Streets Is Watchin' Dec.13, 2014 nationwide actions against police killings and racial profiling included a "Millions March" that drew tens of thousands to the streets of New York City. It was the largest single protest of the post-Ferguson movement and the culmination of daily actions in New York City since a grand jury elected not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner. <div style="margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 100%; height: 5px; background-color: #E1E1E1; display: block; clear: both;"></div> This photo is a finalist in The American Experience category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists <a href="" style="color: #1bc8e2;">here</a>.Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000New development'Little boxes' about to be built in a newly constructed development just north of Rio Vista, California <div style="margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 100%; height: 5px; background-color: #E1E1E1; display: block; clear: both;"></div> This photo is a finalist in The American Experience category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists <a href="" style="color: #1bc8e2;">here</a>.Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000sun head red squirrel under a flowerTue, 08 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Man Vs. Hog wrestling has been fading from American culture amid animal cruelty concerns, but the village of Crivitz Wisconsin has kept the raucous tradition alive. Calling itself the hog wrestling capitol of the world, it drew enormous crowds for its 30th annual hog wrestling competition.Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Chiberia 2015 <div style="margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 100%; height: 5px; background-color: #E1E1E1; display: block; clear: both;"></div> This photo is a finalist in the Mobile category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists <a href="" style="color: #1bc8e2;">here</a>.Sun, 06 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Alaskan Brown Bear and Learn. This young Grizzly, was observing more mature bears fishing for salmon from the safety of the river bank. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Jade Jade seeks refuge on her mother's arms during a very hot 4th of July in Barrow, Alaska. Traditionally for the Independence Day celebrations, a baby pageant called "top of the world baby contest" is held. Local babies hit the runaways with full traditional attires consisting in different furs hunted by family members, hand stitched and designed. Having a 70F degree day in Arctic Alaska is rarity even during the summer.Fri, 04 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Lay Off, JapanThu, 03 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Remaining on the slopes of Mount Sinabung tree perch with volcanic material flowed Sinabung volcano blanketed villages, as seen from the village of Jeraya, North Sumatra, Indonesia on June 26, 2015. Indonesia's Mount Sinabung Mount intermittently spewed burning ash and gas, a week after authorities say residents to evacuate the danger zone within a radius of 7 kilometers principal (4 miles). Warning in North Sumatra Province was raised to its highest level last week as the government feared that the growing lava dome could collapse at any moment. More than 10,000 people have been evacuated to safer areas in Karo, where the volcano lies with high activity.Wed, 02 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000Mating Red-Eyed Tree Frogs male red-eyed tree frog (<i>Agalychnis callidryas</i>) takes a cheeky nap atop a female while he waits for her to lay eggs. This position is called "amplexus", and it puts the male in position to externally fertilize the female's eggs as soon as she has laid them.Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:00:00 +0000The Mausoleum shot at mausoleumMon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Great Egret in breeding colors White Heron looking for a mate.Sun, 28 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Summer Movie Night in Bryant Park sea of blankets covers Bryant Park, as spectators wait for a movie night to begin on a summer evening in NYC. <div style="margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 100%; height: 5px; background-color: #E1E1E1; display: block; clear: both;"></div> This photo is a finalist in The American Experience category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists <a href="" style="color: #1bc8e2;">here</a>.Sat, 27 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Spider-Man was taken during a festival parade. A little Spider man was not afraid of the monster.Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Time out a typical college football game photo shoot I found these Eastern New Mexico University students taking a break from their mascot duties. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Papa's got a brand new bag jawfish with eggs. In Jawfish world, the men bear the babies, called brooding, they incubate the eggs in their mouth until they hatch. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000The Tree Hugger Indian Leopard, particularly in the southern region of India is weary of the high concentration of tigers, wild dogs and sloth bears therefore spends most of its time on high tree branches. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Bird's Nest's Nest (鸟巢 in Chinese) is a stadium in Beijing, The stadium was a joint venture among architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron of Herzog & de Meuron, project architect Stefan Marbach, artist Ai Weiwei, and CADG which was led by chief architect Li Xinggang. The stadium was designed for use throughout the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics and will be used again in the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. The stadium is currently used mostly for football matches. I was pleased to wait and shoot this man ride a bicycle crossed by the stadium. