Each year, thousands of photographers from across the globe submit their finest photos to the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards in hopes of winning the grand prize. This year, more than 26,000 photos depicting the beauty and diversity of nature entered the renowned competition. Of those, 60 stunning images, including the winners, are on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History through September 2019. Check out the winning photographs below.
Anna Torres is a Public Affairs Specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. She translates the museum’s science and history-based research and collections information into compelling stories through media relations and the museum’s blog, with additional duties in communications and public affairs. When she isn’t at the museum, Anna spends her time traveling and playing soccer. Anna holds an MA in history and public history from American University.