I’m on “tour” during the month of July and you’re invited to come along as I visit some of my favorite online destinations! This is my 3rd year of tours and you can find all my past stops in this post. Today’s stop is somewhere I found while we were on vacation in Washington DC. We saw a special exhibit at the Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian where they had the winning photographs on display from the Nature’s Best Photography contest. Oh my! These were some of the most incredible pictures I’ve ever seen!
If you get a chance to go to the Smithsonian before January of 2013, you HAVE to go and see this exhibit!
Open March 30, 2012 to January 6, 2013
In partnership with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the top Winners of each photographic category and a selection of the Highly Honored images from the Windland Smith Rice International Awards are displayed to millions of visitors. These popular print exhibitions are accompanied by videos on two large-screen HDTVs.
You can read all about the competition on the official website.
You can check out the Nature’s Best blog.
There are currently some other open contests and flickr groups to check out:
Picture of the Week CLICK TO ENTER
Every week we feature an image from photographers worldwide. We judge these images on composition and technical quality. First read the Entry Guidelines, then use our upload form to send us your best FOR FREE! Winners get a $25 credit toward a Nature's Best Photography subscription. Email: email@example.com
UPLOAD YOUR PHOTO | Entry Guidelines PDF
Nature's Best Flickr group CLICK HERE TO ENTER photos for a chance to be featured on our blog, our website homepage, facebook, twitter, and perhaps in a future issue of the magazine.
VISIT NATURE'S BEST BLOG to view winning images and read Editor reviews!
Check out this link for more open competitions.
This was our very favorite photo from the exhibit. We would love to buy a print of it, but we can’t seem to find anywhere to do that. The subject is a lion cub who rolled in the mud. Amazing!
Can you imagine being the one to get this shot?
There were so many incredible photos!
We were happy to purchase this special collector’s edition of the magazine so we could hold on to these incredible images.
I want to pick up some more of their back issues as well. Beautiful magazines!
Nature’s Best Photography has impressed me so much and I’m very happy I got to see some of these photographs in real life. I hope you will take some time to look around and appreciate the talented photographers who participate in this community.
Special thanks to Kate Hadfield for her great doodles. I always use them for my summer tour graphics because they are so much fun!