Photos | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/photos/RSS feed for the photosenSat, 23 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000A Moment in the Sunhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-23/a-moment-in-the-sun/While on a recent trip to Death Valley National Park. I was fortunate to find a kit fox den and spent the next seven days photographing it. The foxes are primarily nocturnal so I would only get a little bit of time to photograph them each day. This also meant that often I would have a limited window of good light as well. On this day I got lucky and one of the kits while playing with an adult stopped for a second in this beautiful morning light. Sat, 23 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000GHURNI, an old place of creativityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-22/ghurni-an-old-place-of-creativity/As an art-lover I often visits places of Bengal, relating creation and creativity. Whenever I go to those places I feel really light and free. I take inspirations from the people and their artworks. “village GHURNI”(Krishnanagar) is one of those places and my most favourite one. Not only bcoz of amazing CLAY-DOLLS of that place, but also bcoz of the people. They are really “down to art”, dedicated and proud for their creations and of course very welcoming. I just love that place.Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Flying Bullhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-21/flying-bull/Taken during the celebration of the Rodeo Masbateño Festival 2017 in Masbate City, Bicol - “Cattle Country of the Philippines.” It is an annual festival in the province.Thu, 21 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Pacific Beach Bubbleshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-20/pb-bubbles/Guy standing on boardwalk in Pacific Beach (San Diego) creating wonderful huge bubbles at sunsetWed, 20 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Peruvian in Argentinahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-19/peruvians-in-argentina/Jonh desde hace dos años reside en Buenos Aires en busca de nuevas y mejores oportunidades. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Fishing Nethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-18/fishing-net-7/The fishermen was dropping the nets for fishing in Hon Yen, VietnamMon, 18 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Tawny Owl in the Snowhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-17/tawny-owl-in-the-snow/Tawny Owl hunting for prey, during the February snow fall, on the edge of a wood, East Yorkshire, UK. What looks like stars in the sky are snowflakes captured by the camera flash. Sun, 17 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Climbing Franz Josef Glacierhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-16/climbing-franz-josef-glacier-1/Franz Josef Glacier, or, as its known in local Māori legends, Kā Roimata ō Hine Hukatere (the frozen tears of Hine Hukatere). From its origins high in the Southern Alps, the Franz Josef Glacier (Kā Roimtata ō Hine Hukatere) descends into the lush native rainforest of Westland's National Park. This descent occurs from a height of 3,000m above sea level to 240m over a distance of 11km, making it one of the steepest glaciers in the country. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Childhood Memorieshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-15/childhood-memories-at-hometown/Childhood memories in my hometown just come back when i took this photo of little boy with his puppy inside the lemon yard. It reminds me the hard life of my family when my Mother also had to harvest coco from areas in the countryside, then at that time i also played alone inside cocos as same as this little boy Fri, 15 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Dry Potato Flour https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-14/dry-potato-flour/Drying of flour in the village of Tay Ninh, Vietnam. The couple has been doing this job for over 20 years. On average, they dried more than 3000 sweet potato chips a day. Potato flour after drying will be packaged and sold to various bakeries.Thu, 14 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Reindeer enjoying its lunch in Tromso region, Northern Norwayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-13/reindeer-enjoying-its-lunch-in-tromso-region-northern-norway/As a part of the Photography Tours that I organise In Northern Norway we visit Sami people (also known as Lapps or Lapplanders, indigenous people of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Murmansk Oblast of Russia). Their best-known means of livelihood is semi-nomadic reindeer herding. Currently, about 10% of the Sami are connected to reindeer herding, providing them with meat, fur, and transportation.Wed, 13 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Night Ghosthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-12/night-ghost-1/Many nights waiting for this moment. This bat was visiting my friends backyard in Costa Rica every night, but I needed to know the exact spot were it should pass in order to get this picture.Tue, 12 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000The Triangle of Lifehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-11/the-triangle-of-life/Shiva Gajan is a unique Hindu folk festival mainly observed in different parts of West Bengal, India. It is believed that on this day Lord Shiva tied the knot with Goddess Harakali. Hindus celebrate this festival on the last week of the Bengali month ‘Chaitra’ (tentatively 2nd week of April), just before the Bengali New Year (usually falls on 15th April). The root of this festival is tied with the agricultural community who pray for rain and quality crops. Dance with human skulls, body paintings, fire plays are some rituals observed mostly at this time. The triangle of these three colourful men attracted me as well as the pattern and I