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
A tree dreaming by Christian Spencer
Location: Strezlecki Desert, Australia
Sunward by Hasan Baglar
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
The Clown Family by Daniel Kudish
Location: Montreal, Canada
Night Walker by Daniel Kudish
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Taj Mahal sunrise by Thomas DORLEANS
Location: Agra, India
Metal Worker by Murat Yılmaz
Stingers by Heidi Beetz
Location: Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco, California
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.