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Nat Geo Photo Contest Comes To A Close

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National Geographic's International Photography Contest has come to a close, and winners will be announced in early December. Here's a selection of a few submissions, but you can view more on ngm.com, or check out some winners from the past.

  • "Gashuhe, a chimpanzee, was rescued from a business premises in Rwanda in 2008. His cage was extremely small and offered no shelter from the elements; consequently his skin was severely damaged."
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    "Gashuhe, a chimpanzee, was rescued from a business premises in Rwanda in 2008. His cage was extremely small and offered no shelter from the elements; consequently his skin was severely damaged."
    Nick Riley
  • "A stone's eye view of two tracks made by the sailing stones of Death Valley's Racetrack playa."
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    "A stone's eye view of two tracks made by the sailing stones of Death Valley's Racetrack playa."
    Tyler Sylvestro
  • "American bullfrog"
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    "American bullfrog"
    Matthew Smith
  • "One morning while staying in a small cottage in northern Germany, we found our neighbors had been hunting the night before. They hung their prize, a huge wild boar, in the boathouse then proceeded to gut it right there."
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    "One morning while staying in a small cottage in northern Germany, we found our neighbors had been hunting the night before. They hung their prize, a huge wild boar, in the boathouse then proceeded to gut it right there."
    Rebecca Manson
  • "A saltwater crocodile lounges motionless at the surface near shore."
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    "A saltwater crocodile lounges motionless at the surface near shore."
    Yeang Chng
  • "A photographer stops to take a picture of the vertical staircase that is etched into the side of this mountain leading toward the peak ... at Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) in China."
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    "A photographer stops to take a picture of the vertical staircase that is etched into the side of this mountain leading toward the peak ... at Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) in China."
    Lance McMillan
  • "A street musician wipes his forehead while taking a break at Hout Bay Harbor, South Africa."
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    "A street musician wipes his forehead while taking a break at Hout Bay Harbor, South Africa."
    Ruvan Boshoff
  • "An example of photo luminescence in coral in West Papua."
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    "An example of photo luminescence in coral in West Papua."
    Stephen Martin
  • " 'I used to buy things just because they were green,' Helen Moore cheerfully admitted."
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    " 'I used to buy things just because they were green,' Helen Moore cheerfully admitted."
    Laurie Pearman
  • "A Peppermint Shrimp is spending the day in a branching vase sponge about 75 feet deep in Bonaire's Margate Bay."
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    "A Peppermint Shrimp is spending the day in a branching vase sponge about 75 feet deep in Bonaire's Margate Bay."
    William Goodwin

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