Smithsonian Magazine has announced the finalist for their 11th Annual Photo Contest. You can vote for each category – and they are amazing!! Below are our votes. But it was a touch choice for sure.
Photograph by Dina Bova (Petach Tikva, Israel). FINALIST: Altered Images | “Babylon – Made in Italy is inspired by the story of the Babylon tower, the painting by Pieter Bruegel and by a trip to the beautiful Cinque Terre in Italy,” says Bova. (Cinque Terre, Italy, October 2013)
Photograph by Daniel D’Auria (Tabernacle, New Jersey).
A coastal brown bear hunts for salmon on Silver Salmon Creek in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. According to D’Auria, “she epitomizes the raw beauty and awesome power of the Alaskan wilderness.” (Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, August 2012, Canon 1D Mark IV)
Photograph by Michael Faist (Hilliard, Ohio). FINALIST: Americana | Sunrise at Mormon Row, Grand Teton National Park. “The barn in the photo is the John Moulton Barn, built by Mormon settlers who arrived in the area in the 1890s. Behind the barn is the Teton mountain range,” says Faist. (Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 27, 2013, Nikon D5100)
Photograph by John Gamble (San Francisco, California). FINALIST: Mobile | Meeting face to face with a snow monkey, Gamble says he was able to get within a foot of this Japanese macaque at the Jigokudani Monkey Park. (Nagano, Japan, December 2012, iPhone 5)