Photos | Smithsonian feed for the photosenSun, 23 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Burden Salt Harvest solidification of salt, will be shaved into small heaps. Then the female workers will carry the burden to the warehouse. They start work from 3 am to 7 am and remake from 1 pm to 6 pm every day. Hon Khoi salt field is the largest salt field in Vietnam.Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Mermaid was fortunate to have encountered a humpback whale with her calf on my first day snorkeling near Japan’s Kumejima Island. Most of the time, the calf stayed close to her mom. At one point, the calf began jumping and tapping its tail on the water near us—it was very friendly and curious. Finally, the mother, who was watching nearby, came to pick up the calf and swim away. I fell in love completely with the calf and its very energetic, large, and beautiful tail.Sat, 22 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Violet and Eliot and Eliot are two young artistic youths living in Los Angeles. They are friends, and here they share a cigarette together outside.Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Cuban Barbershop typical hairdresser in the historic center of Havana, Cuba.Thu, 20 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000White-Tipped Sicklebill picture shows a white-tipped sicklebill with mites on its beak. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Hong Kong Dragon Tue, 18 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Seascapes the dive at 25mt depth meeting a grouph of fish in a block of black coralMon, 17 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Floating Lives floating season (Sept to Nov), also known as the Mekong flood season, is a natural flood phenomenon typical of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, the lower Mekong, Tonle Sap and Cambodia. During this time, a lot of fish come from upstream so instead of farming, locals switch to harvesting the abundant aquatic resources.Thu, 13 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Dolphin Line of Japan is famous for the habitat of dolphins. Currently more than 160 dolphins live. And this year 20 babies were born. The dolphins of Mikurajima are given names from the characteristics of each body. I swam with dolphins of Mikurajima of my desire and received their welcome.Wed, 12 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Water girl drinks water at a school canteen in Toretsk district, Donetsk region, Ukraine. The school is located near the front line and has no water supply. The water is brought by car, and pupils bring it to the school with buckets.Tue, 11 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Precious Salt a single excavator in the vast and beautiful salt ponds of Utah. Aerial image (photographed from a plane).Mon, 10 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000One More Pillow, Colle di Val d'elsa - I caught this worker on a hot sunny day as he was throwing these things on the street.Sat, 08 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Smile de la Reina, Cuba. I slipped slowly into the water and made my way towards his open mouth full of sharp teeth. Inch by inch, I moved closer until I was almost touching his nose with my camera. My heart was racing, but I managed to relax and keep my cool long enough to photograph this excellent smile. Fri, 07 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Mexican Cowboys of the annual Charro Championship in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Charreada is a competitive event similar to rodeo.Thu, 06 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Whale Dance love Tonga for one main reason. Whales! This year I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time in the water with these magnificent animals. On this particular occasion we encountered a young whale who seemed fascinated by us in the water. She would swim upside down straight towards me and swoop down through my legs with her pectoral fins stretched out as if to give me a big hug. Wed, 05 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Love Birds Pier, Loch Lomond, Scotland. Taken at midday with the sun just behind me. Patches of cloud in the sky helped diffuse some of the sun light while providing more interesting detail in the sky. I waded into the shallow water and waited until the swans were comfortable with my presence. When they began to search for food below the water line, I just had to wait for that perfect moment of synchronicity as they came together. Tue, 04 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Space Octopus is an octopus baby that I encountered at night diving. It seemed that I was looking into the universe with that eyes. The glowing body seemed to drift in the universe.Sun, 02 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Coffee Run gentleman waiting at a stoplight as their shadows exceed them.Fri, 31 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Eye of the Tiger bengal tiger peers mysteriously though the foliageThu, 30 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000The Damsel in Distress is one of the shots from my recent series on a Bharatnatyam dancer performing in chaotic surroundings on the streets of Mumbai.Wed, 29 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Dried Fish woman sells dried fish in the city market in Uglich, Russia.Tue, 28 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Shadow Theater of Shadow Theater during the performance in KievMon, 27 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000On the Swings the Long Summer Days drag on like a line carved into the dirty earth... boredom envelops these long days for an only child. Sat, 25 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Floating Lives living of people at Lap An Lagoon, Hue province. The