18 Extraordinary Entries For The 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest.
Mursi Tribe, Lower Omo Valley
The mountain road, Trollstigen, in western Norway. I was lucky enough to live here for two months during summer and one evening I saw the valley filling with fog, so I drove up the road to watch the late summer midnight sun set as the fog swayed through the valley below.
The Big Wave
This wave is situated right near the CBD of Sydney. Some describe it as the most dangerous wave in Australia, due to it breaking on barnacle covered rocks only a few feet deep and only ten metres from the cliff face. If you fall off you could find yourself in a life and death situation. This photo was taken 300 feet directly above the wave from a helicopter, just as the surfer is pulling under the lip of the barrel.
I always thought hippos were vegetarian!
Lucky timing! The oxpecker was originally sitting on hippo’s head. I could see the hippo was going into a huge yawn (threat display?) and the oxpecker had to vacate it’s perch. When I snapped the pic, the oxpecker appeared on the verge of being inhaled and was perfectly positioned between the massive gaping jaws of the hippo. The oxpecker also appears to be screeching in terror and back-pedaling to avoid being a snack!
Rainbow over Choiseul
A rainbow arcs over the rainforest and mountains of Choiseul island in the Solomon Islands in front of an approaching storm. A coconut palm casts a long shadow onto the sea
Tree of Life
Incredibly beautiful and extremely remote. Koehn Lake, Mojave Desert, California. Aerial Image.
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