Ever dreamed of capturing that perfect shot while on vacation?  Sure, there are some good, hang-on-your-wall worthy snaps you've taken.  But have a look at Smithsonian.com's 11th annual photo contest finalists.

There were 60 finalists selected from over 50,000 images by photographers from 132 different countries.  Not all were travel photos.   The six categories include, The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile (a new category this year).

But first, a word of warning: These travel photos will give you some serious wanderlust.  Resist the urge to dust off that SLR and book a flight somewhere exotic.  Enjoy.