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
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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.
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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.
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Jenaya Launstein
Youth Photographer of the year, Jenaya Launstein, 15, captured a porcupine in Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory, Canada.
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Andy Rouse / www.andyrouse.co.uk
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.
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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.
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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.
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Thomas Kokta
Thomas Kokta captures an adorable emperor penguin chick snuggling between its parents after begging for food in Snow Hill Island, Antarctica.
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Montse Grillo
Montse Grillo photographs a single green sea turtle with a burst of sun in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
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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.
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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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