fisherman leaves the fishing net along the lagoon in the evening everyday to trap the fish.Fri, 24 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Girl in the Bricks young girl standing outside her home waiting for her mother to arrive. Thu, 23 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Alone in the Crowds this photo, I tried to bring the intense and stacked living conditions that Hong Kong is famous for into perspective for the viewer. With so many people living in small spaces, it's strange to see all these amenities empty. As a solo traveler, I’m often alone in crowds and this photo resonates with me. I barely scratched the surface of this incredible urban environment, but this image really summarizes my experience here. Wed, 22 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Internetization In Cuba, all internet services are controlled by the state-owned telecoms company Etecsa, and internet access in private houses is practically inaccessible. Recently however, the situation has begun to change, with wifi hotspots popping up across Cubas major cities, Cubans finally are beginning to embrace the internet revolution with more than 10 years overdue. On the photo: Pedestrian street in the center of the Havana.Tue, 21 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Cowboy in Moscow, cowboyMon, 20 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Time Flies a safari in tanzania , we spotted a tree with at least dozen of lions on it , most of them were resting or sleeping . i found this tree trunk with one lion that was trying to catch some shade , it was in the hottest hours of the day , the flies were around him and i captured his glance at them Sun, 19 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Conically Shaped woman wearing the traditional Non la (conical hat) in Hoi An, Vietnam.Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000People. Faces. North Korea – this is the name of the country by the inhabitants themselves. In translation it means «Country of morning freshness». Outside its borders, it is known as North Korea. Complicated, contradictory, enveloped in myths and legends in media publications. The only country on the planet in which there is a classical socialism. Therefore, the way of life of Koreans, their mentality and culture is difficult for most Western people to understand.Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000USS Emmons name is USS Emmons. It was a destroyer during the Second World War. She is now asleep in the deep sea of ​​Okinawa. Sleeping at a depth of 45 meters, she still remains in its former shape after 80 years.Thu, 16 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Look at Me photo was taken at Ishigaki island in Japan in June of this year. The seawater temperature fell, the debilitating sea anemone recovered and returned to its original color. A small anemone fish came out from the gap and said "Look at me."Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Burning Off man burning off the rice during the rice harvest in Central Vietnam.Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Al Ain City part of Al Ain, UAEMon, 13 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Tree of Life of Life is a photographic aerial abstraction of the majestic and visceral Shark Bay landscape. A large estuary takes a tree-like form during low tide.Sun, 12 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Greenland Dog laying in the snow drift as the sun rises was on an extreme expedition with my brother and daughter in East Greenland; where our mission was to document the natural history - with dogs-sleds as our only means of transport. We joined two locals of the village Ittoqqortoormiit on their hunting journey to Jameson Land and down the coast searching for seals. Change is constant – the weather whips up in an instant, and then plays itself out in all its glory. The weather is responsible for Greenland's overwhelming sense of drama, and we experience this as we wake up to a blizzard. We are stuck inside an isolated hunters' cabin while the dogs weather the storm raging outside. The sky is clear but the wind is howling, my 18 year old daughter could hardly stand upright. The snow stung like sand in s sand storm but this Greenland dog just laid there in peace looking out for polar bear. Their thick double fur coat consists of a soft, dense insulating underfur and an outer layer of longer, coarser guard hairs that shed snow, wind, and rain.Sat, 11 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000The Queen of the Indian Ocean bay, sunset time. Manta come in the bay during high tides to feed on copepods. This picture was taken during a beautiful sunset, giving a stunning color on the manta.Fri, 10 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Holy Perimeter takes a wash in the River Ganges and does his morning ritual. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.Thu, 09 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000King Louie orangutans was high on our bucket list so we traveled to Bukit Lawang in Sumatra, Indonesia and hired a guide to take us into the jungle. A few ours into the trek and after having seen a few of these mighty creatures from far away, our guide got a message that a big male had been spotted close by...Wed, 08 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000A Former Child Soldier Is Released From the Army former child soldier is released in Yambio, South Sudan as part of a joint initiative to return children to their families. About 300 children were released; but it is estimated that over 19,000 children have been recruited into the armed forces during South Sudan's brutal civil war that started in 2013. