Awesome Photography of 2014 (160 pics)

These are just some of the amazing photos that have been entered into National Geographic’s annual photo contest this year.

China

Night fishing”-  Kwok Tai

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Jokulsarlon Glaier Lagoon, Iceland

“Dreamscape”- Francesco Riccardo Iacomino

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Jokulsarlon Glaier Lagoon, Iceland

“Dreamscape”- Francesco Riccardo Iacomino

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Nicosia, Cyprus

“Sunward”- Hasan Baglar

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Pengalengan West Java, Indonesia

“Morning Glory” – Cherly Jong

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Mingun Village, Myanmar

“Novice Monks”- April Badilles

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Waimea Canyons Park, Kauai, HI

“Colorful Waipo’o Falls”- John Lee

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Vatican City, Italy

“Vatican Light”-  Karen McDonald

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Elmvale Zoo, Elmvale, Ontario, Canada

“King of the Zoo”- Cindy Rossit

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Shellharbour, NSW, Australia

“Physalia Physalis”- Matthew Smith

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Island of Bonaire, Kralendijk, Dutch Caribbean

“The Iguana’s cave”- Lorenzo Mittiga

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Strezlecki Desert, Australia

“A tree dreaming”- Christian Spencer

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Mbabane, Swaziland, Africa

“Hope on the Horizon”- Christina Kehres

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Ormond Beach, Florida, United States

“mother”- Catherine Runyan

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Cappadocia, Turkey

“Balloons of Cappadocia”- Dipanjan Bhattacharjee

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Weatherford, Texas

Entry for the 2014 National Geographic Photography Contest: “The Buckskin”-Bill Stipp

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Plaosan Temple, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Sunrise Plaosan Temple”-Bill Stipp

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West Sumatra

“Achmad Sumawijaya”- Achmad Sumawijaya

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Mt. Pilatus – Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

“Close to Heaven”-Mark Forder

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Alpe di Siusi, Italy

“Alpe di Siusi”-Douglas Croft

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Varanasi, India

“Cultural differences.”- Rainier Jr Ona

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Biei Hokkaido, Japan

“Iridescent Clouds”-  Oh Kobayashi

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Arundel, Quebec, Canada

“Amongst the Fallen Leaves”-  Eric Ste Marie

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Maasai Mara, Kenya

“Maasai Women”- Seth Langbauer

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Oaxaca, Mexico

“Painted Ladies”- Daniel Kudish

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Myanmar

“Temple of Gold”- Vince Lws

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Jakarta

“Hello Friends”-Lessy Sebastian

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Machu Picchu, Peru

“Machu Picchu Sunrise”- John Pena

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Thanda Game Reserve, South Africa

“Angry Kitty”- Hamish Mitchell

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St. Lucia, South Africa

“Up Close & Personal”- Hamish Mitchell

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Myanmar

“Myanmar Woman”- Serena Woodward

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Porth Elizabeth, South Africa

“Walking on the Savannah”- Jackson Albuquerque

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Turkey

“Metal Worker”- Murat Yılmaz

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Andasibe, Madagascar

“Curious lemur”- Nicoletta Muscas

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Isaan, Thailand

“Young Muay Thai Fighter in Buriram, Thailand”- Scott Hirano

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Tapalpa, Jalisco, Mexico

“Stones and Manners”- Valerio Esposito

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Geneva, Switzerland

“20’000 Leagues Under The Sea”- Marc Henauer

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Basey, Samar Island, Philippines

“After Typhoon Haiyan”- Sergey Ponomarev

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Homs, Syria

“Destroyed Homs”-Sergey Ponomarev

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Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan

“Hand-Tube Fireworks (TOYOHASHI GION)”- Hidenobu Suzuki

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Poipu, Kaua’i

“Ha O Ka Mo’o (Dragon’s Breath)”- Aaron Feinberg

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Hawai’i Island, Hawai’i

“Phone Home”- Aaron Feinberg

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Black Rock City, NV

“Thunderdome”- Aaron Feinberg

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Marco Island, FL

“Eye Wonder”- Jean Hall

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Rocklands, South Africa

“Malachite Sunbird”-  Beau Kahler

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Uyuni, Bolivia

“Floating Car”- Takashi Nakagawa

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Brevard, North Carolina

“Searching for Love”- Spencer Black

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Grundarfjörður, West Iceland

“Icy Night”- Isaak Schiller

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Vatnajökull, South Iceland

“The Forgotten World”- Isaak Schiller

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Litang, Sichuan, China

“Horse Rider”- Marc Ressang

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Palamedu, Madurai, Tamilnadu

“Taking it by the horns”- Arun Maroon

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa

“Violet Breasted Roller”- Kathryn Duffy

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Little Talbot Island State Park, Florida, USA

