Smithsonian’s “Nature’s Best Photography” Exhibit

Washington, D.C.'s National Museum of Natural History's annual "Nature's Best Photography" exhibition showcases 60 large-format prints of this year's most breathtaking nature photography. More than 20,000 entries from 50 countries compete for the prestigious recognition. See all winners here.

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Tin Man Lee
Tin Man Lee
Washington, D.C.'s National Museum of Natural History's annual "Nature's Best Photography" exhibit showcases this year's most breathtaking nature shots. Here, Grand Prize Winner Tin Man Lee, photographs a brown bear pouncing in the icy waters of Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
Art Wolfe/ Art Wolfe Stock
Art Wolfe was chosen as the Photographer of the Year with this photo of the sunrise at Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.
Jenaya Launstein
Youth Photographer of the year, Jenaya Launstein, 15, captured a porcupine in Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory, Canada.
Andy Rouse /
The setting African sun spotlights a single giraffe at the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya awarding photographer Andy Rouse a spot at the exhibit.
Jami Tarris
Jami Tarris becomes one of nature's best photographers with this photo of a red kangaroo joey crossing his arms and paws over his chest while standing up in Sturt Stony Desert, Australia.
Gregory Basco
Gregory Basco's photo of an emerald glass frog latched onto a wild pepper leaf skeleton in the cloud forest of Central Volcanic Mountain Range, Costa Rica.
Thomas Kokta
Thomas Kokta captures an adorable emperor penguin chick snuggling between its parents after begging for food in Snow Hill Island, Antarctica.
Montse Grillo photographs a single green sea turtle with a burst of sun in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
Mark J. Thomas
A photo of two male booted racket-tail hummingbirds near a red banana flower in the Western Andes Mountains of Ecuador wins Mark J. Thomas a spot in the National Museum of Natural History's special exhibit.
Serqy Gorshkov
An arctic fox is displayed gently carrying a goose egg to its litter of pups in Wrangel Island, Russia, by photographer Sergey Gorshkov. See all winners here and learn more about the exhibit.
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