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    "By the lake in Udaipur, India." A Smithsonian.com Editors' Pick from our ongoing 10th Annual Photo Contest. Photo of the Day: September 12, 2012. Photo by Iris Daitzchman.

    "Cactus in the sunset at Canyon Lake." Editors' Pick from our ongoing 10th Annual Photo Contest. Photo of the Day: September 20, 2012. Photo by Kristin Davidson.

    "Sunset at the Flatirons in Boulder." An Editor's Pick from the ongoing 10th Annual Photo Contest. Photo of the Day: September 17, 2012. Photo by Bradley Jones.

    "An old man in Tanahun, Nepal." Editors' Pick from Smithsonian.com's 10th Annual Photo Contest. Photo of the Day: September 21, 2012. Photo by Narayan Sigdel.

    "Hoover Dam in Nevada." An Editors' Pick from our ongoing 10th Annual Photo Contest. Photo of the Day: September 28, 2012. Photo by Javier Arcenillas.

    "A portrait of beautiful Kaya." Smithsonian.com Photo of the Day: September 09, 2012. Photo by Rachel Richardson.

    A monk and seagulls on Inle Lake, Myanmar. SauKhiang Chau @Smithsonian Magazine

    Watcher in the water. Gabrielle White @Smithsonian Magazine

    Makar Sankranti Festival, Gangasagar Avijit Datta @Smithsonian Magazine

    a dancer in Kerala, India

    mayan

    Flower Seller, Dal Lake, Kashmir, by Steve McCurry

    There are few things as beautiful than a group of Indian women in their saris. Like bright, hot flowers.

    Jaipur, India

    Loikaw, Myanmar/Burma. Steve McCurry {go ahead and smile, you know you want to.}

    Bali, Indonesia

    Dancers in Rajasthan, India

    Bali girl

    India | Portrait of a Rabari woman. Gujarat | © Mitchell Kanashkevich.

    maori

    Khampa Tibetan via LincolnTaft.com