Douglas Croft, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
I'd gone to Big Sur to watch the gray whale migration from the cliffs, but it was too foggy to even see the water. I decided to hike up the Baronda Trail to see if I could get above the fog. This view was my reward. Miles of lupine and blue skies. Outstanding!
Photo Location: Big Sur, California
April Badilles, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
Ladies with Conical hats going to the right while locals, Monks, Kids, tourist going to the left as they were walking on the U Bien Bridge made out of teakwood at Mandalay, Myanmar
Photo Location: Mandalay, Myanmar
Francesco Riccardo Iacomino, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
A stunning sunset painted the sky over the Jokulsarlon Glacer Lagoon in South Iceland. It was a typical cloudy day in the Icelandic summer. The day was not hoping for a nice sunset, but I still decided to go on the spot, hoping to finally see the sun once the same had left behind the clouds. When the sun went down, in fact the sky burned out in an incredible vanilla tone. The scene was so peaceful and placid, so I decided to capture it with a long exposure, to bring out the amazing sense of oniric peace that this amazing sunset created. It has been like living in a dream.
Photo location: Jokulsarlon Glaier Lagoon, Iceland
Melih Sular, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
Under the well-known and old pine-trees of Degirmendere, The 21st International Degirmendere Zühtü Müridoğlu Wooden Sculpture Symposium has been held. Jean-Paul Falcioni the fatherly sculpture is performing his art like dancing with lights filtered by plane leaves. Jean-Paul Falcioni is transforming into a blooming plane-tree in the heart of Degirmendere.
Photo Location: Kocaeli Golcuk Degirmendere
Misty Gage, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
Capturing this gentle giant's inquisitive nature was rather easy as he swam right up to us and just stared for several long seconds. I love all the bubbles and his cute little face.
Photo Location: Point Defiance Zoo, Tacoma, WA, United States
Spencer Black, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
Blue Ghost Fireflies in Brevard, North Carolina. Blue Ghost fireflies are unique because they stay lit and only hover about a foot off the ground.
Photo Location: Brevard, North Carolina
Hasan Baglar, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
When the Mediterrenean Mantis opened its wings, It seemed very impressive at the sunshine ...
Photo Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Murat Yılmaz, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
People making money from molten iron.
Photo Location: Turkey
Daniel Kudish, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
Clown & his two grandkids have a jam out session by their trailer in between circus acts.
Photo Location: Montreal, Canada
Aaron Feinberg, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
Nothing is more intense at Burning Man than the Thunderdome run by the Death Guild. Every night battles rage on inside this dome as combatants use foam bats to assault each other for 3-5 minutes while the crowd, often covering the whole dome, cheers on.
Photo Location: Black Rock City, NV