See the stunning images in the 4th annual International Drone Photography Contest
A look at some of our favorite images from the week of Feb. 23, 2014.
The sincerest form of flatteryDaniele De Sanctis, 19 months old and dressed as a pope, is handed to Pope Francis during his weekly general audience on Feb. 26 in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Pope costumes are the must-have outfits for Carnival, which marks the period before the church’s solemn Lenten season begins. PHOTOS: Carnival around the worldL’Osservatore Romano via AP
The contest is accepting entries in one or all of four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000, publication in National Geographic Magazine and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account.