2010 National Geographic Photography Contest Galleries
People Gallery—Week 9
View the winning shots in the People, Places, and Nature categories. Plus, browse weekly galleries.
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Adriane Post, Violinist
Photo and caption by Natalie Keyssar
Violinist Adriane post walks across her Brooklyn roof top.
Photo and caption by Otto Lakoba
The one of the last german descendants. Brought in Abkhazia by Russian tsarist administration at the end of XIX they founded Naidorf village where living up to now.
Photo taken at Febuary,2010.
Author Otto Lakoba.
Losing A Friend
Photo and caption by dan ballard
A cowboy losing his hat while riding and roping. (the hat was not added digitally)
Photo and caption by Mei Ratz
This the face of a man who I paint with.
He gives me hope that the world will be painted with a better future and present due to our generation.
Photo and caption by Nikolay Pironski
It was an unusually warm and sunny November day. These kids were playing with the colourful autumn leaves and they were gathering acorns. As I was about to leave when I heard a whirlwind approaching, so I waited for it coming over us to capture this moment.
The Land of the Maasai
Photo and caption by James Stone
I recently lived with a remote tribe of the Maasai in Tanzania and while I was walking with this young Maasai male as he herded his cattle, he asked me to take his picture against the backdrop of his homeland.
BINH DUONG POTTER
Photo and caption by Vo Anh Kiet
This lady was counting flower pots in the poterry-kiln in Binh Duong Provice in Viet nam
Photo and caption by Daniel Zlatev
Splash with 5 litres of milk mixed with magenta ink, at the wedding day ''after party''!
Photo and caption by Samuel Strauch
A young Buddhist monk seems to reflect for a second while studying in a late afternoon. Bumtang, Bhutan.
Photo and caption by sucheta das
An Indian wrestler smears mud on his head before starting wrestling in Kolkata, India, March 30, 2010. Wrestling is one of the oldest sports in India. Photo/Sucheta Das
Photo and caption by Brian Yen
This boy is a recipient of aid from one of the poorest family in Bacoload Philippines. 180 degrees from where the photo was taken is one of the largest slum area by the sea, the beach is littered with garbage. But the boy finds joy in simple things, no video games, no stuffed animals, just hanging from the boat at sunset.
Into the hands of faith
Photo and caption by Phua Li Ling
The believer pierced at a Thaipusam festival in Singapore's Sri Sririnava Perumal Temple points at a woman who lets out a shrill scream before falling into a trance-like submission. She is supported by fellow devotees who hold her up while Saffon powder is rubbed on her forehead as a form of blessing.
Hangin' by a Buoy
Photo and caption by John Coffey
Freediver waiting over 800 ft of water for something substantial to come up from the depths...
Photo and caption by Francesca Andre
Portrait of a Haitian woman known as "Madan sara". Strong woman, brave soul.
Photo and caption by burgess brittany
Fleet week 2010, standing on Alcatraz island as the Blue angels fly over head.
Photo and caption by Ario Wibisono
This picture was taken in Suradita Village, West Java, Indonesia (2010). A boy sitting on a buffalo is not a rare scene in most of the village in Java, Indonesia.
A Sip of Mongolia
Photo and caption by Christian Hagenlocher
A Mongolian herder drinks a cup of fermented mare's milk, after losing in a traditional game during the National holiday Naadam.
Ardith Weyiouanna of Shishmaref
Photo and caption by Brian Adams
Ardith Weyiouanna, wife to original cookbook contributor Johnnie Weyiouanna, invited us into her home to enjoy a meal of sourdough hotcakes and salted herring. "They're called hotcakes, not pancakes," she said. "Pancakes are what come from a box!" Ardith prepares hotcakes everyday from the same recipe her mother used. "I know that they probably came from the White Man," she said, serving us our stacks. "But they've been in my family for generations now." Her husband laughed, "Many times those hotcakes were what got us through the long days."
Photo and caption by Adrian Gunawan
This photo is a close up picture of a Pacu Jawi jockey when he tried to increase the speed of the cow by biting the tail.
Pacu Jawi is a traditional cow racing in Sumatra Indonesia, where two cows run together and the jockey have to balance the cows speed to keep it in the straight line
Photo and caption by Joshua Smith
While in Kayamandi walking along the streets I came upon a group of women who all had shovels as they had been digging and cleaning an area. I noticed the women had painted faces. I came to learn this was a natural sun screen they create to protect skin. It's amazing to see people living in horrible conditions however they where laughing, and seemed full of joy.
Photo and caption by Larry Louie
A worker in a Bangladesh market taking a much deserved smoke break.