These are the finalists in the 11th annual Smithsonian Photo Contest.
After looking through more than 50,000 photographs submitted by photographers from 132 different countries, the judges selected ten from each of six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile.
In this gallery, a selection from three of the categories. For Best Wildlife, Travel and People Pictures.
Natural World finalist John Matzick (Port Hadlock, Washington)
Natural World finalist Christopher Doherty (North Palm Beach, Florida)
Natural World finalist Daniel D'Auria (Tabernacle, New Jersey)
Natural World finalist Graham McGeorge (Jacksonville, Florida)
Natural World finalist Karen Lunney (Brisbane, Australia)
Natural World finalist José De Rocco (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Natural World finalist Richard Masters (Quebec City, Canada)
People finalist David Lazar (Brisbane, Australia)
People finalist Simon Morris (Bridgend, United Kingdom)
People finalist Yasir Nisar (Lahore, Pakistan)
Travel finalist Matthew Zheng (San Francisco, California)
Travel finalist Stefano Coltelli (San Miniato, Italy)
Travel finalist Vo Anh Kiet (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)