National Geographic's International Photography Contest continues to draw thousands of photos from users around the world, and the submissions are anything but amateurish. Photos can be submitted between now and Oct. 31, 2009 and winners will be announced in early December. Here's a selection of some submissions from this past week. Enter your photos at ngm.com, or download some of the popular images as wallpaper.
A young boy stands on a deserted road in central Ohio at dusk.
A lizard blends in with the hue of recently rain-fed grass
Wrestlers practice Kushti, India's ancient form of wrestling on red soil.
Workers rush along Millennium Bridge in London, England, while one tourist takes her time relaxing by the bridge.
Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada.
Fish panic in the split second that the egret's head plunges into the water.
There are fewer than 800 true bushmen left in Tanzania; their way of life and environment is being demolished by modernization and urbanization.
Timeless design rusts away in a Virginia horse stable.
This photo is from a series about a male rehabilitation center in Thailand.
Ohm Phanphiroj, Thailand
Space shuttle Discovery night launch, Cape Canaveral, March 11, 2009
On the top of Excelsior Pass in the Mount Baker National Forest