Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, A day-old white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, hiding in shrubs.
Jaipur, India.,Hotel workers greet tourists with rose petals at the Rambagh Palace.
Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica.,A green shield bug, Loxa viridis, foraging on a leaf.
Frost on ferns amid bare trees.
A lava tube at Volcanoes National Park.
Hunter, New York, United States, Hip Hop artists The Roots perform at Camp Bisco in Hunter, New York.
Casco Antiguo, Panama, The old traditional and beautiful architecture of Casco Antiguo.
Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, The Piedras Blancas lighthouse silhouetted at sunset.
Kufa, Iraq, Men prune dead leaves off of a date palm tree.
Palau Bacan Island, Indonesia, Fishing boats being serviced in low tide, hard aground in South Bacan.
Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, A spectral tarsier looks out from the protection of a fig tree ho...
Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, A spectral tarsier looks out from the protection of a fig tree home.
Gulfport, Mississippi, Gulf of Mexico agitated with waves as Hurricane Isaac's storm surge comes ashore.
Albert Square, Manchester, England, United Kingdom.,The city hall building at Albert Square in downtown Manchester, England.
Najaf, Iraq, Men examine DVDs during a Sharia court hearing.
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States.,Rows of headstones in Arlington National Cemetery.
St Petersburg, Baltic Sea, Russia, Russian woman posing for wedding photos in the Winter Palace.
Sunrise on the Pasquotank River.
Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA.,A detail of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California.
A brown bear stares out from behind a tree.
Frankfort, Kentucky, USA.,Barrels of whiskey at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort.
A traditional outrigger canoe on Honolulu's Waikiki shore.
Budapest, Hungary.,A person underwater in the swimming pool at the Szechenyi baths.
Pennsylvania Station, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.,Passengers wait for a train inside Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station...
Pennsylvania Station, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.,Passengers wait for a train inside Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station.
Kufa, Iraq, A portrait of a man walking through a date palm grove.
Punta Paitilla, Panama City, Panama, Skyscrapers fill the Punta Paitilla neighborhood of Panama City.
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.
Michaux State Forest, Pennsylvania, United States.,Rhododendrons grow along Long Pine Run in Michaux State Forest.
The scenic fishing village of Reine surrounded by snowy mountains.
Talamanca Highlands, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Adapted short vegetation at a high elevation of 9,000 feet.
A playful parrot from our local zoo.
Twin Glacier, Juneau, Alaska, United States.,An aerial view of a forest near Twin Glacier.
A cold front brings high winds to the beach.
Arfak Mountains, West Papua, New Guinea, Indonesia.,A male Arfak astrapia bird of paradise perches on a tree branch.
A portrait of a white ibis.
Rome, Lazio, Italy, A scooter and a child's bike are parked on a corner in Rome.
Reflection of mosque in the water.
Washington, District of Columbia, A portrait of Bob Gilka with his cat.
A black fly sits on a colorful flower.
San Simeon, California, A mother northern elephant seal and her newborn pup
Santa Elena Reserve, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.,A green violet-ear hummingbird, Colibri thalassinus, in flight.
Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.,A young male Raggiana bird of paradise calling.
Washington, District of Columbia, High rises and offices lit up at night.
Venice, Italy.,The exterior of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.
A rescue boat opening the Tall Ship festival in Gdynia, 2009.
San Simeon, California, Close up of two female northern elephant seals, arguing.
Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica.,Portrait of a candy-cane katydid, Arachnoscelis feroxnotha, on a stem.
Kingfisher snaps open its beak, revealing a small fish it has caught.
Fighting impala males lock antlers.
Gallery of Maps, Vatican City.,Tourists walk through the Gallery of Maps in Vatican City.
Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands, A father and son holding hands as they walk on a beach.
Meerkats stand alert in the red sands of the Kalahari Desert.
Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands, A little boy standing on a beach looking out at turquoise waters.
A female gray wolf stalking potential prey in the snow.
