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.
Intimate, temporary geographies of stream flow and seasonal rounds of freeze and thaw.
Do plants have "personalities"? These stark still-life portraits of plants attempt to portray a wide range of human-like characteristics in their subjects.
36 highly subjective picks by our editors, including monographs, handmade artists' books, retrospective and exhibition catalogues, and books of essays about photography. Enjoy!
See our 49 photograph preview of what's being shown at one of the world's largest photography festivals, which features the work of over 1,500 artists and photographers.