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.
More than 160 photographers (from 32 countries) participated in our first international portfolio review in Paris. Here is a sample image from each, plus links to their websites. Browse, discover, and enjoy!
"Data traffic, which affects all aspects of our lives and the entire virtual society, is invisible to the naked eye. How do you photograph something that is barely photographable?"
zooms in on the beauty of dead bugs, with bright lights and highly selective focus. The results shimmer with minimalist elegance.
Propelled by a boyhood love of exploration, this photographer hunts for intricate ice formations in Alaska which connect him even more deeply to the natural world.