Photo Contest Finalists

We’re proud to announce the winners of our 11th Annual Photo Contest. Our photo editors selected the 60 finalists from over 50,000 photographs submitted by photographers from 132 different countries. Ten were selected from each of six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile, a new category this year.

Smithsonian Magazine

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50 best photos from The Natural World

We share our world with many other species and live in an ever-changing environment. Fortunately, photographers around the world have captured the moments and beauty that allow us to see amazing views of this awe-inspiring planet. This is a collection of favorite photos from The Natural World gallery in 2011, a showcase of images of animals and environment that runs on Boston.com throughout the year. Next week posts will take a look at the year in photos, so stay tuned. -Leanne Burden Seidel (50 photos total)

The Big Picture – Boston.com