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Global-wide photography 2011 winners

December 22, 2011
National Geographic announced their 2011 global-wide photography contest awarding not only a warm financial prize to its three winners but world-wide publication in their magazine.The winners were taken from digital submissions on three categories of people, places and nature while judged by three National Geographic photographers.

The water flinging dragonfly photo titled Splashing, was captured by Shikhei Goh, a photographer in Indonesia’s Riau Islands while they were both caught in a sudden downpour.

It was described as a ‘very striking macrophotography image that rose to the top of the nature category for me because of its originality, beautiful light, rare action in a close-up image, as well as its technical perfection,’ according to judge Tim Laman to the National Geographic.

First place winner photo of a dragonfly captured by Shikhei Goh

The Sunrising Jellyfish, by Angel Fitor, received honorable mention in nature as it’s caught just beneath the water’s surface in Murcia province, Spain
Captured by James Vernacotola, displays the Space shuttle Endeavour flying into orbit over the Intracoastal Waterway in Ponte Vedra, Florida

Blue Pond & First Snow, by Kent Shiraishi, captured a famous tourist resort in Japan for the nature category’s honorable mention as the hot spring ripples below white-frosted trees

Captured by Stefano Pesarelli at the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya received honorable mention for its natural use of panning and balance

Captured by Marius Coetzee was taken during a safari in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park at a watering hole

Sulfuric Fire Festival, by Hung-Hsiu Shih received honorable mention for its capture of fire fishing in Taipei

Captured by Anuar Patjane’s received honorable mention for Cyber Monsoon
in Bhaktapur, Nepal

People category winner titled The Fjellman Family, by Izabelle Nordfjell

Captured by George Voulgaropoulos, shows young men driving along Auburn Road in a small suburb in Australia that’s described as a common landing point for migrants
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