Flowers and a doorway at a villa by the sea.
Santi Quattro Coronati, Rome, Lazio, Italy.,A view of the richly painted interior of Santi Quattro Coronati.
Najaf, Iraq, A tattooed Iraqi elder fingers prayer beads near Imam Ali Shrine.
Close view of a Rufous hummingbird.
Silhouette of a large cactus in the desert.
Istanbul, Turkey.,The famous Blue Mosque in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul, Turkey.
Cross country skier on the banks of a frozen lake.
Tully, Renvyle Peninsula, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, Two people walk down a narrow country lane.
Washington, District of Columbia, An ornate chandelier and coffered ceiling inside Statuary Hall.
Germantown, Maryland, A one year old boy looking out a screen door.
Essaouira, Morocco, Two men talk on a quay next to a parked bicycle.
Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, Sliced tomatoes in a school cafeteria.
Byrd Park, Richmond, Virginia, Barack Obama speaking at a presidential campaign rally at Byrd Park.
Marrakech, Morocco, A street vendor sits with his wares displayed in sacks.
Hana, Maui, Hawaiian Islands, Ahi tartare, roasted kukui nut relish, wakame sea salad, sweet thai chili, crispy wonton and mi...
Hana, Maui, Hawaiian Islands, Ahi tartare, roasted kukui nut relish, wakame sea salad, sweet thai chili, crispy wonton and micro greens.
A field of grass studded with wildflowers.
Plaza Vieja, Havana, Cuba.,Night view of the Plaza Vieja, now a major tourism landmark.
Easter Island, Chile.,Giant statue, or moai, dominates the landscape view at Ahu Tongariki.
Isola Bella, Borromean Islands, Lake Maggiore, Lombardy, Italy.,The Palazzo Borromeo gardens overlooking Lago Maggiore.
A rescue boat opening the Tall Ship festival in Gdynia, 2009.
Jaipur, India.,Hotel workers greet tourists with rose petals at the Rambagh Palace.
A view of a bridge tower and cables of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Mantua, Lombardy, Italy, A cafe in Piazza Cavallotti, outside the Teatro Sociale di Mantova.
Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA.,Signs display 3 food groups in a high school cafeteria.
A gibbous moon shares the blue sky with a cloud.
A seagull proudly displays its catch for the photographer.
Playa Giron, Bahia de Cochinos, Cuba.,Playa Giron, location were Bay of Pigs battle took place
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, A reenactor sits in front of a workshop at a living history museum.
Carrera National Park, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.,An unusual elongated brown grasshopper on a plant stem.
A caterpillar on a stalk of pampas grass.
Andros Island, Out Islands, Bahama Islands, Leaping into Captain Bill's Blue Hole in Central Andros National Park.
A green bee-eater sits in the branches of a tree.
Panama Canal, Panama City, Panama, Hundreds of shipping containers stacked on a Panamax super ship in the Panama Canal.
Havana, Cuba.,The view over Havana Bay from El Morro Castle and La Cabana fortress.
Arlington, Virginia, The East side and portico of Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee home.
Graubunden Canton, Chur, Switzerland, Statue in an old town square in Chur, Switzerland.
Graubunden Canton, Chur, Switzerland, A decorated facade of Swiss buildings.
Great Bear Rainforest, Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada, A giant cedar tree that the Nuxalk people have cared for centur...
Great Bear Rainforest, Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada, A giant cedar tree that the Nuxalk people have cared for centuries.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, A young couple pour wine in preparation for a dinner party.
National Zoological Park, Washington, District of Columbia, Close up portrait of a bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus.
A rustic tuscan villa sits in the Italian countryside.
A bright rainbow dominates the sky in the Scottish countryside.
Three giraffes, heads and necks only.
Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Lazio, Italy.,A view of golden mosaics in the dome of Santa Maria in Trastevere.
Alaska, A moose, Alces alces, grazing on the tender leaves of a willow shrub.
A relaxed bear sitting beside a stream.
Cheaspeake and Ohio National Historical Park, Potomac, Maryland, Lichen, moss and mushrooms compete for space on a rock.
