National Geographic Grand Prize and Nature Winner, The Ice Bear- A polar bear peers up from beneath the melting sea ice on Hudson Bay as the setting midnight sun glows red from the smoke of distant fires during a record-breaking spell of hot weather.
Nat Geo Photo Contest Honorable Mention- by Yosuke Kashiwakura- "Crows Nest"- In Tokyo, the crows occasionally take hangers from apartments as the natural material needed to make their nests are scarce. The completed nests almost look like a work of art.
All you may want for Christmas now is .a polar bear! Wildlife photographer David Jenkins captures the tender moments between a mother polar bear and her three cubs in Wapusk National Park, Canada as they leave their den for the first time.
The Explosion! Winner of the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest. "The subject’s name is Busaba, a well-cared-for Indochinese tigress, whose home is at Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand." Photo by Ashley Vincent of Chonburi, Thailand.