Lombok Island, Indonesia, Portrait of long-tailed macaque, Macaca fascicularis.
San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, Mexico.,A gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus, spyhopping.
San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, Mexico.,A gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus, and her calf, underwater.
The glow of a fire in northern California at night with the Milky Way.
The harbour bridge illuminated at night in Sydney, Australia.
Ocotlan, Oaxaca State, Mexico, A pig's head hangs in a butcher's shop in Ocotlan, Mexico.
Germantown, Maryland, A gasoline pump nozzle is left unattended in the gas tank of a car.
Marrakech, Morocco, A snake charmer holds a snake on the streets of Marrakech, Morocco.
Dartmouth, England, United Kingdom.,A sheep laying in the grass in Dartmouth, England.
Cuzco, Peru.,Landscape around Pisac village in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Mallory Square, Key West, Florida, A performer juggles fire for an audience of tourists.
San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, Mexico.,A gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus, and her calf.
An ionization front in the Soul Nebula in Narrowband colors.
Florida Keys, Florida, Aerial view of a secluded island with only a few homes.
Black Hill Regional Park, Boyds, Maryland, Close up of a button bush seed pod, Cephalanthus occidentalis.
San Simeon, California, Two male northern elephant seals battling
Above Easter Island, Chile.,An aerial view of Easter Island.
Belize, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, A spotted eagle ray with remora, Aetobatus narinari.
Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Ecuador.,The Tiputini River in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Ocean City, New Jersey, USA.,A bored ticket seller at an amusement park along the boardwalk.
Sinopah Mountain, Glacier National Park, Montana.,The moon and Sinopah Mountain framed by silhouetted evergreen trees.
Apia, Samoa.,Samoa's Fia Fia dancers perform with fire for tourists in Apia.
Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Ecuador, A male wire tailed manakin on his display perch.
Budapest, Hungary.,A couple in relaxes in the swimming pool at the Szechenyi baths.
Fishermen in northern Bangladesh.
A portion of a spider's web covered in morning dew.
Vagaru Island, Shaviyani Atoll, Republic of the Maldives, A dhoni, a traditional boat, returns to the dock in the Maldives.
A close up portrait of a turkey.
Vagaru Island, Shaviyani Atoll, Republic of the Maldives, A beach at the Viceroy Resort and Spa on Vagaru Island.
Camels are led across swirling dunes.
A close up of the seed head of a dandelion flower.
A barn owl in flight hunting for mice.
San Simeon, California, Two male northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris, battling.
Carver, Massachusetts, USA, Autumn trees surround a pond in Carver.
A Great Blue Heron flies overhead in perfect form.
Connemara English Language School, Letterfrack, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, A trashcan sits parked next to a school wa...
Connemara English Language School, Letterfrack, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, A trashcan sits parked next to a school wall adorned with a mural.
Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands, Aerial view of the Kauai River valley.
Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Rome, Lazio, Italy, A view of Santi Giovanni e Paolo Church in Rome.
A girl from the thighs down is reflected in a puddle.
Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica.,A male olive-backed euphonia, Euphonia gouldi, perched on a branch.
Letterfrack, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.,An omelette sits on a stove next to a hot burner.
Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Lazio, Italy, A couple poses for a photograph in front of the Pantheon in Rome.
A duck flaps its wings at the Belgrade zoo garden in Serbia.
Agra, India.,Children fly kites in the Kachhpur Village in Agra, India.
Dartmouth, England, United Kingdom.,Sheep grazing and resting in a grassy hillside field.
Saint Mary Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana.,Mountains appear to rise straight out of Saint Mary Lake.
San Simeon, California, A northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris, and her large pup.
Vittorio Emanuele II Monument, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Lights illuminate the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome.
Mercado Benito Juarez, Oaxaca, Oaxaca State, Mexico, A display of knitted yarn in the Mercado Benito Juarez in Oaxaca.
San Lorenzo Fuori le Mura, Rome, Lazio, Italy, A row of Corinthian columns in San Lorenzo Fuori le Mura in Rome.
