A blue morpho butterfly, Morpho peleides limpida, on its chrysalis.
Alajuela, Costa Rica.
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A high angle view of Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
A view of the White House from the front lawn on a sunny day.
Washington, D.C., United States of America.
A close up view of cherry blossoms.
Washington, District of Columbia, United States.
Spix's disk-winged bats, Thyroptera tricolor, hide inside a leaf.
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica.
The symmetry of the Taj Mahal is perfectly replicated in the adjoining reflecting pool.
Agra , Uttar Pradesh , India
People are silhouetted amongst cherry blossoms that glow in the morning light.
Tidal Basin, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Morning sunlight softens the view of a cherry blossom tree.
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Beignets and hot chocolate are popular items at Cafe Du Monde.
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America.
A side view of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
Washington, District of Columbia.
A backlit view of apples growing on branches.
Virginia , United States
Aerial view of ocean near Key West, Florida.
Key West, Florida, United States of America.
A night sky above Caye Caulker, Belize.
Caye Caulker, Belize.
A herd of Masai giraffe cross the road.
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania.
A view of Enchanted Rock and the surrounding vegetation.
Fredericksburg, Texas , United States
Impala cautiously drink water from the edge of a lake.
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
A herd of Masai giraffe look to feed on nearby trees.
Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
A single giraffe stands in a field.
A Masai giraffe stands facing the camera.
A landscape view of Selous Game Reserve.
A ship sails into the sunset.
A zebra, Equus quagga, looks back at the camera.
An African elephant, Loxodonta africana, stands under a baobab tree.
A hand picks an apple from an apple tree.
A man stands in water to scatter stems and leaves onto the water's surface.
A large baobab tree reveals a hole dug out by elephants.
Ruaha National Park, Tanzania.
Densely growing tea plants.
Kalpetta, Kerala, India.
A view of Jackson Square, also known as Place d'Armes, on a sunny day.
A shrimp po'boy sits inside Johnny's Po-Boy restaurant.
The Kennedy Center is lit like Northern Lights for a Nordic exhibit.
Light illuminates the bass drum of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Homes along a water canal in Kochi.
Kochi, Kerala, India.
A high angle view shows the plazas and Palace at Xunantunich.
Hippos, Hippopotamus amphibius, keep each other company in a lake.
Cherry blossoms glow softly in the morning sunlight.
A beautiful example of colorful pietra dura at the Taj Mahal.
A hand holds a freshly picked red apple.
A view from Periyar Lake of the sun setting behind Cardamom Hills
Periyar, Kerala, India.
A lush, green forest within Periyar Tiger Reserve.
A wide angle view of the Backwaters in Southern India.
Backwaters, Kerala, India.
A plate showing a colorful South Indian dinner with Kerala rice and parotta.
"El Castillo," right, is the tallest building at Xunantunich.
A Baird's tapir, Tapirus bairdii, walks through the water.
A newly born Masai giraffe calf nurses from its mother.
An adult Masai giraffe and two young look at the camera.
A sunlit gate at Amber Fort juxtaposes a shadowed structure below it.
Jaipur , Rajasthan , India
A herd of impala cautiously drink at the edge of a lake.
Teal blue water ripples in the Caribbean Sea.
Caribbean Sea, Central America.
A dense field of cotton spreads across the land.
Lockhart , Texas , United States
Local women walk along the beach.
Nungwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Two pigeons fly in front of the Taj Mahal.
A Riverfront Line streetcar is stopped near the end of Canal Street.
A skull lays inside Actun Tunichil Muknal.
Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize.
Grand Prismatic Spring displays vivid colors.
A view of the Biltmore House in winter.
Asheville, North Carolina, United States of America.
A crowd of tourists watch Old Faithful erupt.
Water ripples on the surface of Sunset Lake in Yellowstone.
The Jefferson Memorial with Fall leaves.
Steam rises off the beautiful blue water of Sapphire Pool.
A blue-crowned motmot, Momotus momota, rests on a perch.
Belize Zoo, Belize.
A latticed window is an example of jali style craftsmanship.
A person holds fresh tamarind pods.
A fork sits on a plate of stuffed clams.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.
An open cacao pod reveals the white pulp inside.
Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Posted signs show the distances from Key West to many other cities.
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, Key West, Florida, United States of America.
A Baird's tapir, Tapirus bairdii, sniffs at the camera.
Belize Zoo, Belize
Fluffy white clouds roll above a cotton field.
A carved marble relief panel depicts flowers and a butterfly.
Bright pink cherry blossoms bloom with the Jefferson Memorial in the background.
Tidal Basin, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.
A red bicycle pops in the morning light while propped up against a cherry blossom tree.
Blooming cherry blossom trees frame a view of the Jefferson Memorial.
Tidal Basin, Washington, District of Columbia.
A breakfast of gallo pinto, eggs, cheese, tortilla, and fruit.
Alajuela, Costa Rica
A few apples remain on a branch while a lot of the tree's fruit lay in a pile on the ground below.
Visitors like tiny standing next to the grand Taj Mahal.
Decorative design of white marble with inlay and bas reliefs.
An in-camera double exposure of a plumeria plant and the Taj Mahal.
A river reflects the sun setting behind trees.
Salado , Texas , United States
A man swims the breaststroke at Barton Springs.
Austin , Barton Springs , Texas , United States
Tree silhouettes frame views of a farm and hay bales.
Austin , Texas , United States
A high angle view of the Esperson Building and surrounding downtown.
Houston , Texas , United States
A small patch of road and sidewalk can be seen between the cluster of downtown skyscrapers.
An evening view of Houston's skyline.
A detail shot of a door's handle and decorative design at Jaipur's City Palace.
A detail view of the Peacock Gate, which symbolizes monsoon and the autumn season.
Elephants carry tourists up to the Sun Gate at Amer Fort.
Three people look tiny against the vast depth of the Chand Baori stepwell.
Abhaneri , Rajasthan , India
A cornice shows the beautiful skill of pietra dura, inlaid white marble.
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