The Smithsonian has announced the finalists for their 9th annual photography contest. Over 14,000 photographers from all corners of the globe submitted their work. Smithsonian editors narrowed the expansive 67,059 images down to fifty finalists. Take a look at a few of their favorites from this year's contest.
To vote for The Reader's Choice Award visit SmithsonianMag.com
"Toes," shot in West Bengal, India, November 2009 by photographer Nimai Ghosh (Kolkata, India).... Read More
Take a trip around the globe to see some of the world's most beautiful, real life castles. From Slovakia to Thailand, these stunning palaces have stood the test of time and are still fit for a king.... Read More
Consisting of a string of pearl-like island atolls, the Maldives are a natural phenomenon that were once part of the mountainous landscape below the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean.
With its year-round tropical climate, warm sea breezes, pleasant ocean conditions and almost continual sunshine, the Maldives present the perfect vacation destination regardless of the season... Read More
Jack Brauer has become one of our favorite photographers due to the immense passion that he has for the landscapes around him. He confesses that his love for the mountains came long before his love of photography, but that its the influence of his surroundings that perpetuates and motivates his work which can be seen in these breathtaking images. Click through to enjoy more of Jack Brauer's photography.... Read More
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