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The 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest

The Atlantic Logo By Alan Taylor of The Atlantic | Slide 1 of 15: The Face of the Earth: A remote mountain lit at night with aerial lighting reveals an astonishing face. Looking more closely reveals a secondary line of faces. taking this shot was surreal. The wind made audible language-like sounds. It was as if the mountain's spirit was talking to me. The hairs stood up on my skin and I left the site immediately. It was only after reviewing the images i saw the face that had been staring at me.

National Geographic magazine’s annual photo contest is still open for entries for just a couple more days, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 15. The grand-prize winner this year will receive $5,000—all winners will be announced in December. The folks at National Geographic were once again kind enough to let me choose among the contest entries so far and share them here with you. Captions are written by the individual photographers and lightly edited for content.

The Face of the Earth: A remote mountain lit at night by aerial lighting reveals an astonishing face. Looking more closely reveals a secondary line of faces. Taking this shot was surreal. The wind made audible languagelike sounds. It was as if the mountain's spirit was talking to me. The hairs stood up on my skin and I left the site immediately. It was only after reviewing the images that I saw the face that had been staring at me.

© Todd Kennedy / National Geographic Photo Contest
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