Readers’ Choice

We are excited to announce the finalists of the 17th annual Smithsonian magazine photo contest. The 60 images below were selected from more than 36,000 entries submitted by photographers hailing from 145 countries and territories. From now through March 30, we invite readers to vote for the Readers’ Choice winner. The Grand Prize winner, six category winners and the Readers’ Choice winner will be announced on March 31, 2020.

Skimboarding at The Wedge, Orange County, CA

by Sagi Roitfarb

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Adélie Penguin on an Iceberg

by Conor Ryan

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by Hadi Dehghanpour

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Look Down at the Empty Bottom of the Glen Canyon Dam

by Zili Zhang

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Novice in the Rays of a Temple

by Pyae Phyo Thet Paing

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Vote for the Readers’ Choice Winner!

at Smithsonian Magazine

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