Amazing Nature Photos
With the National Geographic Your Shot feature, readers and amateur photographers can submit their images for possible publication on the website and in the magazine. Check out this slideshow to see some of the best photos from early September. “Having spent the better part of my life living in the Midwest, I'm no stranger to severe weather. So it means something when I say that this storm rolling over the Eastern Plains of Colorado was the worst I've ever been caught in. After dodging funnel clouds, 70 mph winds, possible tornadoes, extreme flash flooding, lightning strikes and a road that washed clear away as I drove over it, I still found myself wondering what the light would do after the storm passed. This was the result.”
 “This shot was taken during our family tour [of] Iceland. The waterfall is called Seljalandsfoss. During this trip we used a motor home, so we camped about 500 meters from the [beautiful] waterfall. Before our dinner at 10 p.m., I took this image with the sunset colors.” Cast your vote and weigh in on the best shots at
 “As the three cheetah cubs at Phinda Game Reserve (KwaZulu Natal, South Africa) played around their watchful mother, one by one they ran up the tree branch and lined up in a beautiful pose, as if to say "we are ready for primetime!"
“With the onset of spring, male western grey kangaroos fight to establish their place in the mob.”
“Taken at Aquria KLCC Malaysia”
 
 The upper Bay of Fundy, where this picture was taken in early August of 2011, is an important staging area for migratory birds on their long flight south. Here, a flock of semipalmated sandpipers is in full motion after being spooked by a falcon looking for a tasty meal.”
At the elephant orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, the baby elephants play for an hour while the public looks on. Flopping about, cavorting, and managing that trunk takes up lots of energy and provides wonderful amusement for onlookers.”
“A crocodile in a lake in Yucatan in Mexico is resting before going out for dinner.” See more amazing photos that you can use for wallpaper on your desktop