National Geographic Photo Contest 2012

NATURE’S ART (Nature) – Dried up delta of the Kimberly region, N.W. Australia. Creates the most sophisticated patterns only appreciated from above. (Photo and caption by Ted Grambeau/National Geographic Photo Contest)

SNOW IN ROME (Places) – Piazza Navona at night, stricken by an unusual blizzard. (Photo and caption by luigi vaccarella/National Geographic Photo Contest)

GREAT WHITE, SUN LIGHT (Nature) – As I am sitting on top of a suspended submersible cage, 30 feet below the surface, a 15 foot Great White Shark swims overhead just starting to block out the sun. I took the shot right after I had released a breath though my respirator. (Photo and caption by Kirk Nielsen/National Geographic Photo Contest)

HOME ALONE (Nature) – The progeny, a solitary chick, amidst the adult Great Crested Terns, taken from a prone position, with a wide-angle lens, at a breeding site on a Sri Lankan island off northwestern seas. (Photo and caption by Lalith Ekanayake/National Geographic Photo Contest)

PREDATION UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL (Nature) – I was surrounded by thousands of fish that moved in synchrony because of the predation that was happening. It was an incredible experience. (Photo and caption by Fransisca Harlijanto/National Geographic Photo Contest)

CITY BIRDS (Places) – Strolling through downtown San Francisco during our vacation, the birds sitting on the wires and skyscrapers in the foggy background caught my attention. A lucky shot! (Photo and caption by Matthias Luetolf/National Geographic Photo Contest)

PELICAN, WALVIS BAY, NAMIBIA (Nature) – A marine cruise in Walvis Bay, Namibia, is a memorable experience. I remember watching dolphins, seals, mola molas, cormorants… and having the privilege of picturing that one pelican at the exact moment he grabbed a bite thrown from the boat. (Photo and caption by Romulo Rejon/National Geographic Photo Contest)

HEAVENLY VIEW (Places) – The sea of clouds covered the city making a spectacular heavenly view while the photographer is absorbed in taking photo from the top of Mt.Yangbaeksan, South Korea. (Photo and caption by Sungjin Kim/National Geographic Photo Contest)

THE GODFATHER (Nature) – He is big – 4 meters tall and over 4 tons in weight, he is the “Godfather.” I have visualized this scene many times. I have checked and rechecked my equipment and decided upon the camera and lens combination. I now relax and control my breathing as they come into view. The next ten minutes are bliss of forgetfulness as I zone in to the task at hand; only one moment stands out. He stands still before me in all his magnificence, raising his trunk filled with the red Kalahari dust. In one fluid movement he sprays his forehead and for one brief moment he is covered in the magic of dust and light. (Photo and caption by Peter Delaney/National Geographic Photo Contest)

CRATER LAKE STORM AT SUNSET (Places) – A thunderstorm swirls across the water at Crater Lake National Park, as the setting sun creates a rare double rainbow. Taken from Rim Village, approximately 1,000 feet above the lake’s surface, providing a straight-on vantage point of the storm. (Photo and caption by Duke Miller /National Geographic Photo Contest)

AN EXPEDITION AMUNDSEN (People) – A race that follows in the path of the famous explorer Roald Amundsen brings the contestants to the Hardangervidda Mountainplateu, Norway. 100km across the plateau, the exact same route Amundsen used to prepare for his South Pole expedition in 1911, is still used by explorers today. Amundsen did not manage to cross the plateau and had to turn back because of bad weather. He allegedly said that the attempt to cross Hardangervidda was just as dangerous and hard as conquering of the South Pole. The group in the picture used the race as preparation for an attempt to cross Greenland. (Photo and caption by Kai-Otto Melau/National Geographic Photo Contest)

GLACIER (Places) – The other-worldly experience! ((Photo and caption by Rafael Urrutia/National Geographic Photo Contest)

ADRIFT (Nature) – Penguins adrift on iceberg during a heavy snow storm in Antarctica. (Photo and Caption by Joshua Holko/National Geographic Photo Contest)

WINDSWEPT LADY (Nature) – One of the times visiting Monument Valley, Arizona, I was in a box canyon when a severe dust storm came through. This is a photo of an aged, old juniper tree. Its weather-torn skeleton has lasted sun, heat, snow, wind, and nature’s elements. It’s shape and outline looks as if it’s an old windswept and aged lady still standing in a harsh desert climate. (Photo and caption by Dave Drost/National Geographic Photo Contest)

BELIEVERS (People) – A group of devotees performs a sacred ritual and celebrate Chinese gods during Phuket Vegetarian Festival. Millions of firecrackers are ignited each year during the celebration. It is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar. Local residents of Chinese ancestry strictly observe a 10-day vegetarian diet for spiritual cleansing and merit making. (Photo and caption by Peerakit Jirachetthakun/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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2 Responses to National Geographic Photo Contest 2012

  1. mcnabbstudio says:

    These are beautiful!

  2. liligunawan says:

    Amazing photos! awesome

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