The Best Photography Of National Geographic

Here’re the best 20 photos from the National Geographic. The photos from this gallery are from all the categories which includes animals, forests, landscapes, places, birds, people and etc.

  • Saltwater Crocodile. A saltwater crocodile lunges for the camera. This photo was taken just before its jaws closed on the lens shade; the blurred outline of the jaws demonstrates the lightning-fast nature of its lunge. Photograph by Yeang ChngSaltwater Crocodile. A saltwater crocodile lunges for the camera. This photo was taken just before its jaws closed on the lens shade; the blurred outline of the jaws demonstrates the lightning-fast nature of its lunge. Photograph by Yeang Chng
  • Painted Hills Rainbow. Taken at the Painted Hills National Monument in Central Oregon near sunset. Having been here numerous times before in the summer months, seeing a rainbow on a 100-degree day was the last thing I expected … usually the skies are clear on hot days. Photograph by Larry AndreasenPainted Hills Rainbow. Taken at the Painted Hills National Monument in Central Oregon near sunset. Having been here numerous times before in the summer months, seeing a rainbow on a 100-degree day was the last thing I expected … usually the skies are clear on hot days. Photograph by Larry Andreasen
  • Orangutan, Borneo. A young orangutan swings from tree to tree in Tanjung Puting National Park in Indonesian Borneo. Photograph by Sean CraneOrangutan, Borneo. A young orangutan swings from tree to tree in Tanjung Puting National Park in Indonesian Borneo. Photograph by Sean Crane
  • Blue Lagoon. A picture taken with my trusty (and heavy) Pentax 6×7 at 10:30 in the evening on the longest day of the year. NOT Photoshopped!. This photo and caption were submitted to the 2009 Traveler World in Focus Photo Contest. Photograph by David CroweBlue Lagoon. A picture taken with my trusty (and heavy) Pentax 6×7 at 10:30 in the evening on the longest day of the year. NOT Photoshopped!. This photo and caption were submitted to the 2009 Traveler World in Focus Photo Contest. Photograph by David Crowe
  • Lion Brothers. The Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Headcorn, Kent, England, is home to three African lion brothers. The brothers were born at Woburn Safari Park before being moved to the Wildlife Heritage Foundation. The Wildlife Heritage Foundation is a U.K.-based charity for the protection and preservation of big cat species. Here one of the lions grooms his brother after they had finished eating. Photograph by Neal LillisLion Brothers. The Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Headcorn, Kent, England, is home to three African lion brothers. The brothers were born at Woburn Safari Park before being moved to the Wildlife Heritage Foundation. The Wildlife Heritage Foundation is a U.K.-based charity for the protection and preservation of big cat species. Here one of the lions grooms his brother after they had finished eating. Photograph by Neal Lillis
  • Lily Pads, Venetian Gardens. This Photo was taken at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, Florida, just after a thunderstorm. The dark sky leaving the area shows a three-foot diameter water lily with new collected water. A dragonfly came to drink the freshwater in the safety of the center of the lily. On the third trip to the water, I was lucky to catch it in full flight … Mother Nature taking care of her family. Photograph by Frank Curtis.Lily Pads, Venetian Gardens. This Photo was taken at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg, Florida, just after a thunderstorm. The dark sky leaving the area shows a three-foot diameter water lily with new collected water. A dragonfly came to drink the freshwater in the safety of the center of the lily. On the third trip to the water, I was lucky to catch it in full flight … Mother Nature taking care of her family. Photograph by Frank Curtis.
  • Licancabur Volcano. Licancabur Volcano is located on the border between Chile and Bolivia. Photograph by Hugo MachadoLicancabur Volcano. Licancabur Volcano is located on the border between Chile and Bolivia. Photograph by Hugo Machado
  • Lake Ohrid Dock Remains. This is part of the old dock of Lake Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, one of the deepest and oldest lakes, preserving a unique aquatic ecosystem with more than 200 endemic species. The importance of the lake was further emphasized when it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979. Photograph by Dimitar ChungovskiLake Ohrid Dock Remains. This is part of the old dock of Lake Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, one of the deepest and oldest lakes, preserving a unique aquatic ecosystem with more than 200 endemic species. The importance of the lake was further emphasized when it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979. Photograph by Dimitar Chungovski
  • Green Lake, Mount Abu. I was travelling across Rajasthan when I saw the lake in Mount Abu covered by an extensive green layer. The mother and her girl were dressed in such nice colors that harmonized so beautifully with the color of the lake. Photograph by Igor CavalliGreen Lake, Mount Abu. I was travelling across Rajasthan when I saw the lake in Mount Abu covered by an extensive green layer. The mother and her girl were dressed in such nice colors that harmonized so beautifully with the color of the lake. Photograph by Igor Cavalli
