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“The Salmon Catchers”. Terrestrial Wildlife. To capture this view of a mother grizzly bear and her cub, photographer Peter Mather set up a camera trap on a log that he knew the bears tended to traverse while fishing for salmon, in the Yukon River watershed in Canada. (Photo by Peter Mather/BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition 2017)

The fourth annual BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition aims to celebrate the diversity of life on Earth, and encourages people to protect and conserve it. Here: “The Salmon Catchers”. Terrestrial Wildlife. To capture this view of a mother grizzly bear and her cub, photographer Peter Mather set up a camera trap on a log that he knew the bears tended to traverse while fishing for salmon, in the Yukon River watershed in Canada. (Photo by Peter Mather/BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition 2017)
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02 Jul 2017 07:25:00
Snow falls as a woman walks her dog in the village of Podolye, 70 kilometers (43 miles) east of St. Petersburg, Russia, early Thursday, May 11, 2017. North winds brought snow to the east of the St. Petersburg region. (Photo by Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Photo)

Snow falls as a woman walks her dog in the village of Podolye, 70 kilometers (43 miles) east of St. Petersburg, Russia, early Thursday, May 11, 2017. North winds brought snow to the east of the St. Petersburg region. (Photo by Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Photo)
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21 Jun 2017 08:07:00
A supercell thunderstorm develops, May 8, 2017 in Elbert County outside of Limon, Colorado. With funding from the National Science Foundation and other government grants, scientists and meteorologists from the Center for Severe Weather Research try to get close to supercell storms and tornadoes trying to better understand tornado structure and strength, how low-level winds affect and damage buildings, and to learn more about tornado formation and prediction. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A supercell thunderstorm develops, May 8, 2017 in Elbert County outside of Limon, Colorado. With funding from the National Science Foundation and other government grants, scientists and meteorologists from the Center for Severe Weather Research try to get close to supercell storms and tornadoes trying to better understand tornado structure and strength, how low-level winds affect and damage buildings, and to learn more about tornado formation and prediction. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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16 Jun 2017 06:20:00
An incredible clear-air lightning display from storms to the east of Noonamah, just outside Darwin on April 6, 2015. (Photo by Jacci Ingham/The Guardian)

An incredible clear-air lightning display from storms to the east of Noonamah, just outside Darwin on April 6, 2015. (Photo by Jacci Ingham/The Guardian)
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12 Jun 2017 09:16:00
Replica of an old traditional Icelandic house from the 1800 with eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano, 2013. (Photo by Ingólfur Bjargmundsson/Getty Images)

Replica of an old traditional Icelandic house from the 1800 with eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano, 2013. (Photo by Ingólfur Bjargmundsson/Getty Images)
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17 May 2017 08:24:00
From the “Paradise Revisited” story in the November 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine, this image is a beautiful vision of father and son fishermen as they move through the multicolored coral gardens of Kembe Bay, Papua New Guinea, in a traditional outrigger canoe. (Photo by David Doubilet/National Geographic Creative)

From the “Paradise Revisited” story in the November 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine, this image is a beautiful vision of father and son fishermen as they move through the multicolored coral gardens of Kembe Bay, Papua New Guinea, in a traditional outrigger canoe. (Photo by David Doubilet/National Geographic Creative)
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29 Apr 2017 07:28:00
This picture taken on April 12, 2017 shows men carrying bamboo through a forest near Dashan village near the city of Lin'an, Zhejiang Province. Lin'an is in a area of eastern Zhejiang province whose rich bamboo forests are estimated to supply up to two-thirds of China's bamboo shoots, plus a range of other products derived from the fast-growing plant that are produced both for domestic and overseas markets. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)

This picture taken on April 12, 2017 shows men carrying bamboo through a forest near Dashan village near the city of Lin'an, Zhejiang Province. Lin'an is in a area of eastern Zhejiang province whose rich bamboo forests are estimated to supply up to two-thirds of China's bamboo shoots, plus a range of other products derived from the fast-growing plant that are produced both for domestic and overseas markets. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)
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22 Apr 2017 09:10:00
Sunrise over Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii on April 26th, 2011. (Photo by Robert Bush/Alamy Stock Photo)

Sunrise over Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii on April 26th, 2011. (Photo by Robert Bush/Alamy Stock Photo)
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20 Apr 2017 09:06:00