Epson is a global sponsor of the 20thanniversary Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition.
As the Printer and Paper Partner for the 5,000 square foot print exhibition, Epson's professional printing technology allows visitors to enjoy 20 years of nature's finest moments and celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature through the art of photography. The exhibition will showcase the "Best of the Best" award-winning photographs from one of the world's most prestigious outdoor photography competitions.
Selected over the past 20 years from nearly 500,000 images submitted by photographers from around the globe, this collection brings dramatic landscapes, exciting wildlife behavior, and surprising glimpses of Earth's soaring peaks to mysterious ocean depths. More than 100 large-format prints along with HD videos will take you on a thrilling journey from the wild to the walls of the Smithsonian.
"Through the Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards exhibitions we witness first-hand the important connection between people, nature, and imagery," said Awards Director, Steve Freligh. "Within every photograph there is a story to be revealed, an experience to be shared, and a legacy to be left by the photographer for public enjoyment and inspiration. This year's collection represents the Best of the Best – an intense photo gallery showcasing 20 years of extraordinary images and the stories they tell. This may very well be Epson's finest work in matching print reproduction with the deep passion from men and women in the field."
The exhibition opens on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 on the second floor of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, and will remain on display through September 2016.
The Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice Awards exhibition will be viewed by millions of visitors at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and is open daily, free to the public.