Photographer’s entry earns seal of approval
ENTRIES for the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest continue to flood in as the competition’s closing date looms ever closer.
And, if the submissions re- ceived so far are anything to go by, the judges are going to have a tough time choosing the winners.
The spectacularly candid shots from the second round of editor’s picks include a sunbathing seal, an owl as it takes off in flight, a kayaker paddling on a near-frozen lake, as well as wildflowers and mountainscapes.
The images offer an insight into life in the wilder- ness, and are often filled with incredible colour and depth.
The competition which is divided into four categories (Wildlife, Landscapes, Underwater and Aerials) offers a grand prize of US $10,000 (AU $12,750), as well as a publication in National Geographic Magazine and a featured post on National Geographic’s Instagram account. The competition closes 12pm EST, November 17.
LIFE’S A BEACH: Lars Lykke went to Skagen in the north of Denmark at sunrise and found this willing model for his entry in the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition. Picture: LARS LYKKE