We are excited to announce the winners and finalists of the 16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest. The 60 images below were selected from more than 48,000 entries submitted by photographers hailing from 207 countries and territories. From Rory Doyle’s Grand Prize-winning shot of a newborn cowboy in the Mississippi Delta to Daniel Garay's image of a deconstructed Arc de Triomphe, they capture moments in time for Smithsonian.com readers around the globe.
Our 17th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submisions. This year, the Travel category is made possible through The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. In addition to the Smithsonian.com Grand Prize of $2500, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel will award the Grand Prize winner a four-night hotel stay for two at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island as well as a $1000 flight voucher for travel to Southwest Florida. See our rules for more details. We can't wait to see what you'll submit!