Smithsonian announced the finalist of their 10th annual photo contest earlier this year. Of the 37,600 submissions from 112 countries, there were 50 finalist, of which these 10 were deemed most impressive.
A Pair of Bald Eagles Share a Meal
A Man-Made Ice Geyser
Mummy, I Am Down Here, and Hungry!
Antheraea Polyphemus Caterpillar Striking a Rather Devious-Looking Pose
An Onlooker Witnesses the Annular Solar Eclipse as the Sun Sets on May 20, 2012
Visiting the Bronx Zoo
Baby Owl in Studio
The Milky Way Galaxy Exploding from Mount Rainier
Ants Holding Seeds