Bennett’s wallaby joey at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
Photo: Roshan Patel/Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture shared with the Library of Congress
A single tropical forest may be home to hundreds of different plant species, as seen in this bird’s eye view of Panama’s Soberania National Park. A new study shows that the interactions between tropical plants and the insects that eat them may be explain tropical forest diversity.
Credit: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
"The Web of Space" sculpture by John Safer. A miniature version of this sculpture is given to the National Air and Space Museum Trophy Award winners every year.
Carlos Irizarry, Moratorium, 1969, screenprint, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denhausen Endowment, 2013.24.1 A-B
Copyright: 1969 Carlos Irizarry, Photo by Gene Young
A female brown kiwi chick at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. The chick hatched Feb. 3 and needed specialized veterinary care afterwards to regain strength in her legs.
Photo: Roshan Patel/Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Alta, a male whooping crane at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. (Chris Crowe/Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute)
Unidentified, Family posed inside a car, ca. 1950.
Collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Princetta R. Newman
Smithsonian soil scientist Pat Megonigal holds up a soil core in a wetland. Wetlands store carbon more efficiently than any other natural ecosystem, and a new study shows they store even more when sea level rises. (Credit: Genevieve Noyce/Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)
Callum Francis, Cyndi Lauper, and Andy Kelso
The space shuttle Discovery is the centerpiece of the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.
Empress Xiaoxian, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1777, with repainting possibly in 19th century, Ignatius Sichelbarth (Ai Qimeng) [China (born in Bohemia), 1708–1780], Yi Lantai (active about 1748–1786), and possibly Wang Ruxue (active 18th century), hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, Peabody Essex Museum, gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Sturgis Hinds, 1956, E33619. Photo by Walter Silver/PEM.
"Color: A Visual History from Newton to Modern Color Matching Guides" by Alexandra Locke
Tiffany Chung, "Operation Lam Son 719, 30 Jan.-6 April 1971." 2018, acrylic, ink, and oil and vellum and paper. Courtesy of the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York. Copyright Tiffany Chung.
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