National Geographic has announced the winners of its 2010 Photography Contest. Over 16, 000 photographs were submitted from 130 countries! The grand prize winner (also won the nature category) received $10, 000 as well as a trip to Washington, DC to visit National Geographic's headquarters for their photography seminar. There are 3 categories: Nature, People, and Places. I present to you the winners of each category, starting with the grand prize winner!
Nature Winner: "Eruption of Gunung Rinjani" photographed by Aaron Lim Boon Teck
People Winner: "Buffalo Race" photographed by Chan Kwok Hung
Places Winner: "Ship Breakers of Chittagong" photographed by Jana Asenbrennerova
The next batch of photographs were voted the Viewers' Choice winners for each category:
Nature: "Smile Please" photographed by Sanjeev Bhor
People: "Manog Giri" photographed by Bill Watson
Places: "Ki Gompa" photographed by Natalia Luzuriaga
I strongly encourage you look at the honorable mentions for this contest. The photography is mind blowing! Click here to go to the website. You can learn about the story behind each picture (it's quite fascinating)! Also, to look at 2009's contest winners click here to check out my FactSnack from last year!