Photos | Smithsonian feed for the photosenWed, 21 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000Backflip Submission wrestler does a backflip off the ropes of a wrestling ring in an attempt to defeat an opponent.Wed, 21 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000Seeing Double soaring over a beach cast precise shadows over the sand and water, seeming to double their numbers. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000Go Deeper neighborhood swimming pool in Santa Fe, New MexicoMon, 19 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000Working in the Dockyard ship just docked, and the man started cleaning the hull.Sun, 18 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000Stairs are not many other animals as productive as sheep. They give us wool, milk, meat. Their memoirs are usually short. The pool of names is repeated every two years on our farm. We have already had two Queens, three Theos and four Fables.Sat, 17 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000Pinnacle of Existence travels hundreds of miles across the ocean and comes to a dramatic end when it reaches our shores.Fri, 16 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000Breakfast at the Weekly Market northern Vietnam, people come to the weekly market to exchange goods and culture. They usually wake up very early to go to market and have breakfast here. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000Renewal was shot in a pool and inverted upside down. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000Beat the Heat beat the heat of summer by enjoying the water play area in a mall in Cebu City, Philippines. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000The King vulture portraitMon, 12 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0000Intersection photo took place in Washington, D.C., during the Women's March on January 21, 2017. Officer Dixon is seen on duty, serving and protecting, during the event. The scarf she is wearing belonged to her late grandmother, affectionately referred to as "Boots" by those close to her.Sun, 11 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000Yaks Beside Pangong Lake Sat, 10 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000Simple Motions summer I visit a village where I have two nice "girlfriends." This photo is from a long series called "Simple Motions," where the two Russian "babushkas" have fun with the hula hoop, play football or do their gym.Fri, 09 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000Stepping out of the shadows woman carrying a striped black and white umbrella passes some gates.Thu, 08 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000Life Directions one of white limestone quarries in Minya, Egypt. It’s the shaping phase. There’s a machine called “El fasalah” that the laborers here are using to cut and partition the mountain into stone blocks.Wed, 07 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000Rain is an Iranian nomad girl living in the Babanajm nomad region south of Shiraz city in Fars Province, Iran. Tue, 06 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000Bear and Salmon brown bear successfully captured a salmon in Kuril Lake. There is no happier bear than a bear with a fresh salmon in his mouth! The bears at Kuril Lake are in a state of hyperphaghia, meaning they are always hungry. They must gain weight before the winter’s hibernation, and catch up to 40 salmon a day to achieve that.Mon, 05 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000NYC picture was taken during the New Year holiday in NYC from the Roosevelt Island aerial tramway. Despite the rain, there is a festive mood in the frame. Rain drops resemble Christmas balls.Sun, 04 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000After a Long Day At the end of the night—after the after-party and the after-after-party—in, yes, the hotel lobby, the bride and groom finally retire to their room. This is the last glimpse of the bride before the door shut.Sat, 03 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000Barbershop barbershop in Maramba, Livingstone, Zambia Fri, 02 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000Hunting hunters look for a shot mourning dove during their weekly Wednesday hunt in Tailor county, Texas.Thu, 01 Mar 2018 05:00:00 +0000Ronja on the Day of Her Confirmation Ceremony grew up as the only girl in the remote and enigmatic island of Mykines, the westernmost of the Faroe Islands and home to some of the richest bird cliffs in the world. Her confirmation was the first to be celebrated in Mykines since 1962 because no young people had lived permanently on the island since then.Wed, 28 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Ray of Zeus New Year’s Eve in 2016, a sea cliff collapsed near Kalapana on Big Island, Hawaii. A dramatic stream of lava, called a fire hose, started to shoot out of the cliff. Before the sunrise, I captured this dramatic picture, where the lava cascaded into the ocean, creating steam and lava bombs. The lava stream stopped in March 2017.Tue, 27 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Brass Copper boy stands between the copper bras bracelets worn by the Suri women in Kibish village, EthiopiaMon, 26 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000The Five Fingers Hill 700 stairs, at the top of the hill, China gave us this beautifull Sunset in the Guanxi Province.Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Soul of the Winter Woods spotted deer stag on a cold winter morning in the forestSat, 24 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000the girl and the rooster Mountains National Park young girl in Amaras village in charge of the barnyard Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Backstage life people in the backside of theater practice expression during the break.Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000The devil owns the carnival in Bolivia visiting Bolivia for carnival, I came across a group of demons. this apparently was demon leader. He sulfur his way during that cold night.Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Fish in a Pyrosome of my weekly adventure is to enjoy Black water diving. That is, diving at night in the Gulf Stream current, to photograph bizarre creatures rarely seen. I am truly amazed by the brilliant colors and odd animals that I find. Here we have a pyrosome-a group of free-floating colonial tunicates that live in the ocean in warmer waters. There is a synergy and symbiosis between animals in the ocean- here fish have found shelter in this tube like creature.Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000The Supermoon Supermoon - rising over the Sierras, California. Aerial image (shot from a plane at 12K feet).Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Thirsty Squirrel Takes a Sip waited for some birds to drink. This Squirrel suddenly came down a tree and drank some water for only 5 seconds, because it feared a Northern Gosshawk. This picture was a bonus.Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Zinaida is my friend mother. On the photograph she is drinking tea in her kitchen. I would like to show every day life of old people. Sat, 17 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Harvest time in Hsinchu year in the persimmon farm of Hsinchu, workers are busy processing persimmons. I traveled to Taiwan to witness this scene.Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Herculean stove Nyiragongo volcano has the biggest permanent lava lake on Earth. After sunset, the red glow of the lava mixes with the blue of the sky, which creates this purple cloud. At the same time, the crater becomes red. These effects only last for a few seconds.Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000The Unknown - Maui girl floating in the ocean with light flickering through the ocean's surface with specks appearing.Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000The photo for Mr Khaled who is working in the founding metal field photo for Mr Khaled who is working in the founding metal fieldTue, 13 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000My shadow is my only friend photo is about a dockyard worker who's job is recycling the old ships with his team. Here he is going to the up in the ship to do his job and no one but only his shadow is following him and staying with him that's what i wanted to show the world that our shadow will follow us because when no one is there he/she will be our company. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Alaskan Bull Moose bull moose standing in heavy snow-fall.Sun, 11 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000But Dad, One of Them Did It! picture reminds me of a human dad and mom resignedly looking on while one of their kids protests, “But Dad, one of them did it!” I've been there. These are adult King Penguins molting and their chicks (in brown) at a 200,000 penguin colony on South Georgia Island in the sub-Antarctic.Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Car stunt is Sonepur fair. This show is known as "Maut Ka Kua" in hindi language which means death well. "Kua" means water well. These stunt boys travels across the India's biggest fairs. They performs daring car and bike stunts. Thu, 08 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Milky way over the Bixby bridge way over the Bixby bridge near the Pacific coast of CaliforniaWed, 07 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Pollinating bat are not the only animals that pollinate flowers. In the tropical forests of Costa Rica, bats are responsible for complementing this task and during the night they leave their shelters to feed themselves with the nectar of flowers.Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Prisoner young boy walks down the street while looking at his phoneMon, 05 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Wai-O-Tapu, "sacred waters" in Maori is an active geothermal area close to Rotorua in the north island of New Zealand. This picture is a detail of the Champagne Pool one of the main attraction. The top part is water with bubbles of CO2 rising from the depth of the spring, the vibrant orange and the grey-white parts are two different precipitates. The first one is composed of sulphur and silica while the second one which is underwater is composed of sulphur with high heavy metal.Sun, 04 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Rabbit Lunch aftermath of a female red fox (dark phase) hunting a small bunny to feed her 5 kits back at the den.Sat, 03 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Feeling uneasy before going into stage Heredia is a young flamenco dancer from Sacromonte, Granada (Spain). She is heir to a long lasting flamenco dancer family: The Maya. On March 2017 she had her chance to dance at Villamarta Theater in Festival de Jerez, a big step in her career since this festival is considered to be the most important flamenco festival in the world, and Villamarta theater is its main venue. Nervous, uneasy, she faced an audience full of flamenco experts and specialized press.Fri, 02 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000Lera. series of portraits of young women. In this series I try to show the beauty, fragility of girls in growing up.Thu, 01 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000lonely salt lake aerial image was taken in Death Waley national park from a small planeWed, 31 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000skip each other life in Mashhad city, Iran.Tue, 30 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Bunsod old fisherman named Ebren is checking his bunsod (fish pen) for a possible catch in Manjuyod, Negros Oriental, Philippines.Mon, 29 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Biggest Seaweed Maze in the World a couple of months in a calendar