Smithsonian Magazine's 2015 Photo Contest

The editors of Smithsonian magazine have just announced the finalists in their 13th annual photo contest, selected from more than 46,000 entries sent in from 168 countries. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here from the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, The American Experience, Altered Images, and Mobile. Captions were written by the photographers. Be sure to visit the contest page at to see all the finalists and vote for your favorites.
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