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The finalists for the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year awards are absolutely spectacular

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It’s photography award season right now. Last week were frothing over the SIPA awards, and the week before that the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

This week we’ve been engrossed in the finalists for the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year, one of the most prestigious photography awards which each year yields some spectacular entires.

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Fairy Ring – Mike Korostelev

Got a spare few hours? The finalists for the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year awards are absolutely spectacular. Get lost below.

With four categories – Landscape, Environmental Issues, Action, and Animal Portraits – the awards cover pretty varied ground, and with hundreds of entires there’s enough to get lost in for a couple of hours. If you’re strapped for time though, here are some of our favourite picks.

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Stampede – Douglas Gimesy

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Sparkeling Bombs – Florent Mamelle

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Sunbeam – Marco Rank

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Pacific Storm – Santiago Borja

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Icescape – Kelly King

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Mystic Woods – Andrew George

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Dancing In The Rain – Vladslav Kamenski

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Wild Horses – Javier Arcenillas

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Time at The Water Hole – Richard Costin

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Wortex – Giacomo Marchione

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November 9, 2016