National Geographic: 43rd Week in Breathtaking Photos [Big Picture]

NEW YORK | Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 4:17pm EDT

Check out the National Geographic this week’s most awesome photos – submitted by people just like you.

  • Shot from a moving car by DP1s. Photo and caption by Licheng TangShot from a moving car by DP1s. Photo and caption by Licheng Tang
  • Far away from the paved roads crossing through Tanzania, the Hadzabe bushman led me to a tree and climbed up its branch-less trunk. He dug his arm in and pulled out these, declaring dinner for his children. Photo and caption by Aric GutnickFar away from the paved roads crossing through Tanzania, the Hadzabe bushman led me to a tree and climbed up its branch-less trunk. He dug his arm in and pulled out these, declaring dinner for his children. Photo and caption by Aric Gutnick
  • This picture was taken by me of a guided climbing group on the East ridge of Mt Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park. It was late Aug. 2011 around 8:30 AM. We had left a high bivi camp at around 4:00 Am. A beautiful day for a climb which offers amazing views of the Jasper town site. Photo and caption by Jeff BullockThis picture was taken by me of a guided climbing group on the East ridge of Mt Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park. It was late Aug. 2011 around 8:30 AM. We had left a high bivi camp at around 4:00 Am. A beautiful day for a climb which offers amazing views of the Jasper town site. Photo and caption by Jeff Bullock
  • A Spanish dancer nudibranch, about 30cm long, roams around the reef near Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines. Most nudibranchs are usually only a few inches long, so seeing this nudibranch underwater was surreal. Photo and caption by Jason JueA Spanish dancer nudibranch, about 30cm long, roams around the reef near Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines. Most nudibranchs are usually only a few inches long, so seeing this nudibranch underwater was surreal. Photo and caption by Jason Jue
  • During a recent visit to the Liuwa Plains National in west Zambia we came across what I can only describe as a very friendly feline. At first I thought it would run away once it picked up my scent and saw me but to my surprise it just lay there watching me and allowed me to get very close as it lay resting on ice white colored sand. To my amazement it just carried on looking at me. A short while later it got up approached me stamped its two front paws on the ground as a sign of warning. Photo and caption by Babi ProkasDuring a recent visit to the Liuwa Plains National in west Zambia we came across what I can only describe as a very friendly feline. At first I thought it would run away once it picked up my scent and saw me but to my surprise it just lay there watching me and allowed me to get very close as it lay resting on ice white colored sand. To my amazement it just carried on looking at me. A short while later it got up approached me stamped its two front paws on the ground as a sign of warning. Photo and caption by Babi Prokas
  • Nicaragua, 2011. I noticed a decomposing leaf in a pond. With extreme care I lifted it out of the water trying to preserve the water drops trapped in its veins which made it look like glass ! I positioned the leaf on top of another yellow leaf to add some color and took this photo. Photo and caption by Ivan LesicaNicaragua, 2011. I noticed a decomposing leaf in a pond. With extreme care I lifted it out of the water trying to preserve the water drops trapped in its veins which made it look like glass ! I positioned the leaf on top of another yellow leaf to add some color and took this photo. Photo and caption by Ivan Lesica
  • Every year around the month of October, Dubai experiences heavy fog due to the still-high humidity and the falling temperatures. With all the new high-rise buildings (including the tallest in the world, Burj Khalifa) this provides a great photographic opportunity. Photo and caption by Catalin MarinEvery year around the month of October, Dubai experiences heavy fog due to the still-high humidity and the falling temperatures. With all the new high-rise buildings (including the tallest in the world, Burj Khalifa) this provides a great photographic opportunity. Photo and caption by Catalin Marin
  • Dragonfly. Photo and caption by Shikhei GohDragonfly. Photo and caption by Shikhei Goh

Check out the National Geographic this week’s most awesome photos – submitted by people just like you. National Geographic compiles the most stunning photos that get snapped and submitted each week for your viewing pleasure. More National Geographic photos here. Submit your own photos on National Geographic’s Your Shot page or vote for your favorite pics here.

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