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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 Zebras duelling at Etosha National Park, Namibia Source: Sonalini Khetrapal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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