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2017 National Geographic Nature Photography contest

October 11, 2017 12:45 pm Published by :
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2017 National Geographic Nature Photography contest

London,Oct11:Astounding entries to the National Geographic Photographer of the Year award show all four seasons of nature across the globe.

From mountain goats battling it out for prime position, to a crocodile getting a little bit too close, the photos are breathtaking.

 These young mountain goats try and see how many can fit onto this rock in Mount Evans, Colorado

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST/EIVOR KUCHTA
 
These young mountain goats try and see how many can fit onto this rock in Mount Evans, Colorado

 An amazing underwater shot of a nurse shark swims mid water in the Bahamas

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST/CHRISTIAN VIZL
 
An amazing underwater shot of a nurse shark swims mid water in the Bahamas

 An aerial shot of the beautiful Holmes river, showing the glacial melt

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST/ SHANE KALYN
 
An aerial shot of the beautiful Holmes river, showing the glacial melt

 In this incredible shot, Lava flows into the ocean at sunset in Hawaii

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST/GRANT KAYE
 
In this incredible shot, Lava flows into the ocean at sunset in Hawaii

 A polar bear sniffs the air trying to smell seals, in Svalbard, Norway

DAISY GILARDINI / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST
 
A polar bear sniffs the air trying to smell seals, in Svalbard, Norway

Photographers are battling it out in an online contest for a $10,000 prize, and publication in the National Geographic magazine.

With 4 categories- Wildlife, Landscape, Underwater and Aerial- to enter, the photos submitted so far display life around the world, from Hawaii to Botswana.

Whilst many of the photos focus on exotic creatures, some feature amazing moments in the world’s natural landscape, catching glacial waters and lava flowing into an ocean at sunset.

Other breathtaking snaps show a crocodile eerily close to the underwater photographer and a leopard at home in its natural habitat.

 The photographer said their heart was racing as the crocodile moved towards them

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST/GARY PEART
 
The photographer said their heart was racing as the crocodile moved towards them

 The famous Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco during a thunderstorm

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST/ALEXIS DARDEN
 
The famous Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco during a thunderstorm

 This photographer got close to a shark and a school of anchovies as they swam past at Mafia Island, Tanzania

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST/ STEVE DE NEEF
 
This photographer got close to a shark and a school of anchovies as they swam past at Mafia Island, Tanzania

 This photographer caught his friend breaking through a wave in the middle of the ocean

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST/ MATT PORTEOUS
 
This photographer caught his friend breaking through a wave in the middle of the ocean

 A new mother gorilla shields her baby from an energetic toddler

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST/SHANNON HINSON-WITZ
A new mother gorilla shields her baby from an energetic toddler

 Swedish teenagers try to handle a canoe in the rough waters of River Helge

ANDERS ANDERSSON / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST
 
Swedish teenagers try to handle a canoe in the rough waters of River Helge

 This vibrant reef habitat was snapped in the pristine waters of Sipadan Island, Malaysia

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST/MARC HORNIG
 
This vibrant reef habitat was snapped in the pristine waters of Sipadan Island, Malaysia

 This photographer witnessed more than 54,000 breeding pairs of northern gannets on Bonaventure island - here are two of them

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST/ DAMILICE MANSUR
This photographer witnessed more than 54,000 breeding pairs of northern gannets on Bonaventure island – here are two of them

National Geographic’s Deputy Director of Digital Photography Patrick Witty has described the contest as “a rewarding experience for all involved.”

He added: “The strength and diversity of the submitted photos are always astounding and this contest gives those incredible entries a platform that is seen by millions – including National Geographic’s photo editors.”

 This snap from Maasia Mara game reserve in Kenya shows a wild beast eating grass - amazingly, intersecting the sunrise.

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST/JAY RUAN
 
This snap from Maasia Mara game reserve in Kenya shows a wild beast eating grass – amazingly, intersecting the sunrise.

 A photographer gets up close and personal with an Atlantic Puffin on a remote nesting island off the cost of Maine

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST/HARRY COLLINS
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A photographer gets up close and personal with an Atlantic Puffin on a remote nesting island off the cost of Maine

 This picture was taken from a helicopter over Lake Natron, showing a flock of flamingos flying over the lake

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST/PHILLIP CHANG
 
This picture was taken from a helicopter over Lake Natron, showing a flock of flamingos flying over the lake

 A bird jumping out of the water in beautiful Lake Kekini, Greece

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST/RUZDI EKENHEIM
 
A bird jumping out of the water in beautiful Lake Kekini, Greece

Entries close on November 17, with the winners announced in December.

Even if you don’t fancy yourself as a photographer, from December fans can still get involved by voting for their favourite photo in the People’s Choice Award.

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