year (April- June), the sleeping fishing village in Xiapu will transfrom into an epic landscape of seaweed harvesting on a colossal scale. Strings of seaweed are strung onto tens of thousands of bamboo poles covering what seems like the entire ocean. The area is active with local fishermen in their boats weaving in and out of the maze-like landscapes collecting and hanging seaweed to dry. Sun, 28 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Fantasia is an important traditional and cultural events among the Arabian in Morocco. Sat, 27 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Chevy off Route 66, sunlight and a vintage car in Albuquerque, New MexicoFri, 26 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000The ground squirrel squirrels are cute but increasingly rare rodents in Czech Republic. I often visit one of their locations where they are very friendly and when I take them something for eat, they are very good models.Thu, 25 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Cowgirl watching Prairie Fires at Flint Hills of Kansas Flints Hills of Kansas are the last and greatest remaining stretch of tall grass prairie in the United States. Every year, for preservation, the tallgrass is set on fire to prevent invasive species and to add nutrients to the soil. The practice is distinctly midwestern just as are the ranchers and farmers who oversee it.Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Meet Arzuma Tiando, a gold miner Tindano (28) leads an eight-member crew of miners at Djuga, an artisanal mine in north-eastern Burkina Faso. They all trust him. They believe in his strength and his judgment. His 'office' is a 20 meters deep, narrow, dangerous and claustrophobic pit. The air there is thick, hot and humid with constant dust atacking his longs. He is just about to go into his pit again to do his night shift after he finishes his cigarete. Working in the night is better, he says, because the air is a bit cooler.Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Students from the Border Patrol Explorer Program at the United States Border Patrol Station in Kingsville, Texas. from the Border Patrol Explorer Program practice with the "Virtu 300," a reality program helping train individuals in law enforcement in real-life scenarios with active shooters, at the United States Border Patrol Station in Kingsville Texas Station, 19 July 2017. The Explorer program is sponsored by Boy Scouts and Homeland Security, and nearly 700 students, ages 14-20, participate at their local Border Patrol post.Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000A cyclist at sunrise in Richmond Park Park is famous of its beautiful trees and free living red deers. No wonder that it is also a favourite place for cyclists. The photo was taken at sunrise. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Coming out scientific diver comes out of the sea after a long exploration of deep reefs at 60 m depth in the Red Sea. This diver used different gas mixtures in a closed-circuit rebreatherSat, 20 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Shadow Highlight couple of ladies are passing in front of graffiti.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Gwich'in Sisters, Cora and Lillian, participated in a traditional dance performance during the 2016 Gwich'in Gathering in Arctic Village, Alaska. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Superfund cleanup site Naval Weapons Station was a military base established in 1942 - it functioned as a World War II armament storage depot and continued to support war efforts during the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Gulf War, processing and shipping thousands of tons of material out across the Pacific Ocean. In 1994, it was listed as Superfund cleanup site-32 areas of the facility were identified as having been contaminated with heavy metals. In 2014, the site was approved for self-driving test cars.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Konduki photo. The middle of Russia, Tula region, near Konduki village. Among plains, cornfields and copses lays abandoned Ushakovsky coal cut. During the Soviet era there was mined lignite, but in the 90s mining was closed due to unprofitability. Now 50 meters high clay hills are overgrown with birches and aspens, forming landscape very unusual for this region. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Lion's Mane Jellyfish lion’s mane jellyfish is lured by a rich plankton soup. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000El Clot (The Hole), Gypsy Wedding Clot (The Hole), is an apartment block in Valencia’s historic El Cabanyal neighborhood that has been under threat of demolition for 20 years. Gypsy families have occupied and restored some of the empty apartments in El Clot, where they live in poverty and under threat from law enforcement.Sun, 14 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Building floating on the cloud in Dubai surprising beautiful fog appeared in front of my hotel window on the next morning when I arrived in Dubai this January. I immediately asked for permission to the hotel top to capture this photo. Sat, 13 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Hands on sculptor is creating an idol of Goddess 'Durga' in Kolkata, IndiaFri, 12 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000after erathquake 3 were killed and thousands were injured after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit border region between Iraq and Iran. Sarpole-Zahab was hit the hardest; leaving the city without running water, food, electricity, medical assistance, and other basic needs. Hospitals are working out of tents as its patients lay on the streets. Land where homes once stood are nothing more than rubble and dust, leaving families homeless and helpless, Nov 2017Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000the worker worker is picking potatoes October is the right time for harvesting potatoes in Dehgolan, one of the largest regions for the cultivation of this crop in Iran. Due to the potentiality of the soil and water of this area, its people cultivate more than 95% of their land with potatoes each yearWed, 10 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Backyard, Kate and Jude, siblings, lie in their backyard in Watford, North Dakota. 