2013 National Geographic Photography Contest Winners

Weekend image post brings you winners and honorary mentions

National Geographic

Weekend Image Post – Photo Contest Winners

During the month of November, National Geographic magazine invited photographers from around the world to submit photos in three categories: People, Places and Nature.

Professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts from over 150 countries submitted more than 7,000 entries.

You can view all of the entries here:
Photo Contest Entries

Photographs were entered in three categories:

  • people
  • places
  • nature

The competition was judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of experts comprising National Geographic magazine Senior Photo Editor Susan Welchman; and documentary photographers Stephanie Sinclair and Ed Kashi.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, DC, to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2014: A behind-the-scenes experience like none other.

The winners have been named in the 2013 National Geographic Photography contest.

In our weekend image blog post we are publishing the winner of each category and some of the honorable mentions.

Here are the winning images:

1 Grand-Prize Winner and Nature Winner

Category: Nature

Photo: Paul Souders

A polar bear peers up from beneath the melting sea ice on Hudson Bay as the setting midnight sun glows red from the smoke of distant fires during a record-breaking spell of hot weather.

2 Honorable Mention

Category: Nature

Photo: Réka Zsimon

On a good day in the field, a birder might see flock of birds. Great Egrets; Tidal area of the Danube in Hungary.

3 Honorable Mention

Category: Nature

Photo: Stephen De Lisle

An Indian rhinoceros, far from home and stuck inside with late-winter blues at the Toronto zoo.

4 Places Winner

Category: Places

Photo: Adam Tan

A working mother carrying her child in her basket walking through the thick mist in a very early foggy morning, 2012. Yuanyang, China.

5 Honorable Mention

Category: Places

Photo: Andrew Lever

The bulls sunbathing on the empty beach. Tarifa Beach, Andalucia, Spain.

6 Honorable Mention

Category: Places

Photo: Julie Fletcher

The sky was charged and angry subjecting its wrath over the graveyard of dead trees in this normally very dry lake bed. Menindee Lake, New South Wales, Australia.

7 People Winner

Category: People

Photo: Cecile Smetana Baudier

The portrait of two identical twins (Nils and Emil, 15 years old) in Fyn, Denmark.

8 Honorable Mention

Category: People

Photo: Michele De Punzio

My girlfriend in her car at the stop street. Rome, Italy.

Nature, People and Places – Winners Gallery

Nature, People and Places – Winners Slideshow

You can view all of the winners and honorable mentions here:
Photo Contest Winners
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