Nat Geo Photo Contest Comes To A Close : The Picture ShowNational 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."
"A stone's eye view of two tracks made by the sailing stones of Death Valley's Racetrack playa."
"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."
"A saltwater crocodile lounges motionless at the surface near shore."
"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."
"A street musician wipes his forehead while taking a break at Hout Bay Harbor, South Africa."
"An example of photo luminescence in coral in West Papua."
" 'I used to buy things just because they were green,' Helen Moore cheerfully admitted."
"A Peppermint Shrimp is spending the day in a branching vase sponge about 75 feet deep in Bonaire's Margate Bay."