National Geographic: 18th Week in 2013 with Breathtaking Photos [Big Picture]

NEW YORK | Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 4:55am EDT

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

  • While climbing up the hill I saw this lonely gentoo penguin overlooking the bay. This was at 10 p.m. during sunset, which perfectly highlighted the penguin and the rock. Photo and caption by Markus EichenbergerWhile climbing up the hill I saw this lonely gentoo penguin overlooking the bay. This was at 10 p.m. during sunset, which perfectly highlighted the penguin and the rock. Photo and caption by Markus Eichenberger
  • An African jacana (Actophilornis africana) approaching its nest with four eggs. Photo and caption by Lucia TeruiAn African jacana (Actophilornis africana) approaching its nest with four eggs. Photo and caption by Lucia Terui
  • One day, I was biking along a meadow when I saw some strange white movements from the corner of my eye. Some lambs were jumping around like crazy and for a moment I wondered if they might be suffering from mad sheep disease. But after watching them for a while I discovered some logic. All right, their game was a bit rough, but they did have their own lamb rules and associated lamb logic. They were just playing leapfrog, or leap sheep, or lamb leaping. Photo and caption by Roeselien RaimondOne day, I was biking along a meadow when I saw some strange white movements from the corner of my eye. Some lambs were jumping around like crazy and for a moment I wondered if they might be suffering from mad sheep disease. But after watching them for a while I discovered some logic. All right, their game was a bit rough, but they did have their own lamb rules and associated lamb logic. They were just playing leapfrog, or leap sheep, or lamb leaping. Photo and caption by Roeselien Raimond
  • Surprised monkey. Photo and caption by Mostafa MagdySurprised monkey. Photo and caption by Mostafa Magdy
  • A male California sea lion (Zalophus californianus). Photo and caption by Zbigniew UrbanczykA male California sea lion (Zalophus californianus). Photo and caption by Zbigniew Urbanczyk
  • An alligator at a remote lake in Big Cypress National Preserve during the dry season. As we hammock camped near the lake, this gator was quite interested in the noise we were making. It was kind enough to pose for a few photos without incident. This image is a panorama of two 17mm horizontal images to include the whole scene, as the alligator was inches from the lens and the tree, only feet. A third exposure was used to bring out the stars at a much higher ISO. Everything is natural to the scene. Photo and caption by Paul MarcelliniAn alligator at a remote lake in Big Cypress National Preserve during the dry season. As we hammock camped near the lake, this gator was quite interested in the noise we were making. It was kind enough to pose for a few photos without incident. This image is a panorama of two 17mm horizontal images to include the whole scene, as the alligator was inches from the lens and the tree, only feet. A third exposure was used to bring out the stars at a much higher ISO. Everything is natural to the scene. Photo and caption by Paul Marcellini
  • Icebergs and rough sea, expedition to South Georgia. Photo and caption by Pascal CoccoIcebergs and rough sea, expedition to South Georgia. Photo and caption by Pascal Cocco
  • While on safari in the bush in South Africa we came upon this large male lion, the grandpa of the private game reserve, with his notorious jet-black mane. He made himself comfortable in the road, making the occasional call to his female. After about 20 minutes of watching him gaze into the distance, dozing off in the heat of the day, we started the truck to leave. As we drove away, he gave me this alert look with his dramatic black mane ever so quaffed, ready for his close-up. Photo and caption by Kathryn SweeneyWhile on safari in the bush in South Africa we came upon this large male lion, the grandpa of the private game reserve, with his notorious jet-black mane. He made himself comfortable in the road, making the occasional call to his female. After about 20 minutes of watching him gaze into the distance, dozing off in the heat of the day, we started the truck to leave. As we drove away, he gave me this alert look with his dramatic black mane ever so quaffed, ready for his close-up. Photo and caption by Kathryn Sweeney

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