National Geographic Traveler photo contest winners

National Geographic have posted the winners of their photo contest. You can see the winners and runners-up by following the link below.

Photo Contest Winners Photo Gallery – National Geographic Traveler.

I think all the photographs are really good but I find the Grand Prize Winner to be the weakest of the lot! Maybe it’s me…

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8 thoughts on “National Geographic Traveler photo contest winners”

  1. I agree with your comment about the grand prize winner, rather underwhelming when compared to the rest. I liked the Bhutan one, “Kingdom in clouds”, 3d place. And the series could use a reordering …

    – “Kingdom in the Clouds” Kimberly Walker, Evansville, Indiana;

    – Leigh Esty, Miami Beach, Florida (Eiffel tower);

    – “Great Egret with Nesting Material” Daniel Cedras, Homestead, Florida;

    – random order of the rest

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  2. Thanks for your opinions. I myself liked most (in nor particular order):

    – kingdom in the clouds
    – the cat and the flying ant
    – the girl looking for tigers (with sleepy dog not impressed!)
    – 3 men in india

    The one that caught my attention the most was the shipwreck. I like that dark, long exposure, landscape look. I was impressed by how the photographer had resisted temptation to go with a black & white effect (I’m not sure I would have!).

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  3. The cat and flying ant won it for me. I also liked 3 men in india. Impressed with shipwreck image but not sure how true an image that is…perhaps more convincing if it was in black and white

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  4. Sophia, that is interesting comment about the convincibility of an image by virtue of it being shown in black & white. Do you get the impression that the image has false or highly manipulated colors?

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  5. Parv, I believe that there is an element of both…but that is just my personal opinion as a non expert and a complete amateur on the subject of photography!

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  6. My Grandparents and Mom were featured in a National Geographic in the Sixties.

    They were doing some Federal work on the Island of Yap and National Geographic chronicled some of the stuff they were doing.

    I still have a copy of the edition somewhere.

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