This weekend, a very exciting display opened at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. – the twentieth anniversary of the Nature’s Best Photography exhibition. Every autumn for the past twenty years, the Windland Smith Rice Nature’s Best Photography International Competition has collected its winning images for a year-long display in the museum; the 2015 exhibit is a “Best of the Best” retrospective of the work from previous years. It features all the past Grand Prize and Youth winners, alongside the photos awarded in this competition 2015. In total, the exhibit features 113 massive prints, selected from nearly 500,000 submissions over the past two decades. I am very happy to announce that Spencer Cox won in this year’s Youth Category, and his “Brown Anole” image will be included in the 2015 retrospective exhibition! Congratulations to Spencer for winning this very prestigious award!
The exhibit lasts from October 24, 2015 until August of 2016. If you make it to D.C. within the next year, be sure to check it out – Nature’s Best Photography is one of the world’s most exciting photography organizations, and all the images from this year’s contest are spectacular. It is also worth noting that the Smithsonian is displaying a separate photography exhibition on Iceland right now, alongside the museum’s other famous exhibits. It is well worth stopping by if you get the chance!