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03/06/2012

Editor's Choice Pictures of the Day - Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists - March 6, 2012


This is a selection of Smithsonian magazine’s 9th annual photo contest finalists. The contest has attracted over 14 thousand photographers from   over 100 countries. The five categories include —The Natural World, Americana, People, Travel and Altered Images (for photographs that have been manipulated).

Smithsonian photo editors have selected 50 finalists, 10 in each category, which will be displayed on the Smithsonian website. Ultimately, the editors will select one winner in each category, as well as one grand prize winner. Readers are invited to select an additional winner by voting for Readers Choice  for their favorite image on the site The voting period will be open from March 1-31, 2012.  All photos © Smithsonian.com

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Village boys relaxing

Nimai Chandra Ghosh (Kolkata, India)
Photographed November 2009, West Bengal, India

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Blue Ice Cave

Jamie Scarrow (Bruce, Canberra, Australia)
Photographed December 2011, Antarctica


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Segways on tour in Valencia near a modern building

Marcel van Balken (Amstelveen, Netherlands)
Photographed October 2010, Valencia, Spain


 

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The golden rock

David Lazar (Brisbane, Australia)
Photographed February 2010, Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar


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The Kara women are the backbone of the tribe

Nicholas Wiesnet (Garden Grove, California)
Photographed September 2011, Omo River Valley, Ethiopia


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Moonrise over Northern Lights

Ben Hattenbach (Los Angeles, California)
Photographed March 2011, northern Alaska



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Everything will be all right

Brian Day (Oak Park, Michigan)
Photographed April 2011, Detroit, Michigan


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Behind the blue

Paolo Patruno (Bologna, Italy)
Photographed May 2011, Lilongwe, Malawi


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Wanting to see her big brother during his baseball game

Stephanie Fox (Mobile, Alabama)
Photographed March 2011, Mobile, Alabama


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Neighborly dispute

Donald Montemorra (Swampscott, Massachusetts)
Photographed July 2009, Katmai National Park, Alaska


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Ranch dog taking a break from work

Jamie Illian (Dallas, Texas)
Photographed April 2011, Ellsworth, Nebraska


 

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A homeless boy sleeping inside the train

Budi Prakasa (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Photographed August 2009, Jakarta, Indonesia


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King Penguins

Jamie Scarrow (Bruce, Canberra, Australia)
Photographed November 2010, South Georgia


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Three fishermen on Inle Lake

David Lazar (Brisbane, Australia)
Photographed January 2011, Inle Lake, Myanmar


 

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The diversity of ordinary life

Branko Stojanovic (Novi Sad, Serbia)
Photographed November 2011, Novi Sad, Serbia

 

 

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