Every year, National Geographic holds a competition for the best photos.The deadline for submissions - on 30 November.
In this issue are some of the best photos in three categories: people, places and nature.
Orphaned girl in the rescue center chimpanzees in Cameroon. Her parents were killed by bushmeat traders.
Endless journey. Railway bridge over in the morning mist in Fukushima, Japan.
Spiral. Snail, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Little red fox in the woods Tretforde, England.
Duel. Mantis in Kahramanmaras, Turkey.
Living the dream. Incredible sunset in Wisconsin.
A boy and his dog. Bryson City, North Carolina.
Where the buffalo roam. National Park Grand Teton in northwestern Wyoming.
Large manta. Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia.
Camp of climbers in Peru. Exposure 30 minutes.
Heron unsuccessful candidate for fishing, but managed to escape from the Nile crocodile. Kenya.
Storm over Lake Orta in Italy.
Pipefish, French Polynesia.
Rainbow over the Himalayas, Nepal.
Survival of the fittest. It was in the state of Gujarat, India. Author picture first thought in the beak of a pink pelican is the fish, but then saw that it was the duck, which was struggling to escape!
Autumn in the Highlands of Scotland.
Calf humpback whale near the island of Reunion in East Africa. He was born in September of 2013.
F4 category tornado in Kansas.
Never guess what it is. In such a big city like Tokyo, little trees, and natural materials is not enough to build nests. Clever crows drag from people living nearby metal hangers and make nests - true works of art.
Deer in the early morning in Richmond Park (London) at the end of October.
Red-footed Booby in the Galapagos Islands.
Giraffe at the watering, Kenya.
Brown bear shakes off water, Kamchatka.
Snowy peaks in Colorado. View from space.
Portrait of a black cat breed Maine Coon.
Winter Sunset on the Yukon River, Alaska.
The man at the lake in Tajikistan.
The Fox and the Northern Lights, Alaska.
Gorilla at London Zoo.
Moose and Fall in Wyoming.
An unusual look at the green sea turtle. The picture was taken from under the water.
Time to submit their work to the competition from National Geographic literally flowing out through your fingers. The deadline - November 30th.
The competition includes three categories, each of which will be selected by a winner. The winning photos will be published in National Geographic. A single winner of the contest will be announced in December. Bring to your attention a few more photos from the already submitted works with commentary photographers.
Light from heaven: photo was taken in the morning near Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia.
Hungry eyes: On the road to Bandhavgarh, India, following a search of a tiger by the anxious cries of monkeys, we came to an open glade cool sunny morning. While we waited in silence, our car suddenly there was a crack of branches, and from there ran a frightened deer. We turned and saw a picture worthy of a lifetime. Thicket behind us crackled and parted to the side - the tiger stuck his head and growled at us.
Envoys: Picture taken 26 May 2013. It was a storm dissipates near Broken Bow, Nebraska, which has shown us one of the best light shows with zippers. Even better was when lightning lit up these vymyaobraznye clouds in the night sky. This type of clouds are often associated with severe storms, and their appearance is always considered to be a harbinger of bad weather.
Tribe Suri: Suri tribe lives in the southwest Omo Valley in Ethiopia. They grow sorghum and bred cattle. Nomads, often changing their place of residence. The government plans to resettle the villagers to use their land.Due to collisions with the authorities already killed many people - the most serious incident occurred in December 2012, when he was killed almost the entire village Beyyahola.
Rice Terrace View of the rice terraces from the highest hill near Yuanganem, China.
Pursuit: Driving from the river Ghaghra in Lakhimpur-Kher in Uttar Pradesh, India, I noticed a huge cloud of about 300-400 bats, which began to scatter in different directions. Just zoom in, I realized that the mice were chasing angry bees. In the end, some bats took to the trees and bees hovering over them, buzzing.
Fanfare: winter on Kauai always big waves and a bit cooler. When the first great wave passed by the island, I went out on his expedition in search of waves. For this image you need a lot of patience and the ability to "seize the moment".
Warms: Naked Festival Con held every year in the winter and is one of the oldest in Japan. Participants - men, mostly 24, 42 and 61 years old, because this age is considered lucky in Japan. Taking part in the festival, they hope to avoid a failure in life.
Curious: I was interested to cassowary the same as it is for me. Picture taken in Jakarta.
Fishermen's cabins in Lofoten: In late January, I was walking over the bridge to the Rhine - a city on the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway, during the few hours of sunshine at this time of year. Looking at the other side of the fjord, I saw these traditional fishing cottages and wooden lattice on which the dried fish.
Before the sacred cleansing: Naga Sadhus, which many regard as sacred in India, waiting for the parade to the holy waters of the Ganges River during the Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad.
Ray of Hope: Big beam of sunlight broke through the veil of the jungle and into the cave near Cancun, Mexico. It happens every day, but only for a few minutes. It's a magical moment - to see how the veil of light dancing in the water. Free-diver shows all the enormity of the place.