Piazza Navona, Rome, Lazio, Italy.,An street artist sleeps next to his paintings for sale.
The twin buttes of 'The Mittens' in Monument Valley.
Duval Street, Key West, Florida, Tourists on the famous Conch Train get a tour of Key West.
Byrd Park, Richmond, Virginia, Barack Obama at his presidential campaign rally at the VCU Siegel Center.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.,A red fox kit, Vulpes vulpes, peers out from behind a wooden post.
Siquirres, Limon, Costa Rica.,A pair of crimson fronted parakeets grooming in a palm tree hollow nest.
Piazza della Repubblica, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Water sprays from a fountain in the Piazza Della Reppublica in Rome.
Palazzo Nuovo, Musei Capitolini, Rome, Lazio, Italy, A tourist admires the sculpture in the Palazzo Nuovo museum in Rome.
Tinganes District, Torshavn, Faroe Islands, Denmark, A traditional sod roof house overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.
National Zoological Park, Washington, District of Columbia, Oriental or Asian small-clawed otters, Aonyx cinerea, yawning.
National Zoological Park, Washington, District of Columbia, A black-crowned night heron fledgling begging for food from a par...
National Zoological Park, Washington, District of Columbia, A black-crowned night heron fledgling begging for food from a parent.
Agra, India.,The daily rush of the streets in Agra, India.
Conception Island, Out Islands, Bahama Islands, A PA18 Super Cub floatplane at Conception Island.
The last moments of sunset illuminates this gull on the Oregon coast.
Landscape of a salt lake at the foot of a volcano.
Istanbul, Turkey.,Interior detail of the Little Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia.,Bayon temple at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Luxor, Egypt, Africa.,Avenue of sphinxes lines the way to the Great Temple of Amon, Karnak.
Close view of pink flower.
Samdzong, Mustang, Nepal.,An osteologist studies a human skull recovered from a burial crypt.
A view of the three large pyramids at Giza.
Roman Forum, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Ruins tower over the Roman Forum in Italy.
Spectacular lighting strikes the Mediterranean off the Greek coast.
Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.,Land iguana, Conolophus subcristatus, in Galapagos National Park.
Poipu, Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands, Aerial of a beach on the south side of Kauai Island.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.,Long exposure from the backseat of a taxi cab driving at night.
Panoramic of lake with reflection of nearby hills.
Najaf, Iraq, A Shiite man reads from the Koran outside the Imam Ali shrine.
Arco degli Acetari, Rome, Lazio, Italy, The quiet courtyard of Arco degli Acetari in Rome.
A labrador retriever smiles for the camera.
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States.,A pine Christmas wreath lies at the tomb of John F. Kennedy.
Galapagos Islands National Park, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.,A group of Galapagos sea lions lift their heads towards the sunl...
Galapagos Islands National Park, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.,A group of Galapagos sea lions lift their heads towards the sunlight.
Chelsea, New York City, New York, USA.,Chelsea Piers fireworks light up the sky and reflect on the Hudson.
Isla Mujeres, Quintanaroo State, Mexico, A large white remora attached to just behind a whale shark's gill slits.
Mustang, Nepal.,A climber scales a fragile rock face to reach 800-year-old caves.
Kit Carson Street, Taos, New Mexico, USA.,Detail of a building along Kit Carson Street in Taos, New Mexico.
Casablanca, Morocco.,Grand doors at the Mahkama du Pacha, lead to its courtly interior.
St Petersburg, Russia, Tomb of Maria Feodorovna, Princess Dagmar of Denmark in Peter & Paul Cathedral.
A rare pink katydid at Indiana Dunes State Park.
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, A close up view of a yellow rose petals and stamen.
A close up profile of a tree swallow.
An old window of a typical french house in Chamonix city.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont, North Carolina, United States, Early morning light shines on a close up view of a Swi...
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont, North Carolina, United States, Early morning light shines on a close up view of a Swiss chard leaf.
