Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

• Finalists Smithsonian photo contest 2015

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

In the 12th time "Smithsonian" magazine organized a photo contest, which was sent 26, 5000 photos from 93 countries. The work is divided into six categories: "World of Nature", "Travel", "People", "americana", "Changed photos" and "Mobile pictures." In each category, the editors selected the ten most interesting pictures that will compete for the first place, and the names of the winners we recognize March 31, 2015. See the beauty and diversity of life in the photographs of the Smithsonian photo contest finalists in 2015.

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

The snake, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica. (Photo: Nicolaus Reusens / Natural World).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

The wave strikes the baby elephant seal, South Georgia Island. (Photo: Anthony Smith / Natural World).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

The brown bear walks through the mouth of the river, Clark National Park, Alaska. (Photo: Kevin Morgans / Natural World).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

Survival. Young cheetahs learn to hunt. (Photo: Eng Siong Yeo / Natural World).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

The light is refracted in the rising tide. New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Ray Collins / Natural World).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

Green Iguana decided to get some fresh air. Bonaire, Netherlands. (Photo: Lorenzo Mittiga / Natural World).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

Vicuña. Chimborazo volcano, Ecuador. (Photo: Kristhian Castro / Natural World).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

The spider and its web. (Photo: Ramesh Chandar / Natural World).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

Women in a small village near Vinh Hy-Bay, Vietnam, sew fishing net for men. (Photo: Pham Ty / People).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

Onno - a teenage girl from the tribe of Arbore, the Omo Valley, Ethiopia. (Photo: Matjaz Krivic / People).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

A young man from the tribe Mursi holds an AK-47, Marenke, Omo Valley, Ethiopia. (Photo: Jorge Fernandez / People).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

The woman and her baby are hung out to dry dyed yarn, Santipure, India. (Photo: Bhaskar Sur / People).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

Fireworks during Holy Week, Acobamba, Tarma, Peru. (Photo: David Huamania Bedoya / Travel).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

The woman collects water lilies, Chau Doc in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. (Photo: Nhiem Hoang / Travel).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

Young Buddhist novices play Hsinbyume Pagoda, Mingun, Mandalay, Myanmar. (Photo: Sergio Carbajo Rodriguez / Travel).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

Ritual. Priests celebrate Orthodox Easter, Lalibela, Ethiopia. (Photo: Jorge Fernandez / Travel).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

On the canoe in the wilderness. Ely, Minnesota. (Photo: David LaPointe / Travel).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

Now in the White House, the two presidents! (Photo: OIivier Douliery / Americana).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

Magical show on Independence Day. (Photo: Anne Marcom / Americana)

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

The girl is amazed by what he saw. Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. (Photo: Royce Hutain / Mobile).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

The mist weaves through the forest trees, the New Forest, Hampshire, United Kingdom. (Photo: Elle Davis / Altered Images).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

A very beautiful girl albino. (Photo: Ana Yturralde / People).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

Fog shrouds Manhattan Bridge. (Photo: Az Jackson / Americana).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

Spring in Palouse, Washington. (Photo: Ernest Wright / Altered Images).

Finalists Smithsonian Photo Contest 2015

An innocent look child standing among jute sticks. (Photo: Sudipta Dutta Chowdhury / Mobile).