“Snowy in Florida…You’re Having a Laugh”- Graham McGeorge

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San Bartolomé de Pinares, Spain

“Luminarias”- Bartłomiej Jurecki

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Kilimanjaro Region – Tanzania

“The Taste of Nature”- Tim Frost

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Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

“Honoring the Past”- Panos Laskarakis

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Ocean City, MD

“Immortal”- Chris Parypa

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Bagan, Myanmar

“Teacher and Student”- April Badilles

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Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

“Connection”- Peter Mather

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Antarctic Peninsula

“Pondering Weddell”- Kristian Parton

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Chukotka, Russia

“Reindeer Herder”- Sasha Leahovcenco

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Blue Heron Bridge, Riviera Beach, Florida, USA

“Octopus Eye Closeup”- Howie Grapek

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Burma, Kalaw

“Burmese Medicine Man”- Jason Van’t Padje

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Vava’u Kingdom of Tonga

“Emergence” –  Craig Parry

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Bronx Zoo, New York

“Heartbroken”- Kristyna Novakova

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Sand Dunes at Wahiba, Sultanate of Oman

“Chance Encounter”- Sandra Bruttomesso

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Fitzroy Island, Cairns, Australia

“Lunch Time”- Christian Miller

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Tanzania, Africa

“Reflection in Beauty” – Julie Caverson

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Gulf of Trieste, Adriatic Sea, Italy

“Cothyloriza and Miramare castle”- Adriano Morettin

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Istead Rise, Kent, UK

“Ominous”- Russ Francis

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Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada

“Let’s Play!”- Jonathan Huyer

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Monument Valley, Arizona

“West Mitten”-  Benjamin Murto

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Southwest Idaho

“Whooo you lookin’ at?”- Glen Hush

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Pilannesberg, South Africa

“Golden Glance”-Bêca Arruda

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Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

“Burning Autumn”- Yuga Kurita

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Madha, Oman

“The Winner”- Lal Nallath

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Ke’e, Kauai, Hawaii, USA

“When Conditions are Right (wheel of life)”- Lee Scott

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Montana, USA

“Focus”- Serhat Demiroglu

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Zermatt, Switzerland

“Conquering the Alps.”- Terence Kong

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Arviat, Nunavut, CA

“Being this cute can sure be hard work”- John Rollins

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Florida

“Melancholy Flamingo” – John Trent

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Oxford, CT

“Apartments for Salamanders” – Andrey Antov

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Inari, Kyoto, Japan

“The Lovely Inari” – Iker Deng

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Bozeman, Montana – USA

“Siberian” – Michel Zoghzoghi

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Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

“Blue and Red” – Marc Henauer

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Saskatchewan River Crossing, Alberta, Canada

“Sunset Apocalypse”- Amanda Nand

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Montréal

“Powder Color” – Christopher Dormoy

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Vietnam

“Best friends” – Réhahn Croquevielle

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Inle Lake, Myanmar

“Intha fishermen” – Michele Martinelli

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Khwai River, Botswana

“The Dentist” – Hannes Lochner

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Yellowstone National Park

“Grand Prismatic Spring” – Tsuyoshi Shirahama

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Vik, Iceland

“Freedom” – Courtney Regan

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Pastaza, Ecuador

“Chamanismo” – Abel Barroso

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Bagan, Burma

“Another World” – Sabrina Dang

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Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland

“Siesta” –  Danka Lo

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Athabasca Canyon

“Athabasca Canyon” – Candice Gordon

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Glenfinnan Viaduct

“Glenfinnan Viaduct” – Vytenis Malisauskas

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Shanghai, China

“Metropolitan Spaghetti” – Michael Sroslak

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Port Moody, BC

“Turkey Tail Bracket Fungus” – Lance Isackson

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Jökulsarlón, South-Iceland

“Natural Light Painting” – Stefan Brenner

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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

“The Grand Teton” – YOUXI LIN

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Elliston, Newfoundland

“Puffin Ballet” – Donald Gutoski

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Mostar, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

“Traditional Mostar jumps from Old bridge” – Haris Begić

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Luzzara, Reggio Emilia, Italy

“At the window” – Alberto Ghizzi Panizza

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Namibia, Africa

“San Girl with Cheetah” – Beverly Houwing

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Kolmanskop; Namibia

“Crooked Door in a Sand-filled Room” – Beverly Houwing

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Luzzara, Reggio Emilia, Italy

“The mirror of the spider” – Alberto Ghizzi Panizza

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Bagan, Myanmar

“Temples at Dawn” – Andy Ferrington

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Plaza de Ponchos, Otavalo, Equador

“Otavalo Matriarch” – Leo Jansen

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The Coast of South Georgia Island

“Transition” – Cheryl Schneider

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Niagara Falls, Canada

“Niagara Falls” – Ed Norton

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Pacuare Nature Reserve, Costa Rica