A rain squall over a body of water.
Marrakech, Morocco, Nightlife begins in Marrakech when the sun goes down.
A lighthouse sits in the distance beyond large chunks of ice.
A sunbeam pours through a hole in the clouds behind a fishing boat.
Limon, Costa Rica.,A wandering spider, Cupiennius getazi, hunting in leaf litter.
Wildflowers bloom on hillsides after the rain ends.
Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park, Alaska, USA, The Copper River and its channels wind through the Wrangell Mountains.
Annapolis, Maryland, Boats tour Annapolis harbor on a summer day.
Istanbul, Turkey,Interior of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey.
Zapata Peninsula, Matanzas, Cuba, A pig is roasted over charcoal at Finca Fiesta Campesina.
Istanbul, Turkey.,The famous Blue Mosque in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul, Turkey.
Dubrovnik, Croatia, The Franciscan Monastery bell tower and surrounding sea of red roofs.
St Petersburg, Baltic Sea, Russia.,Woman poses in the gardens of Peterhof Palace, in front of a fountain.
Boerner Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners, Wisconsin, United States.,A young woman assumes hands to hearts center Anjali Mudra...
Boerner Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners, Wisconsin, United States.,A young woman assumes hands to hearts center Anjali Mudra yoga pose.
A close view of a green tree python covered with water droplets.
Several of the 216 heads of Jayavarman VII at the Bayon temple.
El Valle de Anton, Panama.,A Panamanian golden frog sits perched on a rock.
A tiny insect lands on a pink flower.
Alaska, Close up portrait of a bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus.
A white owl photographed at Oasi di Sant'Alessio in Italy.
Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States, A young father holds his son while he blows out his birthday candles.
A screaming confrontation between an osprey and a blue heron.
St Petersburg, Baltic Sea, Russia.,Portrait of a young Russian man training to become a hair stylist.
Studio portrait of an albino woodhouse toad.
A close up of a skipper moth on a pink flower.
A Galapagos land iguana suns himself on the rocks.
Kanapali Beach, Maui Island, Hawaiian Islands, Aerial of the beach and resort area along Kanapali Beach.
United States, A messy, teenage girl's bedroom.
Casablanca, Morocco.,A woman walks in the French designed, 1917, Quartier des Habous.
Waimea Canyon, Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands, Aerial view of Waimea Canyon and the surrounding eroded landscape.
, A chocolate cake topped with cherries.
Panama City, Panama.,A view of air conditioning units on the roof of the Multiplaza Mall.
Andros Island, Out Islands, Bahama Islands, Leaping into Captain Bill's Blue Hole in Central Andros National Park.
Kuna Yala, San Blas Islands, Panama.,A traditional Kuna house in the San Blas Islands.
Mexico, A shrine to La Virgen de Guadalupe.
Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama, Indigenous children at school in the Ngobe Bugle community in Panama.
Friedrichshafen, Germany, The Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei zeppelin moored at an airfield.
Manzanillo, Limon, Costa Rica.,Portrait of a hooded mantis, Choeradodis rhombicollis, on tree bark.
Kufa, Iraq, A photographer and a farmer climb a date palm tree.
A mosque in Baghdad, viewed from the bottom looking up.
Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Shiite men dialog in a mosque with prayer beads and the Quran.
Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco, A potter pours liquid behind a display of newly formed jars.
Los Quetzale National Park, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.,A rufous-collared sparrow, Zonotrichia capensis, foraging on a log.
Andros Island, Out Islands, Bahama Islands, Divers exploring the Ocean Blue Hole, an underwater cave system.
Roads glow beneath mirror-covered office buildings in Hong Kong.
A man walks through a boulder strewn sandy desert.
A brown frog amid natural rubble of leaves and wood.
Germantown, Maryland, United States.,A man walks his dog along a path through the woods.
Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands, Parasailers soaring high above tropical beaches and turquoise waters.
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, Skaters play soccer on frozen canal during the winter of 2012.