The beauty of the world is best shared, and these photographers are sharing the sights they’ve capture on their travels.
The images are part of the National Geographic Photo Contest .
With such vast categories as People, Places and Nature, it seems that those behind the camera are really looking for
inventive images, and they’ve come up with some amazing ones here.
The contest, which started last month, goes on until November 16, and lucky winners will get to see their photographs printed in National Geographic magazine
Here are some of the most recent submissions in the contest.
Dressed for Adventure
Lenswoman Jennifer Jo Stock said of her image, above:
“Whilst shooting the majestic Southern Stingray in the crystal clear water of the Sandbar in Grand Cayman, I was stunned when this newly wed couple arrived, the bride was still in her wedding dress!
“This shot ‘Dressed for Adventure’ for me captures the beginning of a new life together, one where a couple will brave the troubles of the world hand in hand.
“The couple march confidently towards the clouds in the frame ignoring the beasts at their feet, this is an adventure
they will seek together.”
Lightning at Horseshoe
Snapper J Cho explained: “I’ve got several lightning shots at horseshoe bend while I traveled this canyon last time but this is the most I like.
“The reason why I like is because the lightning has a solid line and I can actually see the lightning is hitting the hill and it also reflected in the water.
“It’s just amazing and beautiful. In addition, I can see the actual movement of the storm in the picture that makes
this scene alive.”
“The big waterfall in Iceland, this is Godafoss. You should have been there ,” revealed photographer Matteo Fortunato
Shutterbug Ian Duncan explained: “This was one of the most curious interactive squirrels I have ever come across.
“We sat down to enjoy the view and have a snooze and we were interrupted by this little guy scurrying over our
camera bags. He was trying to reach for a friends camera that was also taking pictures just out of my frame.”
Golden Gate Crossings
Ross Barringer said: “I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to take a “tower tour” of the Golden Gate Bridge south tower.
“Just as I was about to take the long elevator ride back down, I saw an approaching cargo ship and I quickly set up my tripod for what was my very last shot atop the iconic bridge.”
Here, Humans are in the Minority
Photographer Steffen Flügel reveals: “This was shot in South Georgia in December ’14.
“It was probably the most intense moment of my whole trip to Antarctica – it’s just overwhelming standing in there
between hundreds of thousands of penguins.
“It’s not a bad ‘minority feeling’, but more of a peaceful reassurance that – at least in some places – our planet is
still as beautiful as it was before mankind started having a go at it.
“THANK YOU to all those countries and individuals involved in keeping places like these intact!”