2010 National Geographic Photography Contest

16,000 photographs  submitted from 130 countries entered National Geographic  Photographs Contest 2010.

Some favorites were extracted  for publishing.  Scroll down to view the winning  photograph.

  Unexpected danger in Kanana  Camp, Botswana  

Snow Weasel, Minnesota USA  

Oia Santorini, Greece  

Piraputanga fish in Sucuri  river, Brazil  

The Louvre, Paris  

The Pyramids, Egypt  

Al-Saleh Mosque, Yemen  

 Praying Mantis  

Thunderstorm in Montana,  USA  

A lightning bolt strikes the  antenna of The Center building in Central, Hong Kong  


River Bank in Zhenyuan, Guizhou  Province, China  

Mountain fog  

 Herring Gull with Guillemot Chick  
 Heavy load - little fly on a small  white flower  
 Great Blue Heron with fish  
 Suradita Village, West Java,  Indonesia - children playing with their roosters  
Peyto Lake, Alberta, Canada  

Mount Everest climber  

Warminster, England  

Feeding Koi fish at Windows of  the World, Shenzhen, China  


Bee, purple flower  

Czech Republic  

the Angolan Plateau  

Buddhist Monastery of Ki,  Himalayas  

Grand Prize Winner of  2010 
National Geographic  Contest

Eruption of Gunung Rinjani,  an active volcano in Indonesia
Winning photo taken by Aaron  Lim Boon Teck of Singapore
Contest judge Joel  Sartore said, This image best represented the craft of  photography.  
Honourable Mention  
 Lion Lion in the Shadows