Photos | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/photos/RSS feed for the photosenMon, 21 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0000free horseshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-10-21/free-horses-1/Free HorsesMon, 21 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0000Harvesting Salthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-10-18/harvesting-salt-1/Salt fields are also Bac Lieu’s specialty. Bac Lieu is the salt basket of the Mekong Delta, with vast salt fields running along the coast. The salt fields in Bac Lieu are divided into squares and rows full of white salt sparkling below the sunshine.Fri, 18 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0000A Dinka Sings to His Cattlehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-10-17/a-dinka-sings-to-his-cattle/A Dinka tribesman sings to his cattle as the sun sets over his cattle camp next to the Nile river in the Jonglei state of South Sudan. As the sun fell over the camp, fires were lit in order to create smoke to prevent mosquitoes from biting the cows. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0000Charcoalhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-10-16/charcoal-1/Charcoal workersWed, 16 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0000We're Not in Kansas Anymorehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-10-15/were-not-in-kansas-anymore/My daughter Chloe climbed atop a boulder at a Walker Canyon trailhead. She is admiring the poppy-covered hills in Lake Elsinore, witnessing her first California super bloom.Tue, 15 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0000Sharks and Sea Salpshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-10-14/sharks-and-sea-salps/México, Guerrero, Ixtapa. Two silky sharks swimming under a chain of sea salps.Mon, 14 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +00005:11 A.M in Maidanhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-10-11/511-am-in-maidan/The glow from the lights paired with the silhouettes of the horses make such a beautiful yet eerie photograph. I love the leading line you used in your frame to trail our eye to the darkness at the end of the lights and create mystery about what is at the end. Fri, 11 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0000Surrounded Brown Bearhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-10-10/surrounded-brown-bear/A brown bear is surrounded by hundreds of sockeye salmon. They are keeping their distance, and he waits for the right opportunity to charge.Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0000Wingshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-10-09/wings-17/Birds have been returning to Owens Lake as the ecosystem changes.Wed, 09 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0000A Peek of a Peakhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-10-08/a-peek-of-a-peak-in-glacier-national-park/There one moment, and gone the next. A late autumn storm drops fresh snow on the peaks of Glacier National Park, as well as almost completely concealing them behind thick clouds. After noticing this mountain briefly poke out of the mist and then vanish, I prepared my camera and waited for it to present itself again.Tue, 08 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0000Silencehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-10-07/silence-33/Previously, at this place, these bushes grew, which are on the monitor. Now they are gone, only the image remainsMon, 07 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0000Esteirohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-10-04/esteiro-1/Esteiro is a top beach for surf lovers. In northwest Spain, the place gets amazing with sunset light, as the light hits the water in contrast with the dangerous rocks. The place is not very crowded as it is often windy and cold. That is the reason why surfers and local people love it, same as me.Fri, 04 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0000An Anteater Comes Up for Airhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-10-03/an-anteater-comes-up-for-air/The Pantanal of Brazil is full of strange creatures, none more so than the giant anteater. With very poor eyesight, these creatures rely on their sense of smell to locate not just ants and termites below the surface of the Earth, but also danger and predators. While taking a break from eating at a feverish pace, this anteater raised his head and seemingly without trying matched the tall grass around him as he swung from side to side, smelling for danger.Thu, 03 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0000Adélie Penguin on an Iceberghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-10-02/adelie-penguin-on-an-iceberg/Ice-dependent animals are in perilous danger of losing their habitat. This photo shows an Adélie penguin standing on an iceberg off Devil Island, Antarctica. I like how the half-lit, sea-eroded iceberg gives the scene a sense of dichotomy. Perhaps the penguin's indecision on which way to go, or perhaps ours. Wed, 02 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0000Lazy Dayshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-10-01/lazy-days-7/A wall in the harbor, summer feeling and a beautiful teen completing the frame. I love those lazy days where everything you do is walk and get the sun on your face. Summer memories (O Vicedo, Spain) Tue, 01 Oct 2019 04:00:00 +0000Humpbacks Bubble-Net Feedinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-30/humpbacks-bubble-net-feeding/Bubble-net feeding is a unique feeding technique employed by humpback whales in which a group of whales swims in a shrinking circle blowing bubbles below a school of fish. This shrinking column of bubbles surrounds the school of fish, forcing them upward. Antarctica, January 2019Mon, 30 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000Aircrafthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-27/aircraft/Her