2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest has come to an end, but before the judges pick the winners, let’s take a look at the best entries ourselves.
This year, photographers from around the world were competing in four categories: Landscape, Environmental Issues, Action, and Animal Portraits. “The four categories of this year’s contest will give photographers a chance to capture the complexity and beauty found in the world around us,” remarked Sarah Polger, senior producer for National Geographic Travel and manager of National Geographic photo contests. “We anticipate compelling and revealing images.”
The photographers are competing for a grand prize consisting of a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos with National Geographic Expeditions, and an incredible chance for two 15-minute portfolio reviews with National Geographic photo editors.
Who’d you give the grand prize to? Shout out in the comments below!