Travels

2015 National Geographic traveling photography awards

I was shocked to discover the photos awarded this year for the contest of National Geographic Traveler Photo. Photos that have been taken from more than 17,000 travelers from all over the world and whose eye behind the camera is sincerely impressive. No wonder that seeing them pushes to travel without stopping.


Kushti, the Indian Wrestling - Author: Alain Schroeder

2015 National Geographic traveling photography awards

The contest rules are very simple. You send your photo and a jury assesses if your snapshot is within the 8 finalists, of which 3 will win a prize. Without discounting that the participants can be from a simple fan to an unknown photographer of great talent. Of course, if you are Cuban, Iranian or any country that misbehaves with the US forget, also the photos can not be more than two years old.

Winning is not easy and just take a look at the winning photographs.

1st Prize. The Whale Charmer - Author: Anuar Patjane Floriuk

Orgy of underwater photographers under a cetacean of incredible proportions. The photo was taken in the Revillagigedo Islands, to the southwest of the peninsula of Baja California in Mexico. So far unknown islands that have put them in the tourist orbit.


The Whale Charmer - Author: Anuar Patjane Floriuk

2nd Prize. Gravel workers - Author: Faisal Azim

The image of three gravel choppers through a dirty and fogged glass. It honestly looks like a painting.


Gravel workers - Author: Faisal Azim

3rd Prize. Ardah-style Camel Race - Author: Ahmed Al Toqi

In Oman there is a style called Ardah when making a camel race. If we get strict, it really is not a race but a competition with the aim of controlling the little logical and unpredictable reactions of camels.

A rider rides on the back of a camel and in turn controls a second camel which must go at the same speed as the other and along the same path. They don't seem to like this since the camels go almost crazy and riders are in serious danger of falling. In addition, the fastest camel loses the race.


Ardah-style Camel Race - Author: Ahmed Al Toqi

Finalist. Catching a duck - Author: Sarah Wouters

What a beautiful moment, right? Two children in a stream that descends after a waterfall in Nong Khai Province, Thailand. The duck flies as it can or is the duck thrown by children?


Catching the duck - Author: Sarah Wouters

Finalist. Kushti, the Indian Wrestling - Author: Alain Schroeder

Please take the sand out of my eye! That's just what one of the two fighters of Kushti, a kind of wrestling that is practiced inIndia. Apparently he is over 5000 years old and is practiced in Pakistan, India and Blangadesh.


Kushti, the Indian Wrestling - Author: Alain Schroeder

Finalist. White rhinos - Author: Stefane Berube

You go on safari to Uganda and plash! You take this tender image of almost prehistoric animals. Interestingly, the photographer was looking for the photo for a full day, but the next day he woke up he had a few meters these nice little animals. Luck is pure lottery.


White rhinos - Author: Stefane Berube

Finalist. Sauna in the sky - Author: Stefano Zardini

This is one of the ones we like. You stick a long walk and you find a sauna at more than 2800m high in full Dolomites,Italy. Will there be a line?


Finalist. Sauna in the sky - Author: Stefano Zardini

Finalist. Romania, land of fairy tales - Author: Eduard Gutescu

The snows do not arrive and a strong frost shakes the fields. This is what happens in so many places in Spain and not to be the only ones also happens in Romania.


Romania, land of fairy tales - Author: Eduard Gutescu

More information inNational Geographic 2015 Traveler Photo Contest.