Photos | Smithsonian feed for the photosenWed, 14 Nov 2018 05:00:00 +0000Catching the Bull Jallikattu festival in Tamil Nadu, the local people play sport of catching the bull.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:00:00 +0000Portrait in the Mirror is the name of the person you see on the picture. Earlier this year Taras was diagnosed with cancer. He is a young guy passionate about photography. The whole city was collecting money to help him cure. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 05:00:00 +0000Road to Ruin, January 2017 - Destroyed street alley in east Aleppo. Residents who have returned to the streets. A child and his mom search a beauty shop for nail polish and other non-broken things.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 05:00:00 +0000Hindu Prayers the evening, hundreds of Hindu devotees sit and pray with lamps and food in the Baba Loknath temple during the fasting ceremony known as Rakher Upobash. The fasters will break fasting by eating when all the lamps burn out. Location: Samibag, Dhaka, Bangladesh.Fri, 09 Nov 2018 05:00:00 +0000Polar Bear Scratch bear cub cleaning off his coat after a swim in the Arctic iceThu, 08 Nov 2018 05:00:00 +0000Little Boy and the Lambs of a little boy playing with cute lambs after feeding themWed, 07 Nov 2018 05:00:00 +0000Tongue-Tied Fox red fox opens his mouth to yawn and sticks his tongue out against his cheek. Tue, 06 Nov 2018 05:00:00 +0000Pehlwani mud wresting or kushti (also known as pehlwani) in akharas (place of the wrestling and wrestlers) is not just an ancient sport, but a way of life, taught through generations of guru (teacher) and shishyas (pupils). The brotherhood of the men living in akharas practice a strict diet, discipline and sacrifice from distractions in order to prepare their bodies and minds, learning techniques, gathering strength and speed for the sport. Many Olympians of India have originated from these akharas.Mon, 05 Nov 2018 05:00:00 +0000Young Revolutioner 24, 2018: March For Our Lives is a movement dedicated to student-led activism around ending gun violence and the epidemic of mass shootings in schools today. Los Angeles, CA.Fri, 02 Nov 2018 04:00:00 +0000Hungry Hippos by far was the highlight of my trip to Tanzania. A giant hippo party, which was super VIP. But I knew exactly how to get in. Something they couldn't resist. A game of Hungry Hungry Hippos!Thu, 01 Nov 2018 04:00:00 +0000Awake“AWAKE” is a photo series expresses the ambiguous emotions and sensitive inner mental struggles of the young female identity. <br></br> As one of the young females going through a time of transition from adolescence into fully-fledged adulthood, I often questioned and confused about my self-identity. All these feelings of self-doubt, insecurity, being lost, and depression has dragged me down to the bottom of inner darkness. I started to imagine what’s the color of feeling hope. With a pastel color tone in my work, I aim to highlight the feminine emotion, struggling through with a grasp of faith. <br></br> In photographing this phenomenon, I chose to leave an ambiguous state to the viewers: Is she coming up or drowning? It is this vague emotional moment that I search for as she self-expresses through body languages. Elaine is an albino, born to be different from others. After going through years of severe drug and alcohol abuse, she determined to start a clean new life. There was this a raw energy and vitality present that connected us as we are all struggling and working on becoming better selves. Photographing young females becomes a way of gazing back into myself as well as a method of healing the inner struggles, with compassion and understanding. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Fireworks woman is watching the preparations for an evening of fireworksTue, 30 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Lake Bosumtwi Fisherman sacred lake was created when a giant meteorite crashed in what was once a lush rainforest. Lake Bosumtwi is revered by locals as sacred. Souls are said to say goodbye to God at Lake Bosumtwi.Mon, 29 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Flying at the Infamous Mara River Crossings night before we noticed a huge amount of wildebeest gathering. We decided to rise very early be there before sunrise with the hope they would start crossing with perfect light conditions. And so they did.Sun, 28 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Returning Into the Church the end of the 24-hour Good Friday procession in Trapani, the statue of the Madonna mourning is carried backwards into the church accompanied by the exhausted girls and women.Sat, 27 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Divas try to take their best pictures on a sunny afternoon in Hong Kong.Fri, 26 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Hostess took this photograph while traveling on the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Vladivostok. Ekaterina was my hostess in my sleeping cart. Thu, 25 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000A Marine Corps Recruit Coming Out of the Gas Chamber U.S. Marine Corps recruit exits the gas chamber at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 15, 2018. The gas chamber trains recruits how to properly use the M40 gas mask and respond to potential chemical and biological threats.Wed, 24 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Long Neck Tribe Padaung are a tribal group who have historically lived in the hills on the Myanmar side of the Thai border. Best recognized for their elongated necks, the Padaung women wear heavy brass rings around their necks and forearms.Tue, 23 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Reflections in Lesotho baby donkey stands next to its home near Sani Pass, Lesotho. Lesotho is a landlocked country in southern Africa, completely surrounded by South Africa. Most small farmers can afford neither tractors nor motorized transport so farmers and transporters are increasingly using donkeys for cultivation, transport and for income generation. