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The Best Nature Photographs Submitted To National Geographic's Annual Contest So Far

The 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest has opened and the entries are flooding in. Photographers have until November 17, according to the BBC, but we're already seeing some pretty stiff competition.

We live in an incredible world, full of grand vistas, clever animals, and a gorgeous, ever-shifting sky. There's also a lot of people with really high quality cameras out there!

Check out some the submissions so far and fantasize about what part of this amazing earth you want to see next:

This stuff looks pretty hard to top, but we're looking forward to seeing more attempts. Now to book a plane ticket to adventure...