My favorite photo of National Geographic Traveler quiz

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, is a photo contest organized by the travel experts at National Geographic for different travelers. In 2012 was celebrate the 24th edition with participation of 6.615 photographers from 152 different countries.

Endemic species near of Madagascar| Photo and caption by Ken Thorne

Endemic species near of Madagascar| Photo and caption by Ken Thorne

“I’ve been practicing 15 years and every time I get excited over. We’ve had an avalanche of shots that clearly illustrate how powerful it has become photography among those who are not professionals. Variety of topics, the excellence of the composition or the surprise factor have made this the most competitive edition ” said the editor Keith Bellows according with last edition of quiz.

The photo I have chosen for this post is my favorite. “Near the city of Morondava, on the West coast of Madagascar lies an ancient forest of Baobab trees. Unique to Madagascar, the endemic species is sacred to the Malagasy people, and rightly so. Walking amongst these giants is like nothing else on this planet. Some of the trees here are over a thousand years old. It is a spiritual place, almost magical.” This is the official description of this photo. I love this photo because shows the real nature and environment.

The maximum award was for Cédric Houin, New York (USA), which has gained ten days photo expedition to the Galapagos Islands with its Butterfly (butterfly), a snapshot showing an elderly mother with her daughter you are sewing with a very old-fashioned machine in the remote region of Kyrgyz (Afghanistan).

In the contest website you can see the 12 winner photos but I add some that have also liked.

Taken at Cloud Break at an outer reef in Fiji, a surfer duck dives his board to clear the rolling waves of the raw ocean. | Photo and caption by Lucia Griggi

Taken at Cloud Break at an outer reef in Fiji, a surfer duck dives his board to clear the rolling waves of the raw ocean. | Photo and caption by Lucia Griggi

Post by: Daniel Ferrer

Bibliography:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2012/entries/gallery/winners/

 http://www.huffingtonpost.es/2012/08/24/estas-son-las-impresionantes-fotos-ganadoras-concurso-national-geographic-traveler_n_1823926.html#slide=1418531

http://www.nationalgeographic.com.es/

http://www.kenthorne.com/

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