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Stunning Entries For This Years National Geographic Photo Contest

People, Places and Nature are the categories open for entry.

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Reindeer herder, by Sasha Leahovcenco

Sasha Leahovcenco /National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 / Via photography.nationalgeographic.com

A reindeer herder standing in front of winter yurt in traditional clothing made of reindeer skin in Chukotka, Russia.

I was finishing up a photo shoot when a wild kangaroo appeared out of nowhere and bounded onto the lake, as if walking on water. This, along with the picturesque sunset combined to create an absolute visual treat!
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Overlooking Lake Louise in Banff National park, by Ben Leshchinsky

Ben Leshchinsky /National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 / Via photography.nationalgeographic.com

This disorienting photo was taken from a cliff overlooking Lake Louise in Banff national park. The two people are enjoying a canoe ride on Lake Louise's turquoise waters.

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I headed out one night to photograph the Milky Way. As I reached the top of the mountain, this magnificent scene presented itself to me. I immediately wanted to photograph it in all its glory. After trying out a few different exposure times, I settled on a duration of roughly 16 minutes. This allowed me to capture the intense glow of the fire along with the surreal star trails seen in the sky.
On a windy day right after a Cyclone passed the far northern Great Barrier Reef I took some friends out to the reef. Never before I saw that many glass fish on this particular coral 'bommie' . Just when i setup my camera, this Napoleon Wrasse swam right through the school of fish building a living frame.

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