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A simmering volcano, rushing falls and one triumphant bear: Stunning entries for National Geographic's photo contest revealed

  • There's a week to go until entries close for National Geographic's 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year
  • The latest submissions include a mighty Alaskan bear clamping its jaws into the flesh of a leaping salmon
  • Other shots include breathtaking landscapes from far-flung locations including Japan and Antarctica 
Published: 17:52 GMT, 27 October 2016 Updated: 14:47 GMT, 28 October 2016
Entries are still pouring in for National Geographic's 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year contest.
And with only a week to go, the competition is certainly heating up.
Among the new submissions are a triumphant Alaskan bear clamping its jaws into the flesh of a leaping salmon, a curious sea turtle lingering beneath the surface in Hawaii, and a handful of sweeping landscapes from Japan, Antarctica and beyond.
The competition is accepting entries until November 4, across four categories: Landscape, Environmental Issues, Action and Animal Portraits.
And the lucky grand-prize winner will receive a ten-day trip for two to the Galápagos with National Geographic Expeditions.
As the deadline approaches, MailOnline Travel has rounded up a selection of breathtaking photos submitted to the latest round. 
The Shiraito no Taki Falls located in the southwestern foothills of Mount Fuji, Japan, shot by Masai Okeda - part of a new selection of entries from the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest
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The Shiraito no Taki Falls located in the southwestern foothills of Mount Fuji, Japan, shot by Masai Okeda - part of a new selection of entries from the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest
An Alaskan brown bear capturing a chum salmon at the McNeil River Game Sanctuary in late July - a close encounter the photographer Mona W described as a 'truly life changing experience'
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An Alaskan brown bear capturing a chum salmon at the McNeil River Game Sanctuary in late July - a close encounter the photographer Mona W described as a 'truly life changing experience'


The Ijen volcano sulphur mine, comprising of a long pipe installed in the fumaroles to collect the hot, liquid sulphur which drips out and solidifies as it cools, shot by Heidi Ouyang
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The Ijen volcano sulphur mine, comprising of a long pipe installed in the fumaroles to collect the hot, liquid sulphur which drips out and solidifies as it cools, shot by Heidi Ouyang
A trio of delightful meerkats survey the vast Makgadikgadi Pans in the Kalahari, Botswana, their paws poised in front of them, shot by Matt Engelmann
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A trio of delightful meerkats survey the vast Makgadikgadi Pans in the Kalahari, Botswana, their paws poised in front of them, shot by Matt Engelmann
'Snow ghosts' form atop the trees set across files of forest in Lapland, a magical region tucked away in northernmost Finland, shot by Pierre Destribats
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'Snow ghosts' form atop the trees set across files of forest in Lapland, a magical region tucked away in northernmost Finland, shot by Pierre Destribats
A green sea turtle at the surface off the coast of Oahu in Hawaai, a tiny stream of bubbles emerging from its curved beak, shot by Brett Monroe Garner 
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A green sea turtle at the surface off the coast of Oahu in Hawaai, a tiny stream of bubbles emerging from its curved beak, shot by Brett Monroe Garner 
Soft reflections in the mercury-cold waters play with the streaked lines of ancient ice in Iceland against a grey sky backdrop, shot by Chrissy Corrado
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Soft reflections in the mercury-cold waters play with the streaked lines of ancient ice in Iceland against a grey sky backdrop, shot by Chrissy Corrado
A fox dances through a storm of silvery raindrops, its rugged fur illuminated and forming an outline around its slender figure, shot by Vladislav Kamenski
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A fox dances through a storm of silvery raindrops, its rugged fur illuminated and forming an outline around its slender figure, shot by Vladislav Kamenski
Rain clouds form over the Atacama Desert in Chile, the most arid desert in the world - some climate experts say that its central regions haven't seen rain for up to 4,000 years, shot by Victor Lima
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Rain clouds form over the Atacama Desert in Chile, the most arid desert in the world - some climate experts say that its central regions haven't seen rain for up to 4,000 years, shot by Victor Lima
Both the photographer, Eugene Kitsois, and the young grey seal he is capturing got whisked into a sudden sandstorm during the shoot
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Both the photographer, Eugene Kitsois, and the young grey seal he is capturing got whisked into a sudden sandstorm during the shoot
This epic meteorological moment was captured at 6.30am one morning overlooking the Yellow Mountain in China
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This rather epic meterological moment was captured by Thierry Bornier at 6.30am one morning overlooking the Yellow Mountain China
An adelie penguin leaping from one ice floe to another at Brown Bluff on the Antarctic Peninsula, surveyed by three friends and shot by Nick Dale
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An adelie penguin leaping from one ice floe to another at Brown Bluff on the Antarctic Peninsula, surveyed by three friends and shot by Nick Dale
An eerie winter dawn captured near the legendary rock of Ogoi island on lake Baykal, Russia, a very determined fire raging in the foreground, shot by A. Zelinskiy
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An eerie winter dawn captured near the legendary rock of Ogoi island on lake Baykal, Russia, a very determined fire raging in the foreground, shot by A. Zelinskiy
An aerial photo taken from a small plane captures a blue-tinged frozen valley at Mount Cook in New Zealand during winter, shot by Jeffry Lim
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An aerial photo taken from a small plane captures a blue-tinged frozen valley at Mount Cook in New Zealand during winter, shot by Jeffry Lim
The snowcapped Chugach Mountain Range in Matanuska, Alaska, taken early on a crisp autumn morning with pink clouds streaking the icy sky, shot by Nathaniel Gonzales
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The snowcapped Chugach Mountain Range in Matanuska, Alaska, taken early on a crisp autumn morning with pink clouds streaking the icy sky, shot by Nathaniel Gonzales

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