2010 National Geographic Photography Contest Galleries
Places Gallery—Week 5
View the winning shots in the People, Places, and Nature categories. Plus, browse weekly galleries.
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Tanguisson Beach - Guam
Photo and caption by Allyn Fetherolf
An unusual combination of blazing sunlight and a complete lack of wind provided the perfect chance to capture this image.
Family Farm Party
Photo and caption by Joel House
Kids play kickball after a quick summer rain on the farm after a great day of food, family and friends.
Photo and caption by Dario Teich
A sense of scale of the Eiffel tower.
Mamiya 7, 65mm. lens. The negative was rotative scanned to 60 Mb. and resized.
F-111 Dump and Burn
Photo and caption by MIchael McQueen
RiverFire. A festival in Brisbane, Australia. With thousands and thousands of people all coming to South Bank to witness the fire works and the F-111's dump and burn.
Photo and caption by Vesna Gajic
March 2010 - Surfers Paradise - East coast Australia, on a lovely sunny beach day. This picture expresses pure relaxation for me and reminds me of a lovely time in Down Under.
Balanced between Night and Day
Photo and caption by Scott Radliff
Balanced Rock as the sun rises, marking the start of a new day.
Chapel on the Mourish Castle in Sintra
Photo and caption by Miguel Neves
Photo taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a 17-40 f.4.0 Canon lens at 17 mm f.13 and 91s with ISO 100.
Photo painted with my Canon 550 EX Speedlight Flash unit.
Photo taken in Portugal, Sintra on the Mourish Castle Chapel.
Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival 2010
Photo and caption by Sue Ann Simon
This fireworks festival is held in August at Otorii (sacred gate) at Itsukushima Shinto Shrine in Miyajima, Hiroshima. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Japan's Three Scenic Views. Otorii stands in the sea and is about 16.8 meters tall. The display starts during the low tide but by the end of the hour-long show, I and thousands of others were standing in about 12 inches of water unable to move because we were mesmerised by the show. Over 300,000 people come to the festival every year.
A Leap of Faith
Photo and caption by Leann Arthur
A BASE jumper takes the 876 foot plunge off the New River Gorge Bridge during the 31st annual Bridge Day in Fayetteville, W.Va.
After the Fire
Photo and caption by Greg Meier
While my friends and I sipped tequila and played poker one evening on the Baja Peninsula, the restaurant at our hotel caught fire. We joined a group of guests throwing buckets of water through a flaming door until a ragtag crew of volunteer firefighters arrived. The next morning, we explored the wreckage. The air was damp and smokey. I snapped some pictures, including this one of sheets drying in the sun, framed through a burned out restaurant window.
Ti Bet or Not Ti Bet
Photo and caption by Jaap Hooijkaas
The picture is shot above 5km altitude. I wanted to have the perfect angle. The 'heap' of prayer flags on the far right side. and the girl sitting on the right bottom corner. The angle on the prayer flags increases perspective and enhances the dramatic feeling of the clouds.
Photo and caption by Vadim Balakin
This picture was taken in Ural Mountains in October. There is something like border between night and day. And morning light seems to invade the still night village. Gear - Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
La Paz - Bolivia
Photo and caption by Jerome Savary
Panoramic view of La Paz in Bolivia. The picture has been taken from the top part of the city (4000m - 13'000 feet) The city is located in the Andes cordillera in the East part of Bolivia.
Sugar Loaf Islands, New Plymouth NZ
Photo and caption by Dean Mullin
Shot using B&W x1000 filter , 30 second exposure at sunset. The Black volcanic sand of the Taranaki coast glowing in the evening sunlight. The remnants of the volcanic chain of islands lit by the lowering sun
Five Volcanoes, Rwanda
Photo and caption by Thomas Piekunka
In Northern Rwanda at the border with Uganda and Congo is Volcanoes National Park and Virunga Eco Lodge. It was from here we trekked to see a magnificent family of mountain gorillas. This is the view from our bungalow. Rwanda is a lush, beautiful country. It was hard to imagine a genocide had happened in such a seeming idylic place.