The glory of nature, humanity and culture – Smithsonian’s 12th Annual Photo Contest has it all

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Smithsonian.com’s 12th Annual Photo Contest boasts of over 26,500 entries by photographers from 93 different countries. This massive global scale endeavor is reaching its conclusive phase with the selection of ten finalists for the categories – Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile. And, in case you want to show your preference and support for any photograph, you can give your vote for the Reader’s Choice winner (voting period till March 30) by following the earlier link. The winner will be declared on March 31st, after which the 13th Annual Photo Contest will commence – extending into the next year.

As for incredible top image in question, it was snapped by photographer Nicolas Reusens in a jungle of Costa Rica – and is one of the sixty entries we mentioned before. This is what he had to say about the stunning shot –

I could only get around five pictures before the frog was swallowed and the snake disappeared into the deep forest. Not until I arrived home did I realize I had taken one of my favorite shots of the whole trip.

And, if you are sufficiently enticed by the quality of the snap, do take a gander at the some of the assorted photos that were chosen among the thousands of entries from all over the world.

Image Credit: Nicolas Reusens

Image Credit: Nicolas Reusens

Image Credit: Anthony Smith

Image Credit: Anthony Smith

Image Credit: Pham Ty

Image Credit: Pham Ty

Image Credit: Hoang Long Ly

Image Credit: Hoang Long Ly

Image Credit: Ray Collins

Image Credit: Ray Collins

Image Credit: Eng Siong Yeo

Image Credit: Eng Siong Yeo

Image Credit: Ramesh Chandar

Image Credit: Ramesh Chandar

Image Credit:  Bhaskar Sur

Image Credit: Bhaskar Sur

Image Credit: Kevin Morgans

Image Credit: Kevin Morgans

Image Credit: Nhiem Hoang

Image Credit: Nhiem Hoang

Image Credit: Michel Labrecque

Image Credit: Michel Labrecque

Image Credit: Kristhian Castro

Image Credit: Kristhian Castro

Image Credit: David Huamani Bedoya

Image Credit: David Huamani Bedoya

Image Credit: Libby Zhang

Image Credit: Libby Zhang

Image Credit: Frank Miles Richert

Image Credit: Frank Miles Richert

Image Credit: Lorenzo Mittiga

Image Credit: Lorenzo Mittiga

Image Credit: Az Jackson

Image Credit: Az Jackson

Image Credit: Ellie Davies

Image Credit: Ellie Davies

Image Credit: Olivier Douliery

Image Credit: Olivier Douliery

Image Credit: Anne Marcom

Image Credit: Anne Marcom

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The glory of nature, humanity and culture – Smithsonian’s 12th Annual Photo Contest has it all

Smithsonian.com’s 12th Annual Photo Contest boasts of over 26,500 entries by photographers from 93 different countries. This massive global scale endeavor is reaching its conclusive phase with the selection of ten finalists for the categories – Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile. And, in case you want to show your preference and support for any photograph, you can give your vote for the Reader’s Choice winner (voting period till March 30) by following the earlier link. The winner will be declared on March 31st, after which the 13th Annual Photo Contest will commence – extending into the next year.

As for incredible top image in question, it was snapped by photographer Nicolas Reusens in a jungle of Costa Rica – and is one of the sixty entries we mentioned before. This is what he had to say about the stunning shot –

I could only get around five pictures before the frog was swallowed and the snake disappeared into the deep forest. Not until I arrived home did I realize I had taken one of my favorite shots of the whole trip.

And, if you are sufficiently enticed by the quality of the snap, do take a gander at the some of the assorted photos that were chosen among the thousands of entries from all over the world.

Image Credit: Nicolas Reusens

Image Credit: Nicolas Reusens

Image Credit: Anthony Smith

Image Credit: Anthony Smith

Image Credit: Pham Ty

Image Credit: Pham Ty

Image Credit: Hoang Long Ly

Image Credit: Hoang Long Ly

Image Credit: Ray Collins

Image Credit: Ray Collins

Image Credit: Eng Siong Yeo

Image Credit: Eng Siong Yeo

Image Credit: Ramesh Chandar

Image Credit: Ramesh Chandar

Image Credit:  Bhaskar Sur

Image Credit: Bhaskar Sur

Image Credit: Kevin Morgans

Image Credit: Kevin Morgans

Image Credit: Nhiem Hoang

Image Credit: Nhiem Hoang

Image Credit: Michel Labrecque

Image Credit: Michel Labrecque

Image Credit: Kristhian Castro

Image Credit: Kristhian Castro

Image Credit: David Huamani Bedoya

Image Credit: David Huamani Bedoya

Image Credit: Libby Zhang

Image Credit: Libby Zhang

Image Credit: Frank Miles Richert

Image Credit: Frank Miles Richert

Image Credit: Lorenzo Mittiga

Image Credit: Lorenzo Mittiga

Image Credit: Az Jackson

Image Credit: Az Jackson

Image Credit: Ellie Davies

Image Credit: Ellie Davies

Image Credit: Olivier Douliery

Image Credit: Olivier Douliery

Image Credit: Anne Marcom

Image Credit: Anne Marcom

Via: MyModernMet

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