National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Part. 3

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A raging sea dwarfs Seaham Lighthouse in County Durham in England, with 100 ft waves after a cold front moved down from the north bringing freezing temperatures to the North of England.

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A Sadu pilgrim from Varanasi, India.

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A group of 12-14 hyenas were chasing a herd of 7-8 elephants. The elephant herd included 2 adult females, a few teenagers, and a baby that was a few days old (belonging to one of the adult females). The hyenas were trying to get at the baby. In this picture, the mother is kicking at the hyenas.

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King of the Hill: An American Bison on the National Bison Range, Moiese, Montana.

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 At Bluebill Pond in Harris Neck NWR when I saw what I thought was an alligator sunning itself on a stump. As I got closer I realized that it was actually perched on the back of a turtle!

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Long necked Padaung tribe woman wearing neck rings on Inle Lake, Myanmar. They come down from the mountains to sell their handmade jewelry and woven bags to tourists.

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Bonobos…the unknown Ape. Most people do not even know what Bonobos are. They are without a doubt our closest relative.

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A fascinating and breathtaking view of the Cappadocia morning breeze, in Turkey.

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Photograph near the spillway of Jordan lake dam shortly after the Osprey returned  for the 2013 season. Early in the spring, you can find them fishing at the base of the dam.

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Cowboy, the real deal. Photo taken near J Bar L Ranch in Montana. This gentleman and his friends were riding across the state using only the real deal old school equipment.

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Young monks begin their service very early in life in their studies in the monastery. This monk was young and energetic and decided to “fly” in his exuberance for life.

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A female Giant Wood Spider (Nephila pilipes) chasing the male. Most of the female spiders make a meal of the male after mating.

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Waited seven years for the perfect weather conditions, also for the appearance of the bird. Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

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Old Mursi woman by the huts of her village, Marenke, Omo valley, Ethiopia.

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Basalt sea stacks called Reynisdrangar, located under the Reynisfjall mountain, close to Vik i Myrdal in southern Iceland. Legend says there were three trolls who were pulling a three-masted ship to the shore unsuccessfully, but they were caught by the sunlight at dawn and turned into needles of rock.

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The eruption of Cordon Caulle began on June 4, 2011, located in the Region of Los Rios in Chile. For about 12 months, people and animals became accustomed to living with the daily fall of ash, which also caused problems in the air traffic in South America. The explosions and lightning during first days of the eruption could be seen from hundreds of miles around. This photograph was taken on the second night of eruption from the town of Lago Ranco.

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After a day of rock climbing in Joshua Tree, my friend asked, “should we get a jumping photo on that rock over there, naked”? It was a fair question.

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In Nairobi to shoot a film for an NGO. During the shoot at a school in Mathare slum, I took shelter from the heat and chaos in a school, and stumbled upon these sleepyheads.

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One of the most beautiful places on earth, the scenery of the Na Pali Coast in Kauai.

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A reflection of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the basin of the fountain opposite the mosque where the main dome of the mosque appears. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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After a rainy afternoon at the Grand Canyon, gifted with this “Grand” view wrapped in a beautiful rainbow.

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Its like a dream when you are swimming with harmless jellyfish, in Palau.

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