Thursday, December 12, 2013

2013 National Geographic Photo Contest Winners

(Nature category) - An over/under water split level image of beautiful crimson red waratah anemones in a rock pool at low tide in Australia. What I really love about over/under photographs is that it gives the underwater element a sense of place. For the viewer it marries the underwater environment with our own familiar world. It links the unknown with the known.
Photo and caption by Matt Smith
(Places category) - Quiraing, Isle of Skye, April 06, 2013. The Quiraing is probably one of the most photographed locations in Scotland. I spent the whole previous day looking for a different point of view, since almost all pictures of this vista seem to have been taken from the same standpoint. Taken at 5.30 AM after many attempts. The lighted hill on the right is just what I was waiting for to get a much more interesting light.
Photo and caption by Guido Tramontano Guerritore

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