Check Out 10 Stunning Images From the Smithsonian's 2015 Photo Contest

Rebecca OConnell
Hidetoshi Ogata
Hidetoshi Ogata / Hidetoshi Ogata

Since 2003, the Smithsonian has been holding an annual contest for shutterbugs all over the world. This year, they received over 46,000 submissions from photographers from 168 countries and territories. The and Smithsonian magazine photo teams picked out their favorites, which you can see on their website. Fans are welcomed to pick their favorite for reader's choice, and the pictures are broken down into the following categories: The American Experience, Natural World, Travel, Sustainable Travel, People, Altered Images, and Mobile. You check out some of the collection here, or hop over to the Smithsonian to see more—and vote for your favorite.

1. "Under Pressure"

© Adam Taylor. All rights reserved.

2. "Spider Man"

© Adam Wong. All rights reserved.

3. "The Mausoleum"

© Andy Goodwin. All rights reserved.

4. "Sun Head"

© Geert Weggen. All rights reserved.

5. "A Little Monkey on the Cliff"

© Hidetoshi Ogata. All rights reserved.

6. "Pool Ball Knobstopper"

© Jamie Wright. All rights reserved.

7. "Mother and Child"

© Jian Wang. All rights reserved.

8. "Orient Express"

© Alice van Kempen. All rights reserved.

9. "Time Out"

© Manuel Martinez. All rights reserved.

10. "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"

© Suzan Meldonian. All rights reserved.