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The Smithsonian Photo Contest finalists announced

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.

House collage by Shyamal

Shyamal Das (Kolkata, India) — Photographed October 2010, Sikkim, West Bengal

The Kara women are the backbone of the tribe by Nicholas Wiesnet

Nicholas Wiesnet (Garden Grove, California) — Photographed September 2011, Omo River Valley, Ethiopia

Three fishermen on Inle Lake by David Lazar

David Lazar (Brisbane, Australia) — Photographed January 2011, Inle Lake, Myanmar

The golden rock by David Lazar

David Lazar (Brisbane, Australia) — Photographed February 2010, Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar

Jabulani the elephant greeting his caretaker by Paula Durham

Paula Durham (Cave Creek, Arizona) — Photographed September 2011, Kapama private game reserve, South Africa

Burmese novices playing soccer in the evening by Kyaw Kyaw Winn

Kyaw Kyaw Winn (Yangon, Myanmar) — Photographed April 2011, Myanmar

Segways on tour in Valencia near a modern building — Marcel van Balken

Marcel van Balken (Amstelveen, Netherlands) — Photographed October 2010, Valencia, Spain

Sunset clamming by Jia Han Dong

Jia Han Dong (Parsippany, New Jersey) — Photographed January 2009, Xiapu, Fujian, China

Women making traditional art by Chetan Soni

Chetan Soni (Madhya Pradesh, India) — Photographed November 2010, Rajasthan, India

Packed in the cabin of a train to Jodphur by Ho Lee

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.

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