National Geographic : 2012 Dec
VISIONS | YOUR SHOT National Geographic Photography Contest Winning Photos More than 20,000 images were submitted to the 2011 annual National Geographic Photography Contest, representing more than 130 countries. Our judges selected images by Shikhei Goh, George Tapan, and Izabelle Nordfjell as winners in the categories of nature, places, and people. The grand-prize winner received $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. NATURE AND GRAND PRIZE WINNER Shikhei Goh Batam, Indonesia Aided by a water-spraying friend, Goh sought to capture the magic of a dragonfly in rain. He titled the image "Splashing." PLACES George Tapan Muntinlupa City, Philippines Windblown hair and a fisher- man's boat infuse serenity into this scene from Onuk Island. The moment of calm---and rainbow---followed a storm. PEOPLE Izabelle Nordfjell Örnsköldsvik, Sweden A Sami man prepares to take aim at a reindeer in northern Sweden as his son braces for the shot. The successful hunt provided food for the winter. O For more information, go to ngphotocontest.com.