The Smithsonian Magazine recently unvieled the finalists for their Photo Contest 2012. The contest entries were grouped into five distinct categories, including The American Experience, The Natural World, People, Travel, and Altered Images. The contest, now in it's 10th year, attracts some of the world's foremost photographers. I had a very tough time picking my five favorite from the incredible final 50 photos but, alas, here they are. Enjoy.
To see the rest of the 50 fantastic images and vote for whichever you think is deserving of the Reader's Choice Award, click here. In addition, if you are inspired by what you see, you can register to enter the Photo Contest 2013!
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