Hilden, Germany, Exterior of a colorful building in Germany.
San Simeon, California, A northern elephant seal communicates with her pup that is trapped under a large male.
The icebreaker, Terry Fox, comes to the rescue of a stranded ship.
Tari Pass, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.,A male King of Saxony bird of paradise on calling perch above the c...
Tari Pass, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.,A male King of Saxony bird of paradise on calling perch above the canopy.
A female cardinal warming up in the morning sun.
A colorful blanket flower.
Trastevere, Rome, Lazio, Italy, A bicycle is chained to a sign on a street corner in Rome.
Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Lazio, Italy.,Tourists rest at the base of ancient columns in the Pantheon.
Tree sparrows on a frosty fence.
Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, Celebrants throw talcum powder during Carnaval de los Indianos.
Zurich, Switzerland, Architecture and flags in downtown Zurich.
Albert Square, Manchester, England, United Kingdom.,The Manchester City Hall building in Albert Square.
Budapest, Hungary.,People relax in the water park at Ramada Resort Aquaworld.
Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica.,A rain frog, Craugastor crassidigitus, perched on a rain forest vine.
Cahuita, Limon, Costa Rica.,An young little blue heron, Egretta caerulea, eating a green iguana.
Tari Valley, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.,A male blue bird of paradise foraging.
A dog wears a Christmas-themed headpiece.
San Simeon, California, Northern elephant seal pups, Mirounga angustirostris, playing.
Los Quetzale National Park, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.,A rufous-collared sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis, eating black berries.
Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.,Portrait of a great blue heron, Ardea herodias.
Marrakech, Morocco, An artisan uses a lathe to carve patterns in wood.
Boerner Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners, Wisconin, United States.,A young woman assumes Warrior Two (Virabhadrasana II) yoga...
Boerner Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners, Wisconin, United States.,A young woman assumes Warrior Two (Virabhadrasana II) yoga pose.
Twin Glacier, Juneau, Alaska, United States, An aerial view of Twin Glacier entering Twin Glacier Lake.
, Osa Penninsula , Puntarenas , Costa Rica,A scenic photograph of rain forest on the Osa Penninsula.
Santa Elena Reserve, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.,A purple-throated mountain gem hummingbird, Lampornis calolaemus, in flight.
Lions on a ridge trying to keep cool in the shade.
San Simeon, California, A female northern elephant seal vocalizing as her pup looks on
Venice, italy, A gondolier in a street.
El Valle de Anton, Panama, A red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) perches on a stem.
Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea, A male Huon astrapia bird of paradise in a fruiting schefflera tree.
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, Tourists visit the 30-foot statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba, People relax in the plaza in the Plaza de la Catedral at night.
Zebra, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Africa, July 2008
Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States.,A young girl draws on a sheet of paper with a purple crayon.
Several of the 216 heads of Jayavarman VII at the Bayon temple.
A male sunbird perched on a pincushion (Protea family).
Kennebec River Valley, Maine, USA, Water lilies on Long Pond.
Nimbokrang, Papua, Indonesia.,A male twelve wired bird of paradise at his display pole.
Conception Island, Out Islands, Bahama Islands, A PA18 Super Cub floatplane explores the beaches of Conception Island.
Waigeo Island, Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia.,A male Wilson's bird of paradise on his main display pole in the center of his ...
Waigeo Island, Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia.,A male Wilson's bird of paradise on his main display pole in the center of his court.
A hawk perches on top of a lamp post.
San Simeon, California, Two young northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, playing.
Close up of a bright yellow flower with a tiny white spider on it.
Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.,A Galapagos flycatcher rests on a tree branch.
Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.,A magnificent frigate bird soars above a boat in the Galapagos.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA, People relax on Independence Day along a river bank.
A profile of a spotted stream tadpole, behind is a red watermite.
Lo Manthang, Mustang, Nepal.,A Mustangi child plays in the street of Lo Manthang.
Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica.,A newly molted blue-eyed katydid, Ischnomela pulchripennis, drying its body.
St Petersburg , Baltic Sea , Russia, Russian couple on Little Stable Bridge overlooking Moika River.
