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20 Amazing Finalists From Smithsonian Photo Contest

Making Incense" by Tran Tuan Viet

This year, the Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest received 48,000 submissions from photographers in 155 countries. Here are 20 of the 60 finalists in the six categories: Natural World, The American Experience, Travel, People, Altered Images, and Mobile.

 

Stepping Out of the Shadows

A woman carrying a striped black and white umbrella passes some gates.
A woman carrying a striped black and white umbrella passes some gates. © Laurence Bouchard. 

 

Boatman by Debashis Mukherjee

A boatman enjoys the leisure of reading a newspaper on his boat."


Jamalpur, West Bengal, India. © Debashis Mukherjee. All rights reserved.
“A boatman enjoys the leisure of reading a newspaper on his boat.”

 

“Affection” by Thomas Chadwick

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest

 

“Red Chili Pepper Pickers” by Azim Khan Ronnie

Red Chili Pepper Pickers" by Azim Khan Ronnie

 

Lion’s Mane Jellyfish by Martin Prochazka.

Lion's Mane Jellyfish by Martin Prochazka.

 

“Making Incense” by Tran Tuan Viet

Making Incense" by Tran Tuan Viet

 

This was shot in a pool and inverted upside down by Meaghan Ogilvie.

This was shot in a pool and inverted upside down by Meaghan Ogilvie. 

 

“Sardines in the Sun” by Giacomo Marchione

"Sardines in the Sun" by Giacomo Marchione

 

“Salt Field Workers” by Matty Karp

"Salt Field Workers" by Matty Karp

 

“Umbrella Market” by Thanh Tran

"Umbrella Market" by Thanh Tran

 

“Bear and Salmon” by Roie Galitz

Bear and Salmon by Roie Galitz

 

Simple Motions by Petr Lovigin

Simple Motions by Petr Lovigin

 

Rhino From Chitwan by Tanya Sharapova

Rhino From Chitwan by Tanya Sharapova

 

Summit Eclipse by Jason Hatfield

Summit Eclipse by Jason Hatfield

 

Green by Gareth Bragdon

Green by Gareth Bragdon

 

After a Long Day by Geoffrey Giller

After a Long Day by Geoffrey Giller

 

NYC by Tatiana Borodina

NYC by Tatiana Borodina

 

Feliz Navidad by Alexey Kharitonov

Feliz Navidad by Alexey Kharitonov

 

Rare by Sara Jacoby

Rare by Sara Jacoby

 

Swimming by Fabio Teixeria

Swimming by Fabio Teixeria

Conceptual Photography Merging Surrealism with Digital Art

Conceptual Photography Merging Surrealism with Digital Art

Sweet Newborn Photos by Tiny Times Photography

Sweet Newborn Photos by Tiny Times Photography