Amazing Entries To The 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer Contest

Photographers from around the world are submitting their best nature photographs to the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The annual photo competition is still open, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 17. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $7,500, publication in National Geographic Magazine, and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account. As the contest winds down, this preview of some of the best entries confirms that competition will be fierce.

Amazing entries to the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer contest
“Face to Face in a River in Borneo.” While looking for wild orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia, we witnessed the amazing sight of this huge male crossing a river, despite the fact there were crocodiles in the river. Rapid growth of palm oil farming has depleted their habitat, and when pushed to the edge, these intelligent creatures have learned to adapt to the changing landscape, This is proof, considering orangutans hate water and never venture into rivers. I got five feet deep into the river to get this perspective. – Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan
Amazing entries to the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer contest
“Kalsoy.” Kalsoy island and Kallur lighthouse in sunset light in the Faroe Islands. – Wojciech Kruczynski
Amazing entries to the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer contest
Curious Ursus. “A curious female polar bear stands on her hind legs to sniff the wind. In the summer of 2016, the pack ice retreated well to the north of the Svalbard archipelago and it was there we found bears searching for ringed and bearded seals.” – David Sinclair
Amazing entries to the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer contest
“The Last Gasp.” A ferruginous hawk surprises a prairie dog in Colorado. – David M.
Amazing entries to the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer contest
“Sea and Salt.” Spain has many impressive landscapes and fascinating destinations, but one of the most amazing natural resorts are the salty pink lakes in Torrevieja. In this beautiful coastal resort you can find two beautiful salt lakes: A blue-green one called La Mata lagoon and the other, of an impressive pink color, known as Torrevieja lagoon. Both are connected to the sea by canals. – Wellington Rodrigues

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