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News: NatGeo announces travel photographers of the year

News: NatGeo announces travel photographers of the year

The annual National Geographic travel photographer of the year contest attracted 10,000 entries worldwide this year. The grand prize went to Anthony Lau for his shot of a horseman in Inner Mongolia, winning him a trip to a polar bear photo safari at Churchill Wild-Seal Heritage Lodge. Here’s a selection of the winning entries:

Grand prize winner: Winter Horseman

The Winter in Inner Mongolia is very unforgiving. At a freezing temperature of -20F and lower with constant breeze of snow from all directions, it was pretty hard to convince myself to get out of the car and take photos – not until I saw horsemen showing off their skills in commanding the steed from a distance, I quickly grabbed my telephoto lens and captured the moment when one of the horseman charged out from morning mis

 

Photograph: Anthony Lau / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

First place, nature: Wherever you go, I will follow you!!

Romance is in the air. It was the time of day immediately following sunset. I heard a voice. “Wherever you go, I will follow you,” the voice says

 

Photograph: Hiroki Inoue / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

First place, cities: Ben Youssef.

Even though there were a lot of people in Ben Youssef, still here was more quiet and relaxing compared to the street outside in Marrakesh. I was waiting for the perfect timing to photograph for long time

 

Photograph: Takashi Nakagawa / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Second place, nature: double trapping.

Picture taken in the Brazilian Pantanal ... when I downloaded the CF did not want to believe it ... The nature knows we always give magnificent events but sometimes extraordinary

 

Photograph: Massimiliano Bencivenni / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Source: The Guardian 

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