Last Friday The Big Picture featured photos from National Geographic’s annual photo competition and man there are some great images. They’re all pretty normal if you think about the content of each image; animals, people, the weather. But they manage to capture these extraordinary occurrences and once in a life moments that can now be enjoyed by so many people. I picked out these three as my favorites but there are 44 more images to pour over. Definitely click the images above to see the full resolution versions of these, they’re pretty damn amazing.