This year Nature’s Best Photography worked with the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History to produce a very special exhibit. Each year the winning and select awarded images from the annual Windland Smith Rice International Photography Awards are showcased in a feature exhibit in the prestigious museum. To celebrate the competition’s 20th anniversary, Nature’s Best curated an exhibit of the very best images submitted from the past 20 years.
The result? A jaw-dropping collection of 113 nature images selected from over 500,000 they’ve judged since 1996. Here’s a FANTASTIC video of the the collection from Nature’s Best Photography…you’ll see Jenaya, and “Yukon Porcupine,” at the 10:18 mark, just before her friend and fellow award-winner, Ashleigh Scully.
To say that we are honoured for Jenaya to be part of this exhibit is an understatement! This is the second time “Yukon Porcupine” has hung in the Smithsonian after it enjoyed an extended exhibit in 2014-2015.
As the winner of the title “Youth Photographer of the Year” in 2013, Jenaya had the privilege of being honoured alongside 2013 Photographer of the Year, Art Wolfe, and Grand Prize Winner, Tin Man Lee.
You can see “Yukon Porcupine” on the walls of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History throughÂ August, 2016, and of course it will have a permanent feature in our Launstein Imagery Wildlife Art Gallery opening in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta in June, 2016. “Yukon Porcupine” is Jenaya’s best-selling Open Edition print to date, and is available in sizes from 8 X 10in on up to 24 X 30. Click here to learn more about the story behind the image or to inquire about about purchasing a print.