A few photographs from Smithsonian.com & theatlantic.com

The shadow strikes back by Tihomir Trichkov, of Highlands, North Carolina, entered in the People category. Photographed in Highlands, North Carolina, in August of 2011. (© Smithsonian.com)

From the Travel category, The golden rock by David Lazar of Brisbane, Australia. Photographed in Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar, in February of 2010. (© Smithsonian.com)

A female lion at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, Australia, on April 20, 2012. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Meghan Caffery, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialist, hugs Izzy, an agricultural detector beagle whose nose is highly sensitive to food odors, at John F. Kennedy Airport’s Terminal 4 in New York, on February 9, 2012 . This U.S. Customs and Border Protection team works to find foods and plants brought in by visitors that are considered invasive species or banned products, some containing insects or larvae know to be harmful to U.S. agriculture. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Yemeni boys try to rescue a dog in a canal following heavy rains in the capital Sanaa, on April 9, 2012 as the authorities warned citizens residing in mountainous areas to take necessary precautions against expected flash floods. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)

A dog runs through a parade route after the Popemobile passed in Guanajuato, Mexico, on March 24, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI was on a visit to Mexico at the time. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

Inmates are charged by a bull during “Convict Poker” at the Angola Rodeo, a prison rodeo at Louisiana State Prison in Angola, Louisiana, on April 21, 2012. “Convict Poker” is a game that involves four inmate cowboys who sit at a table in the middle of the arena with their hands on the table, and a wild bull is released, leaving the last man remaining seated, as the winner. The Angola Rodeo was first held in 1965 and features prisoners and staff competing in events ranging from bareback horse riding to Guts and Glory, in which inmates attempt to grab a poker chip that has been tied to the back of a Brahma Bull. (Reuters/Jana Asenbrennerova)

Sugarloaf mountain and Guanabara Bay, at dawn in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana

Yawalapiti children climb a tree to jump into the Xingu River in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, on May 7, 2012. (Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino)

Wranglers visit beside a campfire under a moonlit sky on May 3, 2012. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)

Wrangler Nate Cummins takes the opportunity to ride by moonlight, the night before the “Super Moon” during Montana Horses’ final horse drive outside Three Forks, Montana, on May 4, 2012. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)


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