Left: Newborn gorilla cradled by mother Calaya, a 20-year-old female western lowland gorilla. She gave birth to her second offspring May 27 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. (Photo by Valerie Schultz, Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute)
Right: Calaya, a 20-year-old female western lowland gorilla, gave birth to her second offspring May 27 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.(Photo by Skip Brown, Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute)
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in Washington, D.C., welcomed three meerkat pups to mother Sadie and father Frankie in the Small Mammal House.
Photo credit: Ann Gutowski, Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
The team of scientists and interns who planted BiodiversiTREE in 2013, along with roughly 100 volunteers. From left: Susan Cook-Patton, Whitney Hoot, Caitlyn Cecil, Jess Shue, John Parker, Kim Holzer and Lada Klimesova. (Credit: Susan Cook-Patton)
Shelley Niro (Six Nations Reserve, Bay of Quinte Mohawk, Turtle Clan, b. 1954), “The Rebel,” 1987. Hand-tinted gelatin silver print. Collection of the artist.
The Venerable Lama Losang Samten helped introduce Tibetan Buddhist sand mandalas to the West when he moved to the United States in 1988.
Photo courtesy of Losang Samten
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, formed in Springfield, Missouri in 1972, perform an evening concert. Photo by Jim Mayfield
44¢ Surfer and Outrigger Canoe single, 1959
Artwork by Krystal Quiles for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
LP 791-18 d, illustrated here, is an Earth-size world about 90 light-years away. The gravitational tug from a more massive planet in the system, shown as a blue disk in the background, may result in internal heating and volcanic eruptions—as much as Jupiter’s moon Io, the most geologically active body in the solar system. Astronomers discovered and studied the planet using data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite along with many other observatories.
Images courtesy of the subjects
Writing box (suzuribako) in the form of a plum blossom, Japan, Edo period, late 18th century, Lacquer, gold, silver, tin alloy, wood,
Diameter: 24.8cm (9 ¾ in), RLS2023.4.29, Gift of the Avant Family, Credit: National
Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Credit: Frederick Douglass by an unidentified artist. Oil on canvas, c. 1845. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
Courtesy National Air and Space Museum
Photo courtesy Fairbury Improvement Group
Boynayel Mota, of the music and cultural group Taiguabo Yukayeke Kiskeya, overlooks the mountains of his Indigenous ancestors in Maguana Arriba, Dominican Republic. Photo by Delvin Ortega, Ortega Films, Dominican Republic, Aug. 17, 2021.
Lily Hope, “Memorial Beats,” 2021, thigh-spun merino and cedar bark with copper, headphones, and audio files, 16 x 4 x 10 in., The Hope Family Trust. Photo by Sydney Akagi.
Mural by Amir Khadar, courtesy Anacostia Community Museum
Research ecologist Nathan Cooper holds a radio-tagged Kirtland’s Warbler just before releasing it in The Bahamas. Credit: Tim Romano/Smithsonian
Courtesy of Baseera Khan
Courtesy Peacock Network
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