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:
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.
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.
How many Mountain Goats can fit on this rock, if you start stacking them on top of each other? Mount Evans, Colorado, USA
Went to the very north of Denmark, skagen, at sunrise and found this willing model.
Pied Falconet is a species of bird of prey in the family Falconidae.
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.
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.
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.
Galapagos Marine Iguanas sneeze to expel excess salt water after they feed in the ocean.
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.
Sunset illuminates a lighthouse and rainbow in the Faroe Islands.
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.