National Geographic: 10th Week in 2013 with Breathtaking Photos [Big Picture]

NEW YORK | Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 2:11am EDT

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

  • My dog Penny loves to jump so I decided to capture the moment at high speed. I could not have asked for a better pose! You can see the small specs of snow coming off her paws. Thanks for your cooperation, Penny! Photo and caption by Phil RiebelMy dog Penny loves to jump so I decided to capture the moment at high speed. I could not have asked for a better pose! You can see the small specs of snow coming off her paws. Thanks for your cooperation, Penny! Photo and caption by Phil Riebel
  • For years I have been chasing this photo of a guanaco jumping a fence. Finally got in in January 2013. What is peculiar is that these animals just come to the fence, stop and spring over it. You would expect them to run as a horse does to jump over an obstacle. Photo taken in Torres del Paine, Chile. Photo and caption by Jose HernandezFor years I have been chasing this photo of a guanaco jumping a fence. Finally got in in January 2013. What is peculiar is that these animals just come to the fence, stop and spring over it. You would expect them to run as a horse does to jump over an obstacle. Photo taken in Torres del Paine, Chile. Photo and caption by Jose Hernandez
  • Dolphins cruising along our whale watching boat in the Monterey Bay. Taken February 15, 2013. Photo and caption by Kate CummingsDolphins cruising along our whale watching boat in the Monterey Bay. Taken February 15, 2013. Photo and caption by Kate Cummings
  • Many owls and eagles stay captive at the Mountsberg Conservation area in Ontario, Canada. This snowy owl is a majestic animal to watch, so silent and stealth. Such beautiful feathers and wide open eyes create a serious mood and fierce look. Photo and caption by Patrick MarcouxMany owls and eagles stay captive at the Mountsberg Conservation area in Ontario, Canada. This snowy owl is a majestic animal to watch, so silent and stealth. Such beautiful feathers and wide open eyes create a serious mood and fierce look. Photo and caption by Patrick Marcoux
  • After a long absence from black-and-white photography because of the difficulty of this type of photography and its impact on myself, now I go back to the most beautiful category of photography, in my opinion, through this snapshot of London Tower Bridge. Photo and caption by Mostafa HamadAfter a long absence from black-and-white photography because of the difficulty of this type of photography and its impact on myself, now I go back to the most beautiful category of photography, in my opinion, through this snapshot of London Tower Bridge. Photo and caption by Mostafa Hamad
  • Touchdown. Photo and caption by Raymond PregentTouchdown. Photo and caption by Raymond Pregent
  • With temperature swings of nearly 60ºF over several days, cold arctic air moves in over Ely, Minnesota. Toss a ladle of hot water into the frigid air and the water vaporizes instantly. A wonderful dance of physics and nature. Photograph taken on South Farm Lake on the edges of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Photo and caption by Layne KennedyWith temperature swings of nearly 60ºF over several days, cold arctic air moves in over Ely, Minnesota. Toss a ladle of hot water into the frigid air and the water vaporizes instantly. A wonderful dance of physics and nature. Photograph taken on South Farm Lake on the edges of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Photo and caption by Layne Kennedy
  • At Audubon Park Zoo in New Orleans, this young orangutan entertained a spellbound crowd for a half hour as he peeked from under his paper-bag umbrella and made cute faces. Photo and caption by Jerr y WhittenAt Audubon Park Zoo in New Orleans, this young orangutan entertained a spellbound crowd for a half hour as he peeked from under his paper-bag umbrella and made cute faces. Photo and caption by Jerr y Whitten

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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