National Geographic : 2013 Sep
visions | YoUR sHoT National Geographic Photography Contest Best in Show Nearly 22,000 images were submitted to the 2012 annual National Geographic Photo Contest, representing more than 150 countries. Our judges selected images by Ashley Vincent, Nenad Saljic, and Micah Albert as winners in the categories of Nature, Places, and People. The grand- prize winner received $10,000 and an invitation to visit the National Geographic head- quarters in Washington, D.C. NATuRE AND gRAND-pRIzE wINNER Ashley Vincent Bang Lamung, Thailand Vincent had shot hundreds of photos of a tigress at Thailand’s Khao Kheow Open Zoo. The way the cat dried off after a dip offered a dazzling new angle. plACES Nenad Saljic Split, Croatia Vacationing in Switzerland near the Matterhorn, Saljic awoke one day at 3 a.m . feeling that something might be happening. “It was magic,” he says. pEOplE Micah Albert Fair Oaks, California At the overfilled Dandora dump in Nairobi, Kenya, Albert wanted to document the health hazards to the community and to the people paid to sort trash. O For more information, go to ngphotocontest.com.