2015 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year Award

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Chris feels, “the stripes of a zebra are an artwork of contrast. To photograph them in monochrome or in Sepia for is the best way to show their beauty. This stallion came down to drink in some beautiful early morning light, and was not bothered by us as we snapped away”. (Photo by Chris Renshaw)
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The Final Selection Of Entries From The National Geographic 2015 Photo Contest

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The National Geographic Photo Contest is accepting entries in three categories: people, places and nature. The grand-prize-winning image will be published in National Geographic magazine, and the winning photographer will receive $10,000 (USD) and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar. Continue reading »

Selection Of Amazing Photos From The National Geographic 2015 Photo Contest

The annual National Geographic Photo Contest is now accepting entries. Every year photographers from around the globe share photographs that transport us to another place, connect with us emotionally, or stir us to action.

Official categories are People, Places, and Nature. Visit weekly to see photo galleries featuring the top entries and download stunning wallpapers of your favorite photos.

Have you taken the winning picture? Show us your best and submit your photos for a chance to win $10,000.

Mystical light in magical Machu Picchu

After a hard and demanding 5 day trek to this wonder, we rested our weary legs while patiently waiting for the clouds to part and the sun’s rays to hit the sweet spot in the the centre of the ceremonial palace in the complex and we were not disappointed, we were greeted with some magical light. Just Divine. Location: Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
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Photo and caption by Kannan V. / 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest

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2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Winners

Diving with a humpback whale and her new born calf while they cruise around Roca Partida Island, in Revillagigedo, Mexico. This is an outstanding and unique place full of pelagic life so we need to accelerate the incorporation of this islands into UNESCO as natural heritage site in order to increase the protection of the islands against the prevailing ilegal fishing corporations and big game fishing.
Grand Prize: Whale Whisperers
Photo and caption by Anuar Patjane Floriuk / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contes

Diving with a humpback whale and her new born calf while they cruise around Roca Partida Island, in Revillagigedo, Mexico. This is an outstanding and unique place full of pelagic life so we need to accelerate the incorporation of this islands into UNESCO as natural heritage site in order to increase the protection of the islands against the prevailing ilegal fishing corporations and big game fishing. Continue reading »

An Adorable Guide To The Dogs Of The World By Geographic Origin By Artist Lili Chin

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Artist Lili Chin of Doggie Drawings has created an adorable series of illustrations called Dogs Of The World. The vibrant guide features over 200 dogs that are all separated by their place of origin. Continue reading »

2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – June Selects

The 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is accepting entries. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe. Gather your best travel photos and join the competition. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. Visit weekly to see photo galleries of the top entries.

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Camel Ardah. As it called in Oman, it’s one of the traditional styles of camel racing between two camels controlled by expert men, the faster camel is the loser one, so they must be running by the same speed level in the same track. (Photo and caption by Ahmed Al Toqi / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) Continue reading »

2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – May 19 Selects

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Photo and caption by Slawek Kozdras / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Boys in Clifton Beach in Cape Town jumping into the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading »

2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – April selects

The contest is accepting entries until June 30. The grand-prize winner will receive an eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal.

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Lighting up the Night
Photo and caption by Manish Mamtani / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“I was out in the Arches National park to take night pictures but the clouds moved in. I waited for about 2 hours in the car and finally the sky cleared and I got this image. This Selfie Image was shot at the windows section.”
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Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment

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For 125 years, National Geographic has documented the world and all that is in it with stunning photography that captures the soul of a story beyond the words on a page. Some of the most powerful narratives of the past decade have been produced by a forward-thinking generation of women photojournalists as different as the places and the subjects they have covered. But they all share the same passion and commitment to storytelling that has come to define National Geographic. Continue reading »

Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photography Contest

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Grand Prize and People Winner
Photo and caption by Brian Yen / National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

“A Node Glows in the Dark”
In the last ten years, mobile data, smartphones and social networks have forever changed our existence. Although this woman stood at the center of a jam-packed train, the warm glow from her phone told the strangers around her that she wasn’t really there. She managed to slip away from “here” for a short moment; she’s a node flickering on the social web, roaming the Earth, free as a butterfly. Our existence is no longer stuck to the physical here; we’re free to run away, and run we will.

