Stunning: National Geographic announces winners of 2012 photo contest (See Photos)

  • Photographer Camila Massu said: 'My sister in the south of Chile. We are sitting at home next to the fireplace in our southern lake house when it suddenly began to pour uncontrollably. Had to rush into the lake to take this snapshot!' Photographer Camila Massu said: ‘My sister in the south of Chile. We are sitting at home next to the fireplace in our southern lake house when it suddenly began to pour uncontrollably. Had to rush into the lake to take this snapshot!’

 

by Isi Esene

The 2012 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest winners have been revealed. Eleven stunning pictures were chosen from the more than 12,000 entries, from 6,615 photographers in 152 countries around the globe with an overall winning picture coming from Cedric Houin.

Houin’s picture was titled ‘Butterfly’, the image was shot in the Kyrgyz lands of the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan. The stunning picture is of a woman and child sitting inside a yurt.
Winning entry from Cedric Houin: These tribes live weeks away from any village by foot. In spite of being located at an altitude of 4,300 meters in one of the most remote areas of Afghanistan they are equipped with solar panels, satellite dishes, and cellphones. Ancestral ways of living, with touches of modernity.
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Ken Thorne: Near the city of Morondava, on the West coast of Madagascar, lies an ancient forest of Baobab trees.

 

SauKhiang Chau: The Last Supper Of Da Vinci? No, they are just some old men of Chefchaouen with djellaba, sitting and talking each other .

 

Ken Bower: The village of G Sadalur and the island of Mykines in the background. Until a tunnel was built in 2004, the 16 residents living there had to take a strenuous hike over the steep 400 meter mountain.

 

Fred An:

 

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Peter DeMarco: More than 2,000 Buddhist temples and pagados fill the plains of Bagan.

 

Michelle Schantz: A lonely cabin is illuminated under the Northern Lights in Finmmark, Norway.

 

Andrea GuarnerI: During the Easter holy celebration called iMisterii in Trapani, the devotees carry the scenes of Christ

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  1. Inspired! Let's know when the next contest starts.

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