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This is essentially a People’s contest. On the side of the Union, it is a struggle for maintaining in the world, that form, and substance of government, whose leading object is, to elevate the condition of men—to lift artificial weights from all shoulders—to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all—to afford all, an unfettered start, and a fair chance, in the race of life.

Abraham Lincoln

President of the United States (1861-1865)

Snapshots of Life

from the Smithsonian

The Dream

It was a quiet morning at Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, Karnataka. Sun was opening up, and mist from the night was clearing. As we drove through the woods we saw this beautiful leopardess perching on her favorite tree. Ever since I started wildlife photography, I dreamt of seeing leo...More

Into the Circle

A group of barracudas dances in a circular round to be seen by predator as a big predator. My friend decided to enter into the circle.

Nalumu, Acid Attack Survivor

Nalumu was born in 1994. In 2014 when she was coming back from a local market in Kampala, she received an attack with acid by an unknown man. She spent several months in the hospital, suffering from the scars and for the damages to the nerves of her hands. Helped by End Acid Viol...More

The Maid of Orléans

In these photos I have tried to show bondage and captivity, captivity has different aspects, from body bondage to mind and soul bondage. I have been involved with these types of bondage for many years and I have tried to look at this frame with “Fine Art” approach thus leave a co...More

White Noise

60 miles north of Los Angeles, California tower the mountains of the Los Angeles National Forest. The scenery drastically changing with the passing of each season. Trees that were once caught in a sea of roaring flames now stand quietly covered in snow.

Water Runs Dry

This picture tells about how human behavior sometimes destroy life and environment. How do you feel if, say, you are twisting in position as a fish in the jar? Then let the fish free and enjoy watching you from outside the jar? Can you feel it?

Children's Games

While walking through the alleys of the Orthodox neighborhoods of Jerusalem, I noticed these children playing.

Brown Bear's Realm

The brown bears in Kamchatka arrive to Kurile Lake in the southern part of the peninsula to catch as many salmon as they can. But in 2018 the salmons are very late to arrive, affecting the bear's chances to survive the winter hibernation.


It was so exciting to see my first blue Arctic fox in Cape Churchill in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada. At first we thought it was a silver fox, but soon realized it was the elusive blue fox.

Higher Me

A boy is thrown into the air by guests at his Bar Mitzvah party.

Pylons at Kuwait

When I stayed in Kuwait for a while, the desert and the pylon were a boring part of my daily life. Then one day, the pylons and the heavy equipment passing between them became as interesting as the streets of any big city.

Leap of Faith

Adelie penguin jumping on ice in Antarctica, getting back to his little chick after a trip in the ocean.

Salt Miners of Salar de Uyuni

Traditional salt miners of Salar de Uyuni are loading a truck with salt. They have been manually mining for salt here for centuries, as their ancestors did before them. The only thing that has changed is that they use trucks now.

Night Moves

The lights below and the moon above give the fog some nice colors.

Running Into the Fog

A boys track and field team in training at Franklin Park in Boston, MA.