A provider of some of the most fascinating and beautiful nature photos for decades, National Geographic just concluded their annual photography contest, where the winners were selected from a pool of 208,000 photographs submitted. These photos are incredible! HuffPost Green is lucky enough to display the winners and runners-up in each category - nature, people and places - here in this slideshow. Indulge in these photos' beauty and cast a vote for YOUR favorite!
For more about the contest, check out National Geographic's contest site.
Plus, check out some amazing past winners on their website! Enjoy.