The annual photo contest hosted by National Geographic has attracted many professional and amateur photographers all over the world. This year, it gathered 16,000 photos submitted from over 130 countries and honored three winners in the “People”, “Places” and “Nature” category.
Winner: Grand Prize and Nature
Photographer Aaron Lim Boon Teck, who had a rare opportunity to capture an active Indonesian volcano in his image "Eruption of Gunung Rinjani", expected to share this experience of seeing many elements going on at some particular points in time with anyone. The contest judges highly appreciated this artwork because it not only is a lovely scene but also gives us a wide and unique view.
He camped overnight to see the eruption of an Indonesian volcano
Chan Kwok Hung’s photo, which captured the image of an Indonesian farmer and his buffalo charge through the mud, has won the 2010 National Geographic Photo Contest\'s "People" category. The contest judges described this artwork as an epic scene with peak action and interesting subject matter.
The picture was photographed by Chan Kwok Hung from Hong Kong
Photographer Jana Asenbrennerova from San Francisco caught an image of workers exposing a ship’s innards in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Though the work is unsafe and polluted, it is still one of the biggest industry and job opportunities for many Bangladeshis.
People work at Chittagong, one of the world\'s biggest ship graveyards
The U.S. photographer Sean Heavey captured a supercell thunderstorm roaring across a prairie in Montana
“Lion in the Shadows” is the picture of photographer Stephanie Swartz. It lives at a wildlife sanctuary in Indonesia
Photographer Nenad Saljic spent seven days waiting for an image of “Twilight Clouds” in the North Face of Matterhorn
Photographer Sanjeev Bhor got the memorable image of a monkey sitting on a termite mound
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