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10 Amazing Aerial Highlights from the 2015 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

10 Amazing Aerial Highlights from the 2015 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

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*Last Call for Entries! Contest closes June 30*

The 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest kicked off April 7. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments.

Our friends at National Geographic were kind enough to let us share another gallery of stand-out submissions already received, this time focused on aerial photographs taken from helicopters, airplanes and even with drones. Contest prizes include:

1st prize: An eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition: Costa Rica and the Panama Canal with airfare for two
2nd prize: A six-day National Geographic Photo Expedition: Winter Wildlife in Yellowstone for two
3rd prize: A six-day cruise from Schooner American Eagle and Heritage for two
7 merit prize winners will receive: A $200 gift certificate to B&H Photo

Click here to submit your own photo to the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.

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Publicado por en junio 10, 2015 en Nature, Photography

 

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The wildlife is amazing… National Geographic

The wildlife is amazing. Here I leave you with a small but powerful sample that give us some of the photographers who participate in the annual contests of photography by National Geographic. Hope you enjoy these mesmerizing images.

 

Fly Cap for a Vine Snake - Photo by Robin Moore

Fly Cap for a Vine Snake – Photo by Robin Moore A fly lands on the head of a vine snake in the Choco of Colombia.

Fennec the Soul of the Desert  |  (Photo by Francisco Mingorance) The fennec, or desert fox is a canine mammal species of the genus Vulpes, which inhabits the Sahara Desert and Arabia. With its features ears, this is the smallest species of the family Canidae.

Fennec the Soul of the Desert | (Photo by Francisco Mingorance)
The fennec, or desert fox is a canine mammal species of the genus Vulpes, which inhabits the Sahara Desert and Arabia. With its features ears, this is the smallest species of the family Canidae.

 

Get Away!  | (Photo by Jayesh Mehta) A group of 12-14 hyenas were chasing a herd of 7-8 elephants. The elephant herd included 2 adult females, a few teenagers, and a baby that was a few days old.

Get Away! | (Photo by Jayesh Mehta)
A group of 12-14 hyenas were chasing a herd of 7-8 elephants. The elephant herd included 2 adult females, a few teenagers, and a baby that was a few days old.

Bird Love  |  (Photo by Dirk Kanz) Two Red-masked Parakeets posing for the camera. Seen near Cuzco, Peru

Bird Love | (Photo by Dirk Kanz)
Two Red-masked Parakeets posing for the camera. Seen near Cuzco, Peru

Gentoo Chicks  |  (Photo by Richard Sidey) Two newly hatched Gentoo Penguin chicks get their first glimpse at the Antarctic wilderness

Gentoo Chicks | (Photo by Richard Sidey)
Two newly hatched Gentoo Penguin chicks get their first glimpse at the Antarctic wilderness

Flying Parrots from Paddy field  |  (Photo by Muraleetharan Rajasuntharam) Wonderful moment of migrating parrots in a paddy field in Sri Lanka

Flying Parrots from Paddy field | (Photo by Muraleetharan Rajasuntharam)
Wonderful moment of migrating parrots in a paddy field in Sri Lanka

 

A Peaceful Place-Photo and caption by Ralph Pace.

A Peaceful Place-Photo and caption by Ralph Pace.

Morning tide-Photo and caption by Anthony Sweney

Morning tide-Photo and caption by Anthony Sweney

The power of the Criollo-Photo by Chris Schmid

The power of the Criollo-Photo by Chris Schmid

Eye to Eye - Photo and caption by John Crabb

Eye to Eye – Photo and caption by John Crabb

 

 
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Publicado por en agosto 5, 2014 en Animals, Photography

 

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Mountain Lion: Big Cat

Mountain Lion: Big Cat

This powerful predator roams the Americas, where it is also known as a puma, cougar, and catamount. This big cat of many names is also found in many habitats, from Florida swamps to Canadian forests.

Mountain lions like to prey on deer, though they also eat smaller animals such as coyotes, porcupines, and raccoons. They usually hunt at night or during the gloaming hours of dawn and dusk. These cats employ a blend of stealth and power, stalking their prey until an opportunity arrives to pounce, then going for the back of the neck with a fatal bite. They will hide large carcasses and feed on them for several days.

Mountain lions once roamed nearly all of the United States. They were prized by hunters and despised by farmers and ranchers who suffered livestock losses at their hands. Subsequently, by the dawn of the 20th century, mountain lions were eliminated from nearly all of their range in the Midwest and Eastern U.S.—though the endangered Florida panther survives.

