National Geographic's annual photography competition has some jaw-dropping entries

Beautiful photographs of people, animals and natural beauty from around the world were featured at National Geographic's annual photography competition.

FP Staff August 04, 2015 17:06:53 IST
National Geographic's annual photography competition has some jaw-dropping entries
National Geographics annual photography competition has some jawdropping entries

This photograph of two Indian Kushti wrestlers cooling down after a duel was one of the merit winners at National Geographic's annual photography competition. Photograph- Alain Schroedner/travel.nationalgeographic.com

National Geographics annual photography competition has some jawdropping entries

Anuar Patjane, who took this amazing photograph, plunged to the depth of the ocean to emerge at the top spot in the competition. Seen here is a humpback whale with her newborn calf. Photograph- Anuar Patjane/travel.nationalgeographic.com

 

 

National Geographics annual photography competition has some jawdropping entries

Back on solid ground, this photograph of gravel workmen in Bangladesh looking through glass laced with sand took the second place. Photograph-Faisal Azim/travel.nationalgeographic.com

National Geographics annual photography competition has some jawdropping entries

These camels from Oman were evidently in a tearing hurry as they raced their way to third place. Photograph-Ahmed al Toqi/travel.nationalgeographic.com

National Geographics annual photography competition has some jawdropping entries

Meanwhile, in Thailand, these two boys were a picture of tranquility as they went duck-catching at a stream. Photograph: Sarah Wouters/travel.nationalgeographic.com

National Geographics annual photography competition has some jawdropping entries

In the course of a dizziness-inducing train rooftop ride, this Indian man actually managed to take a photograph. Photograph- Saurabh Desai/travel.nationalgeographic.com

National Geographics annual photography competition has some jawdropping entries

In Madagascar, shadows stretched themselves out to strike a pose for the camera. Photograph- Talia Friedman/travel.nationalgeographic.com

National Geographics annual photography competition has some jawdropping entries

This man decided that the Blue Lagoon in Iceland was the best place for a quick nap. Photograph- Oleg Grachev/travel.nationalgeographic.com

National Geographics annual photography competition has some jawdropping entries

The sun shining on the Huayana Potosi mountain in Bolivia. The little dots seen in the middle are humans. Photograph- Linda Rahmat/travel.nationalgeographic.com

 

National Geographics annual photography competition has some jawdropping entries

Believe it or not, this is night time. While it was dark enough to see the magnificent milky way, the moon shone bright enough on these Namibia sand dunes to create a photograph which you wouldn't be blamed for believing to be a pastel colour painting. Photo- Beth McCarley/travel.nationalgeographic.com

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