7 Jan 2013

Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012

The winners have just been announced of this year's National Geographic photo contest. The Society received more than 22,000 entries from over 150 countries. Presented here are the winners from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature. The Grand Prize Winner receives $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2013.

1. Grand-Prize Winner (Nature Category): The Explosion! The subject's name is Busaba, a well cared for Indochinese Tigress whose home is at Khao Kheow Open Zoo

2. First Place, Places Category: The Matterhorn, 4,478 m, at full moon.

3. First Place, People Category: Amongst the Scavengers - In Dandora, Kenya.

4. Honorable Mention, Nature Category: Predation up close and personal - Near Komodo, Indonesia.

5. Honorable Mention, Nature Category: Red Fox catching mouse under snow

6. Honorable Mention, Nature Category: East of Iceland - Glacial ice washes ashore after calving off the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier on Iceland's eastern coast.

 7. Honorable Mention, Nature Category: Ursus Arctos Horribilis - photo of a wild Alaskan brown bear digging on a game trail.

8. Viewers' Choice, Nature Category: Tender Moment

9. Honorable Mention, Places Category: Eerie Eiffel

10. Viewers' Choice, Places Category: Iceberg Hunters

11. Honorable Mention, People Category: Stilt Fishing - Stilt fishing is a typical fishing technique only seen in Sri Lanka.

12. Honorable Mention, People Category: Chinese traditional dragon boat racing - Dragon boating is a Chinese traditional entertainment.

13. Honorable Mention, People Category: Captive - Yayasan Galuh Rehabilitation Center is an impoverished mental health facility based in Bekasi, Indonesia that hosts over 250 patients.

14. Viewers' Choice for People: Expedition Amundsen - A race that follows in the path of the famous explorer Roald Amundsen brings the contestants to the Hardangervidda Mountainplateu, Norway.

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