"National Geographic" holds an annual photo contest. The main winner received $ 10,000 and the opportunity to travel to the headquarters of the "National Geographic" in Washington to attend the annual seminar on photography. We invite you to look at some of the competition works.
In the photo: "The mud pool near Bourgas, Bulgaria, always going to local residents. They are coated with dirt from the pool and wait until the dirt is dry. Only then will it wash off while swimming in the sea. After that, they relax in the salt lake, whose depth is 30 inches. "- Antoni Georgiev.
"A lot of people go to Uluru, but that they see it depends on where they came from." - Robert Spanring.
Eruption Cordon del Kaulle. Ricardo Mohr.
In the Arctic beluga play with each other. Dafna Ben Nun.
Russia, the polar region of Western Siberia, Taz peninsula. "Raising reindeer - one of the main activities of local residents. All the land suitable for grazing are divided between the families, or state farms. Deer graze freely, and I can go for several kilometers. The chief shepherd watching a herd of binoculars. "- Dmitriy Nikonov.
"This place means a lot to me. Fellenzee Lake lies at the foot of Mount Hundshtayn (dog stone). As I grew up and my dog â€‹â€‹near the place where she died, I buried her in the lake, and mountain dog has become the largest tombstone on the grave of a dog. That morning when we buried her, it was quiet and calm. This photo hangs in my kitchen in memory of Spock. "- Nino Benninger.
Copenhagen, Twin Towers, an apartment house near the river. "I waited at the door about two hours, in hopes that someone will enter or leave, and would let me. When I got there, the building was really surreal. "- Elena Baroni.
Divers in the cell, which suddenly swam a great white shark. David Litchfield.
A flock of white geese in flight. Klyaynfeltersvill, Pennsylvania. Charles Funk.
"Yala National Park, Sri Lanka, famous for its leopards, but they are very difficult to photograph in motion. The photo is one of the three young leopard who started jumping between branches. Then I managed to make this shot. "- Lalith Ekanayake.
Rare species of Australian sea lions stranded on the island of Hopkins, South Australia. Michael Patrick O'Neill.
"The portrait of my grandfather. He was a photographer, and he has a lot of old cameras. Recently, he was 95 and he still remembers how each of them. I photographed it on your Canon 7d. "- Christopher Bellezza.
"The male mouthed vynashiaet eggs in his mouth, until of them hatched fry." - Steven Kovacs.
"Winter in the dry Canadian Rockies. The temperature was below -30 C, but due to lack of snow surface of the lake was clear, and you can see the bubbles frozen within the ice. "- Emmanuel Coupe-Kalomiris.
"One morning in Hawaii, I looked around in search of what could be photographed. I stopped and noticed a small palm leaf gecko. Periodically, bobbing his head from the leaves to see if I did not go. We played this game until I udalosego photograph it. "- Lorenzo Menendez.
"The strangest market in the world, probably, in Lome, Togo. Thousands of stuffed animals and the bodies of dead animals are sold for use in religious and medicinal purposes. It's scary, but at the same time exciting. "- Jorgen Tharaldsen.
"Every year in October in Dubai is heavy fog because of the high humidity and falling temperatures. Tall buildings of the city (including the Burj Khalifasamoe - tallest building in the world) and fog can make great shots. "- Catalin Marin.
"During the safari can attract the attention of not only animals." - Dmitry Gorilovskiy.
Lonely tree, recovering from the winter in Yellowstone National Park. Anita Erdmann.
"The sun gives us energy, even under water. The picture was taken during free diving (breath-hold, without scuba) in the Red Sea. "- Vaclav Krpelik.