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Finally at peace little guy was actually pretty irate until someone offered him a piece of fruit!Sun, 21 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Ojoyuane Burned Down girl from rural Tarkeka in South Sudan. Their village burned down in conflict over resources and they lost everything they had including food stores, huts that sheltered them and crops. The fires were disastrous to their livelihoods. She'd been eating boiled grass from the bush before our project teams delivered emergency seed and shelter to help families start over. Sustainable travel means giving what you take from people. It means engagement and exchange. We were there to help restart farming and to see what else we could do to help, but we left with a better understanding of people who are a lot like us. They are families just trying to get by. That exchange in human understanding can happen in interviews, and in this case, a photograph, where two people can see eye-to-eye, even for a moment.Sat, 20 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Ghost in the Woods fallow deer stands in an evergreen forest in North Leigh, West Oxfordshire. <div style="margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 100%; height: 5px; background-color: #E1E1E1; display: block; clear: both;"></div> This photo is a finalist in the Altered Images category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists <a href="" style="color: #1bc8e2;">here</a>.Fri, 19 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Bears fighters male polar bear measure their strength under the snow. This time of year thousands of bears they reach the Hudson Bay in waiting for the water freezes for then migrate north in hunt of seals.Thu, 18 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Sun rising in the Yosemite Valley image was taken from the famous tunnel view with an ultra wide angle lens. This image shows the sun rising from behind El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000three men sleeping unter mosquito net on a railway platform men on a platform of a railway station sleeping together in a makeshift bed unter a mosquito net. People sleeping in the stations is a common sight in India. People with a mosquito net are lucky.Tue, 16 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Road Block blocking road on a cold morning in Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife RefugeMon, 15 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Mother and Child ladder, lots of care, the child traveling with mum was never left behind. 长长的楼梯,孩子的行进,有妈妈永不掉队的呵护。 <div style="margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 100%; height: 5px; background-color: #E1E1E1; display: block; clear: both;"></div> This photo is a finalist in the Mobile category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists <a href="" style="color: #1bc8e2;">here</a>.Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Ghost world image was captured in the rainforest of Laguna del Lagarto Reserve in Costa Rica. The nectar bats often appear at the drinking station of hummingbirds after sunset. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000The Goodbye Crew photo was taken while I was on a cruise in October 2015. It's showing a ship pushing away from the peer. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Snowy owls in the Arctic tundra hatched snowy owlets in the Arctic tundra. Snowy owls hatch asynchronously, with eggs hatching one or two days apart. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Who's there! very old widow lights her torch to search her belongings during a powercut.Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Mingun Pagoda Mingun temple is a monumental uncompleted stupa begun by King Bodawpaya in 1790. It was not completed, due to an astrologer claiming that, once the temple was finished, the king would die. The completed stupa would have been the largest in the world at 150 metres (490 ft). Huge cracks are visible on the structure from the earthquake of 23 March 1839. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000People playing soccer during sunset at Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is the most popular sport in Brazil. You can feel the passion for soccer everywhere, especially on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, where hundreds of people gather to play it all the time.Mon, 08 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Hmong Charcoal Transporter, Vietnam Hmong are an ethnic minority group from Northern Vietnam. Amongst the poorest in the country, some transport charcoal to local cities for as little as five dollars a day. This difficult work results in deforestation, but there are few options to enter the cash economy. Despite this material hardship, the Hmong share a rich history and culture, with intimate knowledge of the land they live from.Sun, 07 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000Lost in the tall grass Tern chick making sure a parent will find it at feeding time. The little chicks make quite a racket trying to call in a parent who has been out to sea finding food. In a large nesting colony it is hard to imagine how parent and child find each other day in and day out. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000MOTHER AND DAUGHTER mother and her daughter are protected from the cold that for those dates they reach very low levels in the heights of Huancavelica, one of the poorest provinces of Peru.Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:00:00 +0000