Image Gallery

The images in this gallery belong to SERC and the Smithsonian Institution, unless otherwise noted in the credits. You are welcome to use SERC/Smithsonian images for most non-commercial purposes, provided credit is given to SERC or the Smithsonian Institution as the source and you follow the Smithsonian Terms of Use. Some of these images are available in higher resolution. To ask about acquiring high-res photos or about commercial use of photos, contact SERC media coordinator Kristen Goodhue at

Click on the photos for a larger view with full caption and credit information. You can also search by category using the drop-down menu at the top.