From a perch on the precarious cliffs in Newfoundland, to a hazy morning in the South African bush, to the frozen coastline in Antarctica, these pictures capture awe-inspiring glimpses of nature from around the globe.
These images are only a taste of the new exhibit, “The Best of the Best,” on display at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the annual Windland Smith Rice International Awards for Nature’s Best Photography, the exhibit showcases more than 100 pictures culled from the nearly 500,000 submissions over the last 20 years and captures nature’s most gorgeous offerings.
For more breathtaking views, visit "Nature's Best Photography Presents: The Best of the Best. Windland Smith Rice International Awards" on display now at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., through October 2016.