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Curled tongue


Lion by Don Johnson, Highly Honored Winner, Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards

Eagle on ice

BALD EAGLE by Cheryl L. Opperman

The images displayed in this exhibition represent selected winners from the 2006 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards and the National Wildlife Photography Awards competitions. Together, more than 24,000 entries were submitted from photographers worldwide to document the beauty, variety and importance of Earth’s wildlife and wild places.

Join us in celebrating this unique blend of artistic creativity, natural history, and leading photographic and print technology. This extraordinary display launches a new program alliance to invite photographers at all levels of experience to explore the natural world through the art of photography.

About Windland Smith Rice

Windland Rice Smith



This exhibition has been named in memory of Windland Smith Rice for her unyielding support of emerging photographers worldwide. Windland's love for nature and photography was second only to her love for people and her legacy will fuel the passion of these artists for generations to come.

The
Nature’s Best Photography
Exhibition
was made possible by
Frederick W. Smith
Charles and Beverly Veatch
Howard F. Ruby
Anonymous Photographers Worldwide
and in alliance with the
National Wildlife Federation

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