In November 2013, National Geographic magazine invited photographers from around the world to submit photos in three categories: People, Places and Nature. They received more than 7,000 entries from over 150 countries, with amateur and professional photographers across the globe participating. You can view the winning images in a full-screen slideshow here in LensCulture.
Learn more about the contest, and even download the winning images as "wallpapers" or "puzzles" for your computer screens at the National Geographic website. The three top winners will be published in the print version of National Geographic.
A gardener/artist celebrates the beauty of flowers with a luscious camera-less, film-less image technique that makes each multiple still life seem truly alive.
In today's hyper-connected world, personal intimacy can be hard to come by — these photographs (old and new) remind us how a good picture can put us back in touch with our inner, hidden selves and each other.