Photo and Caption by Wendy Sinclair/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year. — An unusual and intricate spider-web shaped rice field in Cancar – Flores, Indonesia.
Photo and Caption by Li Liu/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year. — The Soberanes Fire, located south of Carmel and Point Lobos, started Friday morning 07/22/2016. By Saturday night, the fire covered the entire mountain. The sky was illuminated by the golden glow of the forest fire. I hiked down towards a cliff by the beach. Because the wind was blowing south and slightly east, the sky to the southwest was clear. I witnessed the most spectacular sight I have ever seen, the Milky Way glowed above the raging wildfire. Beauty rose beyond disaster.
Photo and Caption by Kym Illman/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year. — Using a wide-angle lens (16mm) on our remote-controlled camera buggy results in the background being smaller in shot and appearing further away. We fire the camera shutter using the same remote-control transmitter that we use to drive the buggy, allowing us a range of a couple of hundred meters although we rarely sit more than fifty metres away from camera.
Photo and Caption by Aaron Baggenstos/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year. — Brown Bears, Katmai National Park, Alaska
#10 of 10 Most Popular News Galleries of 2016: Stunning images from the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest