Nov 27, 2013

10 Notable Entries from the 2013 Nat Geo Photo Contest

 

ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!

National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2013 National Geographic Photography Contest. The grand-prize winner 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 in January 2014.

Eligible contestants can visit www.ngphotocontest.com to submit photographs in one or all of three categories: People, Places and Nature. Entry fee is $15 (USD) per photo, and there is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant. The contest, which is now open, ends Saturday, Nov. 30, at 11:59 p.m. ET (U.S.).

The Sifter’s friends at National Geographic were kind enough to share a second collection (previous) of images from the contest that I could choose from and use to feature on the site. Below you will find 10 notable entries from this year’s contest. For more info be sure to visit www.ngphotocontest.com.

To see a list of all current entries, visit: http://on.natgeo.com/1ggSg6i

 

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Taken around Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia in the morning.

 

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A large red deer stag calling to the hinds in the bracken one misty autumn morning.

 

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A Little Owl (R) defends its feeding position from a Great spotted woodpecker (L) with both birds showing their full colours with dramatic full wing extensions.

 

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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.

 

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An over/under water split level image of beautiful crimson red waratah anemones in a rock pool at low tide. What I really love about over/under photographs is that it gives the underwater element a sense of place. For the viewer it marries the underwater environment with our own familiar world. It links the unknown with the known.

 

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Cape Gannets diving down to feed on Anchovies that have been driven close to the surface by circling predators of the Wild Coast of the Transkei, South Africa.

 

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Aerial view of the Namib Desert, Namibia, Africa.

 

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© Guido Tramontano Guerritore/National Geographic Photo Contest

 

Quiraing, Isle of Skye, April 06, 2013. The Quiraing is probably one of the most photographed locations in Scotland. I spent the whole previous day looking for a different point of view, since almost all pictures of this vista seem to have been taken from the same standpoint. Taken at 5.30 AM after many attempts. The lighted hill on the right is just what I was waiting for to get a much more interesting light.

 

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Blue Footed Boobys are known for their silly mannerisms, including their special dance presented to their mates. While in the Galapagos Islands, I managed to capture the motion of a Booby in action; what a fun looking creature and shot!

 

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© 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.

 

 

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