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Look At These Stunning Shots From The Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
March 6, 2013
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The Natural World/Photo: Colleen Pinski

The Smithsonian Magazine has announced the 50 finalists for their tenth annual photo contest, and there are some pretty epic shots on display.

The contest's five categories are the natural world, travel, people, Americana, and altered images - if you have time, it's worth heading to the contest page at and looking at all the submissions.

The winners will be selected by Smithsonian's editors, but there are also Reader's Choice Awards, so if you'd like to weigh in, here's your chance.

Travel: Musicians in Quito, Ecuador/Photo: Raul Amaru Linares

Altered Images: The aftermath of a tornado in Mapleton, Iowa/Photo: Tim Wright

Travel: Bryce Canyon National park, Utah/Photo: Jason J. Hatfield

The Natural World: Ants in Bekasi, West Java in Indonesia/Photo: Eko Adiyanto

Travel: A lone acacia (aka thorntree) in Namibia/Photo: Bob Bush

Travel: Salt harvesters in Ninh Hoa District, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam/Photo: Hoang Giang Hai

Altered Images: Composite photo of the Duomo in Florence, Italy/Photo: Garret Suhrie

Travel: Temples in Bagan, Burma/Photo: Han Tha

The Natural World: A man-made ice geyser in Duluth, Minnesota/Photo: Nathan Carlsen

Via The Atlantic


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