Santa Monica Mountains cougar P-22 walking past Steve Winter's night camera with the Hollywood sign behind.

Santa Monica Mountains cougar P-22 walking past Steve Winter’s night camera with the Hollywood sign behind.

Today, whitetail deer populations have rebounded over much of the mountain lion’s former range and a few animals have appeared in more eastern states such as Missouri and Arkansas. Some biologists believe that these big cats could eventually recolonize much of their Midwest and Eastern range—if humans allow them to do so. In most western U.S. states and Canadian provinces, populations are considered sustainable enough to allow managed sport hunting.

Mountain Lion, New Mexico, 1990-Photograph by George F. Mobley

Mountain Lion, New Mexico, 1990-Photograph by George F. Mobley

Mountain lions require a lot of room—only a few cats can survive in a 30-square-mile (78-square-kilometer) range. They are solitary and shy animals, seldom seen by humans. While they do occasionally attack people—usually children or solitary adults—statistics show that, on average, there are only four attacks and one human fatality each year in all of the U.S. and Canada.

Text & photos by National Geographic.

See more here: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/mountain-lion/

 

 
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Publicado por en marzo 5, 2014 en Animals, Photography

 

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Michael Nichols – The art of story telling through photography

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Michael “Nick” Nichols is an award-winning photographer whose work has taken him to the most remote corners of the world. He became a staff photographer for National Geographic magazine in 1996 and was named Editor at Large for photography in 2008. From 1982 to 1995 he was a member of Magnum Photos, the prestigious cooperative founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa. Born in 1952 in Alabama, Nichols’s training in photography began when he was drafted into the U.S. Army’s photography unit in the early 1970s. He later studied his craft at the University of North Alabama, where he met his mentor, former Life magazine photographer Charles Moore. Nichols lives in Sugar Hollow, Virginia, with his wife, artist Reba Peck.

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Nichols has photographed 27 stories for National Geographic magazine, most recently “Orphans No More” (September 2011), the final chapter in his 20-year endeavor to document the emotions and intelligence of elephants. In “Redwoods: The Super Trees” (October 2009), he used groundbreaking rigging and stitching techniques to create an 84-image composite of a 300-foot-tall, 1,500-year-old redwood tree. The Visa Pour L’Image festival in Perpignan, France, featured a 60-foot-tall print of this composite at its 2010 festival. Another story, “Family Ties, the Elephants of Samburu” (September 2008), was shown at the 20th anniversary of Visa Pour L’Image in 2008.
110342From 1999 to 2002 Nichols documented conservationist Mike Fay‘s Megatransect expedition across Africa. Fay walked 2,000 miles (3,219 kilometers) on foot from Congo’s deepest rainforest to the Atlantic coast of Gabon, studying Africa’s last great wilderness. Nichols’s work from this undertaking can be seen in the 2001 National Geographic magazine articles “Megatransect: Across 1,200 Miles of Untamed Africa on Foot,” “Green Abyss: Megatransect, Part II,” and “End of the Line: Megatransect, Part III.”

In 2005 National Geographic Books published The Last Place on Earth, a book featuring Nichols’s photographs and Fay’s journals from the Megatransect expedition. Nichols has produced five other books, including Keepers of the Kingdom, a photographic essay reflecting on changes in U.S. zoos; The Year of the Tiger, which focuses on the world’s remaining tigers; and Brutal Kinship, a look at the timorous bond between man and chimpanzee, with text by Jane Goodall. He is currently working on a new book, Earth to Sky, which will illustrate the complex and emotional relationships of elephant families. In August 2011, Nichols released an iPad app featuring his life’s work, with new stories and never-before-published images.Nichols has been featured in Paris Match, Rolling Stone, Life, Aperture, American Photographer, and many other magazines. He has won first prize four times for nature and environment stories in the World Press Photo competition. His other numerous awards come from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Pictures of the Year International competitions. In 1982 the Overseas Press Club of America granted him a prize for reporting “above and beyond the call of duty,” an honor usually reserved for combat photographers.

tumblr_lqo2y7DYWS1qav0yso1_500Nichols is the co-executive director and founder of the annual LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now in its sixth season, this three-day celebration of peace, love, and photography includes on-stage interviews, gallery exhibits, multimedia projections, and workshops from both established and emerging photographers, as well as an interactive exhibit encouraging all festival attendees to share their photographs.His archive is represented by National Geographic Stock.
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Publicado por en julio 22, 2013 en Animals, Photography

 

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