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The 21st Annual

Nature's Best Photography

Windland Smith Rice

International Awards

Smithsonian Exhibition 

National Museum of Natural History 2nd Floor

OPEN NOW through Sept. 2017

This exhibition presents 82 fine art prints accompanied by an HD video. Dedicated nature photographers travel the globe and brave the elements to create images that will transport us into the natural world. Their extraordinary talent in visual storytelling is recognized through the Nature’s Best Photography photo competition named for nature photographer and conservationist, Windland Smith Rice. 

The display features the 2016 Category Winners and a selection of the Highly Honored images from the NBP Awards competitions, including winners from Nature's Best Photography Asia, Nature's Best Photography Africa, the Audubon Photography Awards, and from the Yellowstone Forever contest in support of Yellowstone National Park.

Launched in 1996 at the Washington D.C. National Zoo, 
the Nature's Best Photography International Awards is now an endowed exhibition program at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Plan a visit to one of the most-visited museums in the world located on the National Mall, 1000 Madison Drive, NW, Washington, DC. Open daily (except Christmas) FREE to the public!


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