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# mother nature
Check out these incredible images from Nat Geo's nature photography contest
The competition is accepting entries in four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials.

THE 2017 NATIONAL Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is currently accepting submissions.

The deadline for the competition, which attracts spectacular entries showcasing animals, landscapes and environments around the world, is 17 November.

Here are some of the entries to date:

The Duel Sonalini Khetrapal Zebras duelling at Etosha National Park, Namibia Sonalini Khetrapal

flamingos and their nests Ge Xiao Flamingos and their nests on Tanzania's Natron Lake Ge Xiao

Volcano Vladimir Voychuk The eruption of Klyuchevskaya sopka, the highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia and the highest active volcano of Eurasia Vladimir Voychuk

Decisions Carolyn Watson A young bald eagle tentatively feeds on a chum salmon carcass in the Nooksack River in the US state of Washington Carolyn Watson

Rock Pool Todd Kennedy A rock pool in Sydney, Australia at high tide Todd Kennedy

In flight Michael O'Neill A flying fish swims at night in the gulf stream current far offshore Palm Beach, Florida Michael O'Neill

Great Bear Surf Scoters Sam Edmonds A raft of thousands of surf scoters in the Great Bear Sea of British Columbia, Canada Sam Edmonds

Konduki Alexey Kharitonov 50 metres-high clay heaps overgrown with birches and aspens in the Tula region, near Konduki village, Russia Alexey Kharitonov

Courage Adam Zaff A group of hyenas attempting to take on two female lionesses in Amboseli, Kenya Adam Zaff

The contest is accepting entries in four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials.

The overall winner will receive $10,000 (about €8,600), and be published in National Geographic magazine and on National Geographic’s Instagram account, @natgeo.

One first-place winner in each of the four categories will receive $2,500 (€2,150).

You can find more information about the competition here.

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