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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 9, Part 4

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“Double head vulture”. On the day of windy days during raptors migration some people in my country start to catch these tired raptors, so in this day we go to photograph some raptors and we saw these tow tired vultures, so we start to drag them away from the hunters until they reach a good hidden place, to make them safe until they start a new journey. Photo location: Kuwait. (Photo and caption by Mohd Khorshed/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 9, Part 3

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“On the edge”. People walking on the edge of a dune in the Namib-Naukluft Park. Photo location: Namibia, Africa. (Photo and caption by Angiolo Manetti/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 9, Part 2

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“Shinagawa Station”. I was up at an ungodly hour to make it to the Tsukiji Fish Market, in Tokyo. With so many amazing things to see in the city, I had hardly slept, and managed to get off at the wrong station. Wave after wave of people kept coming through the station passageway. I spied a coffee shop with a vantage point and managed to snap a free shots, camera resting on the ledge. After the caffeine kicked in, i was ready to brave the river of people… Photo location: Tokyo, Japan. (Photo and caption by Peter Franc/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 9, Part 1

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“A node glows in the dark…” In the last 10 years, mobile data, smart phones and social networks have forever changed our existence. Although this woman stood at the center of a jam packed train, but the warm glow from her phone tells the strangers around her that she’s not really here. She manged to slip away from here, for a short moment, she’s a node flickering on the social web, roaming the earth, free as a butterfly. Our existence is no longer stuck to the physical here, we’re free to run away, and run we will. Photo location: Hong Kong. (Photo and caption by Brian Yen/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 8

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“Sorrow”. How many times must a child cries before he is comforted? How many times must a man be cruel before he sees the light? The answer is making me so angry my friend and there is no wind today. Photo location: Aneby, Sweden. (Photo and caption by Cletus Nelson Nwadike/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 7, Part 2

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“Grassland Fog”. This photo was taken in September 2014 while travelling to Inner Mongolia. I was very lucky to see this unusual Advection fog in one early morning. I was told this only happen few times a year. Photo location: Inner Mongolia, China. (Photo and caption by Libby Zhang/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 7, Part 1

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“Powder Color”. Personal project to explore the power of the color powder on face. Photo location: Montréal. (Photo and caption by Christopher Dormoy/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 6

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“Jump!” A teenager jumping into the red sea from a pier in Aqaba. Photo location: Jordan. (Photo and caption by Ulrich Lambert/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 5

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“Fennec, prisonniers désert”. El fénnec es un animal sorprendentemente fácil de domesticar, que se habitúa fácilmente a vivir con humanos. No obstante, se le considera una especie rara y por ello es ilegal tenerlos como mascota en muchas zonas de su área de distribución. Photo location: Marruecos. (Photo and caption by José Mingorance/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 4

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“When I’m Old…” When I’m old and looking back on my daughter as a little girl, this is how I hope to remember her. The joy, the curious eyes, and the freckles that seem to go on forever. Photo location: Wilmington, NC. (Photo and caption by Mike Melnotte/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 3

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“Maasai Women”. A Maasai women stands before her tribe. Photo location: Maasai Mara, Kenya. (Photo and caption by Seth Langbauer/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 2

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“Hold On”. This Jockey is trying to survive keeping his balance when spurred two cows in Cow Race at West Sumatra. Photo location: West Sumatra. (Photo and caption by Achmad Sumawijaya/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 1

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“Dreamscape”. A stunning sunset painted the sky over the Jokulsarlon Glacer Lagoon in South Iceland. It was a typical cloudy day in the Icelandic summer. The day was not hoping for a nice sunset, but I still decided to go on the spot, hoping to finally see the sun once the same had left behind the clouds. When the sun went down, in fact the sky burned out in an incredible vanilla tone. The scene was so peaceful and placid, so I decided to capture it with a long exposure, to bring out the amazing sense of oniric peace that this amazing sunset created. It has been like living in a dream. Photo location: Jokulsarlon Glaier Lagoon, Iceland. (Photo and caption by Francesco Riccardo Iacomino/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014

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First Place Winner: “The Independence day”. While on storm chasing expeditions in the Tornado Alley in USA I have encountered many photogenic supercell storms. This photograph was taken while we were approaching the storm near Julesburg, Colorado on My 28th, 2013. The storm was tornado warned for more than one hour, but stayed an LP storm through all its cycles and never produced a tornado, just occasional brief funnels, large hail and some rain. Photo location: Julesburg, Colorado, USA. (Photo and caption by Marko Korošec/National Geographic Photo Contest)
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‘Wildlife Selfies’ by National Geographic

'Wildlife Selfies' by National Geographic

National Geographic asked Heads agency in Sao Paulo in Brazil, to make posters of animals doing selfies with their mobile phones in front of their bedroom, elevator and bathroom’s mirrors. A funny campaign leaded by Silvio Medeiros and Pedro Galdi. Continue reading »