25 Best Photos From The 2013 Smithsonian Magazine Contest

Every year thousands of photographers submit their best work to the Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest.  The pictures all fall under one of the following categories: the natural world, travel, people, Americana, or altered images. Both the editors and the readers then select who they think is the winner of each category. The photos you are about to see are all finalists in this year’s competition and certainly worthy of that honor. These are the 25 best photos from the 2013 Smithsonian Magazine Contest.

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Monks Releasing Lanterns During Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Monks Releasing Lanterns During Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai, Thailand
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A Visit to Bagan, Myanmar

A Visit to Bagan, Myanmar

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An Onlooker Witnesses the Annular Solar Eclipse as the Sun Sets on May 20, 2012

An Onlooker Witnesses the Annular Solar Eclipse as the Sun Sets on May 20, 2012
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Musicians Arriving at the Bullring

Musicians Arriving at the Bullring

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Guardians of the Forest

Guardians of the Forest


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