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Mother Polar Bear Nursing Her Cub was on an extreme expedition with my brother and daughter in East Greenland where our mission was to document the natural history with dog sleds as our only means of transport. We joined two locals, Izak and Age, from Ittoqqortoormiit on their journey to Jameson Land. Earlier this morning, the wind speed dropped, and the dogs became restless. To Izak, these are the tell-tale signs of a polar bear in the vicinity, and we soon find two sets of tracks. Polar bears amble at around 5km per hour, but it isn’t until the sun sets that a mother bear revealed her cub to us. Mon, 06 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Lava Tentacles lava formations next to the massive Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley, California. The age of the crater is estimated from 2,000 to 7,000 years old. Aerial image (photographed from a plane).Sun, 05 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Crocodile Mirror the archipelago among the mangroves, live at american crocodilleSat, 04 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Loggerhead hatchling learning to swim off the coast of Florida was an early morning along the coast of Florida when this loggerhead hatchling’s flippers first met the ocean. As the hatchling took his first few strides through the open ocean, he began to learn the skills of a sea turtle. How to swim, how to breathe, and how to survive.Fri, 03 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Leather Controller of Partizanske, Slovakia, and its surroundings is closely attached to shoe making industry, which was brought here by famous Tomas Bata. Today, very few people outside of the region know that even though most of the production ceased years ago, there are still some companies producing shoes. This photograph is part of a series in which I was documenting individuals who work in this industry and individual parts of the production process. The worker in this portrait works in warehouse with leather. One of the tasks he performs is control of leather thickness as pictured in this image. Picture was taken in Bosany, Slovakia.Thu, 02 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000Young Barred Owl With Breakfast in Hand too young to find its own breakfast, this barred owlet grips a freshly caught crawdad provided by Mom (who was fishing nearby).Wed, 01 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0000A dead rooster and the boy dead rooster and the boyTue, 31 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Armenia, 30 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Rapa das Bestas das BestasSun, 29 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Children disguised as raccoons during the Obon., JAPAN-AUGUST 14: A group of kids dressed and painted as Tanukis (raccoons) pose for a portrait in Himeshima island in Oita prefecture during Obon summer festival on August 14, 2017. Sat, 28 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Reflection Florida Manatee Location: Florida, United States of America Feel the clarity of diving into Florida's cool spring water with Florida Manatees as you peer into this image. Florida might be known for its warm weather and sunny beaches during the summer, but the winter temperature chills the Florida ecosystem. As water temperatures start to dip below 70°F Florida Manatees struggle to survive. To seek refuge, Manatees every winter congregate in the warm Florida Springs that flow with a constant 72°F temperature. On a chilly winter morning in Florida, I paddled my raft up river to an area where Manatees congregate. While I was docking my boat on the side of the river, I could see Manatees swimming by. Our bodies loose heat extremely fast underwater, and in order to stay in the water for hours I fought my way to get into a thick and tight 7mm wetsuit. As I jumped into the river, I could feel the cool water fill my wetsuit giving me an immediate chill until the water between my skin and wetsuit warmed up from my body heat. As I swam in the river I finally reached the entrance of the spring. Swimming into the crystal clear channel where the springs arose from was like swimming against a jet in a hot tub. After fighting the current I reached an enclave where a large sea cow was swimming. Manatees need to breathe air like you and me, so when I notice the manatee get close to the surface I exhaled my breath sinking slowly to the bottom to capture the Manatee and its reflection against the surface of the water. This moment shows why Mother Nature is truly the greatest artist of us all.Fri, 27 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Untitled is Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Late in the afternoon I saw this man (a musician) taking his instrument from the car. He smiled to me and opened the car and in the same time I saw the light on him and the reflection.Thu, 26 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000King of the Forest Alaskan Moose Location: Alaska, United States of America Take a rare up-close glimpse into the eyes of a colossal Alaskan Bull Moose navigating through an Alaskan forest. As the seasons change, and fall arrives, Moose shed their velvet and reveal their massive racks grater than five feet long, or sixty inches. One of the most iconic animals in North America are preparing to battle rival bulls for the ability to create the next generation of Moose. In the heart of the Alaskan wilderness lies an area prime for Moose habitat with unprecedented backdrops featuring vibrant green Spruce and Hemlock trees. As I climbed a mountain and navigated through the thick concentration of trees I began to hear vocalizations from Moose. From the faint sounds, I heard a cow Moose as well as a bulls rack smashing against the vegetation as he tried to follow her. The cow was moving at a slow pace, so I positioned myself under a tree in a path I believed she would follow. After