Editors' picks: National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2016 
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Editors' picks: National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2016 

Photo by Nancy Elwood/2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
The Eye Of A Gator 

National Geographic's 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year competition is underway, and like many of the subjects depicted in entries, the competition is looking mighty fierce. National Geographic's editors have highlighted some standout early entries, but there's still time to enter – the competition closes November 4.

You can see a few of the incredible entries here – head to the competition website for more.