pressed the shutter Mon, 11 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000A Foggy Horizon Unfoldedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-10/a-foggy-horizon-unfolded/Here I stood tall.Sun, 10 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000An American Legacyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-08/an-american-legacy/Daughter of SPC Christopher M. Harris, KIA August 2, 2017, held lovingly in her mother's arms & supported by members of the 82nd Airborne. A stark reminder that freedom is not free. A promise made to the widow of an American hero to help tell his story & honor his legacy. Fri, 08 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000The Sulfur Collectorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-07/the-sulfur-collector/The sulfur collectors of the Ijen volcano, located in East Java, Indonesia, work among toxic gases to collect sulfur, earning only $5 per day.Thu, 07 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Bird's Eye View: Snowy Egret Targets Flyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-06/birds-eye-view-snowy-egret-targets-fly/Laser vision and a quick move, makes this housefly an easy snack for this patient Snowy Egret with his excellent eyesight. Using his beak as a harpoon, the fly was no match against his skill.Wed, 06 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Nazarehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-05/nazare/The city beach of Nazare in February, Portugal, 2018.Tue, 05 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Fibers on the stretcherhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-04/fibers-on-the-stretcher/Her job is to sew the mosquito netsMon, 04 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Great Egret Nesthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-03/great-egret-nest/A great egret nest in Northern Florida at a heron and egret rookery. Sun, 03 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000The Impassablehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-02/the-impassable/Ófærufoss waterfall (about 120-150m in height) is on the river Nyðri-Ófæra river (“the impassable northern river”) which flows into the great fissure Eldgjá, or Canyon of Fire. Sat, 02 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Cages for lobster at sea https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-06-01/cages-for-lobster-at-sea/Cages of lobster in Phu Yen, Vietnam. Lobster farming highly profitable for the people here. But the annual storm also potential risks, these are the new cages that replaced the old cages washed away last yearFri, 01 Jun 2018 04:00:00 +0000Spring in Yellowstonehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-31/spring-in-yellowstone/The Lince was sitting on a branch of a tree. I had my binoculars with me looking for Owls and I spotted him looking at me. I was able to get closer and capture some really good images.Thu, 31 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000In the daisy gardenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-30/in-the-daisy-garden/The farmer was taking care of her family daisy garden, preparing to sell to market in the occasion of lunar new year in VietnamWed, 30 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Eruption in Clouds Around Volcan de Fuegohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-29/eruption-in-clouds-around-volcan-de-fuego/Volcan de Fuego erupting in puffy cloudsTue, 29 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000In the Melaleuca Forest https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-28/in-the-melaleuca-forest/The woman was collecting water-chestnut in the melaleuca forest in Mekong delta, Vietnam, in high tide season. High tide season in south west of Vietnam last from Sept to Dec yearly. Mon, 28 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Burden salt harvesthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-26/burden-salt-harvest/The workers are carrying salt 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.Sat, 26 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Contemplationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-25/contemplation-46/Children from Donbass Fri, 25 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Pulikalihttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-24/pulikali-the-street-performance/Pulikali (Tiger Dance) is among the most famous folk artforms in Kerala. On the fourth day of the harvest festival of Onam, in Thrissur district artists paint their bodies like tigers with stripes of yellow, red and black, and dance to the rhythm of traditional percussion instruments such as thakil, udukku and chenda.The main theme of this folk art is tiger hunting with participants playing the role of tiger and hunter. The make-up for the same is applied using oil paints and is said to be extremely hard to remove. Regardless, every year during Onam, the streets of Thrissur attract people from across the State and the world to view this special event.Thu, 24 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Sheerer and Sheep https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-23/sheerer-and-sheep/Part of the series "Honest Agriculture" this photograph documents the working lives of farmers and workers in the surrounding valley where my own family farm resides, In this shot we see a sheerer in a barn holding a ewe before he starts to remove her fleece.Wed, 23 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000The Venetian Red Rosehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-22/the-venetian-red-rose/A masked costumer at the Venice Carnevale.Tue, 22 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Just Flyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-21/just-fly-1/A series of abstract minimalist landscapes about a form in the nature and their communication with peopleMon, 21 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000The Wall of Deathhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-20/the-wall-of-death/Motorbike symbolizes the speed & motion. Here 3 motor bikers performing their action with in a wall of death at Sonepur cattle fair, Bihar, India.Sun, 20 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Hope for New Visionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-19/hope-for-new-vision-1/A group of elderly women back from an eye operation camp are waiting for their eye bandages to remove. A women who has her eye operated earlier is giving them a word of encouragement.Sat, 19 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Great Grey Owlhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-18/great-grey-owl-7/A great grey owl hunting in New Hampshire. This owl was not baited or called in any way. Fri, 18 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Sharpnose puffer in shellhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-17/sharpnose-puffer-in-shell/When people talk about colors, they take it for granted because they see them at all times. For us divers is completely different first we have to understand that color depends on light and without this it would be impossible to see these beautiful colors that we can see in these underwater landscapes. Thu, 17 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Technology vs Traditionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-16/technology-vs-tradition/An elder person reading something on his mobile phone, whereas a younger man reading books on their way to the Gangasagar Fair of a vessel.Wed, 16 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Gajan Festivalhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-15/gajan-festival-3/ Tue, 15 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Walking Out of a Country Storehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-14/a-hunter-walking-out-of-a-country-store-for-snacks/A hunter walks out of a country store to grab some food for his lunch. This rural area is full of wild game animals, but as seen by its gas pumps, is a little bit behind the times.Mon, 14 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Kayak Lagoonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-12/kayak-lagoon/In downtown Dubrovnik, Croatia, take the time and make sure you choose a kayak tour to take in the city from sea's perspective.Sat, 12 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Innocence https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-11/innocence-52/This pic is of a child of sand worker paying on the river bank. I have tried to capture a candid moment where a child was playing and its parents were working behind giving an idea of environment. Fri, 11 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000One to One With Planet Earthhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-10/one-to-one-with-planet-earth/There are some places on our planet where you can be very close face to face to its soul, beauty and power. This is one of them - the geothermal area in the Icelandic highlands. An absolutely amazing place - Hveradalir, KerlingarfjöllThu, 10 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Harvesting Salthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-09/harvesting-salt-2/Salt ponds, just south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Aerial image (photographed from a plane).Wed, 09 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Behind the Curtainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-08/behind-the-curtain-5/A Chinese Opera Artist making herself up before her performances during the Chinese 7th Lunar Month, when the souls of the deceased are released from the Gates of Hell, according to Chinese custom. Tue, 08 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Colorful Drivehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-07/colorful-drive/There are numerous bridges over these colorful and picturesque marshlands, Spain. Aerial image (photographed from a plane).Mon, 07 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Women Power at Brick Kiln https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-06/women-power-at-brick-kiln/I have tried to show the excellent team work of a women team working at the brick kiln where they were transferring bricks from the kiln area to the truck standing near by. I have not used any photography technical to capture this natural moment. Sun, 06 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Young Hamer Warriorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-05/young-hamer-warrior-omo-valley-ethiopia/On the day of his best friend's coming-of-age ceremony, this young warrior was, in the midst of all the hectic preparations and celebrations, a very sensitive and strong figure of calm and poise.Sat, 05 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Chathttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-04/chat-4/Moscow’s subway: material and virtual chats.Fri, 04 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Londonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-03/london-4/A haze covers London during golden hour one January day. The tall building on the left is known as The Shard. At 95 stories high, it's the tallest building in the United Kingdom. Thu, 03 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Drifting Snowhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-02/drifting-snow/The picture was taken in the Tazheranskaya steppe near Baikal. In March, a strong wind can blow and raise a snow drizzle.Wed, 02 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Breakwaterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-05-01/breakwater-livorno-italy/Livorno's harbor, usually busy with cruise and cargo ships, becomes quietly magical as the sun setsTue, 01 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000Petrochemicalhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-30/petrochemical/High angle shot of petrochemical