Monday, August 30, 2010

National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic Energizer Ultimate Photo ContestI have always been a huge fan of National Geographic's fine photography whether it be exotic wildlife from far-flung places, extraordinary scenes of nature or mood-capturing images of people from around the planet.

In their annual photography competition, over 14,000 entries from budding amateurs and enthusiasts have been narrowed down to 12 finalists across six categories (wildlife, people, nature, travel, weather and energy). All are exceptional photos (view them all in the widget below) for which you can vote the six category winners and ultimate winner. The lead photo above shows the 2009 winner of the same contest - a deeply evocative and moving photo capturing man's will and determination.

National Geographic Ultimate Photo Contest

My personal favourite is the galloping brown bear. Please comment below on your personal favourite and why.


Marina K. Villatoro said...

My favorite photo is the one that is half above water and the other half is under the water but they are all beautiful.

Barbara Weibel said...

Ever since I was a young girl, I wanted to be a photographer for National Geographic. I'd look at those photos in the magazines and dream of going to all those faraway, exotic places. After looking through these recent photos, I'd say the quality and talent of this new age of photographers is every bit as good as the ones that astonished me so long ago.

Mark H said...

@marina: Mine is the galloping bear though I don't think any match last year's winner.

@barbara: I still get copies of Nat Geo mainly for the superb photography. I don't think there article are as good anymore but the photography never fails to impress.

Sunee said...

The galloping bear is really awesome, but I think mine is the eagles in their nest - great photo! Also a long-time NG subscriber, I always browse through the pictures first before deciding which articles look interesting :)

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