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
Why use your drone to scout out great aerial shots when you can use satellite imagery of the entire the world? That’s the winning strategy of artists J.P. and Mike Andrews, two U.K.-born brothers known for their incredible abstract aerial images. They’re some of the world’s best drone photographers, but they spend way more time researching potential drone photography locations online than they do flying drones, with amazing results.
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Stunning drone images by Abstract Aerial Art Images by J.P. and Mike Andrews
As a company whose roots are in the urban environment, the creation of the Urban Photographer of the Year competition allows us to demonstrate our knowledge of city life, celebrating the individuals who are helping capture and share its most intimate and inspirational moments.
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From mysterious shadow portraits to amazing aerials, stunning images of the ocean to the creatures inhabiting a Sunshine Coast backyard, the winners of the 2019 Photographer of the Year presented by Panasonic have been announced.
The annual competition, now in its seventh year, is the largest competition for amateur photographers in Australasia, and for 2019 had a prize pool of more than $25,000 across eight categories – Landscape, Wildlife and Animal, People and Portrait, Black and White, Travel, Action, Photo of the Year and Junior.
The nature was here before human, but the people started to build-destroy it with roads, houses, parks and squares. They killed the nature and this suppressed the wildlife.
But nature breaks out. The planet recovers, sets back how it was.
Maybe without people.
Aerial photo collection
Hardware: DJI drone, Software: Lightroom CC & Photoshop, Editing: Wacom Digital Drawing Board
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Chris Poplawski is a Southern California native who loves experiencing new landscapes and engaging with wildlife in their natural element. While his life’s work is mainly dedicated to travel and brand photography, he also spends my time building relationships with couples and people around the world to capture their love stories.