Lucky Dragon & Wise Snake

According to  Chinese Astrology:

“2012 and 2013 correspond to the lucky Dragon, and the wise Snake years; the Dragon and the Snake together make up the life-palace of Spirituality.”

If you are into fairy tales about love, dragons, princesses, and snakes, this is going to tickle your fancy, because it’s not sanitized for children, but it’s told with a childlike honesty…

Lucky Dragon & Wise Snake (A Concession To Skyline)

Photo Contest 2012


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    Photograph by Steve Webb

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National Geographic Photo Contest

As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. Last year, we received more than 20,000 entries from over 130 countries, with professional and amateur photographers across the globe participating. Well, it’s that time of year again—enter today! Send us your best shots in any of these three categories: people, places, and nature. Please submit images that accurately reflect the captured moment in time. In other words, keep it real.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2013: A behind-the-scenes experience like none other.
During the contest, come back weekly to view our editors’ favorites. Want to be your own judge? See every photo, choose your own faves, then share them with family and friends.

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  • Picture of pelican, Walvis Bay, Namibia


    Find out the who, what, when, and where for this year’s contest.


  • FAQ

    Check our frequently asked questions for all the answers.


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  • Picture of village women, Barliyas, India

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    See our editors’ favorite submissions.


  • Winners

    View the winning shots from the 2011 contest.


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