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Best Photos and Winners of 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The results of the 25th annual National Geographic Photography Contest 2013.

To the Editor of the famous publishing house received more than 15,500 works of skilled photographers from around the world. Seekers, who are at risk for expectant and beautiful snapshot from which the reader’s breath away. Shot in the most unlikely places, from Brazil to Kenya, the photos of the winners represent an amazing diversity of the world, from the peaceful landscapes to accidentally caught shocking moments.

The best work came first, second and third places respectively. Authors of outstanding shots awarded prizes for “special photos”. represent all 44 of the winners in four categories: Travel Portraits, open stage, Sense of Place and Random moments.

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1. 1 place. Brazil Aquathlon


“I was in Manaus in the Brazilian championship on akvatlonu (competition in swimming and running). I photographed straight out of the water, and the camera lens was completely wet, but I was so impressed by the energy of the participants who were photographed, that the state of the camera did not bother me at all. ”

Photo: Wagner Araujo
Location: Rio Negro, the beach of Ponta Negra, Manaus, Brazil

Comment by Dan Vestergena, one of the members of the jury:
“This gets my attention intensity of the moment, which it displays. The classic rules of photography stipulate that you can not shoot a subject that goes beyond the lens, but sometimes the most spectacular photos can be done only violating the canons.
I like the way the picture conveys the body language, I saw a guy trying to bend over, but still constrained to take the last breath before diving into the water.
High-rise buildings in the background make a snapshot of sports photography portrait in Manaus. ”

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2. 2nd place. Thunderstorm at False Kiva

“I got into a stone cave, hoping to photograph the Milky Way on a stone background scenery, but instead found a storm, making this dramatic picture of lightning.”

Photo: Max Seigal
Place: False Kiva in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, United States

Comment by Dan Vestergena, one of the members of the jury:
“This combines two different scenes, the entrance to the cave in the foreground and the panorama of Canyonlands National Park in the future. I like the combination of warm brown colors inside and bright purple on the outside.
Looking at this picture, I imagine how wonderful sight it was for the people who lived here in ancient times. ”

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3. 3rd place. Say Cheese

“Cheetah jumped on the car a couple of tourists in the National Masai Mara in Kenya.”

Photo: Yanai Bonneh
Location: Masai Mara National Park, Kenya

Comment by Dan Vestergena, one of the members of the jury:
“I saw a lot of different pictures of cheetahs on the roofs of touring cars. Apparently, they wanted to use the car to look around from a high point. But this picture of cheetah on the roof is open – something new, it feels all danger safari.
woman in the back seat is photographed against the background of the animal, so that later, of course, show the picture to all my friends. ”

Holders of the prize “special photo”

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4. Woman in water

A woman collects water in the river village in Pagan, Myanmar.

Category: Open stage

Photo: Marcelo Salvador

Location: Bagan, Myanmar

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5. Portrait of an owl

East owl shows mastery of disguise. You need to have keen eyesight to spot these small birds of prey.

Category: Open stage

Photo: Graham McGeorge

Location: Okefenoki Swamp, Georgia, USA

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6. Children of the North

“Michael Ande, the son of Sami reindeer herders, warms the cold after a long day of rounding up the animals for vaccination and subsequent slaughter. Children herders expertly treat the animals, because they are taught this from an early age. Michael knows as little about the reindeer and features of the local nature that I do not for a lifetime to learn. ”

Category: Travel Portraits

Photo: Michelle Schantz

Location: Isle of Magereyya, Norway

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7. Sakura

Sakura for centuries a symbol of Japan. There are many types of cherry, especially among the old trees, called Edo-Higan. Age of cherry trees in the hundreds of years, and each year you can watch the magnificent spectacle of flowering cherry.

Category: Open stage

Photo: Hideyuki Katagiri

Location: Church of Senchzhi, Arakawa, Saitama, Japan

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8. The sect Tata Honda

A photographer by some miracle managed to get inside a closed sect Tata Honda in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In this picture, a woman preparing for a religious ceremony.

Category: Travel Portraits

Photo: Gergely Lantai-Csont

Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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9. The sounds of the piano at sunset

The streets of Queenstown in New Zealand at the end of the day filled with tranquility tinged with sadness and sounds of the piano.

Category: Travel Portraits

Photo: Nikola Smernic

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand

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10. Show Gods

Troupes of the show can be seen throughout Taiwan for various religious holidays … They are easily recognizable by the colored people, spectacular costumes and choreography.

Category: Travel Portraits

Photo: Chan Kwok Hung

Location: Taichung, Taiwan

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11. Fisherman on the beach Bira

Photo received the audience award.

Category: Random moments

Photo: Dody Kusuma

Location: Beach Beer, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

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12. Fire Dance in Cusco, Peru

Photo: Dirk Kanz

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13. India

Photo: Antonio Gibotta

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14. The marshes Wakodahatchee, Florida, USA

Photo: Gretchen Kaplan

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15. Parrots of the rice fields in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Photo: Muraleetharan Rajasuntharam

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16. Savuti, Chobe National Park, Botswana

Photo: Jayesh Mehta

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17. Derakh Mountains, Shiraz, Iran

Photo: Nariman Noorbakhsh Sabet

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18. Colfax, Washington, USA

Photo: Jesse Summers

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19. Rays of dawn on a lake Sampalok, Manila, Philippines

Photo: Danilo Dungo

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20. Hamersley Gorge, Karijini National Park, Australia

Photo: Ignacio Palacios

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21. Bergama, Izmir, Turkey

Photo: Mehmet Fatih Yaldız

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22. Storm in Lago Ranco, Chile

Photo: Francisco Negroni

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23. Taipei, Taiwan

Photo: Sep Yang Jing

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24. Arches National Park, Utah, United States

Photo: Yang Li

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25. Temple at the foot of Mount Bromo, Java, Indonesia

Photo: Tim Jenka

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26. Bagan, Myanmar

Photo: Feng Xue

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27. Fishing on Lake Inle, Myanmar

Photo: Cynthia MacDonald

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28. Cooking dinner, Angola

Photo: Lantai-Csont

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29. Barranco camp at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro at night, Tanzania

Photo: Trevor Booth

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30. Champasak Province in the south-west of Laos

Photo: Sayan Chuenudomsavad

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31. Planting rice seedlings in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Photo: Robson Barbosa

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32. The Carnival of Venice, Italy

Photo: Lidia D’Opera

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33. The beach of Padang, Indonesia

Photo: Tommy Schultz

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34. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Photo: Dhafer Al shehri

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35. Tahan-Datar, West Sumatra

Photo: Fauzan Maududdin

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36. Mumbai, India

Hands of Unity

Children build a pyramid out of people to get it and break a clay pot suspended above the pyramid. This game is held every year on the birthday of Lord Krishna.

Photo: Sudeep Mehta

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37. Choco, Colombia

Photo: Robin Moore

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38. Petra, Jordan

Photo: Sai Kit Leung

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39. Cusco, Peru

Photo: Dirk Kanz

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40. Whale shark in the sea of ​​Bohol, Philippines

Photo: Jonne Seijdel

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41. Puerto Triunfo, Antioquia, Colombia

Photo: Guillermo Ossa

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42. Australia Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin

Photo: Elaine Barker

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43. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA

Photo: Kandace Stroupe

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44. Masbat City, Philippines

Photo: George Tapan

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