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Monday
Jan142013

National Geographic Grand-Prize Winner Announced

On Monday, January 7th, it was announced that the stunning image (pictured below) of an Indochinese Tiger shaking snow from her coat, titled The Explosion!, had won the National Geographic Photo Contest for 2012. The photograph took home the Nature award, as well as the Grand-Prize.   

Grand-Prize Winner and Nature Winner

Photo and caption by Ashley Vincent

The subject's name is Busaba, a well cared for Indochinese Tigress whose home is at Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand. I had taken many portraits of Busaba previously and it was becoming more and more difficult to come up with an image that appeared any different to the others. Which is why I took to observing her more carefully during my visits in the hope of capturing something of a behavioural shot. The opportunity finally presented itself while watching Busaba enjoying her private pool then shaking herself dry. In all humility I have to say that Mother Nature smiled favourably on me that day!
Photo Location: Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Chonburi, Thailand

Vincent, a native of Chonburi, Thailand, where the photograph was taken, was awarded the $10,000 prize and a trip to the magazine's headquarters in Washington, D.C in order to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar. The contest received more than 22,000 submissions from more than 150 countries around the world for three primary categories: people, places, and nature.

Here are the rest of the winners: 

 


To read more, go to the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 website here.   


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Monday
Oct012012

Natural vs. Artificial Light: Storm Chasing 

In photography, we often discuss natural vs. artificial lighting when it comes to capturing an image. The above photograph, which is National Geographic's Photo of the Day for September 25th, 2012, is a breathtaking illustration of the two forms of light colliding in a single framed shot. According to the caption, it was taken by Carsten Peter while following storm chaser Tim Samaras. The photo is appropriately titled Storm Chasing. To learn more, click on the attached link here or go to the National Geographic website.   


We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 

 

 

Monday
Aug272012

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012 Winners

National Geographic Traveler Magazine recently announced the winners of their 24th annual photo contest. The photos were chosen from four categories, including Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments. The contest recieved more than 15000 entries from over 150 countries around the world. Below are the 11 breathtaking winning photos. To learn more, go to the contest homepage or click on the photos. Enjoy!   

Viewers' Choice Winner: Huset, Photo and caption by Michelle Schantz. A lonely cabin is illuminated under the Northern Lights in Finnmark, Norway.First Place Winner: Butterfly, Photo and caption by Cedric Houin. This image was shot in the Kyrgyz lands of the Wakhan Corridor.Merit Winner: Bagan Bliss, Photo and caption by Peter DeMarco. More than 2,000 Buddhist temples and pagodas fill the plains of Bagan. Once the capital of the Pagan Empire, farmers now raise their livestock within the centuries old complex.Merit Winner: Looking into Another World, Photo and caption by Fred An. This is the great Japanese maple tree in the Portland Japanese Gardens. I tried to bring a different perspective of this frequently photographed tree.

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