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Solar Portrait in Love Flores Carranza (66) and her husband Juan Astudillo Jesus (63) sit in their solar-lit home in San Luis Acatlán, Guerrero, Mexico. Faustina and Juan have seven children and are together since 48 years. Like many members of the Mixtec indigenous community, they have never had access to electricity. When asked how having solar has impacted their lives, Juan said, ''For the first time, we are able to look at each in the eyes in our moments of intimacy.''Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000The King is Yulong Snow Mountain in Yunnan province, China, after a heavy snow storm.Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Breakfast Time the Great Bear Rainforest in the Khutz Inlet we watched this family of grizzlies eat whatever salmon was left - it was late in the season (October) and the salmon were already dying off. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Mourning Ceremony Time mourning ceremony during the mourning month of the people of IranTue, 16 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Divided is a particularly hard time for children. They are experiencing all kinds of new changes in their bodies and in their feelings. As well, they often feel misunderstood as they are struggling to leave behind their childhood and become adults. The image of my 15 year old son wants to explain this division between what is still, and what will become. The photo was taken inside the Villach spa complex, which is characterized by its focus on the environment and sustainability.Mon, 15 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Hidden Gates meet extraordinary icebergs on our way sailing to Aasiaat. I took this image in the middle of the day, then we sailed to Qasigiannguit for three hours to have a rest and explore the settlement. We came back later before the sun went down and photographed other incredible icebergs. They were like a city very close to each other, shining in the soft light. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000On the Run Arctic Fox runs through the snow covered tundra with kelp lingering around in Cape Churchill, Manitoba deep within Wapusk National Park.Thu, 11 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Cloudy Arch of the most beautiful corners of the land where I live, Galicia, is this cape home located in the national park of the Atlantic islands. It is a unique environment to enjoy nature.Wed, 10 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000The Descent Cave, Tonga. It's late in the day, the sun is low and piercing it's golden light through the entrance of the cave. The diver took one breath and began her descent illuminated only by the natural spotlight above.Tue, 09 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Dad, Mom and Me of a Baboon family. The behavior of these monkeys is very similar to the human species: power struggle, domination, hierarchy, patriarchy, etc. Besides, they are so aggressive that even lions hesitate before attacking them.Mon, 08 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Curiosity photograph of a curious green sea turtle was taken in the crystal clear waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. Fri, 05 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Wim as a Woman of Belgian actor/musician Wim Opbrouck, dressed as a woman, shot for the poster of a local film festivalThu, 04 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Unreal VW emissions scandal began in 2015 when the EPA issued a notice of violation of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen Group, which had intentionally programmed turbocharged direct injection diesel engines to activate their emissions controls only during laboratory emissions testing, which caused the vehicles' NOx output to meet US standards during regulatory testing, but emit up to 40 times more NOx in real-world driving. Today thousands of VW & Audi models from 2009-2015 just sit in the California deserts.Wed, 03 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Crystal Snow favorite Mediterranean Sea nudibranch: Eubranchus tricolor.Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:26:45 +0000Ready for Action green-eyed tree frog (Litoria serrata) on a vine ready to ambush anything that may come near.Mon, 01 Oct 2018 04:00:00 +0000Diver Down tailed duck is an arctic sea bird and dives great depths to feed on shelfishFri, 28 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Ride 4H club was teaching these boys how to bend cattle and administer drugs. Boy will be boys and they had some fun with it.Thu, 27 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Calm Sea went to a beach in Lofoten, and the ocean was so blue and water was clear. Two kayakers were enjoying the day, and I wanted to capture the moment of blue water with the cliffs and seaweed growing on the cliffs. And the shadows from the kayakers reflecting in the sea. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000Jurassic incredible display of light and atmosphere over the mountains of Hawaii's oldest island, Kauai. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:00:00 +0000The Wait woman waits inside an orthodox churchMon, 24 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 foliage.Thu, 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 pedestrian street in the center of the Havana. Currently 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 Cuba's major cities, Cubans finally are beginning to embrace the internet revolution more than 10 years overdue.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 +0000