Key West, Florida, The Southernmost Buoy wrapped in plastic to protect it from Hurricane Isaac.
Vagaru Island, Shaviyani Atoll, Republic of the Maldives, A man pours a gin and tonic at the Viceroy Resort on Vagaru Island.
The Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, Fireworks display over the Lincoln Memorial and National Mall.
A snow covered slope with aspen trees.
Diamond Hill, Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, A rainbow shines over Diamond Hill in ...
Diamond Hill, Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, A rainbow shines over Diamond Hill in Connemara National Park.
The head and neck of an iguana lizard.
San Simeon, California, A close up of a northern elephant seal pup, Mirounga angustirostris.
Fresh snow coats the ground at Lake Tahoe.
Moonstone Beach, Cambria, California, Sunrise over the Pacific Ocean at the beach.
Black and white image of mountains rising up and reflected in a lake.
A Shaggy Mane mushroom comes up near early fall foliage.
Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands, A woman standing in front of the sun glows and casts a shadow on the beach.
Arfak Mountains, West Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia, A crinkle collared manucode with an ornate fruit dove.
A Galapagos land iguana suns himself on the rocks.
Graubunden Canton, Bonaduz, Switzerland, A red Swiss train enters a station.
Venice, Italy, A gondola on a side canal in the San Marco District of Venice.
Lightning and storm clouds over yellow canola fields.
Mustang, Nepal,Eroded murals on the walls of the Ritseling Cave in Upper Mustang.
Rovinj, Croatia, Colorful buildings on Trg M. Tita in Rovinj, Croatia.
Waigeo Island, Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia, A male Wilson's bird of paradise at his display court.
An Indian or Asiatic wild dog, also known as a dhole.
Space, The Pillars of Creation rise for light-years within the Eagle Nebula.
Santa Elena Reserve, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, A cluster of bright red Antherium testaceum berries.
Arlington House, Arlington, Virginia, United States.,Reproductions of uniforms worn by soldiers during the Civil War.
San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, Mexico.,A gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus, spouting at the surface.
Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Lazio, Italy, A sphinx and obelisk silhouetted in the twilight.
Cuzco Region, Peru.,The train tracks on the way to Machu Picchu in the Cusco Region.
Zurich, Switzerland, Famous shopping area on Augustinergasse street in Zurich.
Hailuogou Glacier National Forest Park, Sichuan Province, China.,The tree canopy in Hailuogou Glacier Forest National Park.
Venice, Italy, Equestrian statue of condottiere Bartolomeo Colleoni by Verrocchio.
Kufa, Iraq, Farmers load bags of vegetables onto a donkey drawn cart.
Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States.,A young girl draws on a sheet of paper with an orange crayon.
Samdzong, Mustang, Nepal, A human skull is unearthed from a burial crypt.
Roads glow beneath mirror-covered office buildings in Hong Kong.
Ocean City, New Jersey, USA.,A man reading an e-reader on the beach at Ocean City, New Jersey.
Cat Island, Out Islands, Bahama Islands, An aerial view of the beaches on Cat Island in the Bahamas.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.,A red fox kit, Vulpes vulpes, peers out from behind a wooden post.
Lo Manthang, Mustang, Nepal, A Mustangi woman weaves in the village of Lo Manthang.
A pine siskin perches on a twig.
Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.,A common dwarf mongoose, Helogale parvula, peeks through a hole.
A silhouette of a person in a horse-drawn cart against a sunset.
Baltimore, Maryland, A container ship at dock in Baltimore harbor.
Masai Mara, Kenya, A serval cat runs in the Kenyan bush.
Ocean City, New Jersey, USA.,Along the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey, at dusk.
Taos, New Mexico, USA.,Informative sign in the Taos Plaza in Taos, New Mexico.
St Petersburg, Baltic Sea, Russia.,Woman poses in the gardens of Peterhof Palace, in front of a fountain.
Central Park Zoo, New York City, New York, A snow monkey in captivity.
Santa Elena Reserve, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Three froghoppers or spittlebugs, Cercopidae, feeding on a plant.
