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Windland Smith Rice smiling and holding a baby panda
Photo of young elephants playing take by Windland Smith Rice
Photo taken by Windland Smith Rice of a landscape with wildflowers and lake
Photo taken by Windland Smith Rice of a fox sitting and looking at the viewer

DEDICATED IN MEMORY of the accomplished outdoor photographer and conservation advocate WINDLAND SMITH RICE, the Nature's Best Photography Awards program was created to recognize and to celebrate the achievements of photographers at all levels of experience and all nationalities. In this exhibition, we reveal the sixty 2017 award-winning images selected from more than 26,000 photographs submitted by individuals representing 59 countries.

Organized in partnership with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this international photo competition is open to the public and juried by professionals in science, publishing, and conservation.

We now invite YOU to take your favorite photos
and videos of nature on the journey from the wild to the walls of the Smithsonian.


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