If you like photo contests, you may want to take a look at the finalists of the 9th Smithsonian Photo Contest.
These are the ten finalists in the travel category. You can click on the images to go to the Smithsonian Magazine website and vote for your favorites. Don’t forget to take a look at the images in the other categories: Altered Images, Americana, The Natural World and People.
Shyamal Das (Kolkata, India) — Photographed October 2010, Sikkim, West Bengal
Nicholas Wiesnet (Garden Grove, California) — Photographed September 2011, Omo River Valley, Ethiopia
David Lazar (Brisbane, Australia) — Photographed January 2011, Inle Lake, Myanmar
David Lazar (Brisbane, Australia) — Photographed February 2010, Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar
Paula Durham (Cave Creek, Arizona) — Photographed September 2011, Kapama private game reserve, South Africa
Kyaw Kyaw Winn (Yangon, Myanmar) — Photographed April 2011, Myanmar
Marcel van Balken (Amstelveen, Netherlands) — Photographed October 2010, Valencia, Spain
Jia Han Dong (Parsippany, New Jersey) — Photographed January 2009, Xiapu, Fujian, China
Chetan Soni (Madhya Pradesh, India) — Photographed November 2010, Rajasthan, India
Ho Lee (Hong Kong, China) — Photographed January 2011, Jaipur, India
If you’d like to compete in the 10th edition of the contest, you have time until December 1, 2012 at 2 PM EST to submit your images. There are also monthly prizes. Take note that if you submit an image, you’re not losing the copyright, but you’re granting a perpetual royalty free license for whatever use to the Smithsonian Magazine.
What’s your favorite image?
All the images in this article are a courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine.