Winners have been announced in the National Geographic Photo Contest 2013. A selection of more than 7 thousand submissions from professional and amateur photographers from over 150 countries…

Grand-Prize Winner and Nature Winner

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The Ice Bear. Photo and caption by Paul Souders/National Geographic Photo Contest

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Flying Egrets. Photo and caption by Réka Zsirmon/National Geographic Photo Contest

Nature: Honorable Mention

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Indian Rhino, Canadian Winter. Photo and caption by Stephen De Lisle

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Crows Nest. Photo and caption by Yosuke Kashiwakura/National Geographic Photo Contest

Places Winner

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Long Road to Daybreak. Photo and caption by Adam Tan/National Geographic Photo Contest

Places: Honorable Mention

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Cows And Kites. Photo and caption by Andrew Lever/National Geographic Photo Contest

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Graveyard. Photo and caption by Julie Fletcher/National Geographic Photo Contest

People: Winner

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Together, Alone. Photo and caption by Cecile Baudier/National Geographic Photo Contest

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Arabic in Gambia. Photo and caption by Bisig Maurin/National Geographic Photo Contest

Honorable Mention People

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Francesca. Photo and caption by Michele De Punzio/National Geographic Photo Contest

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Laurentiu. Photo and caption by Aurélie Geurts /National Geographic Photo Contest

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Ida. Photo and caption by Cecile Baudier/National Geographic Photo Contest

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Life Along The Polluted River. Photo and caption by Andrew Biraj/National Geographic Photo Contest

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