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Your Shot, National Geographic's photo community, is inviting photographers to enter the "Explore Our Changing World" photo assignment contest. The deadline for entry is Oct. 22, 2013, but we've collected 10 of the most amazing images from the competition so far. Click through to see.
Photographer: Graham McGeorge, National Geographic Your Shot
Photographer's comment: Camouflaged Eastern Screech Owl protects its nest.
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White Rim Storm
Photographer's comment: During a visit to the Canyon lands during the monsoon season of 2013 I chased storms during the week and had this little micro thunderstorm head right at me. It was a magical moment with the sun peaking through the clouds to the west and the storm producing rain and a few lightning bolts as it passed by me.
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The Migration of Locusts
Photographer's comment: Oppression, interaction, collaboration. In the life cycle of nature nothing is lost, but the coexistence of different species is sometimes difficult. In Madagascar periodically recurs the archaic antagonism between man and the migratory locust, in a circle of life where the two species look for space and food for their survival. A man at the end of the day you walk towards their home with their prey on their shoulders. Inside the heavy bag in fact there are locusts that the man caught during the day.
Dennis Walton/National Geographic Your Shot6 of 10
Photographer's comment: Nothing changes the landscape like a major volcano. I have visited Bromo Tengger National Park in Java, Indonesia many times. The usual drill is to climb to my favorite viewpoint in the early morning darkness and wait for sunrise. You never know what the new day will bring. This time it was an ash eruption of Mt Semeru highlighted by the warm colors of rising sun.
Andres Beregovich/National Geographic Your Shot7 of 10
What a sheep!
Wandering through Isla Riesco, I bumped into this almost forgotten ranch. Talking to the locals was fun. Then I asked whether I could photograph some of the processes.
I couldn't believe the size of this sheep when I first saw it. I almost couldn't take the picture cause I was so impressed. 140KG Sheep (about 300 lbs). I've only seen this here.
Jonathan Tucker/National Geographic Your Shot8 of 10
Photographer's comment: This is a self portrait of my self under a glacier in Alaska. This was by far the most amazing experience. This cave took me two + hour hike over a mountainside through swamps and about 30 minutes of walking on the glacier itself. This cave under the glacier is formed from a waterfall off the mountain that meets the glaciers edge and the cave is around 30 yards deep.When I first walked under the Glacier it was the most breath taking and scary experience I have lived.
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Photographer's comment: The village of Soobatan is located 32km northwest of the city of Talesh in the Iran and 1900 metres above sea level. It is known as the heaven of Iran. I found this beautiful angel taking care of the sheep with her family.