When it comes to nature photography, National Geographic is certainly a trend setter and it has massively contributed to the developments in the field by constantly forcing photographers to raise higher bars. And it has done so for the past 123 years and we should indeed cherish its legacy.
Nonetheless, before the advent of the internet the only way you could’ve seen its photographs was in its pages. Of course, the space was limited and thousands of good photos never made it into the magazine. And that’s indeed a pity. However, during the past years, National Geographic has given the chance to both professional and amateur photographers to publish their photos online. After carefully reviewing all of them, the NGs staff decides to publish only one of them in its section called Photo of the Day. Although there is no prize whatsoeverthis is regarded as a recognition of one’s photography skills. Nevertheless, the annual Photo Contest fully compensates this by offering $10,000 to one lucky winner.
Below you’ll have the chance to see probably this year’s best 25 photos that can be found in both Photo of the Day and Photo Contest. Therefore, enjoy, be inspired and if you will like this article, then please share it with your friends or community. Many thanks!
NEON RIVER VALLEY
David Koester Fjallabak, Iceland
Mohammed Yousef Kenya
Roeselien Raimond The Netherlands
Tim Perceval Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
DAVID AND GOLIATH
Octavio Aburto Cabo Pulmo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Greg Kiss Namib Desert, Namibia
HOLDING HANDS IN THE RAIN
Steve Webb Florence, Italy
THERE’S ALWAYS ONE…
Yashani Shantha Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
Victor Liu Vermilion lakes, Banff, AB, Canada
LIBYAN REBEL AT THE OLD SHIPYARD OF BENGHAZI
Mohannad khatib Benghazi Old Shipyard – Libya
FLOATING LANTERNS, THAILAND
Patrice Carlton, My Shot Lanna Meditation Center in Chiang Mai
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