Sense of metal: I wanted to photograph the heating elements. When I went to the factory, I saw the metal sheets and prepared. I needed a picture for the crane. I asked a worker in orange overalls count elements, and then took a picture of him at work.
Shy red howler monkey: Usually, these monkeys are aggressive and fiercely oharnyayut its territory, but this young buck like shy. Picture taken in Trinidad and Tobago.
Circle of Light: Rainbow 180 degrees illuminates the sky, creating a bridge between heaven and earth. I walked in the rain in the Dolomites, near Trentino, Italy, and was waiting for the sunset, when the sky suddenly opened magically and sunlight did the rest.
I know he will look at me from heaven: My mother hugs the hands of my grandfather for the last time. They had a great relationship, and I know that he squeezed her hand and told me to tell her that everything will be fine, even if he could not put it into words.
Red Hill: This hill is covered with coca. They are put in the summer and in the fall they turn red. The sun shone on, giving the impression that it is a burnt mound. Picture taken in the Park Hitachi in Japan.
Frozen Frog: After several days of frost, I went ice skating on the lake on the outskirts of Oslo, Norway. Soon I noticed on the ice something. It was a dead frozen frog.
Monastery Namgyal Tsemo, Ladakh, India: Last rays of the sun illuminate the monastery.
Float away dream: What I like skating on the board with a paddle, so it's something that is so you can move to a quiet and meditative state. I had the opportunity to do a night version of this event one lunar and windless September evening. Specially made waterproof LED light bulbs were attached to the boards and covered the bottom of the water, allowing grabschikam see the fish in the dark. Swimmers vdvinulis at sunset, and their journey was just perfect and surreal. Picture taken in the Bay of CESU in Dennis, Massachusetts.
Reflection: Kanas, China - a great spot in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. It is a paradise created by nature.
In thickets: brook flows through a couple of logs, covered with moss, in the misty and dark undergrowth National Park in Tuscany, Italy.
Farewell: As if saying goodbye, the last sperm whale, whom we met during an expedition to Sri Lanka, descends into the depths.
Fishing village: Photo taken from a high hill above the fishing village near Syapu, China.
Perfect poise: Walk on Forests in Mana Pools in Zimbabwe - it is a privilege, especially if at the same time you can spend time with the gentle giants, who call this Eden home. See how these giants stand on their hind legs with the grace of ballerinas, it is something. And look at it, being only a few meters away from him, it is generally something mind blowing.
Arctic ice: A thin line of sea ice on the horizon divides almost perfect reflection of the amazing blue sea and clear sky. Picture taken in the Arctic Ocean during the research on board the ship. In the lower right corner you can see the ripples from the vessel. However, soon sailed past the iceberg and spoiled all the symmetry.
The Gates of Hell: Forced to seek new river crossing in the region of the Serengeti-Mara wildebeest indulge in collective despair and chaos. Rapid flow and steep banks do not provide escape. Arriving back newbies trying unsuccessfully to go over the heads of those who jumped into the pool first.
The death of the village: In 2013, 5 years old since, as the locals rebelled against the city builders. Sian Kong - the last thousand years of the village, which are soon to demolish and build in its place a shopping center. The remaining three people have seen their homes demolished and their parts dismantled, and the family are desperately trying to do anything to their village did not become a regular item in the statistics of the Chinese real estate boom.
Back into the sea: yellowfin flying fish hovers above the water surface.Picture taken near Hualien, Taiwan.
Miners: The young miners from the small town Abangares in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
The Perfect Storm: With the camera on a tripod between the rocks near the 10-meter waves, I waited until the clouds disperse, the sun lit up the storm.When it happened, I had only a minute to make a couple of shots before the lens was flooded with sea drops. One of the first winter storm of the Atlantic on the west coast of Ireland.
Funeral and shaving Hinduism - one of the most popular religions in India, it has millions of followers. Every Hindu diligent when his cousin dies, goes to Varanasi - the holy city of India, to burn the body and lower the ashes in the Ganges River. Cremation spends the whole family, which should be shaved bald. In this photo, a girl from one such family just shave their heads. I remember how sad eyes have this baby because of the recent loss and cruelty impatient hairdresser.
Summer love: I am a happy man, because I live in a tropical underwater paradise - in the Cayman Islands. Summer swim here thousands of fish and diving - all I need! Wonderful time!
Glow in the dark: In the past 10 years mobile phones and social networks have forever changed our lives. Although this girl standing in the middle of a crowded car, the warm glow of her phone says that she's not here. She managed to escape, at least briefly. It's just another knot in the network of social web. The photo was taken in a tram connecting the two playgrounds in the Ocean Park in Hong Kong.
Generations: Little lion cub watching zebra with her mother in the Masai Mara, Kenya.
Stranger in the Sea: The boy jumped from his canoe and dived to look at me while I was swimming with a mask. Villagers Alor, Indonesia, continue to live by the sea, mainly due to fishing. The joy and spontaneity of children in these communities simply indescribably.