13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest

The Smithsonian has recently published its results for its 13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest.

The photo contest is open to everyone and there are 7 categories for submissions such as ‘Travel’, ‘Natural World’ and ‘ Sustainable Travel’…

For the 2015 edition, the Grand Prize winner is Albert Ivan Damanik for his photo entitled Remaining on the Slopes of Mount Sinabung.

The Natural World category was won by Hidetoshi Ogata and the A Little Monkey on the Cliff photo.

While Radim Schreiber was announced as the Altered images winner for the photo : Synchronous Fireflies

You can view the list of all the winners and finalists on the Smithsonian website as well as see the entries for the 2016 edition ; the 14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest or even submit your own photo.

Aurora Borealis

Ever wondered what an Aurora Borealis might look like from Space ?

Well NASA gives you the answer!

Shot from the International Space Station, you can admire the Aurora Borealis as well as the Aurora Australis phenomena…

To me it feels surreal… the colors are mesmerizing and it definitely is among the extraordinary wonders of our planet.

Aerial and landscape photography

Swedish photographer and visual creator, Tobias Hagg captures noteworthy scenes from a bird’s eye view.

 

But his landscape photos are also worth the look…

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are incredible birds, so tiny and fast that you can rarely get a good look when they flap their wings with the naked eye…

Tracy Johnson has mastered the art of capturing these beauties while hand feeding them…