Photos | Smithsonian feed for the photosenFri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Before the Portrait sits on the porch as her family and friend behind her prepare to have their portrait taken. Heart Warrior, a Native American woman, has fought a long battle to keep custody of her grandchildren in Minnesota. Their struggle is part of a long history of Native American removal and resistance.Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Last dance couple dances in the backyard of home in the West Village neighborhood of Detroit.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000step by step maker working in a unorganized enviorment and chaotic work. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Munnar of the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala, India. Munnar is haven during monsoon as the nature surprises you with amazing clouds and mists! I took this on one of my trips to Munnar during a monsoon season! Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Splash wanted to capture the break on the rocks during high tide but as I lost light I had to leave the shutter open longer and the wave blended in motion.Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Orangutan the Orangutan is visually striking and has an emotive and expressive face.Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Love Me, Love Me Not spotted this at LeFurge Nature Preserve on a walk. The falling petals got my attention although they are actually caught in a spider web, which can be seen if you look closely.Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000untitled old nun walking slowly next to the chapel of Notre-Dame du Hau in Ronchamp, France.Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000The hidden murder Jumping Spider with a housefly kill, hiding under the petals of a Madagascar Periwinkle flowerThu, 12 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Morning Call Tengger Semeru National Park is a national park in East Java, Indonesia, which is situated in the administrative region of Pasuruan, Malang, Lumajang and Probolinggo. The park is west-eastern stretch of about 20-30 kilometers and a north-south about 40 km is established since 1982 with a total area of about 50276.3 ha. In this area there is a sea of sand which covers the caldera ± 6290 ha. Limit caldera sea of sand in the form of steep walls, the height between 200-700 meters. And in this area, we can see the famous mountains, like Batok Mountain, Bromo Mountain and Semeru Mountain. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000fire-walking ritual ceremony help to preserve this dying ritual ceremony in southeast asian. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000In the dome of death used to gathered in Sonepur fair to witness different sorts of play fun and other entertainment. Here they are seen to have fun from 'Maut ki kuan' (The Dome of Death) where a biker shows his prowess and skill by reelin round and round a deep well.Mon, 09 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Mirror a dive to 15 meters deep, I had the good fortune to meet a small bottle of Coke with two pigmy yellow fish that had made the house in lora bottle waiting to spawnSun, 08 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Look me in the Eye love photographing elephants and look for creative ways to showcase their beauty in the hope that it would make a difference and encourage people to support anti campaignsSat, 07 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Fire Dragon Celebrating Chinese New Year Chinese New Year at full moon, there are big celebration including the fire dragon dance.Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Fighting Bulls a hike above the bow river in the Banff National Park i discoverd two huge elks who came out of the forest. They decided to fight each other in the middle of the bow river in front of the Rocky Mountains. This was an incredible experience and for me a once in a lifetime shot!Thu, 05 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000A Canon Fan this cute little monkey sitting on a fence in a village I was visiting in rural Philippines. I went up to it to take a few pictures of it. Then, it turns out he's a Canon fan, he flew off the fence and lunge at my camera.... I wonder if he would have done the same if I was using a Nikon....Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000BEAM ME UP morning shot of an endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle basking in the sunrays that pierce the vibrant blue waters of Oahu.Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000Drag Show Preparation T. Wafflez gets ready backstage before "The Queens of 2015" drag show at Balancoire in San Francisco, California.Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000A man cycles past a shop while two schoolgirls laugh photo shows the street behind someone's house I stayed in while visiting Leon, Nicaragua. I ended up on this street as I was lost while trying to find the place I was staying. Sun, 01 Jan 2017 05:00:00 +0000insect on edge shows insect on edge of flower Sat, 31 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Boy at the Estate boy still in his uniform, played a game of basketball at the Choi Hung Estate. It's one of Hong Kong's oldest public housing estate. It was build in 1962, along with the chic pastel color schemes of the time. Choi Hung means Rain Bow in Cantonese.Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000El Salvador 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, 29 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +000087 year old Baba Vijay Nund year old Baba Vijay Nund awaits the sunrise on the banks of the Gange river in Varanasi, India. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Soybean Harvest Kansas farmer harvests his soybean crop. Farming is always a gamble. This year, a wet Spring and Summer left the harvest in question. In the end, it was a bumper crop that had to deal with the problem of overflowing storage facilities.Tue, 27 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000The Beast photograph was taken at Pushkar Camel Fair (Nov 2016),World Largest Camel Fair.The Camel trader was trying to control the uncontrollable Camel for the vaccination schedule.Mon, 26 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000I See You was walking down the streets of Bangkok when all of a sudden this kid woke up, stared at me and I hit the shutter. One of the most beautiful moments ever.Sun, 25 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Big throw at the Olympic Trials 74 kg wrestlers battle for a spot to represent their country for Freestyle Wrestling at the Olympic Games in Rio. The Olympic Trials took place in Iowa City, Iowa in April of 2016.Sat, 24 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Nature's Choreography fish appear to dance around several sand tiger sharks off the coast of North Carolina, USAFri, 23 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Mother, on guard. in a moment of tenderness. Brown bear mother looks for salmon in the river while her cub shows her some love.Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000RED'm a street photographer. I such the streets of chaos and try to capture the beauty within that chaos. This is a candid picture and not posed. I was walking up the royal Mile and it started to rain. People started looking for shelter. I found this subject hiding in a red phone box and caught them by surprise. I prefer the viewer to interpret the picture for themselves Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000The Fighter Guru was teaching his student the traditional wrestling, which was called as Kushti.Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Ice Cave ice cave was formed during winter months only and had many visitors to see its stunning bluish hues inside.Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Culture,Fire Balloon Festival,Myanmar fire balloons festival at Pyin Oo Lwin City,Myanmar.Sun, 18 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Swasthani Pilgrims are the primary participants in the Swasthani Puja, one of the important Hindu festivals in Nepal. For one month, from sunrise to sunset, about 200 women leave their families and villages to fast and pray. The arduous regimen tests the pilgrims’ resolve and faith. In order to overcome the hardships, the women support each other, forming alliances and new friendships that continue throughout their lives.Sat, 17 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Eye Spy photograph captures a whale behaviour called "spy hopping" where whales poke their head above the water to take a look around and see what is happening above the surface. Whales have extremely good vision and so I have always found this behaviour intriguing and I wonder what they are thinking when they are "people watching" in this way. To me this is such a special moment where I can't help but feel that on some level we are bridging the gap between land and sea. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Lunch Time the feeding frenzy. When you get down to ground level, even chicken looks like dinosaurs. My camera was nearly pecked to death.Thu, 15 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Human tower two years the Catalonian city of Tarragona holds a competition where teams compete to build the most complex human tower.Wed, 14 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Father Calling night frogs that are endemic to western ghats of India have unique breeding behavior. They don't or perform pseudoamplexus. The males call for females, the females come and lay the eggs, then the males fertilize them. In this image, the male has successfully fertilized a clutch of eggs from a female. He is calling out for other females to lay eggs.Tue, 13 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Kuray steppe Chuya Ridge and Kuray steppe.Mon, 12 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Bobtail in Space Bobtail Squids are tiny members of the Cephalopod family. As like other Squids they have pigments in their skin that let them change their appearance immediately. Sun, 11 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Carrying boards boardsSat, 10 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Intersection of Fires rises up from the forest burned by two major wildfires; Cerro Grande and Las Conchas. You can see the more recent fire in the burnt trees at the top, and the older fire in the middle (even some young trees that popped up were burned again). Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Sole fish with jellyfish A sole fish eating a jellyfish at El Hierro Island in Cannary Islands, Spain.Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Ecosystem is an image of an anteater feeding on a termite with terrestrial bioluminescence, this phenomenon only occurs in the Parque das Emas, Brazil´ 5dsr, 14-24, 30 secWed, 07 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Passage I young woman passes through an archway into an anonymous apartment that might be her's or someone else's.Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000The magic of the night is the moonrise over Langkofel Mount, in South Tirol, in Italy. I merged a landscape with the milky way and the one of the same subject but with the moonlight, taken after about 30 minutes, to have a image that symbolized completely what I lived.Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000A Lot Of Wrecks. insurance tow lot is overflowing with cars awaiting their fate. Most will be auctioned off "as is".Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000TURTLE-BACK RIDE*Disclaimer* No Honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle) was harmed or harassed during the capture of this photograph. The thing that draws me to the ocean the most is that I literally never know what I’m going to come across on any given day. I count myself extremely fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time to capture this image. Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Fall Treasures in the Wilderness by autumn's golden glow, a paddler pauses to take a photograph through the fog. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is one of the best treasures in Minnesota.Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000The Bride Waits Backstage Ränzlöv, singing the part of Arminda, Anchise’s niece, waits backstage for her cue. Mozart's La finta giardiniera. Dress rehearsal. Royal College of Music Opera School, Prince Consort Road, London. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000Tungna River interior of Iceland was long terra incognita: unknown, unexplored country. The photographs are part of an aerial image series of the Tungna River. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Two kids around of a big heart of paper kids were playing with water on St. Valentine’s Day, during Peru’s Carnival season. Saint Valentine’s day. Cusco, Peru. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000The Ballet Statue is a completely free improvisation with Mathilde in the studio.Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Feeling Blue camping in Kruger Park I saw this blue lizzard climbing out of a tree and walking toward some dead leaves. I don't know anything about reptiles but I thought this one was beautiful and quickly grabbed my camera and laid flat on the ground in front of the lizzard. It was a real little poser and gave me time to take some photos of him before he decided to walk off and disappear. Curious of what I just photographed I looked it up in a book, it was a Blue Headed Agama Lizard.Sun, 27 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Photographer wife took pictures of me while I was swimming under the iceSat, 26 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000You Shall Not Pass this photo, a wall of riot police block an exit inside Gwanghwamun subway station in Seoul, South Korea during a protest on November 12, 2016. The police effectively closed off the exit in an effort to cut off the stream of people joining the protests outside. Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Curvy Trees dancing Aspens are shaped as if from a dream.Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Stinky Abstract in a municipal sewer facility fight a losing battle against algae.Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Over the rainbow emerges from a small pond in a heavy rain.Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Forever Comrades. cemetery at the Leavenworth, Kansas Veterans Hospital is laid out with military precision.Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Jackals Romance and female Jackals in one of their romantic moments. The male has caught an Agama Lizard and presented it to the female. While throwing it over her head, she turned and picked it up and then they mated. so this gesture of affection was more successful then flowers.Sun, 20 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Bursting With Colors enjoying and dancing while a hot air balloon with bursting colorful fireworks is being sent into the sky at Taunggyi, Shan State in Myanmar. The huge crowds, lack of safety precautions and homemade fireworks have proved deadly in the past.Sat, 19 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000New Guinea's Snake Charmer 02's Python is one of the most rare and beautiful snakes in the world. At first glance, it is black with a velvet texture, but when it bends and light strikes its body from the side it turns into a rainbow. It is endemic to New Guinea were is protected and respected. Very few are allowed to be exported and it is extremely difficult to breed in captivity.Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Between heaven and earth_002 had met this remarkable woman in Novozybkov town of Bryansk region. She crossed the road confidently on homemade wheelchair and stopped cars by lifting her hand. It was possibly met our war veteran on a such vehicle after the Second World War, but to see it in 2015 was quite strangeThu, 17 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Lajia Candles very important Lama (A Tibetan Buddhist monk), was visiting Litang, Sichuan, China. In his honor, the people in the town lightened hundreds of oil candles. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Under construction Campus campus that was undergoing renovations, I took the time to record the exact momentum of debris removalTue, 15 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Generation Gap young lady admiring the old woman who is putting a make up for the "vanishing art" of Chinese Opera. Sweet young generations nowadays rarely seen to take up the Chinese Operas as they prefer to entertain in a modern way. Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Viva Sto. Niño year, winning contingents of different festivals in the Philippines gather in Manila to showcase their performance and battle for the top. This group was from Cebu of Sinulog Festival.Sun, 13 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000The Titans OF MAVERICKS is the world’s premiere, high adrenaline, big wave surfing competition. Spectacular waves and incredible virtuosity! Half Moon Bay, California. Aerial image (shot from a plane).Sat, 12 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Against the Wind... American Red Fox having was difficulties walking across a sand dune during high wind gusts on a cold and blistery February day.Fri, 11 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000All Souls Day Souls' Day commemorates the departed souls by Christians. In the graveyard one is saying prayer and remembering the souls.Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000God is Great are gathered to say their prayer at a Mosque named Jamiatul Falah in Chittagong, Bangladesh.Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Orbit mountaineers in the Mont Blanc Massif.Tue, 08 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000A toda velocidad un campeonato 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 mundialMon, 07 Nov 2016 05:00:00 +0000Caviar Lover bear cub fishingSun, 06 Nov 2016 04:00:00 +0000Silence of Beauty, 05 Nov 2016 04:00:00 +0000Elevation seahorseFri, 04 Nov 2016 04:00:00 +0000The big blue Cwierz is freediving in Heraion, Greece. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:57:21 +0000They're Here Alien looking, powerful supercell grows as it forms over he mountains of Montana. Wed, 02 Nov 2016 04:00:00 +0000Mamacha del Carmen at Paucartambo the end of the first day of celebration some groups of dancers, as Qapaq Qolla, enjoy the "Qonoy," a game made with flames and fireworks. Tue, 01 Nov 2016 04:00:00 +0000Genpuku-Shiki of Ogasawara-ryu is a Japanese coming-of-age ceremony. This ceremony is held in Kyoto every January. Ogasawara-ryu is known as a school of archery, horsemanship and manners and have a long history since the Kamakura period. We can know a Japanese old-fashioned manners and beautiful custom through Genpuku-Shiki. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Blink of an eye was just expecting small birds, but suddenly this big hawk appeared right in front of my hut. The sparrow hawk drinked a bit and after that he left. I could take some pictures. It was absolutely a bautiful experience. Sun, 30 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000 wheat drying, Gaziantep in TurkeySat, 29 Oct 2016 13:21:14 +0000Bicycle on the Beach bicyclist and pedestrians enjoy sunset from a Cadiz beach. Spain.Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Morning at Half Moon Bay took the picture at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve at Half Moon Bay, California. There was a light mist and when the sun was at the right angle, it created the most amazing sunrays. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Man with Plastic Bag I was amazed by the light shafts going throught the structure of this "Communist style" building. It looks like a cathedral and than the poor man walked in the scene wit his plastic Lidl bag. It contrasts in my eyes - poverty vs something divine. Ugliness vs beauty. And man's loneliness...these are the reason I made this photo.Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Celebrating Victory boys and girls enjoying the waving flag while an aircraft is going to land nearby runwayTue, 25 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000The Walk farmer was collecting some crops from his rice field for his own family meals. It was drizzling during the time. Hence, a day rest for the farmers. Harvesting at Mu Cang Chai.Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000Noon in Poly Plaza,Beijing,China. Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000