“Under the moon” – Fernando Martínez Belmar

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Madeira, Portugal

“the way of light” – Barbara Seiberl-Stark

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Oxford, CT

“Red and Green” – Andrey Antov

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Sarapiqui, Heredia. Costa Rica

“Boat Billed Heron Portrait” – Alvaro Cubero

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Sarapiqui, Heredia. Costa Rica

“Anolis capito” – Alvaro Cubero

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Gabón

“The Rainforest´s Rainbow” – José Mingorance

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Madagascar. National Park Berenti

“Actually, I’m in charge here” – Gudkov Andrey

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Altay Mountains, Bayan Olgii Aimag, Mongolia

“Herding in the Altai” – Tariq Sawyer

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Ávila, central Spain

“Friendly bee-eaters” – Jose Luis Rodriguez Sanchez

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Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

“Cooler than a school bus…” –  Devashish Pradhan

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Kinmen County

“Make up”
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Puerto Rico
“La Cueva Ventana” – Omar AlQabandi

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Chicago, IL

“Rarity” – Steve Zywica

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Paucas, Huari, Ancash, Perú

“The eyes of the world” – Charlene Sanchez Tarazona

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Tarangire, Tanzania

“Sassy” – James Friedland

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Capoeira at Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“Capoeira at Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil” – Giovani Cordioli

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Ontario, Canada

“You are not my lemmings, are you?” – Charles Han

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Kocaeli, Turkey

“The Storm” – Aytül AKBAŞ

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Milford Sound, New Zealand

“Milford Sound, New Zealand” – Tom Putt

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The Pit Cenote, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

“Diving ‘The Pit’ in the Mexican Jungle” – Danny Kessler

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Singapore, Singapore

“Meerkat in the Morning Sun”- Cami Senior

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Meghalaya, India

“Memories”- Jayanta Roy

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Thetford Forest, England

“Fox Glance”- Sam Morris

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Fiordland, South Island, New Zealand

“Crashing home”- Douglas Gimesy

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Srimangal, Bangladesh

“Srimangal Tea Pickers”- Simon Urwin

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Jigokudani,Nagano prefecture, JAPAN

“Sleeping”- Hiroshi Yamaguchi

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Richmond Park, London, UK

“Stag Deer Bellowing- Prashant Meswani

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South Africa

“Beauty”- Chris Fischer

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Paro, Bhutan

“Tiger’s nest (Taktsang)”- Thiago Casquilha

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Hang Son Doong, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

“An Alien World”- Chris Miller

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Darjeeling, India

“Obervatory Hill Monkey”- Normand Archambault

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Mae Haad Beach, Koh Phangan, Thailand

“Squid Lightning”- Nate Luck

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Pixya, Yucatan, Mexico

“Cenote Noh Mozon”- Benjamin Magana

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Masai Mara, Kenya

“Gaze of Death”- Kanwar Juneja

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Masái Mara, Kenya

“Determinación”- Daniela Werner

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Page, Arizona, USA

“Window to the heavens”- Rachna Niranjan

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Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England

“Raining”- Kutub Uddin

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

“Modern Frame of Spirituality”- Danny Cote

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Marshall Point Lighthouse, Port Clyde, Maine

“The Star Gazers”- Manish Mamtani

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Winners From the 2014 NatGeo Traveler Photo Contest: Julesburg, Colorado, USA

First Place Winner of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Contest: “The Independence Day”- Marko Korosec

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Mea Shearim. Jerusalem, Israel

Second Place Winner of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Contest: “Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel”-Agnieszka Traczewska

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Grüner See at Tragöss, Austria

Third Place Winner of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Contest: “Diver in Magic Kingdom”- Marc Henauer

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Old Bagan, Burma

Merit Prize Winner of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Contest: “Light Source”-Marcelo Castro

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Banos, Ecuador

Merit Prize Winner of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Contest: “End of the World” – Sean Hacker Teper

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Summit of Tin-Merzouga, Tadrat, Tassili N’Ajjer National Park, Algeria

Merit Prize Winner of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Contest: “A Well Earned Rest in the Sahara”- Evan Cole

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Kaveripattinam, Tamilnadu, India

Merit Prize Winner of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Contest: “Divine Makeover”- Mahesh Balasubramanian

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Burough Market, London, England

Merit Prize Winner of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Contest: “Ladies in Waiting”- Susie Stern

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Český Krumlov, South Bohemian, Czech Republic

Merit Prize Winner of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Contest: “Foggy, Small Town”- Duowen Chen

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Jonathans Lodge, Qachas Nek, Sehlabathebe National Park, Lesotho

Merit Prize Winner of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Contest: “”Khotso” Peace at Devil’s Knuckles”- Byron Inggs

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Sequoia National Forest, CA

Viewer’s Choice Winner of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Contest: “Among the Giants” – James Eimmerman

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