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Entries in Traveler Photo Contest 2012 Winners (1)

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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