Photographing the unseen: Winners of Nikon Small World 2017

Some breathtaking sights.

National Geographic chooses winners for their 2017 Travel Photographer of the Year — and they’re stunning

The winner is absolutely amazing.

Deliciously funny finalists from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016

Nature… as you’ve never seen it before.

Nat Geo showcases the beauty of nature, one picture at a time

Nat Geo’s Natural Photographer of the Year contest is in full swing — and it’s amazing.

More breathtaking photography from National Geographic’s Travel contest

National Geographic’s Travel Photographer of the Year is nearing its conclusion, where the winners will be crowned. It’s not easy to decide from so many amazing photos, as you can see for yourself below. Which one is your favorite? Gentle Giants Mystical forest Eligible contestants can visit natgeo.com/travelphotocontest to submit photographs in any or all of three categories: Nature, People and

Even More Spectacular Fungi Photos by Steve Axford

In September 2014, we were telling you about Steve Axford’s spectacular mushroom photography. I was truly fascinated by the art and the insight he provides into this tiny and mysterious world. Most of his work is done on Australian fungus, and he says he likes to take pictures of things that are close to home. “My photography has been my avenue

Astronomy Photographer of Year: 2014 winning entries

Every year the Royal Observatory Greenwich, in partnership with BBC Sky at Night Magazine and Flickr, invites astrophotographers from all over the world to share their best work that captures the contest’s values: spectacular beauty of the night sky and the natural wonders of our universe. Below, you can find all the winning entries for the current edition of the

Fantastic Fungi: Mind Blowing Mushroom Diversity Photographed by Steve Axford

These truly wonderful photographs were taken by Steve Axford. Let’s leave Steve describe himself: I live in the Northern Rivers area of NSW and I am doing essentially what I like. What I like is photography and exploring the world. The world, for me, is dominated by living things and the planet we live on . My photography is an avenue

Felix Salazar’s amazing pictures of aquarium corals

Felix Salazar is a very talented photographer currently working in Los Angeles — doubling as a guitarist and composer. Among his favorite themes are corals, like these ones he photographed in salt water aquariums. The shocking variety of color almost makes it look like they’re enhanced in Photoshop, but Salazar ensures that his pictures are 100% real, no modifications. To me, this

Why you look ugly in photos – and some ways to solve it

Let’s face it,  if you’re not a rare photogenic beauty or have good photographers as friends, you most likely look terrible in photos. So, does that mean you’re ugly? If so, why is it that you don’t look half as unattractive when looking yourself in the mirror? Let’s explore these questions and try to find out how we can look

The 2014 Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

Smithsonian has just announced the 60 finalists for their 11th Annual Photo Contest. They selected the 60 photographs out of over 50.000 entries, sent by photographers all over the world. They selected 10 finalists for each of their 6 categories The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile – which is a newly added category. Everyone and anyone can vote! You can cast 1 vote here every 24 hours,

Picture perfect: quick, efficient chip eliminates common flaws in amateur photographs

Your smartphone amateur photos could be instantly converted into professional-looking pictures at the touch of a button, thanks to a chip developed by MIT researchers. The chip, built by a team at MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratory can perform a number of tasks, including creating a more realistic environment or enhanced lighting in a shot without destroying the scene ambience; the

National Geographic 2012 Photography Competition winning images

” More than 22,000 entries were submitted from over 150 countries, with professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts across the globe participating. Photographs were submitted in three categories: people, places and nature. The competition was judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of experts comprised of natural history photographer Christian Ziegler and documentary photographers Gerd Ludwig and Debbie Fleming Caffery. ”      

3 amazing pictures of insects covered in dew

Insects often seem to have a world of their own, and seeing them covered in dew just gives a whole new perspective onto that world.