After reviewing more than 2 million images captured from the field in 2022, National Geographic editors selected 118 for the third annual issue of the magazine’s “Year in Pictures” issue.
Each photograph tells its own compelling story, serving as minor exceptions in the anthology of life in 2022.
This includes images taken in a Polish border town after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and at the site of NASA’s historic moon rocket launch.
Almost every continent is covered in this selection, with locations ranging from 29,032 feet for the first all-black expedition to Mount Everest to 9,869 feet for the wreck of the Endurance.
Some NatGeo photographers used clever techniques to capture these images, such as Ben Depp, who used a motorized paraglider to document the Louisiana coastline. One hyena even grabbed a tripod when Jen Guyton was photographing the animals in Kenya.
“Over the past few years, we’ve been working very hard to engage photographers around the world because their stories and perspective really matter and strengthen the storytelling,” Whitney Johnson Latorre, Vice President of Visuals and Immersive. Experiences for National Geographic Media, told to Good Morning America.
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And this year, National Geographic is inviting readers to submit images from their photo libraries for a chance to be featured in the magazine!
One lucky grand prize winner will be featured in an upcoming issue of National Geographic Magazine (the US edition) and will receive a six-month digital subscription to the magazine.
Up to 10 honorable mention winners will be photographed on National Geographic’s YourShot Instagram account, with more than 6.5 million followers, and will receive a six-month digital subscription to the magazine. Click here for more information about the contest.
See more memorable images captured this year in the December issue of Pictures of the Year and at natgeo.com/photos.
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