Smithsonian Photo Contest, started 13 years ago by the Smithsonian magazine to be held annually, is a prestigious photography competition that attracts thousands of photographers around the world. In the last year alone, over 26,000 photographs were submitted for the contest from 93 different countries. So it should be, as the contest is divided into six categories – Natural World, People, Travel, Altered Image, Americana and Mobile. Every year, the in house photo editors choose 10 photographs for each category as the finalist before deciding the Category Winners, Grand Prize and the reader’s choice. The finalists of 2014 have been revealed recently in the magazine’s website, and we have compiled some of the best images for you.
A Brown Bear Walks Across An Estuary, lake Clark National Park, Alaska
Young Buddhist Novices Play In Hsinbyume Pagoda, Mingun, Mandalay, Myanmar
Women Of A Small Village Near Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam, Sew A Fishing Net While Their Husbands Fish, Vinh Hy Bay, Ninh Thuan, Vietnam
While Firemen Were Putting Out A Fire In Chicago, The Water Froze And Coated Everything In Ice, Chicago, Illinois
The Caracolera Is A Common, But Restless Snake, Selva Verde Lodge, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica
Spring In Palouse, Palouse, Washington
Snake, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Mobula Rays Gather To Feed On Plankton Attracted By Dive Lights, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Light Refracts Through The Curves Of A Breaking Wave, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Fog Weaves Through Forest Trees, New Forest, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Fog Creeps Under The Manhattan Bridge, New York, New York
Fireworks Shower Onlookers In Sparks During Holy Week Celebrations, Acobamba, Tarma, Peru
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Ely, Minnesota
A Woman Collects Water Lilies, Chau Doc, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
A Woman And Her Child Place Dyed Threads Out To Dry, Santipure, Nadia, India
A Wave Strikes An Elephant Seal Pup, South Georgia Island
A Vicuña, Chimborazo Volcano, Ecuador
A Green Iguana Surfaces For Air, Bonaire, Netherlands
A Girl With Albinism, Valencia, Spain
A Girl Stares In Wonder At An Aquarium Tank, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California
A Fisherman Checks His Net In The Early Morning, Lam Dong, Dalat, Vietnam
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