The Smithsonian Magazine is presenting their 9th annual photo contest and here is a look at some of the finalists. Editors for the contest received a whopping 67,059 photos from contestant all over the world. We do not envy the task of whittling the field down, but we are certainly appreciative of the end result. The editors will select a grand prize winner in addition to winners of categories such as The Natural World, People, Americana, Travel and Altered Images. Smithsonian also invites us all to vote for a people’s choice winner here.
Check out some of the photos as compiled by Boston.com.