Amazing Early Highlights of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

With a little more than a month to go, the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is in full swing. Photographers have until November 17, 2017 to enter their best photographs valuing the beauty of the natural world.

Photo by Jay Ruan
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Photo by Marc Hornig
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Photo by Alexis Darden
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Photo by Phillip Chang
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Photo by Shane Kalyn
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Amazing Early Highlights of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest
more by Jessica Stewart at My Modern Met

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Through the lens of Australia’s best offroad photographers

Chasing light tends to become a way of life. It is part of the search, part of the yearning that burns with flickering and roaring flames within us all. When you look into someone’s eyes, and you almost catch a glimmer, that’s the yearning you’re seeing. Like all other artforms, it is infinite in its demands. Each day beckons, never to be repeated. And even if the days went on in perfect symmetry forevermore, it would be no less of a challenge to capture the beauty of the natural world, to transmute what we see into the gold on the page. In that way, every man, woman and child holding a camera is a kind of alchemist, seeking to transform their souls into something purer. And if there’s one thing I know for sure, everything in the world is already gold, including our souls. You just have to find the right perspective.

Some days the fire burns brighter, some days we only have embers: Moreton Island, Qld. – Carlisle Rogers
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There’s treasure everywhere, and gold covers the earth: Kimberley, WA. – Sean Scott
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Perspective is everthing. What is hidden is visible, and what is visible is hidden. -Sean Scott
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Roaming the chewed edge of the continent in technicolour: Cape Leveque, WA. – Sean Scott
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Give ‘em hell, survive. That’s the spirit of the desert breathing. – Carlisle Rogers
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Through the lens of Australia’s best offroad photographers
more in 4WD Touring Australia – Photo Annual

“Vision of China ” by Thierry Bornier

A project about Bornier’s experience and work as a photographer specializing in the landscapes of China. For the past three years, Bornier has crossed almost the whole country, capturing the mood of the amazing places he has been.

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“Vision of China ” by Thierry Bornier
more at Shutter Love Online

Gone West

Fashion resumes its love affair with prairie dressing as romantic lace, quilted patchwork and leather fringe storm the runways.
Models: Angela Lindvall and Ryan Burns
Photographed by Mariano Vivanco

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Gone West
more in Harper’s Bazaar Australia – October 2017

A Must-See Double Collection That Will Impress You

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing two similar subjects in the Two Photo Contest

“The Two” by tanjabrandt
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“Reflecting Nature” by Tysondv
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“Two girls together ” by RadovanBartekPhotographer
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“The Chase” by James1970
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“kittens ” by suzymead
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A Must-See Double Collection That Will Impress You
a lot more at viewbug

At the Edge of the World

Do you fnd yourself longing to pack it all up and get lost?
To disappear deep into nature with only the people who matter?
Reader, we feel your pain. So we blazed a trail to the rugged, remote, restorative
Highlands of Scotland, a place so peaceful the grid becomes a blur.
Photographs by Tom Craig

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At the Edge of the World
more in Esquire USA – Vol.21 Fall + Winter 2017