It’s what every amateur photographer dreams of: having their photograph published on National Geographic. And every year they get the chance, thanks to the National Geographic Photo Contest.
The 2013 edition saw more than 7000 submissions from 150 different countries. This year, the winner will receive a US$10,000 cash prize, and even better, the chance to visit National Geographic’s headquarters.
The verdict isn’t out yet, but we took the opportunity to pick out our favourite five from each category: Places, People, and Nature.
Hands Holding a Hummingbird
By Jon Woodhams
"An elderly volunteer helps a child hold a hummingbird at the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs, Mississippi."