I am sharing some photos from the 2010 National Geographic's Photography Contest in the "Nature's Category" (I thought it best to list pictures from the same category and rate them accordingly since there is more than enough photos that's truly appealing & worth sharing with everyone). This list is still a work in progress since the contest is sill ongoing until end Nov.
In any case, here are some of my most favorites, hope you like it too! If you want to see most of the pictures I've added into the Images community, you're more than welcome to join the community and take the Nature's Call Poll! Have fun!
Stark, incredible, unique and totally unpredictable! How did the photographer managed to capture such an image on film is still beyond me. It is not only interesting, it's also a new way of looking at things. That's how marvelous this picture is. I thought it was some storm hitting a gigantic water planet! Unbelievable!
I had always been enchanted with super storms or volcano. The nature's element that's so destructive and yet so seductive. Watching it on film or in movie is excellent. Catching it on film in person is really not something I'd ever do out of my own initiative. Hence, photographers who do that often have my utmost respect! Imagine, some of them might even risk their lives for a picture! OMG!
Whenever I'm on the plane, I've always been looking out for odd shaped clouds and whatever out there in the small window. So you know, window seat please! Interesting how this photographer managed to hit jackpot with this capture. I've been on the plane more than majority of people in this world, but I've yet seen such a spectacular display of cloud!
Yes, I've been there. Antarctica. It's a cool (& also extremely cold) place to take photos but often one doesn't have the incentive of staying put long enough to capture a great picture. This one is not the greatest I've seen but it is one of the most interesting. Look closely at the penguin's expression. That element of joy and thrill; it's almost like it's human! That is what makes this such a great picture for me :-)
One of the last batches of photo, this storm looks like that of a nuclear war or a super volcano eruption! If storm can look like this, I can't imagine what the other two situation would look like!!! God or no God, this is one sight to behold as long as you're not in its path!
Been there, done that! But, never been spending the night under the sky though. And this is one such dream I've. Camping in the Arches National Park beckons! Look at how marvelous the sight is! I'm tempted, so very tempted!
Deserts are often fascinating and a great subject to capture. I've partial to it since as long as I can remember. Just wish I've the chance to go to the Sahara soon! I missed it the last time I was in Morocco! Why? Just don't fancy spending a night in the desert alone with some Arabs, that's why! ;-)