patiently waiting under large Spruce Tree lying on my stomach the cow slowly trotted by. Moments later, the king of the forest, a colossal Alaskan Bull Moose appeared in an opening slowly walking towards me. My heart was throbbing as I photographed the bull navigating its way to the cow. This moment shows why Mother Nature is truly the greatest artist of us all.Wed, 25 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Drum boy is playing the drumTue, 24 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Untitled summer, Viareggio, ItalyMon, 23 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Untitled in ItalySun, 22 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Freedom Sat, 21 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Chaos and textures of chaos at Corabastos, Bogota´s main produce market. Since very early morning, way before sunrise, colorful trucks, fruits, vegetables and of course people take the scene, creating incredible scenes of a contained chaos.Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Nueva Venecia VeneciaThu, 19 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Jack Tower can encounter big Jackfish school at sea of Aguni Island in spring. The school of Jack fish changes into various forms.Wed, 18 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Relaxing giant panda resting on a tree in a breeding center in ChinaTue, 17 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Exploring Death Valley Valley's dunes are beautiful and spectacular to explore. Here, you see two brave souls walking on the edge of these massive mountains of sand. Death Valley National Park, California. Aerial Image.Mon, 16 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Wings snow geese at twilight, California.Sat, 14 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Through the Grass was a sunny day, maybe too sunny! I had to wait for the sun to come down in order to get the portrait had in mind.. After a few hours finally, in this remote location of England, the most amazing thing happened. A puffin with its beak fully booked landed in front of me.Fri, 13 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Endless Seaweed Farm man at work in a very large seaweed farm in Xiapu, Fujian Province in China. It is one of the most beautiful areas in the country. Seaweed farming has grown rapidly in recent years and has become a pillar industry of the local marine economy in Xiapu.Thu, 12 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000The Love of Street Boxing local street boxer does his daily warm-ups as two girls happily run after him copying his trick. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Moisesés es un inmigrante venezolano, la crisis lo ha traído a Argentina. lo positivo de este desarraigo es su libertad.Tue, 10 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Sharpening the Stainless Steel Pipes worker was sharping the stainless steel pipes which considers as the connection steel pipes to use for the industrial drainage systems. This handmade workshop is one popular private business enterprise in Vietnam where many young workers can earn a living at home by his own skills.Mon, 09 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Lobster Cages of lobster cages hang together in Nhon Hoi hamlet, Phu Yen province, Vietnam. These cages are connected to the buoy with rope. With bird-eyes view, it looks like the spider’s web.Sat, 07 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Sesame Street man in a suit of the character of Sesame Street. New York. Manhattan. 2017Fri, 06 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Party party at the thermal springsThu, 05 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000The Soul of the Shepherd sees the story in their own way, in these clear eyes of the old shepherd.Wed, 04 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Fisherman with a huge fishing net is traditional of fishermen in estuaries and low water areas throughout Vietnam. After lowering the net for several hours, fisherman lifts it up and sails a small boat underneath the net, open a small hole in the net to collect fishery products. The most convenient time to fish is all night, from the previous sunset to the next late sunrise. After fishing, they can earn up to 200.000 VND (about 9 USD) for a night of work.Tue, 03 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Strawberry Greenhouses woman working among greenhousesMon, 02 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Magic Moments are floating in the air. I saw that a magic moment could pass with an interesting juxtaposition.Sun, 01 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0000Seaside Fish Market the first sunrays began showing down the sea and the first fishing boats came back, a new trading morning at fishing market started in Quang Nam seaside, central Vietnam. The noisy atmosphere stirred up the calm and silent dawn of a small sea area. This small market was founded spontaneously more than 30 years ago.Sat, 30 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Odyssey of an Avenue II favourite panorama of southern Moravia, Czech Republic. Well known alley, but I guess I will love this composition for entire life :) Alternation note Fri, 29 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000FIFA 2018 fun at a fun zone in Red Square, MoscowThu, 28 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Kecak Dance is a typical dance from Bali. There is a special of kecak in this photo, the participants 5555 people do kecak dance to memcatatan themselves as from kecak terbayak in museum record IndonesiaWed, 27 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Timing were flying in circles. I need a weird character for complete the narration.Tue, 26 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000