National Geographic once again holding its annual photo contest, the deadline for submission of works which - November 30th. Over the past eight weeks edition of collected photographs, encouraging readers to vote for them. We offer you 47 of the best photos of the three categories - people, places and nature. Comments submitted by photographers.
Kanana Camp, Botswana. Stopping at the side of the road to watch a grazing giraffe, we spotted an amber head lurking behind a small mound. A hungry lioness. Watching and waiting, she chose the moment and jumped just a second before the giraffe sensed danger. The lioness chased him, but did not catch up. Hungry, she lay down, hiding in the grass not far from us. (Photo and caption by Alex Tan)
The storm of the supercell moves over the prairies of Montana at sunset. (Photo and caption by Sean Heavey)
The rescue. Appreciate life to save the world. (Photo and caption by Hongsik Kim)
The Great Pyramids. Ancient Egyptians believed that death on Earth - the start of a journey to the next world. Pharaoh's embalmed body was encased in a tomb under the pyramid or her to protect him and give a chance to go to the other world. (Photo and caption by Jesus Oranday)