10 amazing National Geographic Photos of the Day

If your ‘aerials’ are tunned on photography, then you are a huge fan of National Geographic’s Photo of the Day. My Design Week made a selection of 10 (might as well be all) amazing photos of the day by Nat Geo for you to love.

Mountains in Chile

mydesignweek_mountains-torres-del-paine_photo of the day_nat geoPhotograph by Richard Duerksen. Was choosen as photo of the day as “the caption for this one was the tiebreaker. I love hearing a little more about what was going on at the moment.” (Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor) – November 1st, 2013

Fennec Fox in Morocco

mydesignweeek_fennec-fox-morocco_photo of the day_nat geoPhotograph by Francisco Mingorance. The fennec or desert fox inhabits the Sahara Desert and Arabia. It is also considered the cuttest animal in the world. – June 27th, 2013

Ice Diamond in Iceland

mydesignweek_ice-diamond-balog_photo of the day_nat geoPhotograph by James Balog. A 800-pound chunk of ice waiting to melt that “glows in moonlight on a wintry Icelandic beach“. – October 27th, 2013

Climber in Queen Maud Land

mydesignweek_climber-antarctica-richards_photo of the day_nat geoPhotograph by Cory Richards of Mike Libecki hauling himself up a granite tower in Antarctica. – October 16th, 2013

Dancers in Ankara, Turkey

mydesignweek_dancers-ankara-turkey_photo of the da_nat geoPhotograph by Sukri Celil Advan. “Whirling dervishes perform the ritual dance of the Sufi sect in a showroom in Ankara. Practitioners believe the act of repeatedly spinning allows them to forget their earthly body and move closer to God.” – August 23rd, 2013

Lightning in the Bay of Bengal

mydesignweek_lightning-bay-bengal_photo of the day_nat geoPhotograph by Sandip Dey. “After an evening rain in Pondicherry, India, lightning continued to flash over the Bay of Bengal, here rimmed with the orange glow of nearby streetlights.” – September 29th, 2013

Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand

mydesignweek_lake-wakatipu-new-zealand_photo of the day_nat geoPhotograph by Brad Grove. “Trees stand like guardians at the top of Lake Wakatipu on New Zealand’s South Island.” (they do look like guardians don’t they?) – September 20th, 2013

Jal Mahal in India

mydesignweek_jal-mahal-india_photo of the day_nat geoPhotograph by Mahesh Balasubramanian who was surprised by the pigeons coming out of the Jal Mahal. – September 12th, 2013

Yacare Caimans in Brazil

mydesignweek_yacare-caimans-grass-candisani_photo of the day_nat geoPhotograph by Luciano Candisani. “Barely eight inches long, these two-week-old caimans float among water grasses on hot afternoons.” – July 3rd, 2013

Snorkeler in Mexico

mydesignweek_las-calaveras-cenote-nicklen_photo of the day_nat geoPhotograph by Paul Nicklen taken in Las Calaveras (spanish for ‘the skulls’) near Tulum. “Local Maya got their drinking water here until about 30 years ago, when divers found bones. Archaeologists have recorded the remains of more than a hundred people.” – October 31st, 2013


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