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Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners 
Smithsonian Magazine’s 17th annual competition’s winners have been announced. Featuring uncompromising photography, a wide range of subjects and unique perspectives, they are displayed here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/winning-photos-smithsonian-magazine-17th-annual-photo-contest-180974583/

Do Lunch With Some Sea Otters 
The staff at the Oregon Zoo used toys to give their sea otters a little more variety in their luncheon experience, and the Oregonian was there to catch the antics on camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY8pi9lhyiU

30 Oregon Waterfall Photos 
The Oregonian has put together a nice gallery of waterfall pictures, featuring 30 images of some of our state’s beauties: https://www.oregonlive.com/life-and-culture/j66j-2020/04/2679a9b08a3541/30-photos-of-oregon-waterfalls-to-help-you-through-spring-days-indoors.html

The Sony World Photography Awards 2020 
This year’s award winners vary from the richly natural to the starkly abstract, and all are striking. The BBC has assembled a collection of the winners, here: https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-52298900

Dolphins Swim in Bioluminescent Surf 
Bioluminescent dinoflagellates in the ocean off Southern California afforded quite a show, recently. The dinoflagellates glow when agitated, and dolphins, surfers, and waves caused all manner of glowing effects in the nighttime waters. The dolphins are a special treat. The Smithsonian shares: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dolphins-waves-sparkle-bioluminescent-glow-california-coast-180974766/

20 Oregon Wildflower Photos 
Oregon is home to a wide variety of lovely wildflowers, and the Oregonian has composed a gallery of delicate beauties: https://www.oregonlive.com/life-and-culture/j66j-2020/04/46ed6459fa1400/20-photos-of-oregon-wildflowers-as-our-favorite-trails-are-closed-this-spring.html