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.
The second edition of this Amsterdam photo festival focuses on undiscovered photography talent and the unseen work by more established professionals. See 22 high-resolution photos in our preview of this year's.
celebrates its recent expansion with a blockbuster exhibition centered on the idea that today's photographers are animated by "a desire to visualize what lies behind the visible and to reveal the component parts of which our perception is actually made." Here is a preview of work by several young Dutch photographers.
A series of close-up photos of very diverse forms of hard coral that reveal fascinating, colorful graphical patterns—that double as colonies of tiny living organisms. In the words of the photographer: "The more we are aware, the more we will care."