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Announcing the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Winners

For our 25th annual photo contest, National Geographic Traveler magazine received more than 15,500 entries from skilled photographers from around the globe. Taken in locations ranging from Brazil to Kenya, the winning pictures show everything from quiet landscapes to surprising moments.

The best work came first, second and third places respectively. Authors of outstanding shots awarded prizes for “special photos”.

photovide.com represents all 46 works-winners in four categories: Travel Portraits, open stage, Sense of Place and Random moments.

1 place. Brazil Aquathlon

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“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
Place: 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 down, but still held back in order 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. ”

2nd place. Thunderstorm at False Kiva

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“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 cave entrance on the anterior plane 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 can imagine how wonderful sight it was for the people who lived here in ancient times. ”

3rd place. Say Cheese

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“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’ve seen 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.
A 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”

Woman in water

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

Category: Open stage

Photo: Marcelo Salvador

Location: Bagan, Myanmar

Portrait of an owl

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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

Children of the North

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“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

Sakura

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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

The sect Tata Honda

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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

The sounds of the piano at sunset

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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

Show Gods

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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

Fisherman on the beach Bira

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Photo received the audience award.

Category: Random moments

Photo: Dody Kusuma

Location: Beach Beer, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Fire Dance in Cusco, Peru

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Photo: Dirk Kanz

India

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Photo: Antonio Gibotta

The marshes Wakodahatchee, Florida, USA

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Photo: Gretchen Kaplan

Parrots of the rice fields in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

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Photo: Muraleetharan Rajasuntharam

Savuti, Chobe National Park, Botswana

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Photo: Jayesh Mehta

Derakh Mountains, Shiraz, Iran

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Photo: Nariman Noorbakhsh Sabet

Colfax, Washington, USA

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Photo: Jesse Summers

Rays of dawn on a lake Sampalok, Manila, Philippines

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Photo: Danilo Dungo

Hamersley Gorge, Karijini National Park, Australia

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Photo: Ignacio Palacios

Bergama, Izmir, Turkey

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Photo: Mehmet Fatih Yaldız

Storm in Lago Ranco, Chile

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Photo: Francisco Negroni

Taipei, Taiwan

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Photo: Sep Yang Jing

Arches National Park, Utah, United States

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Photo: Yang Li

Temple at the foot of Mount Bromo, Java, Indonesia

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Photo: Tim Jenka

Bagan, Myanmar

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Photo: Feng Xue

Fishing on Lake Inle, Myanmar

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Photo: Cynthia MacDonald

Cooking dinner, Angola

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Photo: Lantai-Csont

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

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Photo: Trevor Booth

Champasak Province in the south-west of Laos

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Photo: Sayan Chuenudomsavad

Harvesting rice in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Photo: Robson Barbosa

The Carnival of Venice, Italy

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Photo: Lidia D’Opera

The beach of Padang, Indonesia

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Photo: Tommy Schultz

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Photo: Dhafer Al shehri

Tahan-Datar, West Sumatra

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Photo: Fauzan Maududdin

Mumbai, India

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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

Choco, Colombia

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Photo: Robin Moore

Petra, Jordan

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Photo: Sai Kit Leung

Cusco, Peru

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Photo: Dirk Kanz

Whale shark in the sea of ​​Bohol, Philippines

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Photo: Jonne Seijdel

Puerto Triunfo, Antioquia, Colombia

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Photo: Guillermo Ossa

Australia Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin

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Photo: Elaine Barker

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA

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Photo: Kandace Stroupe

Masbat City, Philippines

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Photo: George Tapan

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