National Geographic: 5th Week in 2013 with Breathtaking Photos [Big Picture]

NEW YORK | Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 2:45am EDT

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

  • There were three tiger cubs of the Banbai region in Bandhavgarh National Park. This one was sitting in the shade with partial light falling on it. Photo and caption by Harsh NagpalThere were three tiger cubs of the Banbai region in Bandhavgarh National Park. This one was sitting in the shade with partial light falling on it. Photo and caption by Harsh Nagpal
  • An adventure in Praia do Chapadão. Photo and caption by Gustavo Henrique Avelar AlmeidaAn adventure in Praia do Chapadão. Photo and caption by Gustavo Henrique Avelar Almeida
  • Common winter driving conditions in Canada. Photo and caption by Sebastein LefebvreCommon winter driving conditions in Canada. Photo and caption by Sebastein Lefebvre
  • Sacred Ibis flying in front of pink flamingos, Lake Nakuru, Kenya. Photo and caption by Massimo MeiSacred Ibis flying in front of pink flamingos, Lake Nakuru, Kenya. Photo and caption by Massimo Mei
  • I saw this snail in the park on a beautiful plant. The earth-toned leaves, their patterns and texture were the perfect background for him, I think! Photo and caption by Veronica KolevI saw this snail in the park on a beautiful plant. The earth-toned leaves, their patterns and texture were the perfect background for him, I think! Photo and caption by Veronica Kolev
  • A rough-legged hawk (Buteo Lagopus) stretches her wings on a frosty Klamath morning. Tundra/taiga hunters that love the cold, they migrate south from the Arctic in winter. Their hunting style includes hovering. I think they are one of the most beautiful hawk species. Photo and caption by Randall FinleyA rough-legged hawk (Buteo Lagopus) stretches her wings on a frosty Klamath morning. Tundra/taiga hunters that love the cold, they migrate south from the Arctic in winter. Their hunting style includes hovering. I think they are one of the most beautiful hawk species. Photo and caption by Randall Finley
  • Two mushers with their teams using the last sunlight of a January day for a run with their dogs. This picture was taken on the Great Slave Lake near Yellowknife. Photo and caption by Nicole SchaferTwo mushers with their teams using the last sunlight of a January day for a run with their dogs. This picture was taken on the Great Slave Lake near Yellowknife. Photo and caption by Nicole Schafer
  • Smoking leopard. Photo and caption by Goran AnastasovskiSmoking leopard. Photo and caption by Goran Anastasovski

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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