New Stunning Entries Of The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest

The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is accepting entries in one or all of four categories: Landscape, Environmental Issues, Action and Animal Portraits. The grand-prize winner will receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos with National Geographic Expeditions and two 15-minute image portfolio reviews with National Geographic photo editors.

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Built in complete darkness, a complex city is being constructed. A wild swarm of Honeybees (Apis mellifera) arriving in the spring, is developing natural wax comb formations to support the colony’s future larvae, and food storage. When this colony is at it’s strongest, it will eventually divide. The majority of the bees swarming to a new location with the queen and begin the process of reproducing all over again, thus spreading their genes farther. (Photo and Caption by Sam Morris/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Beautiful Early Entries Of The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest

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The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is accepting entries in one or all of four categories: Landscape, Environmental Issues, Action and Animal Portraits. The grand-prize winner will receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos with National Geographic Expeditions and two 15-minute image portfolio reviews with National Geographic photo editors.

Here: A mature bald eagle drags the tail of a fish across the surface of the water after picking it up out of the Susquehanna river. It was late in the day when the sun was setting casting an orange hue over the water. (Photo and Caption by Eric Esterle/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year 2016 Winners

The annual National Geographic travel photographer of the year contest attracted 10,000 entries worldwide this year. The grand prize went to Anthony Lau for his shot of a horseman in Inner Mongolia, winning him a trip to a polar bear photo safari at Churchill Wild-Seal Heritage Lodge. Here’s a selection of the winning entries.

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The Winter in Inner Mongolia is very unforgiving. At a freezing temperature of minus twenty and lower with constant breeze of snow from all direction, it was pretty hard to convince myself to get out of the car and take photos. Not until I saw Inner Mongolia horsemen showing off their skills in commanding the steed from a distance, I quickly grab my telephoto lens and capture the moment when one of the horseman charged out from morning mist. (Photo and caption by Anthony Lau / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue reading »

Some Entries For 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year Contest

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is now accepting entries. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe. Enter your most powerful photos for a chance to become the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Show us photos that tell the story of a place or reveal insights about what inspires you when you travel. The contest ends May 27, 2016.

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Holi Festival. Holi, India’s festival of colors, is an ancient Hindu tradition that is celebrated around the world, with the biggest and most colorful gathering taking place in the twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan in India. The unifying festival is a celebration of love and the arrival of spring and includes the singing of folk songs and traditional dances. (Photo by Claudio Ceriali/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue reading »

New Entries For The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year Contest

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is now accepting entries. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe. Enter your most powerful photos for a chance to become the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Show us photos that tell the story of a place or reveal insights about what inspires you when you travel. The contest ends May 27, 2016.

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This is a general view of Eid ul Fitr Prayer at Alamgir Mosque in Varanasi, Uttarpradesh, India. Eid prayers, also known as Salat al-Eid and Salat al-Eidain , is the special prayer offered to commemorate two Islamic festivals.This image depicts the Hindu–Muslim brotherhood exploring the dynamics of communal relations in Varanasi-a holy city of the Hindus. Location: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India (Photo and caption by Sirsendu Gayen / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue reading »

Here Are Some Of The Coolest National Geographic Photos That Were Never Published

Here’s a selection of photos from the archives of NatGeo that were unpublished or simply forgotten. So, the project ‘Found’ was launched in order to “bring the pictures back to life by sharing them to new audiences.”

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A white fallow stag stands in a forest in Switzerland, 1973. PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES P. BLAIR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE Continue reading »

Winners Of The National Geographic’s Kids Photography Competition 2015

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The grand prize winner is Senne Mensink, 13, from the Netherlands with this shot of a grasshopper eating a leaf. (Photo by Senne Mensink/National Geographic) Continue reading »

National Geographic Installed The Sculpture Alongside Trafalgar Square’s Famous Lion Statues

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A lion sculpture installed by National Geographic Wild to highlight the threat to endangered big cats, stands in Trafalgar Square in London, Britain January 28, 2016. National Geographic installed the sculpture alongside Trafalgar Square’s famous lion statues to promote it’s week of programming on big cats. (Photos by Stefan Wermuth/Reuters) Continue reading »

National Geographic: Best Travel Photos Of 2015

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National Geographic just published its 2015 Best Daily Travel Photo roundup, picked indirectly by users like you! Continue reading »

National Geographic’s “Women of Vision” – A New Generation of Female Photojournalists

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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. National Geographic’s “Women of Vision” exhibit features the work of 11 photographers and is on display at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta until January 3, 2016. Continue reading »

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
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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 »