National Geographic Photography Contest

Gas bubbles rise underneath ice in this photograph.

Although this was from 2011, I couldn’t wait to share this link. The photographs are beautiful and confusing and stunning all at the same time.

National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers.

See all the photos here: National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 – In Focus – The Atlantic.