National Geographic: 3rd Week in 2013 with Breathtaking Photos [Big Picture]

NEW YORK | Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 2:20am EDT

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

  • This is an image of a working dog known as an Alaskan husky. This image shows the dog resting in a dog kennel after a short day of pulling a dog sled. These dogs are used by serious dog mushers and are known for their amazing athletic abilities. Photo and caption by Andrew SmithThis is an image of a working dog known as an Alaskan husky. This image shows the dog resting in a dog kennel after a short day of pulling a dog sled. These dogs are used by serious dog mushers and are known for their amazing athletic abilities. Photo and caption by Andrew Smith
  • The small spider rapidly devoured this butterfly. Photo and caption by Carlos AlvesThe small spider rapidly devoured this butterfly. Photo and caption by Carlos Alves
  • Kyoto, Japan. Photo and caption by Romain ChassagneKyoto, Japan. Photo and caption by Romain Chassagne
  • I found this Asiatic toad on a lilypad in Hoi An, Vietnam. It had been incessantly croaking all night until I showed up and captured this shot. Photo and caption by Max OmickI found this Asiatic toad on a lilypad in Hoi An, Vietnam. It had been incessantly croaking all night until I showed up and captured this shot. Photo and caption by Max Omick
  • This photo of a giant anteater was taken in the Fazeda Barranco Alto in Pantanal, Brazil. I saw the animal on the shore of one of the many lakes that dot the habitat there. It was already dark. I ran and managed to take a single photo with flash. Photo and caption by Gerardo CeballosThis photo of a giant anteater was taken in the Fazeda Barranco Alto in Pantanal, Brazil. I saw the animal on the shore of one of the many lakes that dot the habitat there. It was already dark. I ran and managed to take a single photo with flash. Photo and caption by Gerardo Ceballos
  • A moment captured during a trek in Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia, in November 2012. Photo and caption by Brian ShuchukA moment captured during a trek in Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia, in November 2012. Photo and caption by Brian Shuchuk
  • Female elephant seal scratching her head while another sleeps peacefully behind her on the beach in San Simeon, California. Photo and caption by Mike GinFemale elephant seal scratching her head while another sleeps peacefully behind her on the beach in San Simeon, California. Photo and caption by Mike Gin
  • Kitten wants everything at once. This was an accidental shot of a stray kitten sitting on a wall with its back to the evening sun. It wasn't yawning as we might think. It kept its mouth open for quite sometime. Photo and caption by Marcus SamKitten wants everything at once. This was an accidental shot of a stray kitten sitting on a wall with its back to the evening sun. It wasn't yawning as we might think. It kept its mouth open for quite sometime. Photo and caption by Marcus Sam

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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