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Here’s a selection of photos from the archives of NatGeo that were unpublished or simply forgotten.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 »

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 »

2015 “Just For Men” National Beard & Moustache Championships

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National Beard and Moustache Championships 2015 Just for Men National Beard and Moustache Championships Presented by Hanes X-Temp, 2nd annual event honoring the best facial hair in America, with beardsmen from all over the world invited to compete. Categories include the Dali Moustache and the Full Beard Freestyle The World Beard and Moustache Association (WBMA) Championships have been held biennially since 1995 with the next competition due in 2017 in Kings Theatre, New York, NY, USA on November 7, 2015. (Photo by Dennis Van Tine/ABACAPress) 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 »

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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A Day In The Life Of Afghanistan’s Women’s National Cycling Team

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Masooma Alizada, a member of Afghanistan’s Women’s National Cycling Team is reflected in a mirror at a house in Kabul February 20, 2015. Afghanistan’s Women’s National Cycling Team has been breaking new ground for women’s sports and pushing the boundaries of what is – and is not – acceptable for young women in the conservative Muslim country. Under the Taliban in the 1990s, women in Afghanistan were excluded from public life, banned from going to school or stepping outside their home without a male family member. Women’s rights have made gains since the hardline Islamist group’s ouster in 2001, but observers worry that progress is at risk as gender-based violence persists and women remain under-represented in politics. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)
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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 »

Miss Universe National Costume Show

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Paulina Vega, Miss Colombia 2014, debuts her national costume during the Miss Universe Preliminary Show in Miami, Florida in this January 21, 2015 handout photo. (Photo by Reuters/Miss Universe Organization)
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Humanoid Robots at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology

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Japanese android expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, left, talks with new talking robot Sota, right, Android robot Otonaroid, second left, and another talking robots CommU, center and second right, during a press event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan in Tokyo Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Ishiguro, the scientist behind the new talking robot in Japan says people should stop expecting robots to understand them, and instead try to chime in with robotic conversations. Ishiguro’s 28-centimer (11-inch) tall button-eyed Sota, which stands for “social talker”, is programmed to mainly talk with a fellow robot, and won’t be trying too hard to understand human speech – the major, and often frustrating, drawback of companion robots. (Photo by Shizuo Kambayashi/AP Photo)
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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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