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The ever-popular Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards returns to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History for a new year. Juried from over 20,000 entries of professional, amateur, and youth photographers, the awards represent the very best in wildlife and nature photography from around the world. This year's exhibit features approximately sixty winning and highly honored photographs presented in stunning large print format.

Witness the beauty and diversity of the natural world. The exhibit opens at the National Museum of Natural History October 24, 2014 and runs through April 20, 2015.

The 2013 Nature's Best Photography Awards Collectors Edition is available in the museum shop or online at the Nature's Best website.
Nature's Best Photography Magazine Awards Special Issue Cover

Two playful cheetahs

Nature's Best Photography
Caption Contest


Got a funny or creative one-liner in mind? Submit your captions for any of the images in the exhibition and the best will be shared online.


Featured Videos

Polar bear mother and cub

View videos highlighting the award-winning images and watch Photographer of the Year, Art Wolfe, share his thoughts and tips.



Encyclopedia of Life Logo

Learn more about the animals and plants featured in this exhibit. Visit the Encyclopedia of Life website's online collection.



Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition


Enter your photos in the next competition and maybe your work will journey from the wild to the walls of the Smithsonian.

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