Why Does National Geographic Love This Photo?

In 2014 National Geographic invited photographers from around the world to submit photos in three categories: People, Places, and Nature. We received 9,289 entries from amateur and professional photographers from more than 150 countries.

Digital General Manager Keith Jenkins, along with National Geographic contributing photographers John Stanmeyer and Erika Larsen, will judge this year's photo contest.

Click here to read more about the winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest.