25 Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

For the past 9 years Smithsonian Magazine has been holding an annual photo contest. Here are 25 of this year’s finalists. (via theantlantic.com).

1.

Three fishermen in Inkle Lake by David Lazar.

2.

50 toes by Nimai Ghosh.

3.

Blue Ice Cave by Jamie Scarrow.

4.

Where the soul meets the body by Laura Diliberto.

5.

Jabulani the elephant greeting his caretaker by Paula Durham.

6.

A White Collared Kingfisher (halcyon chloris) dives out of the water, after a quick afternoon dip in the Kinabatangan River, Borneo by C.S. Ling.

7.

The shadow strikes back by Tihomir Trichkov.

8.

Shrimp within vase sponge by William Goodwin.

9.

Brooklyn Bridge by Wayne Bennett.

10.

Teala above and below water by Bridget Bailey.

11.

Segways on tour in Valencia near a modern building by Marcel van Balken.

12.

The golden rock by David Lazar.

13.

The Kara women are the backbone of the tribe by photographer Nicholas Wiesnet.

14.

Forgotten office by Robyn Meyer.

15.

Moonrise over Northern Lights by Ben Hattenbach.

16.

Everything will be all right by Brian Day.

17.

Behind the blue by Paolo Patruno.

18.

Wanting to see her big brother during his baseball game by Stephanie Fox.

19.

Neighborly dispute by Donald Montemorra.

20.

The diversity of ordinary life by Branko Stojanovic.

21.

Ranch dog taking a break from work by Jamie Illian.

22.

Steam from Mammoth Hot Springs by Steven Ross.

23.

Color palettes by Janwalai Kusuwan.

24.

King Penguins by Jamie Scarrow.

25.

A homeless boy sleeping inside the train by Budi Prakasa.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

          
    Hot Buzz

    What’s The Best Meal You’ve Ever Made For Under 10 Dollars?

    collection

    How Normal Are Your Sex Habits?

    trashy
    Now Buzzing