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NATURE'S BEST

22nd Annual 

Windland Smith Rice

International Awards 

Exhibition 

Smithsonian's National Museum

of Natural History, 2nd Floor


OPEN NOW through Sept. 2018

Discover Nature through the Art of Photography

From more than 26,000 entries submitted to the 2017 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice Awards, sixty images were selected to showcase the extraordinary work of outdoor photographers in 59 countries. United by their creativity and technical skill with a camera, these artists of all ages and experience share visions of nature to inspire its preservation.  
The display features the 2017 Windland Awards category Winners and a selection of the Highly Honored images from the NBP Awards competitions, including winners from Nature's Best Photography Asia and the Audubon Photography Awards.

Named for nature photographer and conservationist, Windland Smith Rice, the 22nd annual Nature’s Best Photography Awards exhibition presents fine art prints accompanied by an HD video. Not only may visitors enjoy these stunning photos and the diversity of flora and fauna they represent, but the competition is also open to the public. 

CALL FOR ENTRIES! 

ENTER THE 2018 WINDLAND AWARDS


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Enter to take your work on the journey from the wild to the walls of the Smithsonian; share YOUR images and videos! Email to join the mailing list for updates: awards@naturesbestphotography.com

Launched in 1996, the 
Nature's Best Photography Awards is an endowed exhibition program run in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History—one of the most-visited museums in the world! Located at 1000 Madison Drive, NW, Washington, D.C. Open daily (except Dec. 25) FREE to the public!

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