SEEING animals in their natural habitat is always an honour – and these photos showcase the very best in nature photography.
The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is in full swing, with some of the best entries across the nature category being shared with the public.
The competition has three categories – nature, people and cities.
One winner out of the three will win the grand prize of $10,000 (£7,200) as well as seeing their photo on the National Geographic Instagram account.
The other two winners will be awarded $2,500 (£1,700) each. You can enter the competition here.
In the entries you’ll see stunning photos of animals including a leopard leaping up to catch its dinner and a mother whale nursing her calf deep in the ocean.
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