Epson announced it is a global sponsor of 2013 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition. Epson is a global innovator and leader with a product line ranging from inkjet printers and printing systems. The history of Epson spans over a century, and is the leading supplier for point-of-sale printers for retail market. The company aims to provide cutting-edge imaging solutions.

This is the second year Epson served as official inkjet printer paper partner. The award-winning photographs will be displayed for visitors on the rotunda level of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.  The Windland awards director, Steve Freligh, is delighted to be partnering with the leading company. “Epson’s exhibition-quality printing technology allows our visitors to experience nature in a fine art print- the closest it comes to what the photographer experienced,” he said.

The 44 inch Epson Stylus Pro 9900 and Epson professional paper were used to create the exhibition- quality prints for one of the world’s most esteemed nature photography competition.  The Smithsonian exhibit features winners chosen from more than 20,000 entries from photographers in forty-six countries. The entries included portraits of animals, plant life, oceans and landscapes. The grand prize winner was C.S. Ling whose photo was that of a southern-pig tailed macaque, a medium sized primate found in different regions of Asia.

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The exhibit is open daily and free to the public. The annual photo competition is open to the public and judges encourage submissions from photographers at all  levels of expertise. For more information visit Nature’s Best Photography.