165. A Kiss Is More Romantic On Top Of Lava

(credit: Dallas Nagata)

As a lover of photography, I was happy to find out that voting for this year’s National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest was still open (thru July 20). Each image captures a once in a lifetime moment ranging from the most romantic kiss ever (see above) to a heartwarming image of an elephant protecting one of its own. There’s even a hidden gem that the folks over at Nike should jump on:

(credit: John Quintero)

Get online and vote for your favorite!

21. Have you ever wondered…

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Who took the haunting picture of the girl with the bright blue eyes from the 1984 cover of National Geographic?  Now, thanks to Wired’s Raw File site (“Exposing The Wired World, One Photo At A Time”) we get to see a glimpse into the world of those behind the lens.  In other words, we see photos of photographers holding their own photographs.  All forms of the word photography are well represented in this article.

See the full slideshow and learn more about the men and women who have captured some of the world’s most iconic images here:

Famous Photogs Pose With Their Most Iconic Images