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The best pictures from National Geographic's Photo Contest 2014

The best pictures from National Geographic's Photo Contest 2014

National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest: Shoulder Creek - (A wild short-eared owl completes a shoulder check in case something was missed, Boundary Bay,British Columbia, Canada) - photo by Henrik Nilsson

Oiseau mange

Eating a crab on Sanibel Island. (Photo and caption by Rick Loesche/National Geographic Photo Contest)


A murmuration of starlings.'murmuration of starlings' means a FLOCK of starlings! An amazing word, not used very much these days, and an AMAZING picture.if you look at the bottom group, it look like a bird shape:):):)

Great Grey Owl

Owls. Weird ass birds.

Wild Animals Photo Album Beautiful Wild animals pictures and Nature Photo Gallery ~ UNUSUAL THINGs great grey owl what a cute animal!

Just showing a little leg.

Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus, is a large owl native to North and South America. It is an adaptable bird with a vast range, though it is not as widespread as the Barn Owl.

Good things come in small packages Saw-Whet Owl (Photo by Megan Lorenz)

Did a project on these in elementary school! Saw-Whet Owl (Photo by Megan Lorenz) - awesome animals

Mona Mina

The crow wished everything was black. the owl wished everything was white.duality of light & shadow.how our fetathered kindreds are each symbolic to us humans. Snowy Owl by MegMarcinkus

Owl in the tree

Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) looking out from a tree cavity, Netherlands by Rob Reijnen/ Minden Pictures on Getty Images

Beautiful owl

Oriental Bay-Owl (Phodilus badius saturatus) Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand The Oriental Bay Owl has a heart-shaped face with ear-like extensions, usually classified with barn owls. It is completely nocturnal, and can be found in Southeast Asia.

Redhead TN Girl

Redhead TN Girl