BLUE POND & FIRST SNOW: The blue pond of a famous tourist resort. Since this pond freezes in winter, nobody is there during that period. This photograph is the moment of the first snow of the season falling on that blue pond. by Kent Shiraishi
Half Dome, Yosemite National Park Photograph by Jimmy Chin, National Geographic Alex Honnold takes on the third zigzag of Half Dome without a rope. He has just one more difficult section, or pitch, in the last three before reaching the summit.
The Explosion! Winner of the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest. "The subject’s name is Busaba, a well-cared-for Indochinese tigress, whose home is at Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand." Photo by Ashley Vincent of Chonburi, Thailand.