These photographs are part of a final selection of entries from the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest.
1. Thousands of snow geese flying in Bosque del Apache, New Mexico.
2. A colorful snow cave on the slopes of the Mutnovsky volcano.
3. A pair of Kingfisher birds exchanging an engagement present.
4. Two colorful mantises.
5. An infinity symbol made by oil sands in Fort McMurray, Canada.
6. A hummingbird's iridescent feathers.
7. Beautiful waves of fog in Mill Valley, California.
8. An orphaned orangutan on the island of Borneo.
9. A haunting sunrise at Mount Bromo.
10. A very hungry Northern gannet off the island of Noss in Scotland.
11. A photo that looks like a Rothko Painting, taken in Kaua'i.
12. A surreal Celtic spiral in Scotland.
13. Majestic horses running in China.
14. Buffalo in a thick fog in Yellowstone.
15. And glaciers looking massive next to a sailboat in Greenland.
The contest ends November 4, so there is still time to enter if you’re a nature photographer!
These photos are part of a final selection of entries from the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. An earlier version of this post stated that they were finalists.