We are excited to announce the finalists of the 16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest. This year, we received more than 48,000 submissions from photographers in 207 countries and territories. From dynamic portraits to breathtaking landscapes, these 60 images stood out to our photo editors as the most unique and memorable.
Readers’ Choice voting is now open! Come back each day through March 29 at 5:00pm EST to vote for your favorite finalist. Winners will be announced the first week of April.