2015 National Geographic photo contest ...

ALAN TAYLOR, THE ATLANTIC:

"National Geographic Magazine has opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 16, 2015. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters to participate in its annual photography seminar."

Take a look and marvel at a selection of unbelievably beautiful, jaw-dropping, and awe-inspiring photo entries, here.