Three Cassiopea, or upside-down jellyfish, from Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean seen from above in the lab at the Department of Invertebrate Zoology in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
Credit: Allen Collins and Cheryl Ames
"The Web of Space" sculpture by John Safer. A miniature version of this sculpture is given to the National Air and Space Museum’s Michael Collins Trophy winners every year.
Caption: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Salish/Cree/Shoshone, b. 1940), “Trade Canoe: Adrift”, 2015. Acrylic on canvas. Museum purchase, 2016. (26/9791)
Girl in Red, 1950
18 ¼ x 12 ½ inches
The Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art
Plains zebras are one of the large wild herbivore species threatened by increasing numbers of livestock in Laikipia County, Kenya.
Photo Credit: Ramiro D. Crego, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Photo credit: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Inland Niger Delta artist; Djenné, Mopti Region, Mali; Equestrian Figure; 13th-15th century C.E.; Ceramic; National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, museum purchase, 86-12-2; Photograph by Franko Khoury.
The research platform at the Bocas STRI station, where the microplastics were deployed.
Sam Gilliam, “Light Depth,” 1969. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy Corcoran Gallery of Art. Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Museum Purchase, Gallery Fund), 2018.
Vai looks on at her daughter Mata, filmed in Kuki Airani, one of seven Pacific Nations featured in Vai (2019)
Photo courtesy of MPI Media
Guinea pigs in their new village outside the Amazonia forest canopy at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
Photo Credit: Roshan Patel/Smithsonian’s National Zoo
The Zoo’s 6-year-old female sloth bear, Remi.
Credit: Connor Mallon, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
"Untitled, Toni Morrison” by Robert McCurdy, 2006. Oil on canvas.
Gift of Ian M. and Annette P. Cumming
Using the Event Horizon Telescope, scientists obtained this image of the black hole at the center of galaxy M87, outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon.
“Kobe Bean Bryant” by Rick Chapman, 2007. Selenium-toned gelatin silver print. National Portrait Gallery,
Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist and ESPN. ©2007 Rick Chapman
Photo credit: Chelsea Grubb, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
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