13 Jaw-Dropping Photos from Nat Geo Nature Photographer 2017 Contest

Nat Geo Nature Photographer 2017

Nat Geo has announced the results of it 2017 Nature Photographer of the year contest. The results are jaw dropping. 11,000 photos were submitted competing in following categories: Wildlife, Landscapes, Aerials, and Underwater.

The grand prize for the winner is $7500. Winner in each category will receive $2500.

Here are some of the images:

Grand Prize Winner: Face To Face In A River In Borneo, Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan - Nat Geo Nature Photographer 2017

National Geographic, Jayaprakash Joghee BojanA male orangutan peers from behind a tree while crossing a river in Borneo, Indonesia. Rampant palm oil cultivation threatens this critically endangered ape, forcing the normally arboreal species to resort to unusual behavior—such as wading through crocodile-infested rivers—in order to survive.

The Lion In The Sea Of Flowers, Ge Xiao - Nat Geo Nature Photographer 2017
National Geographic, Ge Xiao

Early in the morning, the young male lion came to the dense flower sea, and he felt very satisfied. Swinging his head in the breeze, I took the picture.

There Is Always Room For One More, Eivor Kuchta - Nat Geo Nature Photographer 2017
National Geographic, Eivor Kuchta

How many Mountain Goats can fit on this rock, if you start stacking them on top of each other? Mount Evans, Colorado, USA

One Happy Seal Model, Lars Lykke - Nat Geo Nature Photographer 2017
National Geographic, Lars Lykke

Went to the very north of Denmark, skagen, at sunrise and found this willing model.

Pied Falconet Family, Kant Liang - Nat Geo Nature Photographer 2017
National Geographic, Kant Liang

Pied Falconet is a species of bird of prey in the family Falconidae.

Mother Natures Camo, Cole Frechou - Nat Geo Nature Photographer 2017
National Geographic, Cole Frechou

It took me a moment to see it’s not an aerial photo of a mountain covered by forests but a crocodile covered in moss.

National Geographic, Melissa Stevens

Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? The hair on the back of your neck starts to stand on end, you’re checking your surroundings, you look up to see the glorious mountain beast and stare into the soul of this amazing creature while he’s carefully analyzing your every move.

Tornado, Anuar Patjane Floriuk - Nat Geo Nature Photographer 2017
National Geographic, Anuar Patjane Floriuk

Bigeye Trevally forming a “tornado” at Cabo Pulmo National Park, Mexico
. A few years ago, local fisherman decided to stop fishing and bet all on ecotourism. That bet was successful economically, socially, and ecologically speaking. What used to be an almost lifeless place now has a complete life chain, even bull sharks are back and orcas come and visit often.

Sneeeze!, M. Engelmann - Nat Geo Nature Photographer 2017
National Geographic, M. Engelmann

Galapagos Marine Iguanas sneeze to expel excess salt water after they feed in the ocean.

No Ordinary Bear, Andy S. - Nat Geo Nature Photographer 2017
National Geographic, Andy S.

When all other bears are asleep for the winter, in a remote part of the Yukon, one mother has learned that the river in her territory does not freeze and the fish keep coming into late November. covered in ice as her wet coat freezes in the -25 C air temperatures, she raises her family in the most extreme of conditions.

People's Choice, Landscapes: Kalsoy, Wojciech Kruczyński - Nat Geo Nature Photographer 2017
National Geographic, Wojciech Kruczyński

Sunset illuminates a lighthouse and rainbow in the Faroe Islands.

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Second Place Winner, Wildlife: Mother's Love, Alejandro Prieto - Nat Geo Nature Photographer 2017
National Geographic, Alejandro Prieto

An adult Caribbean pink flamingo feeds a chick in Yucatán, Mexico. Both parents alternate feeding chicks, at first with a liquid baby food called crop milk, and then with regurgitated food.

Winter In Transylvania #1, Calin Stan - Nat Geo Nature Photographer 2017
National Geographic , Calin Stan
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