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Photo Contest Insider Blog

Amazing Animals Entered in to National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

May 18, 2013

The National Geographic Traveler photo contest 2013 is producing some amazing entries, we recently had the pleasure of publishing some photos from the contest back in April, and again we are in a position to share with you some more stunning photos under the collection of animals.


The 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is still accepting submissions. So if you have some stunning travel photo then Enter today!

Official prizes include: a 10-day National Geographic Expedition to the Galápagos for two; a 7-day National Geographic Photography Workshop for one; a 6-day cruise for two on a Maine windjammer schooner; and $200 gift certificates to B&H Photo.

This is open to all who have reached the age of majority.


Who Needs to Fly? – Photo and caption by Paul Lee/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – This is one of the Big Major Cay's pigs swimming in the clear, turquoise waters of the Bahamas. Pigs are great swimmers!


Gentoo Chicks – Photo and caption by Richard Sidey/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – Two newly hatched Gentoo Penguin chicks get their first glimpse at the Antarctic wilderness.


Curious Whaleshark – Photo and caption by Jonne Seijdel/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – Whaleshark encounter in the Bohol Sea, Philippines.


Unexpected Alliance – Photo and caption by Mary Ellen Urbanski/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – I have seen alligators and turtles together in ponds before, but never like this! I was at Bluebill Pond in Harris Neck NWR when I saw what I thought was an alligator sunning itself on a stump. As I got closer I realized that it was actually perched on the back of a turtle! I wish I had been there to witness how this surprising esprit de corps had came to pass!


Togetherness – Photo and caption by Petra Bensted/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – A family of snow monkeys cuddling up together for security and warmth. They appeared very protective of one another and seemed unsure of my presence.


The hummingbird and the flower – Photo and caption by Alain Martens/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – Picture took on march 27 with a Nikon D90 + zoom 80-400 mm – 400 mm – ISO 800 – 1/3200 sec – f 7.1.


Osprey Launching – Photo and caption by Mark Gottlieb/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – I clicked this photo as the Osprey was taking off from his perch.


Oregon Lion – Photo and caption by gary migues/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – Sea Lion on Pacific Coast of Oregon


Look Into My Eyes – Photo and caption by Natalie Murray/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – This picture was taken on a game drive in the Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The park contains a wide diversity of fauna, flora and landscapes and incorporates semi arid landscapes all the way to a marine reserve. These zebra were so calm and you just got the feeling they wanted to be photographed!


In The Rain – Photo and caption by Kandace Stroupe/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – This photograph was taken while I was on vacation in South Carolina. It was a rainy miserable day until I happened uppon this alligator hanging out in a local pond.


fighter – Photo and caption by majed ali/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – two vultures in action from massai mara in kenya while they are fighting


Hidden Treasure – Photo and caption by Jessi Fikan/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – A surprise companion, the Pacific Tree Frog, lurking in the lichen.


Hanging Around – Photo and caption by Peter Stanley/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – A two year old Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) of the Sabinyo family, plays in the bamboo forest of Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. In 1981, this population fell to 240 because of rampent poaching and habitat loss. Today the population is estimated to be around 800 and rising and this photograph represents the exciting turn around and hope for the next generation. Thank you to the conservationists, rangers and educators working to protect these magnificent cousins of ours and their habitat in the Virunga massif.