storage tanks at Coode Island in Melbourne. I really loved the repetition and the difference in size between the tanks.Mon, 30 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Smoker Womanhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-29/smoker-woman/The old woman take the Myanmar traditional Corn-leaf Tobacco at the Bagan,Myanmar.Sun, 29 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Jallikattuhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-28/jallikattu-5/Jallikattu, is a traditional spectacle in which a Bos indicus bull, such as the Pulikulam or Kangayam breeds is released into a crowd of people, and multiple human participants attempt to grab.Sat, 28 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Supermomhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-27/supermom-1/A woman out showing off her baby belly near Battery Park, NYC.Fri, 27 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Desert Toyshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-26/desert-toys/Retired planes parked in the dry Arizona desert (at Kingman Airport). Thu, 26 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Tulip Bloomhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-25/tulip-bloom/A farmer's tractor in his tulip fields. Last year the Netherlands produced 2 billion tulips, 77% of the world supply of bulbs. Photographed April 20, 2018 in perfect Spring weather from a small plane.Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Inside the Blue Househttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-24/inside-the-blue-house/A husband and wive pose for camera inside their blue house in Jodhpur Blue City India.Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Roseate Spoonbill Preening https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-23/roseate-spoonbill-preening/A roseate spoonbill preening in the bright midday Florida sun.Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000The Titanshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-22/the-titans-1/TITANS OF MAVERICKS is the world’s premiere, high adrenaline, big wave surfing competition. By invitation only, the Mavericks is perhaps the toughest surfing event in the world. Only 24 surfers (+8 alternates) are allowed to compete. Half Moon Bay at sunset, California.Sun, 22 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Fall In The Gatineaushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-21/fall-in-the-gatineaus/I took this on a cold late October evening across from my house on the Gatineau River. My favourite season by far...Sat, 21 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Curiosityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-20/curiosity-52/The picture shows a puppy of the Baikal seal. Remove it in a natural environment is a very difficult task. I wanted to show his beauty and interaction all over the worldFri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Spring in Siberiahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-19/spring-in-siberia/Spring in Siberia is long and cold. I wanted to show her basic mood.Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Under developmenthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-18/under-development/More and more areas that used to belong to nature are under human development. This is a drone shot I took in our neighbourhood. I wanted to capture this stage of the construction when these two different construction layers were still visible.Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000End of Lifehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-17/end-of-life-2/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Free Diverhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-16/free-diver-sardines/On the coast of Moal Boal there is a reef famous for the presence of large groups of sardines, the dive site is Panagsama reef. Here these large masses of sardines move in unison to escape predators for a unique showMon, 16 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Swimming not recommendedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-15/swimming-not-recommended/Coal ash pond is an engineered structure for the disposal of bottom ash and fly ash, South Africa. Aerial image (photographed from a plane).Sun, 15 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Aquahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-14/aqua-1/Jet skis roam freely over clear aqua water in a Playa del Carmen Beach. Modern entertainments leave wakes over millenary landscapes.Sat, 14 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000The painful aftermathhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-13/the-painful-aftermath/The long and painful process of rebuilding has began - numerous people didn't survive the horrendous fires in Northern California and thousands lost their homes. Aerial image (photographed from a plane).Fri, 13 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Saturday morning. The whole world will wait...https://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-12/saturday-morning-2/Beef berry buster, bug (Dolycoris baccarum)Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Lightness and Shadowshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-11/lightness-and-shadows/In a colony of 250000 individuals, there are infinite ways to capture the subtle textures and softly falling of light on the King Penguins of South Georgia; the island itself is so rich with life it can be difficult to take a photograph that excludes wildlife of some kind. Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Scratchhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-10/scratch-1/This little calidris alba was standing behind the seaTue, 10 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Red Sand Gardenhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-09/red-sand-garden/Aerial shot (taken at an altitude of 120 metres with a drone) of the interesting patterns of the Red Sand Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne.The journey through the Australian Garden starts with the Sand Garden where the expanse of red sand contrasts with grey foliage. On the northern hill, mass plantings of Acacia binervia and the Spinifex sericeus are used to stabilise the sandhills.The lower slopes are covered by a carpet of muntries (Kunzea pomifera), fruit used by Aborigines.Mon, 09 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Fishing in the Deltahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-08/fishing-in-the-delta/The Delta, is an expansive inland river delta & estuary, humans have inhabited for up to 4K years. The estimated indigenous population was up to 15K-Miwok & Maidu. Their lives centered around the reeds/tules for houses, boats, & garments. Foods included tule roots & pollen, acorns, wild fruits & seeds, fish & game. Sun, 08 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Puzzledhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-07/puzzled/multiple exposure image Sat, 07 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Tug Boathttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-06/tug-boat-1/This was shot in Sint Maarten to promote healthy oceans. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Sadhu From Orchhahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-05/sadhu-from-orchha/There are 4 to 5 million sadhus in India today. Sadhu is a religious ascetic or holy person. The sadhu is solely dedicated to achieving mokṣa (liberation), the fourth and final asrama (stage of life), through meditation and contemplation of Brahman. They live on a donated money. This 65 years old sadhu I met in indian city Orchha.Thu, 05 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Local Trainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-04/local-train-1/The local Train is a very cheap and convenient ride for middle class people. The umbrella in window is protecting peoples from the rain as the window shutter is broken.Wed, 04 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Flying warriorshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-03/flying-warriors/India, Kerala, Vadakara, Flying warriors, Regarded as « the mother of martial arts », Kalaripayattu, commonly referred to as Kalari is a physical combat sport deeply rooted in religious rituals and moral values. The strength, flexibility and focus required to master the numerous techniques (wooden and metal weapons and bare hand combat), require unwavering discipline, teamwork and years of training under an experienced Gurukkal (master). In depth knowledge of anatomy and vital points of the body must be learned as well as massage techniques and the use of traditional Ayurveda medicine to maintain flexibility and treat injuries. Training sessions are often followed by massages enhancing camaraderie between students. Wearing a simple cotton loincloth and covered in herbal oil, training takes place in the Kalari a 21’ x 42’ foot enclosure with a packed dirt floor and traditional thatched roof. It is sport in its most primary form. Practice and combat begins and ends with a series of salutations to numerous deities related to Kalari and the Gurukkal who is revered by his/her students. From the age of 7, both boys and girls practice this explosive martial art that molds both body and mind producing young adults with exceptional moral and spiritual values.Tue, 03 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Birthplace of Statuehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-02/birthplace-of-statue-1/A sculptor shapes a statue from stone using his professionalism, strength, concentration, art and time.Mon, 02 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Trump Househttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-04-01/trump-house/Visitors stand in front of four-meters-high Donald Trump's portrait that was erected next to the Trump House in Pennsylvania's Westmoreland County. The building was made by Leslie Rossi, early Trump supporter, who was harassed by her neighbours for her views. In a response and being a realtor, she turned one of her houses into a self-established campaign offices, giving out 'Make America great again' merchandise and registering voters.Sun, 01 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0000Love battlehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-03-31/love-battle/Couple of brown bears playfully battling in their beautiful habitat, next to the lake where they fish Salmon. This image was taken in Lake Kuril, southern Kamchatka - an amazing raw and pure paradise in the Russian far east. Sat, 31 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000Pixie Dusthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-03-30/pixie-dust-1/My daughter got wings over the holidays. She was having fun with her fairy costume and I added a blinking LED light to create the trail. What kind of fairy does not have pixie dust? or a scooter for that matter? Fri, 30 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000Spotted Deerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-03-29/spotted-deer/Spotted deer run away when they feel danger, and then they hide. After a few minutes, sometimes they come back outThu, 29 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000Farm Girlhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-03-28/farm-girl-4/ i wanted to give the girl for Tahiti a oldfashion loock, of a young farm girl with het chickenWed, 28 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000Summit Eclipsehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2018-03-27/summit-eclipse/Mountaineers witness totality of the 2017 eclipse on the highest mountain in its path, 13,809′ Gannett Peak. Deep in the Wind River Range of Wyoming, reaching the summit requires two days of backpacking, a 12+ hour climb day, and crossing two glaciers.Tue, 27 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000