National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2013
Quest’anno il National Geographic Travel Photo Contest compie 25 anni e si conferma come uno dei concorsi più apprezzati e longevi del mondo; aperto a tutti, fotografi professionisti e amatoriali. Dopo un’attenta valutazione da parte della giuria, delle 15.500 fotografie giunte da tutto il mondo, solo 11 si sono aggiudicate la vittoria.
Il primo posto è stato assegnato a Wagner Araujo, che con lo scatto “Dig me river” ha immortalato l’ingresso in acqua degli atleti di Acquatlon a Manaus, in Brasile;
“I was in Manaus, Amazonas, during the Brazilian Aquathlon (swimming and running) championship. I photographed it from the water and my lens got completely wet, but there was so much energy in these boys that I just didn’t worry about that.”
Secondo posto: uno scatto tra le rovine del Canyonlands National Park, nello Utah.
“I hiked out to these ruins at night hoping to photograph them with the Milky Way, but instead a thunderstorm rolled through, creating this dramatic image”
Terzo posto :
Parimerito, poi, tra gli altri sette vincitori del concorso firmato Nat Geo:
“The photographer could get inside of an enclosed sect named Tatahonda in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The ladies are preparing for their religious ceremony”
“Cherry blossom is called Sakura in Japanese.Cherry blossom is Japanese symbolic flower.There are various kinds in a cherry tree and an especially old cherry tree has many kinds called Edo-Higan. The trees of the cherry tree exceeding hundreds of years are located in a line with a nebula this temple, and if spring comes every year,can looks at a powerful spectacle can do it. This photograph focused on Edo-Higan and photographed Beni-Sidare which is back together.”
“Mikael Ánde, a child of Sámi reindeer herders, takes a break indoors after a long, cold day of rounding up the animals for vaccinations and slaughter. Children of reindeer herders learn to handle these animals and the land they thrive in from infancy – young Mikael here knew far more about the ways of nature than I could ever hope to learn”.
“Streets of Queenstown, New Zealand at the end of one more day filled with adrenaline. Calming and doleful scene with piano sound in the background”.
“Masters of disguise. The Eastern Screech Owl is seen here doing what they do best. You better have a sharp eye to spot these little birds of prey. “
“Guanjiang Shou troupes are one of Taiwan most popular activities that may be seen all over Taiwan at traditional folk religion gatherings. With their fiercely painted faces, protruding fangs and powerful, choreographed performances, they are easily recognized, They may be described as underworld police or gods’ bodyguards.”
“A lady collects water in the river by a village in Bagan, Myanmar”