National Geographic Photo Contest 2014: 10 amazing images

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A sun-dancing praying mantis, a family of clowns jamming and the Taj Mahal at sunrise are some of the images included in the National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest. National Geographic is accepting entries in three categories – people, places and nature – until October 31.

Up for grabs, for the Grand Prize Winner, is $10,000 and a trip to NG headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015. The First Place winner in each category will each receive $2,500 and his/her winning photograph will be published in National Geographic magazine. See the National Geographic Photo Contest rules here.

Rough Ride Bride by Carey Nash

Location: Camrose, Alberta

"The country girl finds something special to do for her wedding at the world famous Big Valley Jamboree."  Photo and caption by Carey Nash, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
“The country girl finds something special to do for her wedding at the world famous Big Valley Jamboree.” Photo and caption by Carey Nash, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

A tree dreaming by Christian Spencer

Location: Strezlecki Desert, Australia

"In the Strezlecki desert of Australia a flock of galahs replenish on the only small water available at the base of this lonely tree. It’s a rare photo opportunity to get such a clear and symmetrical shot of these beautiful birds in flight in the middle of the desert." Photo and caption by Christian Spencer, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
“In the Strezlecki desert of Australia a flock of galahs replenish on the only small water available at the base of this lonely tree. It’s a rare photo opportunity to get such a clear and symmetrical shot of these beautiful birds in flight in the middle of the desert.” Photo and caption by Christian Spencer, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

Sunward by Hasan Baglar

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus

When the Mediterrenean Mantis opened its wings, It seemed very impressive at the sunshine ... Photo and caption by Hasan Baglar, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
When the Mediterrenean Mantis opened its wings, It seemed very impressive at the sunshine … Photo and caption by Hasan Baglar, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

The Clown Family by Daniel Kudish

Location: Montreal, Canada

Clown and his two grandkids have a jam out session by their trailer in between circus acts. Photo and caption by Daniel Kudish, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
Clown and his two grandkids have a jam out session by their trailer in between circus acts. Photo and caption by Daniel Kudish, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

Night Walker by Daniel Kudish

Location: Oaxaca, Mexico

End of the night. Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo and caption by Daniel Kudish, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
End of the night. Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo and caption by Daniel Kudish, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

Taj Mahal sunrise by Thomas DORLEANS

Location: Agra, India

In the early morning, the fog of early march spreads the light. It's like we were still under drugs. Photo and caption by Thomas DORLEANS,National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
In the early morning, the fog of early march spreads the light. It’s like we were still under drugs. Photo and caption by Thomas DORLEANS,National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

Metal Worker by Murat Yılmaz

Location: Turkey

People making money from molten iron. Photo and caption by Murat Yılmaz, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
People making money from molten iron. Photo and caption by Murat Yılmaz, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

Stingers by Heidi Beetz

Location: Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco, California

Beautiful jellyfish floating horizontally. Photo and caption by Heidi Beetz, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
Beautiful jellyfish floating horizontally. Photo and caption by Heidi Beetz, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

La marée du GR34 by Thomas DORLEANS

Location: Côtes de Granit Rose, Côtes d’armor

Along the footpath, between Perros and Trégastel in Côtes-d’Armor, Brittany, the tide confronts the pink granite of the bay.

Le long du sentier des douaniers, entre Perros et Tregastel, en pleines côtes d'armor, la marée se confronte au granit rose de la baie. Photo and caption by Thomas DORLEANS, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
Le long du sentier des douaniers, entre Perros et Tregastel, en pleines côtes d’armor, la marée se confronte au granit rose de la baie. Photo and caption by Thomas DORLEANS, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

Above Big Sur by Douglas Croft

Location: Big Sur, California

I'd gone to Big Sur to watch the gray whale migration from the cliffs, but it was too foggy to even see the water. I decided to hike up the Baronda Trail to see if I could get above the fog. This view was my reward. Miles of lupine and blue skies. Outstanding! Photo and caption by Douglas Croft, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
I’d gone to Big Sur to watch the gray whale migration from the cliffs, but it was too foggy to even see the water. I decided to hike up the Baronda Trail to see if I could get above the fog. This view was my reward. Miles of lupine and blue skies. Outstanding! Photo and caption by Douglas Croft, National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest
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