2010 National Geographic Photography Contest Galleries
View the winning shots in the People, Places, and Nature categories. Plus, browse weekly galleries.
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Photo and caption by Oscar del Pozo Cañas
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 30: Boxing fight night on October 30, 2009 at the Duke Sport Center of Algete in Madrid,Spain. Boxing specially in Madrid it hasn't sponsors or advertisement to help this sport to growth. Alejandro Pons from Valencia travels to Madrid for a quick fight, his body is full tattooed with nazi symbol, gun, a devil and a virgin. As he told me, boxing helps him to be a better man and to enjoy his live in a better way. (Photo by Oscar del Pozo)
The Fisherman Dance in The Morning
Photo and caption by Thommy Auguzth
look for fish in the morning is a habit of fisherman in the Rawa Pening, Central Java, Indonesia. One of the fishermen in this picture called Sugeng. He has a characteristic in catching fish using nets. While he was fishing he looked like he was dancing.
Portrait Of A Beard
Photo and caption by Aaron Feinberg
A self-portrait taken just prior to shaving off the beard. I used a 10 second timer and focused on my hand prior to releasing the shutter to make sure my eyes were sharp.
Photo and caption by james heil
In Vietnam scooters seem to take on more of a life the joust a form of transport.
Photo and caption by nelly putnam
in banten, indonesia
Photo and caption by Suhaimi Abdullah
Children enjoying a day out at the town of Pinamungajan, Philippines
Photo and caption by Debasish Ghosh
This worker inside the small dusty pit is removing charcoal for his livelihood despite severe health hazards.
Photo and caption by Abubakir Balfaqih
Taken in Aden, Yemen in " Sooq Al Gat" Qat Market
Citizens of Despair
Photo and caption by Javier Arcenillas
More than ten years after their expulsion from Myanmar, thousands of unregistered Rohingya refugees living in the Kutupalong makeshift camp, Bangladesh, have been forcibly displaced from their homes, in an act of intimidation and abuse by the local authorities. Some international organisations have been treating numerous people for injuries where the majority were women and children victims of rejection, and the situation doesn´t seem to be advancing but towards the ultimate despair of these new asian parias.
Listening to Jesus
Photo and caption by gali tibbon
Christian Orthodox pilgrims rest their heads on an altar at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. According to Orthodox tradition, if you place your ear over the altar you can hear the agony of Jesus.
Gypsy of Rajasthan
Photo and caption by sasson haviv
the original gypsies are originated in rajasthan India. i was amazed by their way of life and strong character. this image shows how the desert can shape one's face and character. the image was taken inside a straw hut with minimal light.
Miguel sees the "light"
Photo and caption by Alejandro Mericq
This is the exact moment my third son was born. He sees the light. And blessed by it.
Dancing in the Dust "...every second something new takes my breath away..."
Photo and caption by Benjamin Chambers
Black Rock Desert, Nevada. Burning Man Project 2010 -Dancing on the playa, Lindsey Vecchione (Virgin Burner) despite the persistent and blinding dust storms enjoys the music unphased. Of Burning Man she says “Heaven on Earth! Every second something new takes my breath away.” Black Rock offered us a refuge, an awakening in which we can educate, dance, create and be happy without losing sight of what really matters, life in freedom with each other.
Applying make up before the Mount Hagen show, in Papua New Guinea.
Photo and caption by Bertrand Linet
The Mount Hagen show is one of the two most important tribal shows in Papua New Guinea. Desfile of more than 70 diferent colourful tribes. It takes a lot of time to apply the make up. It is for me the most interesting part of the show.
Photo and caption by Paul Borhaug
A couple is seen standing outside their little mud house, located in the barren desert landscape of Burkina Faso sahel.
Loving Couple Over an Assembly Line
Photo and caption by Wu Junsong
Loving Couple Over an Assembly Line
Good Old Days No More
Photo and caption by Xiang Xinping
As people's living standards improved in the past few years, the old-fashioned barber shop appears deserted, and is poorer than before.
Miss Spoon-head in Ruins
Photo and caption by Liu Lei
August 14, 2010. A girl with a "spoon-head doll" on her head is playing with her brother in the ruins of the southern Urumqi. When shooting this photo, there are 32 residents waiting for the demolition of their old houses.