2013 National Geographic Photo of the Year

Polar bear swimming in Arctic wins 2013 National Geographic Photography Contest

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A photograph of a polar bear submerged underwater was recently chosen as the grand prize winner of the 2013 National Geographic Photography Contest. Taken by photographer Paul Souders, the image also won the Nature category. Souders receives $10,000 plus a trip to Washington, D.C., where he’ll take part in the National Geographic Photography Seminar next month at Nat Geo’s headquarters. MORE