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Amazing Photos

National Geographic’s annual contest

This endangered pink dolphin in the Amazon River near Manaus, Brazil, is just one of dozens of great photos from this year’s National Geographic Photo Contest. Here are a few more:

An octopus hangs out off the coast of Italy. In the distance you can see the snow-capped Mount Vesuvius volcano.

These belugas are having a great time blowing bubbles in the Arctic off the coast of northern Russia. Belugas are often captured for display in aquariums, but you rarely see them blowing bubbles in captivity.

A lynx is flicking gnats off her ear on a summer evening in Alaska.

Jabulani the elephant says good morning to his caregiver at the Kapama Game Reserve in South Africa.

A bonobo at the Jacksonville Zoo, Florida.

You can see many more at National Geographic.