The dramatic colors of water and sky aside, the barren landscape of Lake Menindee in New South Wales, Australia -- Photograph by Julie Fletcher, honorable mention winner, 2013 National Geographic Photo Contest
Honorable Mention Nature --- Photo and caption by Réka Zsirmon/National Geographic Photo Contest --- Flying Egrets --- On a good day in the field, a birder might see flock of birds. Tidal area of the Danube in Hungary.
Nat Geo Photo Contest Honorable Mention- by Yosuke Kashiwakura- "Crows Nest"- In Tokyo, the crows occasionally take hangers from apartments as the natural material needed to make their nests are scarce. The completed nests almost look like a work of art.
National Geographic Grand Prize and Nature Winner, The Ice Bear- A polar bear peers up from beneath the melting sea ice on Hudson Bay as the setting midnight sun glows red from the smoke of distant fires during a record-breaking spell of hot weather.