7 of National Geographic’s Best Images Taken By Kids in 2012 (PHOTOS)

National Geographic Kids

Kids My Shot: Best Pictures of 2012

National Geographic has a well-deserved reputation that’s easily a mile long for outstanding, poignant and plainly yet fantastically breathtaking photography.

National Geographic Kids has taken a page from its sister publication and asks children to submit their own best photos each month in its Kids My Shot feature.

As 2012 winds down, the NG Kids editors have chosen the best Kids My Shot photos of the year.

You’d be hard-pressed to know these photos were taken by kids and not the celebrated artists who shoot for the grown-up magazine. Take a look:

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  • Best Mask 1 of 7
    Best Mask
    Carnival eyes!
    Photograph by aubs21, NG Kids My Shot
    This photo and caption were submitted to NG Kids My Shot
  • Best Leap 2 of 7
    Best Leap
    Took this picture at the beach. It's surprising how high she looks when really she's pretty low to the sand. It's just the angle I took the photo.
    Photograph by Emmalia, NG Kids My Shot
    This photo and caption were submitted to NG Kids My Shot
  • Best Water Slide 3 of 7
    Best Water Slide
    Hot sunny day = water slide time!
    Photograph by BarefootRunner, NG Kids My Shot
    This photo and caption were submitted to NG Kids My Shot
  • Best Staring Contest 4 of 7
    Best Staring Contest
    Staring contest.
    Photograph by mineralgirl, NG Kids My Shot
    This photo and caption were submitted to NG Kids My Shot
  • Best Pinwheel 5 of 7
    Best Pinwheel
    I used my tripod, ten-second timer, and a slow shutter speed to get this. I guess you could call this a self-portrait, sorta.
    Photograph by Truthpower, NG Kids My Shot
    This photo and caption were submitted to NG Kids My Shot
  • Best Camera 6 of 7
    Best Camera
    My sister's new Nikon P500!
    Photograph by bee photography, NG Kids My Shot
    This photo and caption were submitted to NG Kids My Shot
  • Best Photographer 7 of 7
    Best Photographer
    A man photographing the beautiful hot-air balloons in the sun-setting background
    Photograph by Jovial, NG Kids My Shot
    This photo and caption were submitted to NG Kids My Shot

All photos used with permission from National Geographic Kids

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