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.
This series of close-up photos of very diverse forms of hard coral reveals fascinating, colorful graphical patterns, which are in fact colonies of tiny little living organisms. In the words of the photographer: "The more we are aware, the more we will care."
In any part of the universe there is a whole universe – Hamlet saw infinite space in a nutshell; William Blake saw a world in a grain of sand, a heaven in a wild flower, and eternity in an hour. These photos shimmer with beauty.
Given the wide open theme of "evidence," these six award-winning photographers produced fascinating, varied work—see our editors' picks here.
A preview of some great new photography that debuts in an all-new photo fair in Amsterdam. Hip and cool.