Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

• Photography Competition 2012 by the magazine National Geographic Traveler

24 th in a row the annual photography contest will be organized popular worldwide travel magazine "National Geographic Traveler". Post a job on a part can be until 11 July. Last year's contest had about 13 000 entries from around the world.

All the works are as varied as their authors, who provided photos of people, places and wildlife, in other words, everything that makes the trip so memorable, enjoyable and leads to discoveries. In this photo essay submitted contest works with the author's comments, which are claimed to participate in this year.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Moisture". A local man washes his face with water from a stream in the desert near the town of Broken Hill in Australia.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Another World." This maple, which grows in the Japanese Garden in Portland. I tried to choose an unusual perspective, because this tree is so often photographed.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"lenticular cloud over the stratovolcano Mount Rainier." Nature miracle.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"The Village Gasadalur". Gasadalur village and the island of Mykines in the background. In 2004, the tunnel was built here, and before sixteen villagers Gasadalur had to climb over steep mountains in height of 400 meters to get to the neighboring village. The Faroe Islands was unusually sunny day, and I had to wait until there will be a cloud, so that the light has become less bright. I decided to make a picture long exposure (1 minute 10 seconds) in order to show the movement of the wind and the sea calm.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Marrakech traveler." I took a picture of him in the early morning, when taking pictures for "Born to Explore" broadcaster "ABC" program.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Curiosity". As a child I always wondered where we were going. I was eager to find out where we are now, and as soon as we get to your destination. I could not rest until I know. One morning I went to the train and something photographed. In the same train I was traveling child. From time to time he looked back, and every time the train stopped, looked at the scoreboard. Then he saw my camera and interested in it, but did not expect that I would photograph him. It reminded me of my childhood.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Running Boy". Boy "flies" back home.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Praying woman." The first time I saw so many women of all ages, young and old, who prayed so deliriously.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Reindeer graze crumbling under a cherry blossom." I sat down on a stump to rest after a walk in the park in the city of Nara and watch the deer. They ate quietly crumbling petals blooming cherries. Suddenly a strong wind and the petals began to roll in deer. It was like a shower of cherry petals. In Japan, this phenomenon is called "Hana Fubuki", which means "snow flower".

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"The chicken in the soup." No, I'm not about chicken soup ... It is a literal translation of the Chinese figure of speech, which means "wet through." I photographed this elegantly dressed woman who was trying to cross the road during heavy rain.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"window washer". I suddenly looked up and saw four window washers who worked on the facade of the skyscraper. I grabbed my camera and started shooting. In search of an interesting angle I stood under a glass canopy and began to take pictures of what is happening at the top.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Vortex". This picture was taken from the 95th floor of a skyscraper, "John Hancock". One evening I was lucky enough to see how low hanging clouds raced among urban buildings. Cloud was twisted around the skyscraper "Trump Tower", and in my possession was only a few seconds to make two frames. Here is one of them.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"4800 meters above sea level." This picture was taken in Bolivia, near the city of Sucre. Every day from 5 to 7 am mountain exudes pairs at an altitude of 4800 meters above sea level. Steaming hot, but not dangerous. Middle of the desert with beautiful views. There is always a lot of tourists stop, as this place is included in the tour itinerary of Salar de Uyuni.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

The old part of the ancient city of Split in Croatia in February 2012, during the very heavy snow in the history of meteorological observations.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Alone with you". I admired the beauty of the Earth's landscape.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Ancient Forest". Near the town of Morondava on the west coast of Madagascar is an ancient forest of baobabs. Malagasy is considered sacred baobab tree. Nothing in the world can match the feelings with a walk among the giants. Some of these trees are more than a thousand years.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Snowflakes". I took a picture of frost on the side of the car window on the way to the mountain to snowboard.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Swimming in the rain." My sister swam in the lake in southern Chile. We sat by the fireplace in his house by the lake, when suddenly a downpour began. I had to go into the water to make this shot!

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"This is divine." When sunlight fills the Taj Mahal, everything else pales into insignificance. Guides, crowds of people, architecture ... Everything becomes insignificant.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"New Year". I was flying from Bozeman, Montana to Minnesota to celebrate the New Year together with his sister, and briefly fell asleep and when I woke up, opened my eyes this stunning dawn.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Vignette of frost." I photographed this beautiful landscape in the morning, when he went on Pullman Highway.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Beach Life". Beach life in Sicily.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Eyes". Little, weakened by disease the girl lying on the lap of her mother in the camp hospital for the Dadaab refugee.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"My balloon." Children belonging to the Hmong ethnic group, playing with balloons in the fog in Mok Chau province of Hau Giang, Vietnam.

Photography Competition 2012 by National Geographic Traveler magazine

"Motherhood". Mother and daughter silently go on a busy road in Agra.