VOTE FOR THE READERS' CHOICE WINNER!

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.

Finalists: Natural World
Giddyup, Partner
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Red-Fronted Lemur
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Hungry Fox
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Cub
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Walrus Beach Masters
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Playing With the Wave
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Flying at the Infamous Mara River Crossing
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Greenland Dog Lying in a Snow Drift as the Sun Rises
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The Impassable
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Finalists: People
SOS! Flying Shark!
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Woman Painting in Peru
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Anuja and Her Mother
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The Abandonment
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Carrying
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Solar Portrait in Love
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The Damsel in Distress
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La Merienda (The Tea Party)
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A Former Child Soldier Is Released From the Army
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The Twins
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Finalists: Travel
Religious Festival
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A Tengger Horseman on Mount Bromo
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Road to Ruin
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A Day in the Field
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Tengger Shaman at Sunrise
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Spring Snow
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Welcome to Iceland
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Swimming With Salmon
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Aqua
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Finalists: The American Experience
A Groom's Father After the Wedding
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Delacroix-Like Dance
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Newest Cowboy in Town
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Monster Steam Pillars
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The Painful Aftermath
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Finalists: Altered Images
Moth
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Alice in Wonderland
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GRVTY2 No.4
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When the Game Is Over
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Conically Shaped
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Salivating Giraffe
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Saturday Morning
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Finalists: Mobile
Tulip Patch
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Playing Piano
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Museum Break
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The Heart of a Girl
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Donut Smoking on a Balcony
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The Face
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Fish Farm
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Dried Fish
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Believe
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Pacific Beach Bubbles
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