October 20 2016

Spectacular Entries in 2016 Nat Geo Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

One of my favorite photo contests, the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year is soon coming to an end. A new selection of photos is now available, featuring entries from Weeks 7 and 8. The contest ends in about two weeks or on November 4.

The 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.

Enter before it’s too late! Here are some of my favorite shots.

Above: Killer Swimmer of the Sea
We tracked along the side of this orca swimming out of the Norwegian sea as it dove into and out of the water like a dolphin. The curvature of the water spray around its body truly gives testament to the aerodynamic build of these magnificent creatures.
Photo and Caption by Raj Gupta/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

Color show in the sky of Tuyajto Lagoon. Located in the Atacama Desert, Chile, this place is a spectacle of nature. The pond floor is formed by salt. The small formations are due to action of microorganisms that for thousands of years feed on the nutrients present there.

Laguna Tuyajto
Color show in the sky of Tuyajto Lagoon. Located in the Atacama Desert, Chile, this place is a spectacle of nature. The pond floor is formed by salt. The small formations are due to action of microorganisms that for thousands of years feed on the nutrients present there.
Photo and Caption by Victor Lima/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

Size matters, Meerkats, Makgadikgadi Pans, Kalahari Botswana

Size Matters
Size matters, Meerkats, Makgadikgadi Pans, Kalahari Botswana
Photo and Caption by M. Engelmann/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

Elephants in female leaders led slowly migrate, this is a scene of quiet and peaceful picture. This elephant is faced with the threat of poachers, if not to protect them, this may be the last of the greatest spectacular.

The Greatest Scenery
Elephants in female leaders led slowly migrate, this is a scene of quiet and peaceful picture. This elephant is faced with the threat of poachers, if not to protect them, this may be the last of the greatest spectacular.
Photo and Caption by Yang Ming/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

This picture is taken in Bandung while this animal shows it's beautiful Symmetrical feather while I'm taking a picture of it using my Leica. it seems that he wants to mate, but... hmn, than he dance, shaking it's feather. I love it's natural hypnotizing color. The green peacock is one endangered bird from Indonesia. Usually, their feather are taken for house decoration. With photography, every one can enjoy it's beauty without endangering it. Just Print it or save it on your desktop computer.

Stare Into My Eyes
This picture was taken in Bandung while this animal showed its beautiful, symmetrical feather. I’m taking a picture of it using my Leica. It seems that he wants to mate, but hmm, than he danced, shook its feathers. I love its natural, hypnotizing color. The green peacock is one endangered bird from Indonesia. Usually, their feathers are taken for house decorations. With photography, everyone can enjoy its beauty without endangering it. Just print it or save it on your desktop computer.
Photo and Caption by Octoyura Bamahry/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

A typical african evening. Nothing special in Nxai Pan, Kalahari, Botswana

Walking in Silence
A typical african evening. Nothing special in Nxai Pan, Kalahari, Botswana
Photo and Caption by M. Engelmann/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

There is beautiful waterfalls in Akita Japan. I think it's like Japanese culture as slender and strong.

Gently Fall
There is beautiful waterfalls in Akita Japan. I think it’s like Japanese culture as slender and strong.
Photo and Caption by Akinori Koseki/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

As I was photographing this young grey seal, we both got caught up in a sandstorm.

Sandstorm
As I was photographing this young grey seal, we both got caught up in a sandstorm.
Photo and Caption by Eugene Kitsios/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

Fox caught  in action under the rain

Dancing in the Rain
Fox caught in action under the rain
Photo and Caption by Vladislav Kamenski/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

An other world on the top of this hill in Lapland. Snow ghosts are everywhere, we are only visitors. March 2016, Finland  Feel free to visit my FB and website:  https://www.facebook.com/PierreDestribatsPhoto  www.pierredestribats.com

Winterland
An other world on the top of this hill in Lapland. Snow ghosts are everywhere, we are only visitors. March 2016, Finland
Photo and Caption by Pierre Destribats/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

Adelie penguin jumping between two ice floes

Adelie Penguin Jumping Between Ice Floes
I saw these Adelie penguins jumping into the water at Brown Bluff on the Antarctic Peninsula. By the time I sat down on the beach to take a picture, they’d starting jumping to the next ice floe. Paul Goldstein says the Holy Trinity of wildlife photography is ‘dust, air and spume’, and this shot captures the ‘air’ bit!
Photo and Caption by Nick Dale/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

Captured this image  in early morning  in the Yellow Mountain  China . Behind this image is a story , climbing at 3 am  to reach the point of shooting , when I arrived  I could  see in the complete dark  the effect of the white and slow motion of this cloud waterfall . My hope was when the sunrise  come out  this effect of the nature will still stand  front of me . Lucky at 6.30 am the effect was still there the time I took the shot before it disappear  completely few minutes later  .

Huangshan Falls
Captured this image in early morning in the Yellow Mountain China . Behind this image is a story , climbing at 3 am to reach the point of shooting , when I arrived I could see in the complete dark the effect of the white and slow motion of this cloud waterfall . My hope was when the sunrise come out this effect of the nature will still stand front of me . Lucky at 6.30 am the effect was still there the time I took the shot before it disappeared completely few minutes later.
Photo and Caption by Thierry Bornier/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

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