Entries Open For National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year

We’re looking for photos that showcase the awe-inspiring and diverse natural world around us.

Image: Andrew Suryono

National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2016 Nature Photographer Of The Year contest.

We’re looking for compelling and revealing photos that highlight the remarkable and diverse natural world around us. That could be a powerful wildlife shot, a stunning landscape, or a look at a complicated environmental issue – whatever nature means to you.

The grand-prize winner will receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galapagos with National Geographic Expeditions and two 15-minute portfolio reviews with National Geographic photo editors.

Each category winner will receive US$2,500 and have their photo published on nationalgeographic.com.

Contestants can enter photos in one or all four categories: landscape, environmental issues, action and animal portraits.

You have until November 4 to submit your photos so get snapping!

Need some tips? Learn from National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards here.

Got your perfect shot? Enter here.

Last year, Melbourne resident James Smart was named the winner of the 2015 National Geographic Photography Competition for his spectacular image (below) of a tornado in Colorado, taken when he spent 15 days chasing storms.

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