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Can you pick a winner? These incredible animal portraits are competing for National Geographic fame

The contest is accepting entries until 16 November.

THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Nature Photographer of the Year contest is showcasing a selection of some of the incredible photographs already received.

The Nature Photographer of the Year contest kicked off on 15 August and is accepting entries until 16 November.

The “animal portraits” category for 2016 is showcasing the awe-inspiring and diverse natural world around us.

Here’s just a taste of what has been submitted so far, can you see a winner already?

Can you pick a winner? These incredible animal portraits are competing for National Geographic fame
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  • wait and see

    Source: Hiroshi Tanita
  • Water Drops

    Source: Takeshi Marumoto
  • Cape Buffalo with Yellow-billed oxpecker

    Source: Barbara Fleming
  • Ocean guest

    Source: Mike Korostelev
  • DAWN

    Source: Picasa
  • Now You See Me

    Source: Scott Dere
  • Breeding Display, Great White Egret

    Source: Rosemary Brooks
  • Mother Ostrich

    Source: Yu huiping
  • Dawn admiring in the frozen continent

    Source: Vandeira C.
  • The path less trodden

    Source: Harry Lyndon-Skeggs
  • NEVER bother Dad when he's sleeping

    Source: Pam Kuhn
  • two plus four 7

    Source: GUNTHER RIEHLE

The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is accepting entries in one or all of four categories: Landscape, Environmental Issues, Action and Animal Portraits.

The grand-prize winner will receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos with National Geographic Expeditions and two 15-minute image portfolio reviews with National Geographic photo editors.

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