arrow left arrow right
photo contest slideshow
Lunchtime at the Toledo Zoo in Ohio
Tiny flowers along the walkway in Toledo Zoo in Ohio
This gorilla taken at the Toledo Zoo in Ohio, came so close to the glass that the reflection of the children almost makes it look like he is hugging one of them
A touch of the blues for my garden
This grasshopper is napping in a Birds of Paradise flower.
Balboa Park September 2011.
Morning Dove in summer shower
Ansel Adams meets Tim Burton on top of Yosemite Falls, CA on a hot summer day.
New England Aster in the Adirondacks
The Red Tide creating the Neon Surf on the shores of La Jolla, California.  October 2nd, 2011.
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT   

The Double-crested Cormorant is a large fish eating water bird. They can be found both on coastal and inland waters, often seen drying their wings in the sun as the one
Contemplating the world from a place of peace.
Baby Hummingbirds that were born and raised on my patio fan
A beautiful bird in a definitely-not-big-enough cage.  The differences between Eastern and Western zoos are pretty significant.
The light shines through the lifting fog, seeming to reveal some other-worldly plane.
Rain Water flowing in a stream down a hill in my neighborhood.
Taken my Junior year in my algebra class with a faux feather provided by my teacher.
Pink flowers just stand out in the garden. You can't help but notice them.
Reaching for dreams
Sometimes little things around us are taken for granted. Who would think that this snail could be a bearer of beauty? Nature is a masterpiece, ever-changing & it amazes me every time.
I can only imagine what my future sister in law was thinking at that very moment, dusk on a desolate Sinai beach overlooking the Red Sea.
Late afternoon on a nice fall day.
Indian School Girl near Pune India
9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Contemplating the world from a place of peace.

Contemplating the world from a place of peace.

TAGS: California, United States

photographer avatar
Littleton, Colorado, United States of America
Member since 2014
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Sarah Benson.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2011
Filed Under: People
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Oct. 5, 2011, 11:13 p.m.
Camera Make: Panasonic
Camera Model: DMC-ZS1
Focal Length: 4.1mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f3.3
ISO: ISO400
Report This
SMITHSONIAN.COM COLLECTIONS
PHOTO LOCATION California, United States of America