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Parks & Wildlife

5006 Submissions
Curator: Charlie Hamilton James
National Geographic Photographer

Previous Assignments


Pristine Seas

This assignment ran from May 2 - May 23, 2016
Curator: Enric Sala
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence


After the Rain

This assignment ran from Apr 10 - May 1, 2016
Curator: Marie McGrory
Associate Photo Editor


When Death Comes

This assignment ran from Mar 21 - Apr 11, 2016
Curators: Lynn Johnson, Elizabeth Krist


The Equinox

This assignment ran from Mar 19 - Mar 27, 2016
Curator: Peter Essick
National Geographic Photographer


Sights and Sounds

This assignment ran from Feb 29 - Mar 21, 2016
Curator: Matt Adams
Associate Photo Editor

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