Spectacular Entries to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest

Spectacular Entries to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest nature contests animals
Photo and caption by Chang ming chih/National Geographic Photo Contest. The fishers catched fish in the night. They use the fire that made fish close the boat and got them.

Spectacular Entries to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest nature contests animals
Photo and caption by Mark Meyer/National Geographic Photo Contest. Hikers under the Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau, Alaska. When conditions are right, streams melt holes into the glacier. At times they are large and stable enough for exploration. The ice filters out most colors of light except for the blue wavelengths leaving a stunning blue glowing from the ice above.

Spectacular Entries to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest nature contests animals
Photo and caption by Janez Tolar/National Geographic Photo Contest. Jamnik, small village in Slovenia. One morning in in autumn, fog was just in the right height at the right time.The atmosphere was heavenly, unforgettable.

Spectacular Entries to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest nature contests animals
Photo and caption by Mohannad khatib/National Geographic Photo Contest. During the Libyan revolt again Muammar Qaddafi, the city of Benghazi was liberated early on, and became the base for the rebels and the transitional governing body. Armed rebels were seen all over the place. Many of them had no previous war experience but joined the revolt willingly to get rid of the regime. This rebel, with his spick span boots and outfit, was gaurding the old shipyard.

Spectacular Entries to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest nature contests animals
Photo and caption by Bill Thoet/National Geographic Photo Contest. This is the third shot with a flash, waking all of the bats up and having them all stare at the camera.

Spectacular Entries to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest nature contests animals
Photo and caption by Mandy Wilson/National Geographic Photo Contest. Beautiful Lucky Bay in Esperance, Western Australia is home to many kangaroos. Not only is the turquoise water and white sand a sight to see but at sunset the kangaroos bounce their way across the sand looking for dinner.

Spectacular Entries to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest nature contests animals
Photo and caption by Fabien BRAVIN/National Geographic Photo Contest. A tiny mantis larva in an american poppy flower.

Spectacular Entries to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest nature contests animals
Photo and caption by Peng Jiang/National Geographic Photo Contest. The shoal is one of the most fascinating places in Xiapu, China. Fishermen farm fish, shrimp, and oysters and plant seaweed along this coast area.

Spectacular Entries to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest nature contests animals
Photo and caption by Mark Bridger/National Geographic Photo Contest. This is Gandalf the Great Grey Owl and he gets scared flying out in the open so his owners have built his aviary inside a brick shed. He now loves spending his days watching the world go by out of his window.

Spectacular Entries to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest nature contests animals
Photo and caption by John Peterson/National Geographic Photo Contest. After observing this turtle, I swam with him for a few minutes.

Spectacular Entries to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest nature contests animals
Photo and caption by Agne Subelyte/National Geographic Photo Contest. I took this picture while I was in an aerial cableway going down from the Mt Pilatus in Central Switzerland. It was the end of a nice day spent hiking, including a stop by the beautiful little white chapel on Klimsenhorn on the way to the top.

One of the most spectacular photography contests is the National Geographic Photography Contest which is currently accepting submissions from all over the world. If you have a photograph you think might be up to snuff, don’t delay because today is the last day to submit which you can do online. National Geographic was kind enough to share 50 of their favorites with Colossal, some of which I’ve shared with you here. But don’t stop with this selection, see hundreds more photos curated by their own editors right here. The winners will be picked in December. Good luck!

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