THE NATURAL WORLD_The Milky WayGalaxy Exploding from Mount RainierPhoto by David Morrow (Everett,Washington). Photographed at SunrisePoint in Mount Rainier National Park,Washington, October 6, 2012 Click to continue 3/23/2013 3
THE NATURAL WORLD_The Baby Owl inStudioPhoto by Phillip Pilkington (Southport, UK).Photographed in Southport, UK, November2012. 3/23/2013 4 Click to continue
THE NATURAL WORLD_The Visiting the Bronx Zoo Photo by Vanessa Bartlett (New York, New York); October 2012, Bronx Zoo, New York City Click to continue3/23/2013 5
THE NATURAL WORLD - An Onlooker Witnesses the Annular SolarEclipse as the Sun Sets on May 20, 2012. Albuquerque, New Mexico,May 2012. (Colleen Pinski/Peyton, Colorado/Smithsonian.com) 3/23/2013 6 Click to continue
THE NATURAL WORLD -Antheraea Polyphemus CaterpillarStriking a Rather Devious-LookingPose. Durham, North Carolina,September 2011. (ColinHutton/Durham,NC/Smithsonian.com)# - Click to continue 3/23/2013 7
THE NATURAL WORLD - Mummy, I Am DownHere, and Hungry! Borneo Highland Resort, Click to continueSarawak, Malaysia, November 2010. (Bjorn 3/23/2013 8Olesen/Singapore/Smithsonian.com)#
THE NATURAL WORLD - Breeding Penguins.3/23/2013 Antarctica, February 2012. (Neal 9 Piper/Washington, D.C./Smithsonian.com)#
THE NATURAL WORLD - A Man-Made IceGeyser. Duluth, Minnesota, December 2011.(Nathan Carlsen/Duluth, Click to continueMinnesota/Smithsonian.com)# 3/23/2013 10
THE NATURAL WORLD - The AntsHolding Seeds. Bekasi, WestJava, Indonesia, July 2012. (EkoAdiyanto/Bekasi, Indonesia/Smithsonian.com)# 3/23/2013 11
THE NATURAL WORLD - A Pair ofBald Eagles Share a MealPhoto by Don Holland (Dyer,Tennessee). Photographed in ReelfootLake State Park, Tennessee, January2012. 3/23/2013 12
PEOPLE- Policemen Run Across the NationalCongress in Brasília During a DemonstrationAgainst CorruptionPhoto by Olivier Boëls (Brasilia, Brazil).Photographed in Brasilia, Brazil, September 2011. 3/23/2013 25
PEOPLE - In One of the Small Churches in Nazareth.Nazareth, Israel, July 2011. (Ilan Fain/Haifa,Israel/Smithsonian.com)# 3/23/2013 26
PEOPLE- Evening in a BarbershopPhoto by Abhijit Dey (Kanchrapara, WestBengal). Photographed in Bagbazar,Kolkata, West Bengal, India, June 4, 2011. 3/23/2013 27
PEOPLE- Farmers Harvesting SaltPhoto by Alamsyah Rauf (Sulawesi-Selatan, Indonesia); PhotographedIndonesia, September 2012. 3/23/2013 28
PEOPLE - Worshipers at Charak Puja inMoulvibazar, Bangladesh. Moulvibazar,Bangladesh, April 2012. (Md. AkhlasUddin/Sylhet,Bangladesh/Smithsonian.com)# 3/23/2013 29
PEOPLE - Christine, 20-years-old, with Her First Child a Few Months Old. Mulungwishi, Deomcratic Republic of Congo, April 2012. (Paolo Patruno/Bologna, Italy/Smithsonian.com)#3/23/2013 30
PEOPLE - Guardians of the Forest. Rio Caqueta,Amazonas, Colombia, February 2012. (PiersCalvert/West Sussex, England/Smithsonian.com)# 3/23/2013 31
PEOPLE- A Farmer Drying Rice in the Hot SunPhoto by Alamsyah Rauf (Sulawesi-Selatan, Indonesia). Photographed inIndonesia, August 2012. 3/23/2013 32
PEOPLE- A Day Laborer Works at a ChemicalDrum Recycling PlantPhoto by Raihan Parvez (Dhaka, Bangladesh).Photographed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, February 2012. 3/23/2013 33
PEOPLE - Rasta Daughter.Johannesburg, South Africa, May2012. (Selwane EvodiaMelamu/Johannesburg, SouthAfrica/Smithsonian.com)# 3/23/2013 34
ALTERED IMAGESTwistedPhoto by Tim Wright (Omaha, Nebraska).Photographed in Mapleton, Iowa, April 2011. 3/23/2013 47
ALTERED IMAGESGrey Smoke HairPhoto by Michal Baran (Trim, Ireland).Photographed in Trim, County 3/23/2013 48Meath, Ireland, January 2011.
ALTERED IMAGESChasing ShadowsPhoto by Violet Kashi (Givatayim, Israel).Photographed in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2011. 3/23/2013 49
ALTERED IMAGESCyberfashionPhoto by Katarzyna Widmanska (Kraków, 3/23/2013 50Poland). Photographed in Kraków, Poland,September 2012.
ALTERED IMAGESThe Last Pollen Spore Preparingto Leave a Ladybug Trying to HoldOn, Because It Didnt Want to BeAlonePhoto by Hiep Nguyen Hoang(Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in 3/23/2013 51Hanoi, Vietnam, April 2012.
ALTERED IMAGES A Whimsical House Set in the Burning Clouds of a Fiery Sunset Photo by Sonya Kanelstrand (Gjettum, Norway). A composite of images taken in Mandal, Norway and Helleren, Jossingfjord, Norway, May and June 2011.3/23/2013 52
ALTERED IMAGESHectic MorningsPhoto by Brittney Callahan(Strongsville, Ohio).Photographed in Strongsville,Ohio, April 2012. 3/23/2013 53
ALTERED IMAGESTo Serve and ProtectPhoto by Skip Hunt (Austin, Texas). A compositeof images taken in New York City, NY, September - 3/23/2013 54January 2012.
ALTERED IMAGESIl Duomo di FirenzePhoto by Garret Suhrie (LosAngeles, California). Photographedin Florence, Italy, October 2011. 3/23/2013 55
ALTERED IMAGESUnder ConstructionPramod Shakya (XianCity, China). Photographed in pps: chieuquetoi, bachkienXian city, China, September 2011. 3/23/2013 56