National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

Zugegeben, ich komm jetzt ein bisschen spät um die Ecke mit dem National Geographic Photo Contest 2011. Die Internetseite theatlantic.com durfte vor Verkündung des diesjährigen Gewinners (15.12.) einige Schnappschüsse präsentieren. Hiervon habe ich eine kleine Auswahl getroffen, es sind 45 wirklich großartige Aufnahmen, die allesamt das Zeug zum Sieg haben oder aber in Zukunft zum Windows-Desktop-Repertoire gehören werden:

This is a streetcar in New Orleans traveling back towards The Quarter on St. Charles Ave. I held the camera against the window sill, making sure to divide the image equally between the inside and the outside. (© Don Chamblee)

An adult male gelada rests in the early morning light after ascending the steep sleeping cliffs of the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia. This male won his right to mate by successfully deposing the old leader. Now he must defend his harem by tending to his females' needs and fighting off anxious bachelors waiting for their chance to become harem leader. (© Clay Wilton)

An unexpected side-effect of the 2010 flooding in parts of Sindh, Pakistan, was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters; because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water took so long to recede, many trees became cocooned in spiders webs. People in the area had never seen this phenomenon before, but they also reported that there were less mosquitos than they would have expected, given the amount of standing water that was left. Not being bitten by mosquitoes was one small blessing for people that had lost everything in the floods. (© Russell Watkins)

Copenhagen, The Gemini Towers, private residential building by the river. I had to wait about 2 hrs and hoped some residents would come in or out and kindly let me in. It was worth waiting coz this building its so unreal. (© Elena Baroni)

After school fun at the river, in Laos. (© Danny Griffin)

Flight of an Eagle owl Photo by Mark Bridger A large adult eagle owl in flight. (© Mark Bridger)

Every year around the month of October, Dubai experiences heavy fog due to the still-high humidity and the falling temperatures. With all the new high-rise buildings (including the tallest in the world, Burj Khalifa), this provides a great photographic opportunity. (© Catalin Marin)

Climbing the Harding Ice-field trail in the rain, has its rewards. I stopped to admire glacier, only to find an adult black bear eating in front of a glowing blue glacier. (© Colin McCrindle)

Nathan Fletcher rides one of the biggest waves ever ridden at Teahupoo, in Tahiti. (© Ted Grambeau)

This photo was taken in the Upper Antelope Canyon near Page (AZ) and it shows the amazing effect of the sand thrown in the air and struck by the rays of the sun. (© Angiolo Manetti )

Alle weiteren Bilder findet ihr auf der Seite theatlantic.com, schaut sie euch an!

Christian

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