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A surfacing whale looking out at viewer

water spraying from a polar bear twisting to shake water from its fur

Windland Smith Rice
Windland Smith Rice

Experience Nature Through the Art of Photography

April 16 – September 25, 2011

The annual Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards competition recognizes the passion and dedication of nature photographers. This celebration of creative talent and discovery has become one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind, uncovering new photographers and new perspectives from around the globe.

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Dedicated to the memory of the accomplished nature photographer and conservation advocate, Windland Smith Rice, the Awards program continues her work by engaging the public through the art of photography and using this creative and educational medium to rekindle a passion for outdoor enjoyment, knowledge, and stewardship.

Share your favorite moment; tell us your story. Your image and your voice can make a difference. Go to and enter your own nature photos!

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