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.
zooms in on the beauty of dead bugs, with bright lights and highly selective focus. The results shimmer with minimalist elegance.
This elegant photobook juxtaposes life-like (but actually dead) taxidermy with life-like (but only half-alive) enclosed zoo animals — poignant images posing lingering questions.
For the first time ever, 185 young photographers from throughout R, Ukraine and Belarus, gathered together for an intense and stimulating week in Moscow to meet each other and to get a critical response about their work from a large group of international photography experts. Here are our top picks — representative photographs from 43 of the photographers whose work attracted us the most.