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National Geographic “Photographer of the Year” Contest Produces Some Amazing Nature Images

Matthias Hauser

Check out National Geographic’s top nature picks of the year.

Each year, National Geographic puts on the photo and photographer of the year contests, open to submissions from anyone. Recently the group announced the 2016 winners. Included in the submissions for 2016 are some incredible nature scenes and action shots. Here’s a sampling of our favorites from this year’s contest.

Wherever You Go, I Will Follow

Photo by Hiroki Inoue

Hiroki Inoue
Hiroki Inoue

Double Trapping

Photo by Massimiliano Bencivenni

Massimiliano Bencivenni
Massimiliano Bencivenni

Bears on a Berg

Photo by John Rollins

John Rollins
John Rollins

Sunrise at Canyon de Chelly

Photo by Denny Mosesman

Denny Mosesman
Denny Mosesman

Surviving the Storm

Photo by Charles Turner

Charles Turner
Charles Turner

Playtime

Photo by Daisy Gilardini

Daisy Gilardini
Daisy Gilardini

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Photo by Matthias Hauser

Matthias Hauser
Matthias Hauser

The Secret Valley

Photo by Rafael Albuquerque

Rafael Albuquerque
Rafael Albuquerquec

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National Geographic “Photographer of the Year” Contest Produces Some Amazing Nature Images