6 July 2017. The Long family has five children whom they homeschool. Western North Dakota attracted families from across the nation during the recent oil boom. Watford, like other rural towns in the region, is now facing unemployment and overdevelopment since the decline of the oil industry.Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Alan Cumming, Actor 'Kings & Queens in Their Castles', portraits of LGBTQ Americans at home, more at:, 08 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000So much wind three days I was luck enough to be able to watch this Eastern Screech owl in a low roost. I spent about 25 hours over those three days mostly looking at an empty hole. On this day there was a Cold Front moving through the area, and we were getting strong wind gusts. Every time one of these gusts would come through the little owl would get incredibly worried, and start looking around for predators. Often times it would jump back into it's hole and not come out for hours afterwards. Sat, 06 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Shooter girl shoots her bow outside of Travis Archery in Woodbourne, NY.Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Dusk : Starlight over Zion to the top of Angels landing in Zion National park, here's the view looking back.Thu, 04 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Mister “V” in his caravan“V” live in a caravan along the Llobregat river since 30 years.Wed, 03 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Round purple An anemone (magnificent Heteractis) is closing at sunset, thus showing its capitulum (outer mantle) of a beautiful purple color. Among the tentacles a family of clownfish (Amphiprion perideraion) with parasitic inside the mouth with isopod Cimothoa.Tue, 02 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000Flying flamingos flying over salt ponds in Botswana. Aerial image (photographed from a plane).Mon, 01 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000The Coypu photo is floating nutria in a river with autumn colors in the background.Sun, 31 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000“Open Veins of Latin America”“Open Veins of Latin America” as Eduardo Galeano used to describe in his book… »Our defeat was always implicit in the victory of others; our wealth has always generated our poverty by nourishing the prosperity of others - the empires and their native overseers. In the colonial and neocolonial alchemy, gold changes into scrap metal and food into poison.« Vehicle tracks scar the beautiful salt flats of “Salar de Uyuni”. Sat, 30 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000You Shall Not Pass was shot inside the National Gallery Victoria, Australia. I was watching this young boy from up on the mezzanine. He stood out from the majority of the other more animated kids. He was with his mum but he seemed somewhat detached. His general manner was quite cautious, a somber demeanor leaned over him but he moved around confidently. He had an air of independence; he was curious. He walked outside and approached the wall carefully. The scene I shot exemplified my perception of himFri, 29 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000camel race during a traditional camel race in a village of OmanThu, 28 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000Kushti 2 is the traditional form of Indian wrestling. Practiced in an Akhara, the wrestlers, under the supervision of a guru, dedicate their bodies and minds to Kushti on average for 6 to 36 months. It is a way of life and a spartan existence that requires rigorous discipline. Experienced wrestlers set the example and transmit their skills in the pit and in the community to the younger boys (7-8 years old) and new recruits, whereby promoting camaraderie, solidarity and fraternity.Wed, 27 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000El Clot (The Hole) Clot (The Hole), is an apartment block in Valencia's historic El Cabanyal neighborhood which has been under threat of demolition for 20 years. Gypsy families have occupied and restored some of the empty apartments in El Clot, where they live in poverty and under threat from law enforcement.Tue, 26 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000Terrestrial Synergy Pockets, a remote wilderness in Vermont Cliffs, Arizona is really an otherworldly landform. This place is quite a challenge to get to, making it even more of a special experience to photograph. I was awestruck with vast expanses of eroded sandstone cliffs shaped by the turbulent natural forces. To fully capture the experience, I camped here overnight and shot a lot of different scenes but what captivated me the most is this moment after a fiery sunset when stars started popping up. Mon, 25 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000Yibbum nr8 traditional Hasidic wedding in Bet Shemesh, IsraelSun, 24 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000Dreamland, West Bengal State, Calcutta. Dreamland. People sleeping, day and night, alone or in groups, are an integral part of the Indian landscape. All types of social groups find it perfectly normal to sleep in what might be considered unusual places. Sat, 23 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000Come out of your shell moray eel that found a night shelter inside the shell of what used to be a giant clam. This photo is part of an ongoing project capturing the “night portraits” of the less familiar nocturnal inhabitants of the coral reef.Fri, 22 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000