Published on August 17th, 2012 | by No Artificial
2012 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
The winners of the 2012 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have been announced.
Eleven winning images were chosen from more than 12,000 entries submitted by 6,615 photographers from 152 countries. Among the categories of the competition were Travel Portraits, Outdoors Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments.
The first place prize went to Cedric Houin from the Sense of Place category, with his entry titled “Butterfly”. The image was shot in the Kyrgyz lands of the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan.
A woman and child are sitting inside a yurt.
Winner Cedric Houin:
This image was shot in the Kyrgyz lands of the Wakhan Corridor. The intimacy of this everyday life moment, shot inside of a family yurt, is in total contrast with the harsh environment these nomadic tribes live in. On the right we notice a television and a sound console.
These tribes live weeks away from any village by foot. In spite of being located at an altitude of 4,300 meters in one of the most remote areas of Afghanistan they are equipped with solar panels, satellite dishes and cellphones. Ancestral ways of living, with touches of modernity.
See the winning selection of photographs in the gallery above. For more info please visit the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest website.