Photos | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/photos/RSS feed for the photosenThu, 19 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000Boy playing with kite in the favela of Ramos northern zone of the city of Rio de Janeirohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-19/boy-playing-with-kite-in-the-favela-of-ramos-northern-zone-of-the-city-of-r/Boy playing with kite in the favela of Ramos northern zone of the city of Rio de JaneiroThu, 19 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000gun arrayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-18/gun-array/The temple lively celebration,is the most representative of Taiwan's traditional culture. Face painting symbolizes the gods, when God possessed person, they are not afraid of firecrackers. Which is Taiwan's art, like real divinity.Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000Purple and green Aurora borealis rising over treelinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-17/purple-and-green-aurora-borealis-rising-over-treeline/While in Alaska in the winter, my husband and I witnessed the most spectacular Aurora borealis show I’ve ever seen. It changed and morphed, moving around the sky. The show was in all directions and overhead as well. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000The Tiny Grain That Makes Bighttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-16/the-tiny-grain-that-makes-big/It may be just a tiny grain, but it caters for million on the table. Harvesting in rice terrace.Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000Ring of Firehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-14/ring-of-fire-3/The desolate beauty of Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru (furthest back) can be seen here as they spewed plumes of ashes and steam into the air while the inactive Mount Batok sat silently on the caldera floor nearby. Mount Bromo is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, if not the world. The historical record indicates eruptions every few years since 1804 prompting closure of airports in Jawa and geologic evidence indicates eruptions at least several hundred years earlier. Highly active in nature and deadlier than Mount Bromo, Mount Semeru periodically erupts every 20-30 minutes with ash emission up to 400m above the crater. Semeru volcano has been the site of numerous fatalities and has brought significant destruction to the vicinity, the most recent being in year 2000. Sat, 14 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000Blowing Bubbleshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-13/blowing-bubbles-11/The oceanic manta rays at Revillagigedos are attracted by the bubbles made by the scuba divers. From afar, they would gently glide towards above the divers to let the bubbles tickle their belly. In this picture, the dive guide demonstrated how to ‘call’ a manta ray over. He flipped himself over and exhaled. Sure enough, the manta ray swam over to enjoy a Jacuzzi moment. A trailing school of clarion angel fish hoping for a meal of the parasites on the manta also made the photo more interesting.Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000Floodedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-12/flooded/The town of Candaba in the Philippines after a major flood. Aerial image (photographed from a plane).Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000Cyrclehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-11/cycle-2/A moment of balance at the streets of Baku. AzerbaijanWed, 11 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000Tozeumahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-10/tozeuma/An unusual shrimp: the Tozeuma lanceolatum. Retro lighting with torch.Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000A woman in the sea of sarishttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-09/a-woman-in-the-sea-of-saris/A villager walking across a sarees and textiles laid out to dry in a remote village of RajasthanMon, 09 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000Hippocampus denise between the geometries of a gorgonia.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-08/hippocampus-denise-between-the-geometries-of-a-gorgonia/Hippocampus denise (one of the smallest sea-horses in the world, about 12 mm) between the geometries of a gorgonia. Here along with other "friends" shrimp well hiddenSun, 08 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000Boheme, Aberdeen 2015https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-07/boheme-aberdeen-2015/This is from a trip to Aberdeen in 2015. Sat, 07 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000The supreme shaman of Tuva Kara-ool Tulushevichhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-06/the-supreme-shaman-of-tuva-kara-ool-tulushevich/The Republic of Tuva, Russia July 2017Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000Miragehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-05/mirage-5/The new MRT in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is just started its operation. This photo is taken when the train is passing through a tunnel around residential area, which create a very vibrant light trails.Thu, 05 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000Monastery Of Lighthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-04/monastery-of-light/The plane is just about to take off from Leh airport. From far, through the plane window, i see the glimpse of light shining on the Spituk Monastery and it just lasts for few seconds then the light is gone. Mountains dominate the landscape around the Leh as it is at an altitude of 3,500m. The whole town is surrounded by mountains spread out like no end with three parallel ranges of the Himalayas, the Zanskar, the Ladakh and the Karakoram. Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000God tigerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-03/god-tiger/The temple lively celebration ,is the most representative of Taiwan's traditional culture activity. Tiger grandfather is god tiger, is the least not afraid of firecrackers gods. Everyone put on tiger dress clothes, not afraid of firecrackers on behalf of baptism, which is Taiwan's art, like real divinity. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000A Cormorant Fisherman casting his net.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-02/a-cormorant-fisherman-casting-his-net/This photograph is of the Cormorant Fisherman on the Li river in Yangshuo, China. These fisherman use trained cormorants as an aid in securing their daily catch. Unfortunately, this method is no longer widely practiced. This particular fisherman was hired to put on a display for the sake of keeping an old tradition alive.Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000Topis in the sunsethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-10-01/topis-in-the-sunset/Topis photographed in Maasai Mara, KenyaSun, 01 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000frog fishhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-30/frog-fish/When I explored the sea in lembeh, I could see very small macro creatures. In particularFrog fish with a dazzling look and a jewel-like eye. A figure hunting with long tentacles. I found a frog fish and waited a long time to hunt. Finally, I began hunting with long tentacles.Sat, 30 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Chinese operahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-29/chinese-opera-2/This Shot is taking in the back of a theater in Penang, Malaysia, this person in front of the mirror practice expression.Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Grizzly bears fightinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-28/grizzly-bears-fighting/This was taken in the early morning in Katmai National Park. These two bears are subadult bears and are play fighting.Thu, 28 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Tranquillityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-27/tranquillity-2/little monk burning joss stick and to donate buddha.Wed, 27 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Urban Living in Hong Konghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-26/urban-living-in-hong-kong/This is a shot of Montane Mansion in Hong Kong that shows the extraordinary living conditions in old parts of Hong KongTue, 26 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Dye and skin. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-25/dye-and-skin/The Fes, Morocco tannery district. It was a cool and sunny February day, and the smell wasn't as strong as I'd been told before. To have a bird's eye view of the process was something I will never forget. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Mother's daughtershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-23/mothers-daughters/Mother of work.He has taken his child to workSat, 23 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000African Refugee of the Democratic Republic of Congo swimming on his back in the waters of guanabara bay, Rio de Janeirohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-22/african-refugee-of-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-swimming-on-his-back-in/African Refugee of the Democratic Republic of Congo swimming on his back in the waters of guanabara bay, Rio de JaneiroFri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Divine Journeyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-21/divine-journey/The little actors after dressed like lord Krishna and Goddess Kali are on their way to a distant village where the drama will be held.Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Rain Makes The Rainbowhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-20/rain-makes-the-rainbow/A passerby crossing the street, Lisbon, Portugal. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Outdoor activities https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-19/outdoor-activities/Playa Tarará, La Habana, CubaTue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Hunting Silvertip Sharkhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-18/hunting-silvertip-shark/As a lone silvertip shark was hunting a school of skipjack tuna, the school of tuna grouped together to form a baitball. When in a larger mass, the tuna increase their chances of individual survival and also creates confusion to the shark.Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000To The Edge Of The Worldhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-17/to-the-edge-of-the-world-1/The mountaineers crossing the glacier. Les Grands Montets, Mont Blanc Massif.Sun, 17 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Malanka celebration in Bukovinian villageshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-16/malanka-celebration-in-bukovinian-villages/Malanka is an original theatrical Ukrainian Carnival celebrated on 13 January. Participation in it can take only men, who, traditionally go from house to house playing pranks or acting out a small play.Sat, 16 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000A Perfect Flutterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-15/a-perfect-flutter/I took this shot at Gangasagar Mela. The Gangasagar Mela is one of the biggest religious festivals of India.The graphical patterns form by the drying saree due to the wind, and the light and shadow play attracted my attention. I was able to complete it by adding the presence of a lone man.Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Traditional Race in Lombokhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-14/traditional-race-in-lombok/Taken in Lombok Indonesia, a traditional horse race are held every year and the jockey is children aged 8 -12 years without the use of protective helmets and saddle.I keep my camera on the ground for take low angle. I’m lucky my camera was not trampled by horse.Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:03:13 +0000In the deserthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-13/in-the-desert/ATVs driving fast and furious in the deserts of Southern California. Aerial image (photographed from a plane at sunset).Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Little Red Riding Hoodhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-12/little-red-riding-hood-6/Little Red Riding Hood of these days, Baku, Azerbaijan.Tue, 12 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Old lawn mowershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-11/old-lawn-mowers/The old man is trying to take out an old lawn mower in the warehouse to fix it before selling to his customer. There are also some other items like crop sprayers or chain saws in this second-hand shop. This re-selling for re-using will contribute on limiting the industrial waste throwing outside the environment.Mon, 11 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Untitledhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-10/untitled-157/Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Azerbaijan.Sun, 10 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000River Runs Though Ithttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-09/river-runs-though-it/As we were flying over the Holmes River in northern BC counting Chinook salmon, the waters were extra blue from prolonged glacial melt - the blue water beautifully contrasting with the forest it flowed through.Sat, 09 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000When an old woman went to market umbrellas.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-08/when-an-old-woman-went-to-market-umbrellas/When an old woman went to market umbrellas.Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000DOUBLE DUTCH AT LINCOLN CENTERhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-07/double-dutch-at-lincoln-center/DOUBLE DUTCH AT LINCOLN CENTERThu, 07 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Lysaker Oslo 2017https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-06/lysaker-oslo-2/A photograph taken of travelers at Lysaker station in Oslo, one of the main train stations. Wed, 06 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Vide00https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-05/vide00/This was taken in Berlin in the summer of 2017. I took the shot because I though it was a classic city scene. I think it optimizes the city. The striking yellow embodies the vibrant soul of berlin. The windows suggest eyes and the video sticker highlight that you’re never quite alone in a city anymore. Windows mirrors and cameras mean you are seen at all times in public. It’s something city dwellers have come to terms with but it still gets me. How many eyes watch every mundane movement you make?Tue, 05 Sep 2017 06:04:27 +0000Ash disposalhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-04/ash-disposal/Coal ash disposal into landfills. Currently, South Africa is one of the seven largest coal-producing and one of the top five coal-exporting countries in the world. Aerial image (photographed from a plane).Mon, 04 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Solar Eclipse Through the Gateway Archhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-03/solar-eclipse-through-the-gateway-arch/I traveled to St. Louis to photograph the 2017 solar eclipse beneath the Gateway Arch. I debated driving another 10 minutes south to see the eclipse in its totality, but decided to concentrate on capturing a unique image of the eclipse that only the Gateway Arch could provide. Sun, 03 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Bondi Bathershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-02/bondi-bathers/A typlcal december day on the beach in Australia. Locals and vacationers sharing the sand and enjoying the sun. Sat, 02 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Texas oldieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-09-01/texas-oldies/A colorful junkyard from above, featuring some classic cars from the 50ies and 60ies, Texas. Aerial image (shot from a plane).Fri, 01 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000Friendship https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-31/friendship-34/The cows and farmer are going to the rice field in Ta Pa valley, Tri Ton District, An Giang. Until now, cows are precious asset and the friends of Khmer people in Vietnam, especially for mountainous farmers. For hundreds of years, The Khmer people in this area have been working in the field with their cows as coworker, although today the tractor is popularThu, 31 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Golden Fieldshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-30/golden-fields-3/A tractor plows fields at sunset in Andalucia.Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Maintaining the Vegetable Gardenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-29/maintaining-the-vegetable-garden/A farmer maintains the field of cabbage in the early morning in Hanoi, Vietnam. In order to avoid the effects of frost, but still receive sunlight, the beds are covered with clear nylon layers. Every morning, farmers go out and open up nylon to water, maintain and pull them down at the evening.Tue, 29 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Pristinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-28/pristine-1/Lake Tahoe in the winter, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. Aerila image (shot from a plane).Mon, 28 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Leather drying in Dhakahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-27/leather-facroty-in-dhaka/Leathers drying: a woman at work in a leather factory outside Dacca, in Bangladesh. These piece of leathers will become wallets, belts or part of shoes and sell in all the world. I was walking outside the huge city of Dacca, capital of Bangladesh: north borders of the city are full of small factories where people work leather.Sun, 27 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Malamahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-26/malama/A Sting Ray in Tahiti makes its way on the ocean floor. Sat, 26 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Dancing Brown Bear Cubshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-25/dancing-brown-bear-cubs/Brown bear cubs spar in the shallow waters of the Brooks River. Fri, 25 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Recycling Tirehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-24/recycling-tire-1/Tire-recycle workshops in Quang Ngai city - Viet Nam buy old used-up tires from small repair outlets, then cut it into different shapes to make essential appliances .These appliances from cutting tire contribute into reducing the environment pollution from daily rubber manufacturing.Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Intensehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-23/intense-life/Thousands of people live in similar conditions in and all around Johannesburg, South Africa. To survive, many of them collect bottles and other recycling materials. Aerial image (shot from a plane at sunset). Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +00002017 Totality Diamond Ringhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-22/2017-totality-diamond-ring/This eclipse photo was taken during the end of totality in Montgomery City, Missouri. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Ban Than Seahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-21/ban-than-sea/Ban Than sea in Tam Hai island, Quang Nam, Viet NamMon, 21 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000The Leaderhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-20/the-leader-1/I saw the gannet taking off from the land, right at the place of the edge, while others still stand Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000The everyday struggle of Egyptians to reach their home https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-19/the-everyday-struggle-of-egyptians-to-reach-their-home/Citizens of egypt take the local train so they can get back home because it's cheaper and they can't afford a room inside the city like Alexandria or cairo Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Dried wheat flourhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-18/dried-wheat-flour/Today wheat flour is mainly dried by industrial dryer. Drying in the sun is almost gone. At this facility also only work for a few more months due to not high productivity. Products like noodles, rice paper, rice noodles made from traditional flour are very delicious. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Quiet Morninghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-17/quiet-morning-4/A solitary insect sits atop a curved leaf of a sunflower. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Power Reflectionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-16/power-reflection/A power tower and its reflection in an industrial salt flat in the San Francisco Bay. Halophilic organisms thriving at various salinity levels naturally color the salt flats. Photographed from a small plane.Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Women at Workhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-15/women-at-work-5/Women workers at brick field. This the battle for the livelihood. The day long heavy work equivalent to a men. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Cánh Đồng Muối https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-14/canh-ong-muoi/Bức tranh cánh đồng muối mùa thu hoạch ở vùng quê tại Việt NamMon, 14 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Cleaning new buildingshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-13/cleaning-new-buildings/Workers cleaning glass new buildings in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam Sun, 13 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Flower Boathttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-11/flower-boat-1/After working early in the morning, fishermen in Tam Giang Lagoon pull their boats anchored together. This lagoon located in the beach of Thua Thien - Hue Province, central Vietnam. Depth of the shore is about 50 cm, although along its avarage length there runs a channel 2 m deep. From the aerial perspective, the boats are arranged like the wings of a flower.Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000An afternoon in Seoulhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-10/an-afternoon-in-seoul/S. Korea has been suffering from its economic segregation in past 10 years. I was able to find people seeking for a day job opportunity in Seoul. Mr. Park was taking a nap during his long waiting to be selected to work in a construction field.Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Making of GODhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-09/making-of-god-4/GAJAN is a HINDU ritual of Eastern India. This is very famous mostly in State of West Bengal. Making up like HINDU GOD & GODDESS is one of major activities.Two little kids are being painted like Hindu GOD & GODDESS (Krishna & Radha) during the ceremony. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Strugglinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-08/struggling-1/Since the mid 70s, the Navajo Generating power plant has been providing electrical power to people across three states. It has also been one of the main employers for members of the Navajo Nation. But the plant's future looks bleak, it has been voted to shut down operations at the end of 2019 - citing concerns that coal power is not economically viable as many utilities turn toward cheaper and cleaner burning fuels like natural gas. With Trump in power, thousands hope they won't lose their jobs. Aerial image (shot from a plane).Tue, 08 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Gjettum Norway 2017https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-07/gjettum-norway-2017/A photo from the subway station on Gjettum Norway.Mon, 07 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Afternoon Novgorodhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-06/afternoon-novgorod/Growing up in Hong Kong, I am very used to a fast paced life. People in Novgorod really amazed me -When they were walking around and see sth that interested them, they would stop and take a look. Not just a peep, but standing right there to watch. And the person who was being watched clearly noticed him but he didn't mind at all, and 3 of them even started a conversation afterwards. The friendliness and relaxing life really amazed me and changed the way how I look at Russian people.Sun, 06 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Working in the Rainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-04/working-in-the-rain-1/A worker closes the jar of Tương in the rain. Tương is a popular spice in Vietnamese cuisine, made up of mixed moldy rice and soybean water, then incubate in pottery jars for couple of days.Fri, 04 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Pedestrians, shadows and crossroadhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-03/pedestrians-shadows-and-crossroad/The 3 composites - Pedestrians, shadows and crossroad became a performance. The crossroad was the platform, performers were the pedestrians while the light that shines on the road, directing the whole show. While people were walking, the lights shine upon them as if there were spotlights. The shadows that appeared, mixed with the horizontal crossroad, created a dynamic image of light and shadow.Thu, 03 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000 Coryphaeushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-02/coryphaeus/Woman's daily workWed, 02 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000Double Vision https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-08-01/double-vision-5/It is sad to know that even birds like this Grey Crowned Crane, that used to live in North America millions of years ago, are now endangered and are limited to certain parts of Africa. You often get to see them with their head down looking for food, but I got lucky getting these two. Taken in Amboseli, KenyaTue, 01 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000A leopard taking home dinnerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-31/a-leopard-taking-dinner-up-a-tree/I was on my first African safari and we received reports that a leopard that we had spotted the night before had gotten a kill. Upon approaching, we realized that the carcass was too far from any trees and so the leopard was forced to take pieces of meat up this tree before the hyenas took the entire impala. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Wild Jump!https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-30/wild-jump/This is a wild genet from the "Parc de Collserolla", a park at only 15mins from Barcelona city. This amazing creatures coexist with us humans when the night is dark and complete and we are sleeping..Sun, 30 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Mourning of Muharramhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-29/mourning-of-muharram/Man attending The Mourning of Muharram in Karbala Jor Bagh of Delhi.Sat, 29 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Making Incensehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-28/making-incense/Decoratively dyed bundles of incense dry in Quang Phu Cau, a commune in Hanoi, Vietnam. In Buddhist countries like India, China, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam.. incense is an irreplaceable part of traditional festivals and religious ceremonies. It is also considered as a sacred bridge to connect the visible life of human beings and the world of heaven, earth and gods. Incense has been a hallmark of Orient culture for thousands of years. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Boyhoodhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-27/boyhood-2/He refuses to wear shoes outside even with all the Oklahoma red dirt, stickers and rocks. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Shoes and Soulshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-26/shoes-and-souls-1/First shot from a series titled "Shoes And Souls." All photos in the series are taken at the same bus stop on Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles.Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Rewardedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-25/rewarded/Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica) are easy to spot in some remote islands of the Uk and Scotland. What is not so easy is getting close to them when they arrive with their beaks full of sand eels as they have to be fast getting into the nests, sea gulls are always there to steal the precious food!Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000River Bridge Crossing - Thailand https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-24/river-bridge-crossing-thailand/A couple of bike riders take the bike bridge home over the ping river in Chiang Mai, Thailand, that connects two villages. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Flying Mountain Explorerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-23/flying-mountain-explorer/Paraglider flying over the majestic "Schäffler" Mountain in Switzerland.Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000Depopulationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2017-07-22/depopulation-8/This portfolio is part of an ongoing project under the title "depopulation". Villages with less than 2000 inhabitants have been selected along the shores of lake of Como, Italy, in order to highlight those anthropic and cultural traits that distinguish the populations living on the lake, away from touristic contexts that have altered them for better or worse. Houses built with local stones, small harbors used by fishermen, silence .... the time runs slowly on these shores even though the signs of a modest modernization sporadically appear. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000