Monday, August 20, 2012

Winners Of The National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest 2012...

The winner - Butterfly by Cedric Houin.
This image is from the Kyrgyz lands of the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan.
The yurt's interior is in stark contrast to the harsh envionment in which this family lives.
They and other members of their tribe live weeks away from any village.
In spite of being located at an altitude of 4,300 metres in one of the most remote areas of Afghanistan, they're equipped with solar panels, satellite dishes and cellphones.
Ancestral ways of living with touches of today.
Second - My Balloon by Vo Anh Kiet.
H'mong children play with their balloons on a foggy day in Moc Chau Son La Province, Vietnam.
Third - Devotees by Andrea Guameri.
Holy /easter celebrations in Trapini, Italy.
Fourth - Looking Into Another World by Fred An.
The Great Japanese Maple Tree in the Portland Japanese Gardens in Portland, Oregon.
You can see more of the marvellous images including the Merit Winners here...

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1 comment:

  1. Amazing photos and all so different and telling different stories. I wonder what makes a winning photo.