With the deadline hitting at the end of this week, there's just a few days left to enter National Geographic's 2012 photo contest. So far the submissions are, not surprisingly, stunning, and The Atlantic has rounded up some of the most beautiful entries so far. Choosing a single winner is going to be a daunting task.

But, as stunning as they all are, there's always room for improvement. So we encourage you to find a shot you like, and enhance it any way you can think of. Show off your creativity, your Photoshop skills, or your prowess at making animated gifs in the discussion below. And feel free to make us laugh, make us think, or just make us glad for a distraction in the middle of the week. [National Geographic via The Atlantic]


Image by Alex Ciopata/Shutterstock and Kevin Sawford/National Geographic Photo Contest