Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Picture Perfect

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!


  1. buff race is my fav -- but again is it real? hmmm

  2. I don't appreciate all this skepticism Douglas. Believe baby! Believe!

  3. oo awesome shots! i wish someone took a photo of a camel or the pyramids or something now.. that... is a winner!!!!!

  4. Oh, i love that little monkey :) Such balance he has.

  5. Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.



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