Only a few more weeks remain in National Geographic's International Photography Contest. 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 check out these cool jigsaw puzzles they've made from submitted photos.
A newborn gibbon gets some attention from his doting parents at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio.
"Curious gulls on Sanibel Island Florida"
"I took this photograph during a beauty pageant in Darkhan, Mongolia, while I was serving there as a Peace Corps volunteer."
Christopher De Bruyn
Kwena Crocodile Farm in South Africa
Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island, a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, has the greatest collection of moai (giant statues).
This is a reminder of what tornadoes can do in the mid-South, on the road from Memphis to Arkansas.
At the Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck, N.Y., hundreds of families show off their livestock to visitors.
"A solemn adolescent"
From an airplane above Melbourne, Australia
"The Darvaza natural gas crater is located in the center of the Karakum desert in the Central Asian country of Turkmenistan. The crater resulted after a Soviet natural gas exploration accident in the 1950s and has been burning ever since."
Petermann Island in Antarctica is home to the world's southernmost Gentoo penguin colony.
A school of jackfish swirls around in different formations.