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    Stunning Entries For This Years National Geographic Photo Contest

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

    Reindeer herder, by Sasha Leahovcenco

    Kangaroo over lake, by Dave Kan

    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!

    Hamer tribe, by Goran Jovic

    Morning in bog, by Jan Lepamaa

    Morning in bog... fresh snow, first sunlight, silent, innocent nature... Estonia, wonderland.

    Hand tube fireworks, by Hidenobu Suzuki

    Overlooking Lake Louise in Banff National park, by Ben Leshchinsky

    Surreal star trails seen in the sky, by Dave Kan

    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.

    A teenager jumping into the red sea, by Ulrich Lambert

    Napoleon Wrasse, by Christian Miller

    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.

    Salamander in a hosta leaf, by Andrey Antov