Every year, photographers around the world are waiting for the opportunity to send their pictures to National Geographic’s prestigious Photo Contest.

The following images were chosen to be the finalists for their beauty, composition, precision and originality.

Despite of being in the end, the contest is still receiving photographs until November 17th in four categories: wildlife, landscapes, aerials and underwater.

More info: photography.nationalgeographic.com

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