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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Now in its 25th year, the National Geographic Travel Photo Contest inspires lush and evocative images from around the globe. See some examples of the entrants from 2013 -- the photo captions are written by the photographers. The contest is still going on, and entries will be accepted through June 30
             Fly Cap For A Vine Snake (Photo and caption by Robin Moore/ National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
    A fly lands on the head of a vine snake in the Choco of Colombia.

    Hamersley Gorge (Photo and caption by Ignacio Palacios/ National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
    Karijini National Park in WA is one of the largest and most photogenic national parks in Australia. The park is famous for its sheer gorges, waterfalls, sparkling rock pools and cool swimming holes. Karijini is about 275km south of Port Hedland and 100km east of Tom or Paraburdoo. The park is all about exploring serpentine tunnels of marbled
   Fennec The Soul of The Desert (Photo and caption by Francisco Mingorance/ National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

     The fennec, or desert fox is a canine mammal species of the genus Vulpes, which inhabits the Sahara Desert and Arabia. With its features ears, this is the smallest species of the family Canidae. It is endangered and its main threat is illegal in other countries.


   Shadows and Light (Photo and caption by Jesse Summers/ National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
    A lone tree in the Palouse region of Washington glows brilliantly in the sunlight as clouds pass by, isolating it in a band of light. Undulating hills provide depth to the lit scene, captured during the brief growing season where the wheat is a rich shade of green.

    Gentoo Chicks (Photo and caption by Richard Sidey/ National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
    Two newly hatched Gentoo Penguin chicks get their first glimpse at the Antarctic wilderness.


   Swim with Jelly Fish (Photo and caption by CheanChong Lim/ National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
    Its like a dream when u swimming with harmless jellyfish...

    Ashura Mud Men (2) (Photo and caption by Guido Dingemans/ National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
    Iranian shi'a muslim men, in trance and covered in mud, mourning during the Day of Ashura, on which shi'a muslims commemorate the martyrdom of Husayn, grandson of Muhammad, and third shi'a imam. The mud is an important part of the local mourning ritual. Shot in the town of Bijar, Iran.


   SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE (Photo and caption by Dhafer Al shehri/ National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
    A reflection of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the basin of the fountain opposite the mosque where the main dome of the mosque appears.

  "The Scream" - Underwater Version (Photo and caption by Amir Abramovich/ National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
    Taken during a dive . 6 m deep. A young yellow mouth eel .


   Temple At The Foot of Mount Bromo (Photo and caption by Tim Jenka/ National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
    At the foot of the active Volcano Bromo on the Island of Java lies the Hindu Temple Pura Luhur Poten which is often immersed in a soft mist at dusk. On this day Mount Bromo showed unusually strong activity, which lead to a exceptionally high and dense dust cloud.


   Snowmelt in The Mountains (Photo and caption by Andres Miguel Dominguez/ National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
    This picture was taken in Spain (Parque natural "Sierra de Grazalema"). In meadows where cattle during heavy rains, many small gaps are formed. These ponds raised slightly eutrophic freshwater algae. These algae live with herbaceous plants and when the lakes freeze very attractive compositions are created. Here we appreciate .
    A Rare Reflection (Photo and caption by Christian Roth/ National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
    Returning from a snorkeling excursion during a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, wind speed dropped to zero and the ocean became a mirror. As the horizon disappeared, only the seaplane, sitting confidently between the blue elements, provided a sense of space and felt like a link to the rest of the world.


  Sleepy heads (Photo and caption by Joe Saade/ National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
    I went to Nairobi to shoot a film for an NGO. During our shoot at a school in Mathare slum, I took shelter from the heat and chaos in a school, and stumbled upon these sleepy heads. I put my camera on my monopod- self timer mode and held it up high.


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