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Tim has been interested in photography for many years. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's in Environmental Science. Writing nature articles allows him to combine his interest in photography and nature into one medium.

National Geographic’s “Your Shot” Photo Contest

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Photography Contests


One of my posts last week was about “National Geographic’s” National Geographic 125 Years: Legendary Photographs, Adventures, and Discoveries That Changed the World, which reminded me about the wonderful submissions they have for their “Your Shot” Photography Contest.  So, I went to the National Geographic website, saw the great submission from previous years and contacted the Visual Editor, Communications at the National Geographic Society to ask permission to post some of these great shots (Thanks Carol!) – check them out below.

Three awesome things I really like about this contest:

1)  You can enter if you are a professional or amateur

2)  The National Geographic Staff review and offer tips on submissions

3)  Your photo could be published on the National Geographic Website or even in the magazine!

If you’re interested in participating in the “Your Shot” competition, check out the “Your Shot” website for more information.  Make sure you also check out the Photo Guidelines so that your imagine isn’t disqualified.  If you enter and win, please come back and tell us you read about it here first.


Camp inside Hang Son Doong

 Photograph and caption by Ryan Deboodt, National Geographic Your Shot
Camp inside Hang Son Doong
After two days of trekking and caving, we reach the first camp inside Hang Son Doong, the world’s largest cave.


Night of Lightning at Grand Canyon

Photograph and caption by Rolf Maeder, National Geographic Your Shot
Night of Lightning at Grand Canyon
It was such a wonderful experience to witness this beautiful thunderstorm far across the Grand Canyon!


The Ice Caves

Photograph and caption by Andrew Inaba, National Geographic Your Shot
The Ice Caves
Granite Falls, Washington is home to the Big Four Ice Caves; A large network of tunnels formed from heaps of avalanche-deposited snow, and hollowed by cascading water and warm winds. Spectacle and beauty must come with respect, as the ice is prone to collapse and cave-ins.


Cloud of Tadpoles

Photograph and caption by Eiko Jones, National Geographic Your Shot
Cloud of Tadpoles
While photographing lilies in a local swamp a cloud of tadpoles swam by numbering in the thousands, all following along in a trail.


Best Shelter Ever

Photograph and caption by Arati Rao, National Geographic Your Shot
Best Shelter Ever
A baby shelters under its mother one late afternoon in Sri Lanka

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