  • Smith’s Green-Eyed Gecko. Staying in Asia for many years has given me the opportunity to get close to wildlife on many occasions. This female Smith’s green-eyed gecko chose to live on one of the chalets next to my home, taking advantage of the insects attracted by the lights at nightSmith’s Green-Eyed Gecko. Staying in Asia for many years has given me the opportunity to get close to wildlife on many occasions. This female Smith’s green-eyed gecko chose to live on one of the chalets next to my home, taking advantage of the insects attracted by the lights at night
  • Coastline, The Snares. Bull kelp clings to the coastline of New Zealand’s The Snares islands, hiding sea lions that prey on Snares crested penguins. Photograph by Frans LantingCoastline, The Snares. Bull kelp clings to the coastline of New Zealand’s The Snares islands, hiding sea lions that prey on Snares crested penguins. Photograph by Frans Lanting
  • Flamingo Reflection. I took this shot of a silhouetted flamingo’s reflection at the Minnesota Zoo. Photograph by Andy KenutisFlamingo Reflection. I took this shot of a silhouetted flamingo’s reflection at the Minnesota Zoo. Photograph by Andy Kenutis
  • Fireworks, San Juan. The picture was shot at San Juan de los Remedios, Cuba, during a local celebration called “Las Parrandas” in which the highlight is fireworks. Here children light the fireworks and escape. Photograph by Fausto PodaviniFireworks, San Juan. The picture was shot at San Juan de los Remedios, Cuba, during a local celebration called “Las Parrandas” in which the highlight is fireworks. Here children light the fireworks and escape. Photograph by Fausto Podavini
  • Demsa Dancer, India. Orissa, India. Behind a ramshackle cluster of market stalls an impromptu Demsa dance was in full swing. The women danced in semicircles while the men played musical instruments. Suddenly, the crowd stopped clapping. A young man, his face painted a vivid blue, stood in the middle of the circle. He vanished into the multitude, only to reappear like a deity on the shoulders of two men. The dancing started again with the banging of drums as he was spun in a circle to the delight of the crowd. Photograph by Kieron NelsonDemsa Dancer, India. Orissa, India. Behind a ramshackle cluster of market stalls an impromptu Demsa dance was in full swing. The women danced in semicircles while the men played musical instruments. Suddenly, the crowd stopped clapping. A young man, his face painted a vivid blue, stood in the middle of the circle. He vanished into the multitude, only to reappear like a deity on the shoulders of two men. The dancing started again with the banging of drums as he was spun in a circle to the delight of the crowd. Photograph by Kieron Nelson
  • Damselfly. No bigger than a tiny blade of grass, a curious damselfly lands gently by my side as to say “I am here—and see how beautiful I am.” Photograph by Dennis StewartDamselfly. No bigger than a tiny blade of grass, a curious damselfly lands gently by my side as to say “I am here—and see how beautiful I am.” Photograph by Dennis Stewart
  • Curled Fern Leaf. This unfolding fern leaf looks a bit like it’s rolled up into a ball. Photograph by Chris DurietzCurled Fern Leaf. This unfolding fern leaf looks a bit like it’s rolled up into a ball. Photograph by Chris Durietz
  • Fishing, Celebes Sea. In Semporna, many Filipinos and Malayu who traditionally fish for a living have erected hundreds of these homes in the Celebes Sea. Photograph by Liang Huan ChuanFishing, Celebes Sea. In Semporna, many Filipinos and Malayu who traditionally fish for a living have erected hundreds of these homes in the Celebes Sea. Photograph by Liang Huan Chuan
  • Cedar Waxwing. A cedar waxwing fills up on berries. Photograph by Christopher DrakeCedar Waxwing. A cedar waxwing fills up on berries. Photograph by Christopher Drake
  • Brown Vine Snake, Panama. While on the island of Bocas Del Toro, Panama, a brown vine snake is threatened by a potential predator … a camera’s lens. Photograph by Andrew CarranoBrown Vine Snake, Panama. While on the island of Bocas Del Toro, Panama, a brown vine snake is threatened by a potential predator … a camera’s lens. Photograph by Andrew Carrano
  • Rialto Bridge, Venice. Like no other city in the world, Venice balances on both land and water. From the Rialto Bridge, I watch the activity of the Venetian nightlife unfold. Photograph by Peter GellerRialto Bridge, Venice. Like no other city in the world, Venice balances on both land and water. From the Rialto Bridge, I watch the activity of the Venetian nightlife unfold. Photograph by Peter Geller

Here’re the best 20 photos from the National Geographic. The photos from this gallery are from all the categories which includes animals, forests, landscapes, places, birds, people and etc. To have a closer look at the larger image click on it. All the images have the description and the names with the links to the sources. Enjoy this breathtaking photo gallery. Don’t forget to check all the pages (and not only this main page, 1st of 5th) of the article. [via NationalGeographic]

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