2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest Winners

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest Winners

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest Winners See all winners galleries here. The grand prize winning photo. MERMAID: “I was fortunate to have encountered a humpback whale with her calf on my first day snorkeling near Japan’s Kumejima Island. Most of the time, the calf stayed close to her mom. At one point,the calf began jumping and tapping its tail on the water near us—it was very friendly and curious. Finally, the…

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The Story of the Most Viewed Photo Ever

The Story of the Most Viewed Photo Ever

Do you recognize this photograph? Well, this photo did not changed the world but was pretty much the first view of the world for millions of people across. The default wallpaper for Windows, this photo called “Bliss”, this is a landscape in Sonoma County, California. Taken by Charles O’Rear, photographer with National Geographic for 25 years, and now spends his time photographing wine making across the world. Every MS Windows user will be knowing the default Windows…

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Photographer Builds a ‘Photo Ark’ for 6,500 Animal Species And Counting

Photographer Builds a ‘Photo Ark’ for 6,500 Animal Species And Counting

National Geographic contributing photographer Joel Sartore is 11 years into a 25-year endeavor to document every captive animal species in the world using studio lighting and black-and-white backgrounds. So far, he’s photographed 6,500 different species, which leaves approximately 6,000 to go. Sartore tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross that presenting the animals in the studio, rather than in nature, gives them equal importance in the eye of the viewer. “A mouse is every bit as glorious…

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