Smithsonian Magazine has just announced the 50 finalists in their 10th Annual Photo Contest. The contest received over 37,600 entries from photographers in 112 countries. They have narrowed that number down to 50...10 in each category. Categories include: The Natural World, People, Travel, Americana and Altered Images.
Cast your votes to select Readers' Choice. Voting is open until March 29th, 2013.
The Milky Way Galaxy Exploding from Mount Rainier
Photo by David Morrow (Everett, Washington). Photographed at Sunrise Point in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, October 6, 2012
Visiting the Bronx Zoo
Photo by Vanessa Bartlett (New York, New York); October 2012, Bronx Zoo, New York City
An Onlooker Witnesses the Annular Solar Eclipse as the Sun Sets on May 20, 2012
Photo by Colleen Pinski (Peyton, CO). Photographed in Albuquerque, NM, May 2012.
Mummy, I Am Down Here, and Hungry!
Photo by Bjorn Olesen (Singapore). Photographed in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia, November, 2010.
Photo by Neal Piper (Washington, DC). Photographed at Damoy Point, Antarctica, January 2012.
A Man-Made Ice Geyser
Photo by Nathan Carlsen (Duluth, Minnesota). Photographed in Duluth, Minnesota, January 2012.
A Pair of Bald Eagles Share a Meal
Photo by Don Holland (Dyer, Tennessee). Photographed in Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tennessee, January 2012.
People Harvesting Salt at Sunset
Photo by Hoang Giang Hai (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in the Ninh Hoa District, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, August 2012.
Rice Terraces Close to Harvest Season
Photo by Vo Anh Kiet (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). Photographed in La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chay, Yen Bai, Viet Nam, September 2012.
Lone Acacia, Sossusvlei Sand Dunes
Photo by Bob Bush (Altadena, CA). Photographed in Namibia, May 2010.
Musicians Arriving at the Bullring
Photo by Raul Amaru Linares (Bogota, Colombia). Photographed in Quito, Ecuador, October 2011.
River Ferry Operating in the Early Morning in Xiao Donjiang, China
Photo by James Khoo (Shah Alam, Malaysia). Photographed in La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chay, Yen Bai, Viet Nam, August 2010.
Alternating Rice Plots in the Bacson Valley
Photo by Hai Thinh Hoang (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in Bac Son, Lang Son, Vietnam, July 15, 2012.
A Lone Hiker Viewed the Path Before Him as the Milky Way Rose in the Night Sky
Photo by Jason J. Hatfield (Lakewood, CO). Photographed in Bryce Canyon National Park, UT, May 2012.
A Visit to Bagan, Myanmar
Photo by Han Tha (Yangon, Myanmar). Photographed in Bagan, Myanmar, January 2011.
Policemen Run Across the National Congress in Brasília During a Demonstration Against Corruption
Photo by Olivier Boëls (Brasilia, Brazil). Photographed in Brasilia, Brazil, September 2011.
Christine, 20-years-old, with Her First Child a Few Months Old
Photo by Paolo Patruno (Bologna, Italy). Photographed in Mulungwishi, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 2012.
A Day Laborer Works at a Chemical Drum Recycling Plant
Photo by Raihan Parvez (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Photographed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, February 2012.
Annual Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City, Montana
Photo by George Burgin (Billings, Montana). Photographed in Miles City, Montana, May 2012
Apple Guy on Location in the Desert
Photo by Ron Henderson (Dallas, Texas). Photographed in the Dumont Dunes, California, May
Blues in the Streets of Chicago
Photo by Javier Arcenillas (Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain); Photographed in Chicago, Illinois, October 2010.
Photo by Violet Kashi (Giv'atayim, Israel). Photographed in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2011.
Images used with permission.