Guilin, Guangxi Province, China.,A rooftop view of apartment buildings and shops in Guilin.
The duomo precinct in Pisa with the leaning tower.
Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA.,A detail of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California.
Close up of a fiddlehead--new growth on a fern.
Two splendid violet colored flowers.
St Petersburg, Baltic Sea, Russia.,Jesus Club, part of the underground scene in the city.
Dubrovnik, Croatia, A restaurant sign in Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Strathmere, New Jersey, USA.,Grass growing in dunes at Strathmere near Ocean City, New Jersey.
Bellagio, Lombardy, Italy, The gardens of the famous Villa Melzi along Lake Como.
Media City, Manchester, England, United Kingdom.,Bright green signs giving directions at the BBC media complex.
Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica.,A dead leaf moth resting on a leaf at night in a rain forest.
Dubrovnik, Croatia, Saint Ignatius Church at night in Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
New York City, New York, United States, The Weichsel Beef building in the meat-packing district of Manhattan.
A baby monkey sits while the mother searches for food nearby.
Kathmandu, Nepal, A woman walks in heavy rain in Kathmandu.
Washington, District of Columbia, USA.,The underground walkway between the National Gallery's East and West wings.
Santiago de las Vegas, Cuba, A San Lazaro-Babalu Aye devotee en route to the San Lazaro Sanctuary.
Hunter, New York, United States, Kegs of beer ready for consumption at Camp Bisco in Hunter New York
Lubra, Mustang, Nepal.,A skull cup ceremony is performed.
Taos, New Mexico, USA.,A colorful storefront in Ranchos de Taos.
Pacific Ocean, Guadalupe Island, Baja, Mexico, A great white shark, Carcharadon carcarias, swimming.
Frankfort, Kentucky, USA.,Barrels of whiskey at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort.
Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands, Storm clouds roll in over turquoise waters and a beach.
The last moments of sunset illuminates this gull on the Oregon coast.
Graubunden Canton, Chur, Switzerland, A biker rides down a swiss cobblestone street.
Friedrichshafen, Germany, The Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei zeppelin moored at an airfield.
Ruatahuna, New Zealand.,A local family finishes their round up of wild cows to sell at market.
San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca State, Mexico, Colorful, grinning, green skulls mark the Day of the Dead in Mexico.
New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States., Bright pink buds form on a redbud tree against a backdrop of green.
Manzanillo, Limon, Costa Rica, A molting green tree anole, Norops biparcatus, foraging on a twig.
Alaska, A pair of bald eagles, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, at the water's edge.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.,Crowds at dusk walking the sidewalks of Amsterdam.
Small Hope Bay, Andros Island, Out Islands, Bahama Islands, Cabins at Small Hope Bay Lodge on Andros Island in the Bahamas.
A captive hawk at a raptor center in New York.
Fishermen in small rudimentary boats on the water.
Quito, Ecuador.,The Art Nouveau Itchimbia Cultural Center.
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, The green light of a street lamp and reflections of a nearby window.
Isla Mujeres, Quintanaroo State, Mexico, A whale shark approaches a photographer just under the surface.
Belmont Bay, Woodbridge, Virginia.,A colorful bouquet of dahlias, daisies, and mums.
Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica.,A rufous-tailed hummingbird, Amazilia tzacatl, foraging on purple flowers.
St Petersburg, Baltic Sea, Russia.,Models backstage during fashion week in Russia.
Old Town Square with the Tyn Cathedral illuminated in the background.
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, Skaters glide on a frozen canal during the winter of 2012.
St Petersburg, Baltic Sea, Russia.,A young Russian journalist attending a fashion show.
Close up of African elephant.
Onderdendam, The Netherlands.,A classic and historic windmill in downtown Onderdendam.
Venice, Italy, Domes of the Basilica di San Marco in Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy.
Arlington, Virginia, Period furnishings in the living room of Arlington House.
Arfak Mountains, West Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia.,A male magnificent bird of paradise on his calling perch.
Kennebec River Valley, Maine, USA, A Pickerel Frog sits on a rock near leaves and twigs.