The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest is now underway - and there have already been some beautiful photographs from contestants.
Last year there were more than 7,000 entries from over 150 countries, and both professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts can participate.
There are three categories: people, places and nature.
Applicants are asked to submit images that accurately capture the moment in time.
If you think you have what it takes, you can enter here. Entries are being accepted through October 31.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015: A behind-the-scenes experience like none other.
Have a look at some of the best entries below
Beautiful photos: National Geographic Photo Contest winners 2014
Beautiful photos: National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 entries