NEW YORK – As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence.
Last year, National Geographic received more than 7,000 entries from over 150 countries, with professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts across the globe participating. Well, it’s that time of year again—send your best shots in any of these three categories: people, places and nature.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015: A behind-the-scenes experience like none other.
Photo and caption by montse grillo , National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest — From the Sky — On the coast of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, we have quite the selection of affectionate green turtles (Chelonia mydas). I find myself devoting much time to these curious creatures. . This turtle was coming fron the surface with the sun behind it, and the sunrays surrounding it gave it a special majestry. Tenerife (Canary Islads) Spain Canon 7D, Canon 8-15mm, Subal Housing, 2x Subtronic strobes. F22, Iso 200, 1/160 — Photo location: Tenerfe (Canary islands)
Photo and caption by Melih Sular, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest —
Echoes of Plane-Tree —
Under the well-known and old pine-trees of Degirmendere, The 21st International Degirmendere Zühtü Müridoğlu Wooden Sculpture Symposium has been held. Jean-Paul Falcioni the fatherly sculpture is performing his art like dancing with lights filtered by plane leaves. Jean-Paul Falcioni is transforming into a blooming plane-tree in the heart of Degirmendere. —
Photo Location: Kocaeli Golcuk Degirmendere
Photo and caption by Thomas DORLEANS, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest —
La marée du GR34 —
Le long du sentier des douaniers, entre Perros et Tregastel, en pleines côtes d’armor, la marée se confronte au granit rose de la baie. —
Photo Location: côtes de granit rose. Côtes d’armor
Photo and caption by Istvan Kerekes, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest —
The Carpet Maker —
Carpet maker Kurdish women. —
Photo Location: Tekeli village / Turkey / 2014