Photos | Smithsonian Magazinehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/photos/RSS feed for the photosenTue, 29 Sep 2020 13:21:14 +0000Whopper Swan Incoming for Landinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-09-29/whopper-swan-incoming-for-landing/A Whopper Swan is landing in a cold morning on Lake Kussharo in Hokkaido, Japan. the warm thermal springs keep the edges of the lake free from ice and the swans take advantage of that.Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:21:14 +0000The Notorious Praying Mantishttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-09-16/the-notorious-praying-mantis/A praying mantis making itself at home on a peace lily plant. Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:11:38 +0000Eclipsehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-09-10/eclipse-14/No words can describe the moment when day turns into night during the totality. There was that apocalyptic feeling in the air. 2019 Total Solar Eclipse in Elqui Valley, Chile Thu, 10 Sep 2020 21:10:53 +0000Colourful Cubahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-09-01/colourful-cuba/Lots of amazing cars in Havana, but also architecture (a Russian Church in the background), people, and so much colour. Tue, 01 Sep 2020 22:01:09 +0000The Photographerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-28/the-photographer-12/Single shot taken at sunrise at Vestrahorn in Iceland.Fri, 28 Aug 2020 04:00:00 +0000Highbrighthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-26/highbright/The very first Monarch butterfly to spread the wings, out of thousands, as the Sun risesWed, 26 Aug 2020 13:52:54 +0000Sharp Shore Birdhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-25/sharp-shore-bird/A shore bird waiting for the low tide whence it could go to the waters to fetch food.Tue, 25 Aug 2020 20:45:49 +0000Lost in Thoughthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-24/lost-in-thought-14/While ring-tailed lemurs are known to be mischievous, this one appears to be having a moment of deep reflection as he lifts his head towards the golden afternoon sun.Mon, 24 Aug 2020 20:12:34 +0000Marooned https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-21/marooned-1/A Time Once Was. A old marooned boat is beached and sits in silence Fri, 21 Aug 2020 21:55:44 +0000Rock Formations at Playa de Itzurun in Basque Country, Spainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-20/rock-formations-at-playa-de-itzurun-in-basque-country-spain-1/Dynamic, moody shot of the geological flysch rock formations at Playa de Itzurun in Basque Country, northern Spain, also a Game of Thrones filming location.Thu, 20 Aug 2020 17:30:45 +0000Grand Naturehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-19/grand-nature/The Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Yellowstone contains half of all the world's known geothermal features, with more than 10,000 examples. It also has the world's largest concentration of geysers - more than 300 geysers, or two thirds of all those on the planet. According to recent studies, there is a Super Volcano under the entire park. Aerial image (photographed from a plane).Wed, 19 Aug 2020 20:47:45 +0000Painted World of a Painted Ladyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-18/painted-world-of-a-painted-lady/Painted Lady butterfly resting on a rock nearby a reservoir. The overall colors in the frame quite matches with the color of the butterfly which makes the image interesting.Tue, 18 Aug 2020 21:25:29 +0000Living in the Cloudshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-17/living-in-the-clouds/I have never seen heaven, but I think it should be like this.Mon, 17 Aug 2020 21:03:59 +0000Peacock Perfectionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-14/peacock-perfection/Wild peacock captured in Ranthambore National Park.Fri, 14 Aug 2020 20:33:32 +0000Cassius Bluehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-13/cassius-blue/This tiny little Cassius Blue butterfly is approximately 1/8" in size Thu, 13 Aug 2020 21:00:15 +0000Driving Lighthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-12/driving-light/long exposure from a light installation Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:58:31 +0000'Moon Landing', Dead Sea, Israelhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-11/moonlanding-dead-sea-israel/The image shows a series of sinkholes in a remote part of the land near the Dead Sea in Israel. The area is inhabitable and very rough terrain but there is beauty and space like quality to it- especially the colors of the water pools that formed before they empty into the Dead Sea.Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:40:33 +0000Lone Person Reflecting in Glacier National Park Amid Fire Devastationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-10/lone-person-reflecting-in-glacier-national-park-amid-fire-devastation/Amid a landscape of blackened, skeletal trees from recent wildfires, a distant, diminutive, lone individual stands silhouetted and reflected upon the shore of Glacier National Park's Lake McDonald. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 20:09:13 +0000Palette of Colorshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-07/palette-of-colors/Micro-organisms give these salt ponds bright colors ranging from blue-green to deep red-magenta, depending on the salinity and season, Spain. Numerous flamingos are visible throughout the image as tiny dots. Aerial image (photographed from a plane).Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:27:55 +0000Lonelyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-06/lonley/A lonley standing Mango Tree in south Madagascar. Blooming in bright Orange Colors.Thu, 06 Aug 2020 21:42:03 +0000'Footprint', Disko Bay, Ilulissat, Greenlandhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-05/footprint-disko-bay-ilulissat-greenland/I was searching for large chunks of glacier when I discovered this piece that looked similar to a footprint. I felt a connection to this vast landscape- almost as if it was very much alive and speaking to us- that it too has it's 'footprint' in life and needs to be respected...Wed, 05 Aug 2020 21:38:08 +0000Flying Beauty https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-04/flying-beauty-5/A Indian paradise flycatcher is flying through a corn field during breeding season . Tue, 04 Aug 2020 21:02:34 +0000Cool Lighting and Cooler Temperatureshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-02/cool-lighting-and-cooler-temperatures/Taken in the early afternoon during a quick hike up the ridge in order to scout the location and figure out the best spots to capture the sunset.Sun, 02 Aug 2020 04:00:00 +0000Catching Waveshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-08-01/catching-waves-2/Surfers catching an afternoon swell at Doheny Beach.Sat, 01 Aug 2020 04:00:00 +0000Wonderhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-07-31/wonder-15/Two monkeys, something is holding their gazeFri, 31 Jul 2020 19:33:32 +0000After the Rainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-07-31/after-the-rain-94/Mist over the forest after heavy storm. Teletskoye ozero is a 70km long lake surrounded by mountains overgrown with trees. Abrupt change of temperature and heavy rainfall effected in one of the most amazing scenes I've ever seen.Fri, 31 Jul 2020 04:00:00 +0000Symphony of Wingshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-07-30/symphony-of-wings/Each year between the months of November-March, Northern California becomes the winter home to thousands of migratory birds (geese, egrets, ducks, herons and others). Aerial image (photographed from a plane).Thu, 30 Jul 2020 20:42:59 +0000Leopard Drinkinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-07-28/leopard-drinking/A female leopard and her reflection drink from a waterhole at night.Tue, 28 Jul 2020 20:01:25 +0000Playa de Barrika in Basque Country, Spainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-07-27/playa-de-barrika-in-basque-country-spain/Long exposure at sunset of Playa de Barrika in Basque Country, northern Spain.Mon, 27 Jul 2020 18:01:04 +0000The Dragon Sslethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-07-24/the-dragon-islet/When standing at Dragarnir, further in the ocean, there is an uninhabited islet called Tindh├│lmur. It looks like some ancient, gigantic size monster and it is fantastic subject to photograph.Fri, 24 Jul 2020 19:06:16 +0000DEVOTEES 2https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2020-07-23/devotees-15/Devotees of Chhat Mai puja at Ganga ghat in KolkataThu, 23 Jul 2020 20:31:03 +0000