Smithsonian Magazine 2017 Photo Contest Finalists Announced

Smithsonian Magazine is always worth paying attention to, but their photography contest is always an annual highlight. 

The most recent competition is no exception, featuring exceptional examples of photojournalism, wildlife photography and stunningly unique compositions.

The finalsists for 2017 have just been announced and some of the images are truly amazing.

Finalists fall into several categories, including Altered Images, Mobile, Natural World, People, Travel and The American Experience.

Erika Valkovicova, a photographer from the Czech Republc, got this amazing photo; “A seal pup enjoys the morning breeze on Düne Island in Germany.”
Pedro Jarque Krebs’s composition, The King, is a finalist in the Altered Images section. “Griffon vulture portrait, photographed in France.”
During my stay at a Costa Rican hotel, I noticed that red-eyed tree frogs flooded the gardens. As I approached this frog, it climbed into one of the holes in a leaf, as if it were sticking out a window.” – Salvador Colvée Nebot, Denia, Spain
“Energy travels hundreds of miles across the ocean and comes to a dramatic end when it reaches our shores. Photographed in California.” Oreon Strusinski (Natural World Finalist)
When I went to take photos of an apartment, I saw a woman through market umbrellas. Photographed in Vietnam.” – Thanh Tran (Travel Finalist)

We’ve selected a small handful, but the full range are all available over at the Smithsonian Magazine website.

Colin J McCracken
Colin J McCracken

Director and Executive Editor

Colin J McCracken is an Irish editor and writer of both fiction and journalism. Coming from a background in education and film, his passions are split between the environmental and the entertaining. Constantly striving for a more sustainable existence and trying to balance it while simultaneously buying too many books.