While I haven’t been taking many photographs recently, my taste for spectacular images has far from abated. Do you have a favourite from the carefully chosen themed images below? Have you been to any of the countries covered? Feel free as always to make comments and suggestions. If you like these, then you’ll definitely want to check out these two posts, Spectacular National Geographic Images and National Geographic Animal Photographs.
You may not want into this 20 foot deep hole, known locally as Spouting Horn, but there’s no denying hoow beautiful it is (from a safe distance). This was taken in Oregon near Cape Perpetua, by Gary Fua.
Taken by Tracey Jennings, this shot really does reveal the beautiful and yet sinister way a seven gill shark moves around in the kelp forests of Sin Town, South Africa.
Surfing seems tricky enough during regular times, let alone during a blizzard, but that doesn’t stop some people. This shot, almost like a painting, was taken by Konsta Linkola in Norway’s Unstad Beach in the Lofoten Islands.
Like an ethereal aquatic heaven. Will Strathmann has captured something very special with this image of bioluminescence in Krabi, Thailand.
Fire and ice may sound more like a title for Game of Thrones, but here Konrad Kulis has brought it to photographic life. The dramatic contrasts were taken en route to the volcano Holuhraun, which last erupted in 2014.
Vanilla Ice may not have been singing about the Olfusa River, but it would certainly work as a title for the photo by Daniel Beltra of Iceland’s biggest river.
These sea turtles may not have the ninja skills of their cartoon relatives, but in photographer’s G. Lecoeur’s hands, the Tenerife stars couldn’t be any cuter.
Wonderfully timed, Alison Langevad captures the silent dignity of a group of buffalo under a night sky in Zimanaga Private Game Reserve
I love the surfing one. Very cool.
It really is incredible. The white is so beautiful and the footprints really connect the foreground and background.
These are gorgeous. Wow – love the buffalo one. : )
It is lovely. I have a soft spot for animals that aren’t usually photographed too much.
What a great post. The turtles and the bioluminescence in Thailand are my favorite. Thanks, Alex.
The turtles one could so have been from a Disney or Pixar film ha. The Thailand one proves nature is always full of glorious surprises.
They are glorious.
Thanks for sharing these! I really love the water buffalo. A,axing light and composition.
There’s something comforting about it 🙂
Water buffalo for me, too
There’s something quite reassuring and timeless about it. The reflection adds a wonderful subtlety.
Thank you, Alex
Awesome… I vote for the turtles. Thanks for sharing.
They seem to come out of the screen. Almost like 3D 🙂
Whoa these are stunning once again Alex, it’s so beautiful it looks like a painting!
Thanks Ruth. That’s how I see a lot of them too 🙂
More incredible photos! It’s hard to imagine some of them are real 🙂 thanks Alex!
I know. They really are incredible. You can expect more soon too 🙂
I haven’t been to any of these places but now I want to go to all of them.
I hope you get to as well. Maybe not too near the sharks though 😉
Holohraum and Krabi are spectacular as are all but if I got pick one. Sin Town is otherworldly, epic and also full of the personality and mood created by the shark’s presence. Plus impressive for not having pretty colours to grab you with.
Nice choices. It was fun to choose them. The quality was incredible, even of those that I didn’t put in.
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Great photos my younger brother is the geographer in the family, he takes national geographic and I look at the photos :). Nice choices. Glad you did this post I missed these.
Yeah I had a few copies growing up. The articles were interesting, but I always preferred the photos too 🙂