Winners of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012 AnnouncedAug 16 2012 ·
The winners of the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest have been announced, and the images are nothing short of stunning.
After choosing winners from over 12,000 entries, the National Geographic judging panel awarded prizes ranging from a Galapagos photography expedition to $200 gift certificates at B&H photography.
The first place prize went to Cedric Houin with his entry titled “Butterfly.” The image depicts family life in the remote lands of Afghanistan, where a woman and child are inside a traditional yurt. According to Alexandra Avakian, National Geographic contributing photographer, “the content of the photo is striking because the photographer captured both the nomads’ traditional way of life and some of their modern accouterments—the viewer gets the visual satisfaction of something that goes against cliché.”
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