Preview from the 2013 National Geographic Photography Contest

November 26, 2013 – National Geographic 
The 2013 National Geographic Photography Contest invites photographers from all over the world to participate in one of the best photo contest around.

Not only can this provide huge exposure internationally, but it also offers the overall winner $10,000 and a trip to National Geographics headquarters in Washington, plus winning photographs in each of the three categories will be published in National Geographic magazine.

The contest ends November 30th, so time is severely running out if you are considering entering.

Below are some images from the entries so far.

 

Photo and caption by Mark Bridger/National Geographic Photo Contest A large red deer stag calling to the hinds in the bracken one misty autumn morning.

Photo and caption by Mark Bridger/National Geographic Photo Contest
A large red deer stag calling to the hinds in the bracken one misty autumn
morning.

 

Photo and caption by Ian Schofield/National Geographic Photo Contest A Little Owl (R) defends its feeding position from a Great spotted woodpecker (L) with both birds showing a their full colours with dramatic full wing extensions.

Photo and caption by Ian Schofield/National Geographic Photo Contest
A Little Owl (R) defends its feeding position from a Great spotted woodpecker
(L) with both birds showing a their full colours with dramatic full wing extensions.

 

Photo and caption by Morkel Erasmus/National Geographic Photo Contest Breathe in. Breathe out. That was the message I was repeating in my head, both to myself and to the lioness in front of me. We had sat with this pride since about 30 minutes prior to sunrise as two totally oblivious adolescent elands strolled closer and closer. This was the deciding moment. This was the tension. I pre-focused on the lioness and waited for the antelope to stroll into my viewfinder. Click. This shot means more to me than the entire sequence I captured afterward, in which it ends pretty badly for the eland. I captured this moment in the Kalahari Desert.

Photo and caption by Morkel Erasmus/National Geographic Photo Contest
Breathe in. Breathe out. That was the message I was repeating in my head,
both to myself and to the lioness in front of me. We had sat with this pride since
about 30 minutes prior to sunrise as two totally oblivious adolescent elands
strolled closer and closer. This was the deciding moment. This was the tension.
I pre-focused on the lioness and waited for the antelope to stroll into my
viewfinder. Click. This shot means more to me than the entire sequence I
captured afterward, in which it ends pretty badly for the eland. I captured this
moment in the Kalahari Desert.

 

Photo and caption by Javier Arcenillas/National Geographic Photo Contest Cries in the Sauce Colony of San Pedro Sula for a shot in the street. San Pedro Sula is the most violent city of the world.

Photo and caption by Javier Arcenillas/National Geographic Photo Contest
Cries in the Sauce Colony of San Pedro Sula for a shot in the street. San Pedro
Sula is the most violent city of the world.

 

Photo and caption by Chris Schmid/National Geographic Photo Contest Aerial view of the Namib Desert, Namibia, Africa

Photo and caption by Chris Schmid/National Geographic Photo Contest
Aerial view of the Namib Desert, Namibia, Africa

 

Photo and caption by Adam Coish /National Geographic Photo Contest A local hunter of Pond Inlet grasps tightly onto a 5ft 6in tusk as he reflects on his recent Narwhal Kill.

Photo and caption by Adam Coish /National Geographic Photo Contest
A local hunter of Pond Inlet grasps tightly onto a 5ft 6in tusk as he reflects on
his recent Narwhal Kill.

 

Photo and caption by Danilo Dungo/National Geographic Photo Contest I was commuting in the train at Tokyo, when suddenly I notice this young girl working as a conductor, announcing our next station stop at Shinagawa station. The reflection in the glass inside the train and a slow shutter speed to blur the moving background add to a creative moments to the photo including the light ambient to the girl face find me interest to frame the scene that will last only for a second.

Photo and caption by Danilo Dungo/National Geographic Photo Contest
I was commuting in the train at Tokyo, when suddenly I notice this young girl
working as a conductor, announcing our next station stop at Shinagawa station.
The reflection in the glass inside the train and a slow shutter speed to blur the
moving background add to a creative moments to the photo including the light
ambient to the girl face find me interest to frame the scene that will last only for
a second.

 

Photo and caption by Bonny Fleming/National Geographic Photo Contest Robins gather waiting on a cool March morning in the Black Hills of Dakota

Photo and caption by Bonny Fleming/National Geographic Photo Contest
Robins gather waiting on a cool March morning in the Black Hills of Dakota

 

Photo and caption by Francisco Mingorance/National Geographic Photo Contest The Fennec is a surprisingly easy to domesticate animals, which easily gets used to living with humans. However, it is considered a rare and therefore having them as a pet is illegal in many areas of its range. The Fennec is the soul of the desert, a wild and free soul whose main threat is the illegal trafficking by unscrupulous thugs who do not hesitate in the least to snatch the life from the majestic dunes to change by the cold bars of a cage prison.

Photo and caption by Francisco Mingorance/National Geographic Photo Contest
The Fennec is a surprisingly easy to domesticate animals, which easily gets
used to living with humans. However, it is considered a rare and therefore
having them as a pet is illegal in many areas of its range. The Fennec is the
soul of the desert, a wild and free soul whose main threat is the illegal trafficking
by unscrupulous thugs who do not hesitate in the least to snatch the life from
the majestic dunes to change by the cold bars of a cage prison.

 

Photo and caption by Pimpin Nagawan /National Geographic Photo Contest Taken around Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia in the morning.

Photo and caption by Pimpin Nagawan /National Geographic Photo Contest
Taken around Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia in the morning.

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