14th annual Smithsonian.com photo contest
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14th annual Smithsonian.com photo contest

Smithsonian.com, a publication of the Smithsonian Institution, has announced the finalists of its 14th annual photo contest.

Over 48,000 photos were submitted by photographers representing 146 countries and territories, with ten finalists selected in each of the following categories: The Natural World, Travel, Sustainable Travel, People, Mobile, The American Experience, and Altered Images.

Voting is currently open for the Readers’ Choice award, which will be announced alongside the Grand Prize and category winners on March 28. Click through the slides above to see a few of our favorite images, and head over to Smithsonian.com to see all the finalists and vote for the Readers’ Choice winner.

Surreal: A man bikes by an octopus statue at the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, Nevada.

Alina Rudya, Berlin, Germany

Category: Mobile