Since we can’t really visit many places nowadays, there are solutions that let us experience them at least virtually. And now, you can even do it through Instagram. The platform has added exhibitions from the Smithsonian Museum and two other museums to its AR effects lineup, so you can “visit” exhibitions from your phone.
The Smithsonian Institution has released an online gallery of 2.8 million images with more to come. The massive collection includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, along with nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo. And the best of all is: all photos are copyright-free and available for you to download and use.
It’s that time of the year when a lot of the major photography contests reveal their winners and finalists.
We’ve recently shared with you the top photos from the Sony World Photography Awards, World Press Photo and the Wellcome Image Awards, and now it’s time for the Smithsonian’s 12th Annual Photo Contest.
Despite the multitude of contests, the Smithsonian’s finalists are all incredible photos.
Below are 15 of the 60 finalists, chosen out of 26,500 entries.