childhood dream is to become an airplane pilotFri, 27 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000Synchronized Swimmerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-26/a-synchronized-swimmer-being-flipped-in-the-air-during-a-winter-practice-in/My daughters are synchronized swimmers, and I enjoy shooting their practices. The team practiced throughout the winter months, which allowed for some dramatic shots given that pool was steamy at night. Thu, 26 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000Low Tidehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-25/low-tide-20/Villagers are going to fetch water from a hand-scooped waterhole on the Irrawaddy River bank during low tide. Different patterns usually form at the beginning of the summer season on the Irrawaddy River bank. Water is scare at that time.Wed, 25 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000Fish Eats Fishhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-24/fish-eats-fish/A juvenile grouper is fighting for its life as a lizard fish tries ingest it. After this shot, the juvenile grouper managed to break free from the lizard fish's jaw. It was alive, but could barely swim. It took two breaths before it was eaten by a prowling snapper nearby.Tue, 24 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000Sunset and Flamingoshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-23/sunset-and-flamingos/This is Pulicat Lake, which is the second largest lagoon in India. Every year thousands of flamingos visit this place. I spent eight hours photographing these birds at this place, and this was the image I made when the sun was setting. I spent almost six hours shooting these birds sitting in the water with my camera on an icebox to get low angle perspective and the sun reflecting off the water.Mon, 23 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000Catching the Dreamhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-20/catching-the-dream/A player is very powerful, he is catching the dream Fri, 20 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000End of the Dayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-19/end-of-the-day-24/The two women carrying the flowers were walking in the sand dunes in Vietnam as the sun was setting.Thu, 19 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000Coasthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-18/coast-1/Where the ocean meets the land.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000Flying With Juhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-17/flying-with-ju/Inside an ancient Junkers Ju-52. Part of my conceptual series project "The Traveller."Tue, 17 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000Plastichttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-16/plastic-1/This image belongs to a series of portraits made of apneist Miguel Lozano to illustrate the impact of plastics in the oceans.Mon, 16 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000Our Promisehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-13/our-promise/Devotees make contact with the glass carriage containing a statue of Jesus Christ during the Holy Week procession in Lucban, Philippines. Faith is all these men have in common — some believe that family members who are sick will be cured, some ask to pass licensure exams, some pray to have a baby, some pray for work abroad, and others simply ask to have their problems solved and live a simple life.Fri, 13 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000Transporting Cargohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-12/transporting-cargo/Many items you are surrounded by in your houses right now likely came from somewhere far away. Very likely, they spent some time moving around the planet in trucks like these, ready to take goods from one of the busiest ports in Europe in Antwerp, Belgium.Thu, 12 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000Propeller Trial Runhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-11/propeller-trial-run/Making propellers for fishing boats is one of traditional jobs in areas close to the Ham Luong River in Ben Tre province, Vietnam. This photo shows a man testing a large-size propeller to see whether it operates smoothly and is balanced. This job depends heavily on manual operations, and the testing equipment can be dangerous for mechanics.Wed, 11 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000Colorful Houseshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-10/colorful-houses-2/This photo shows a row of colorful houses at a lake in the Netherlands. Tue, 10 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000Young Humpback Whalehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-09-03/young-whale-3/<i>Edited photographer caption:</i> I took this photo in Vava'u, Tonga. My estimate is that this whale is about three months old. I stayed quietly on the surface so as not to surprise the mother and the whale. Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:00:00 +0000Dinagyang Festival https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-08-23/dinagyang-festival-1/The Dinagyang Festival is an annual religious and sociocultural gathering held in honor of Santo Niño on the fourth Sunday of January in Iloilo City, Philippines.Fri, 23 Aug 2019 04:00:00 +0000Start of the Long Journeyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-08-22/start-of-the-long-journey/During Holy Week in Lucban, Philippines, devotees gather inside a church around a statue of Jesus Christ encased in glass. This marks the beginning of the “Mahal na Señor" procession through the town.Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:00:00 +0000Above and Belowhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-08-20/above-landing-below-riding/An aircraft preparing for landing at Tan Son Nhat International Airport flies over the streets of Ho Chi Minh City. