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World Trade Center Station
You are not better than me
Jellyfish at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Lidiya portrait
Butterfly landing on my husband's workboots.
Wolf at Rest, Hershey Park, Zoo America
Early morning mist
Mama and baby sea lion in the Galapagos Islands
Navalny and his supporters
Yibbum nr5
Designed fields of Rice
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lluvia en la playa
Navalny eats noodles
morning, Salem
A cowboy readies his saddle.
Nanda waits at the gate of Phaung Daw Oo monastic school to give alms to monks.
Inside Umpqua River Lighthouse
Baby and Mom duck
Sunset in Manarola
A Burmese student draws a flower in chalk on a blackboard.
A group of Burmese students crowd together for a portrait in a Mandalay classroom.
Michael, age 22, student.
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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Elegant Life of the Brachyglottis Brachyglottis is an evergreen bush native to New Zealand. It reaches about fifteen feet in height, with leaves that grow seven-to-ten inches wide over a five-month period. Then the leaves fall to the ground. People walk over these leaves, unaware of what lies beneath their feet. But bugs living on the ground love the fallen Brachyglottis leaves with their soft texture and rich nutrition. They eat the soft tissue of the leaf’s surface, leaving the tough veins to remain as a delicate memorial to the artistry and resilience of life as they slowly dissolve into the ground. When I found the partially eaten leaves, I was fascinated by the unique, ephemeral shapes left by the bugs after their meal.

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