2010 National Geographic Photography Contest Galleries
Nature Gallery—Week 9
View the winning shots in the People, Places, and Nature categories. Plus, browse weekly galleries.
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Photo and caption by Hiroshi Imase
I saw this two Japanese macaque were fighting in the hot spring in Nagano, Japan. I did not know Japanese macaque could throw uppercut.
Mornimg Frost at Pepper Lake
Photo and caption by Leo Raymaakers
A reed caught my eye while walking along the shores of Peppers Lake in Alberta and the frost on the reed reminded me of leaves. I placed my camera on the ice to take this photograph.
Photo and caption by Kai Fagerström
Nikon D3s, 200/2
Peek a boo
Photo and caption by Peter Allinson
While diving in Palau I came across this clownfish playing peek a boo with me and took it's photo
Photo and caption by WEN YANG
Location: Anduo, Tibet, China
Altitude: 4600 meters
Photo and caption by ASHISH DUBEY
Cave Painting or Wildebeest ? Give your own definitions to the photograph and have fun. In reality it is reflection of grass on water surface.
Imagine peace TOWER or should I say Imagine peace FLOWER..
Photo and caption by Marketa Murray
The combination of the beacon and the Northern Lights resembled a beautiful flower in the sky--a nice tribute to Lennon
Photo and caption by Richard Cridland
This image was taken in my back garden on a fairly dull morning, but the colours of the Rainbow Lorikeet and the flower really brightened up the day.
wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ... alll the way home
Photo and caption by max blumencranz
a piglet in laos
Awake During the Day
Photo and caption by Miguel Perez
I found this little guy or gal in my front yard at about 4pm. All I could do was watch it and all it would do is watch me.
Photo and caption by nicola debernardi
Pebbly beach Australia.
Amazing place in the Murramarang National Park, NSW where it is possible to get in contact with kangaroos on the beach. Kangaroos are used to human and often come close by people.
Photo and caption by michal agmon-gonnen
the boats facing the island drew my attention. We stayed there for diving vacation. I took a lot of pictures from different angles, this one captyes the moment.
Colors of desert
Photo and caption by Carlos Fonseca
The place is called "Lençóis Maranhenses" in the northeast of Brazil, where the desert is flooded during rainy season.
Photo and caption by Nenad Saljic
I have spent seven days waiting for this image, and finally on the morning just before my departure the clouds were moving fast and clearing the North Face of Matterhorn. I have used ND filter and exposure was 47 sec.
War of the Worlds
Photo and caption by Igor Novikov
Place - lithuanian forest
Time - 18.00
Settings: 1/4000s, F/2.5, ISO100, lens 135mm
Situation - spring time
Photo and caption by Butch Mazzuca
Lioness stalking her prey
Photo and caption by Jessica Gonzalez Calero
Even Penguins Watch The Sunrise
Photo and caption by Sam Oppenheim
On the Island of Pleneau in December 2009, we visited at 6am when the light was still very low in the sky and the misty morning air presented perfect lighting opportunities for penguin portraits and nature photography.
A Lonely Tree
Photo and caption by Harri Jarvelainen
Saw this lonely tree in Lake Geneva, near Montreux, Switzerland. The soft lightning was just perfect - making the transition between the water and sky almost seamless.
Photo and caption by Marco Tahara
The nature is always ahead of us.
Victor: a kingfisher emerges from the water with a prey in its beak
Photo and caption by Min-hsiung Huang
I took this photo in a hide(23ﾟ01’25.78”N, 120ﾟ09’ 06.00”E),
at the bank of a fish pond just outside the west-southern border of Szutsao Wildlife Refuge in Taiwan City, Taiwan, on 07/02/10.
I tried many ways and thousands times to capture the moment when the kingfisher coming out of the water with its prey, but all of them were unsatisfied.
But, finally, I took few satisfied pictures from thousands shootings with the settings: aperture 5.6 , ISO 1000 , speed 1/3200, high speed continue shooting.
My equipments: CANON EOS 7D + EF 300/4 + tripod + remote control
Curiosity Can Make Us Brave
Photo and caption by Denise Neale Jensen
This fuzzy little guy, with the big eyes, took a lot of coaxing before he tentatively crept around the stem. Once satisfied he had nothing to fear, he seemed quite taken with his reflection in my lens. On the other side of the camera, I was learning to be brave too. Spiders usually make me scream and run.
Photo and caption by Reed Ingram Weir
A very interesting looking gannet I met at on the rocks Howick in Northumberland. I took this on my old Canon 5d with 80-200mm 2.8 lens
Red Lechwe in Motion
Photo and caption by charley kohlhase
Two red lechwe imaged during a high-speed run in the Okavango Delta area of Botswana in late March of 2010. The slightly blurred image has an artistic feeling that seems to enhance its uniqueness.
Photo and caption by marcio dufranc
Canon eos 5d; EF 300mm F/2.8 L USM; extender 2x canon;
1/1250 ; f/5.6 ; 28/12/2008
Gecko on Oahu, Hawaii
Photo and caption by Melissa Hamblin
Gecko at Foster Botanical Garden on the island of Oahu, Hawaii
Polar Bear Having a nap
Photo and caption by Charles Daigle
This polar bear cup just finished eating a seal on the beach. He then swam onto an iceberg and quickly started napping!
Hoar Frost on High Dune, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Photo and caption by Geoffrey Schmid
A thin layer of hoar frost coats the dunes and contributes to an other-wordly image of this unique ecosystem at an aptly unique moment; taken from atop the highest dunes in North America at our newest National Park just before dawn in winter, 2010.
Photo and caption by Rocco Sette
After a big fight, a young lion male scared the leader of a lion praid away. He killed next to this two of three newborn babys they just was born a few hours before. The last one tried the Mother to safe, she walked with the baby in the mauth it and walked with the baby in the mouth far away.
Photo and caption by Rocco Sette
A young unexperienced Cheetah male played more than 20 minutes with a baby Gazelle. During the play time, it looked like the Cheetah found a companion, before he killed the Gazelle.
Photo and caption by Jan Nielsen
Nikon D700, Nikon 70-200 mm VR
Photo and caption by Bambang Hidajat
Feeding frenzy at Windows of the World, Shenzhen, PRC.
Photo and caption by Peng Jiang
It was a freezing cold morning. I stood still on the slippery deck covered in hard frost. Suddenly, the two ducks swam into the scene.
Photo and caption by Suhadi Suhadi
Beautiful Morning at Bromo, East Java.
Man Verse Wild
Photo and caption by Lajos Varga
On tour in the Serengeti with Bobby Safari - Hot word got out that a Lioness was on the hunt. Before we knew it every safari truck was there. It was amazing to see this Lioness on the hunt in it's "natural" habitat.
5d mk II / 70-200mm 2.8
Photo and caption by Adam Spence
A type of wild Honeyeater at the National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, Australia.
Photo and caption by Andrey Antov
I found this leaf on a few ferns changing color this fall. It reminded me of a zipper.
Photo and caption by Andrey Antov
A reflection in a lake. If you twist your head 90 degrees to the right, you will observe the real image.