The finalists of the 13th Annual Smithsonian Photo Competition have been announced. Each year, Smithsonian Magazine hosts a photography competition, with this year’s contest yielding over 46,000 entries sent in from 168 countries. Among the participants, 10 finalists have been chosen for each category in this 12th annual competition in each of the following categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, The American Experience, Altered Images, and Mobile. Captions were written by the photographers.

The Smithsonian magazine is was founded by former Life editors in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., so it naturally has this sort of National Geographic vibe.