I've always thought one of the best things about National Geographic are all the amazing photos.
They definitely set the standard for high quality photography.
It's time for National Geographic to start collecting photos for the 2011 Photo Contest.
(This is the adult contest-but they also have a kid's photo contest)
Last year they received more than 16,000 photo entries from 130 countries.
The photos for this year are starting to roll in and National Geographic posts the entries on their website.
It's really fun to visit the galleries and look through the entries.
There are three categories-People, Places, and Nature.
The Grand Prize winner will receive $10,000!
Here are a few of my favorite pics for this week:
Photo by Emanuele Siracusa
Photo by Mandy Michels
Photo by Jimmy Tohill