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 04:00:00 +0000Familyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-08-19/family-62/I took this photo at the Oil Tank Culture Park in Seoul, South Korea in May 2019. The park was built as a secret government oil storage depot during the 1970s oil crisis and is a great space to shoot. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 04:00:00 +0000Skiinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-08-15/japanese-tree-skiing/Japanese locals ski and snowboard at Cortina Resort in Hakuba Valley, Japan.Thu, 15 Aug 2019 04:00:00 +0000Hmong Woman https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-08-13/hmong-old-woman-in-sapa-vietnam/An elderly Hmong woman laughs. She is 91 years old!Tue, 13 Aug 2019 04:00:00 +0000Dentisthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-08-12/dentist/Observing the interactions between the marine life is a visual feast. So many activities unfold in front of your eyes like this moray eel having a go at its dental hygiene by a cleaner shrimp.Mon, 12 Aug 2019 04:00:00 +0000Typhoon Disasterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-08-09/typhoon-disaster/In 2018, the typhoon in Hong Kong caused the glass windows of the building to be broken, and the workers repaired them afterwards.Fri, 09 Aug 2019 04:00:00 +0000Rapa das Bestashttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-08-07/rapa-das-bestas-16/Edited caption: A <i>garañon</i>, or large male horse, neighs during Rapa das Bestas. Taking place every year across Galicia, Rapa das Bestas, or 'Shearing of the Beasts,' involves cutting the manes of semi-feral horses that live in the mountains. Horses are rounded up into enclosures called <i>curros</i>, foals are branded and the adults groomed before being freed. About 300 horses were gathered for this edition of Rapa das Bestas. The curro had the capacity for 1,500 spectators.Wed, 07 Aug 2019 04:00:00 +0000Friendhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-08-06/friend-5/I took this picture in Mikurajima, Japan. The two dolphins had been floating for a long time staying close together. They seem to say "I'll always be beside you." Tue, 06 Aug 2019 04:00:00 +0000The Athletehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-08-05/armless-swim-athlete/Edited caption: This armless athlete is among those in Vietnam affected by Agent Orange, an herbicide used by U.S. troops during the Vietnam War. He was preparing for his swimming competition in the 2019 National Sports Tournament for Disabled People in Vietnam. Mon, 05 Aug 2019 04:00:00 +0000Future Roper https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-08-02/future-roper/Captured my 7-year-old trying out his sister’s rope. Fri, 02 Aug 2019 04:00:00 +0000Human and Naturehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-08-01/human-and-nature-3/The old man interested in the nature.Thu, 01 Aug 2019 04:00:00 +0000Etherealhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-07-31/ethereal-3/Wizard Island is a volcanic cinder cone which forms an island in Crater Lake, Oregon - the deepest lake in the US (1,943 feet). The impressive average depth of this volcanic lake is due to the nearly symmetrical 4K foot deep caldera formed 7K years ago during the violent eruptions and subsequent collapse of Mt. Mazama. Crater Lake has no streams flowing into or out of it. In the distance one can see rain showers during the golden hour. One of my most spiritual flights to date. Wed, 31 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0000Me and Myselfhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-07-30/me-and-myself-3/All of us experience an inner dialogue. We have a mental image of ourselves that we are talking to almost every moment of our life and about anything: hopes, troubles, Sunday shopping, memories from the past, what the person standing next to us thinks about us. Every person’s identity is split into two parts “me” and “myself”. The project is exploring the interactions of these two different sides of the same person and idea the of the duality of a human mind and self-discovery. These parts don’t represent “good” and “evil” in general sense of those words. Often, one of these parts is our inner critic, the punisher, the one that comes up with all the fears, excuses and negative thoughts. This “me” can make us fail at anything since this voice will never be happy, it thrives on suffering, recreating it in our heads over and over again, often without any connection to a real-life situation we are in. It’s the job of the other part, “myself”, to recognize the negative delusion and turn it into healthy positive thoughts thus bringing peace to our minds.Tue, 30 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0000Drill Bit Merchantshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-07-29/drill-bit-merchants/These two gentlemen were actively engaged in making a business decision.Mon, 29 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0000Nueva Veneciahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-07-26/nueva-venecia-9/Editor's Note: Nueva Venecia is a floating community on Ciénaga de Pajaral lake in Columbia.Fri, 26 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0000Nampan Floating Markethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-07-25/nampan-floating-market/Nampan floating market at Inle Lake, which is opened at every fifth day of the week. Thu, 25 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0000Fireworks Festivalhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2019-07-24/fire-festival-2/Every March in Tultepec, Mexico, a party is held in which the inhabitants burn hundreds of fireworks. The population celebrates by jumping between the rockets. For them, risking possible burns is a matter of pride. <br></br> Editor's Note: This celebration concludes with the burning of paper-mache bulls filled with fireworks.Wed, 24 Jul 2019 04:00:00 +0000