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NATURE'S BEST

22nd Annual 

Windland Smith Rice


International Awards 

Smithsonian Exhibition
 

National Museum of Natural History, 2nd Floor

OPEN DAILY until SEPTEMBER 2018

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 levels share their visions of nature to inspire its conservation. The print display features the Windland Awards category winners and a selection of the Highly Honored images from the competition, including winners from Nature's Best Photography Asia and the Audubon Photography Awards, and is accompanied by an HD video.

NEXT exhibition will open October 2018

Each year, the nature photographers from around the world enter the annual competition to take their photos and videos on the journey from the wild to the walls of the Smithsonian; share YOUR images and videos! 

Named for nature photographer and conservationist, Windland Smith Rice, the annual Nature’s Best Photography Awards exhibition presents fine art nature photography as prints and video. 

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. FREE and open to the public daily (except Dec. 25).

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