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National Geographic publishes top 12 travel photos of 2016
17:38, 4 July 2016
National Geographic publishes top 12 travel photos of 2016

Competition was held in three categories

17:38, 4 July 2016

National Geographic has defined the best travel-photo 2016. The edition published 12 pictures with brief descriptions.

The competition was held in three categories: nature, towns and people - each defines three winners and the winner of the Audience Award.

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First place winner in nature category went to Hiroki Inoue's photo "Wherever you go, I will follow you!!""It was when I drove back home feeling disappointed with the fact that I had finished the day in vain without any anticipated subject", photographer remembers, when he make the photo in the beginning of the season of love for the red foxes.

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The second place winner is "Double trapping" by Massimiliano Bencivenni. He made the photo when he was in the Brazilian Pantanal along the Rio Negrinho,  where there were many yacare caimans.

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The photo "Lagunas Baltinache (Atacama Desert)" by Victor Lima took the third place. He made this photo during my recent photographic expedition in Atacama Desert, in April 2016.

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The honorable metion was given to "Bears on a Berg" by John Rollins, made on the sea ice in Davis Straight, off the coast of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, on April 2, 2016.

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The first place in Cities category won "Ben Youssef" by Takashi Nakagawa. "Marrakesh is an exciting city for any traveler, but I was tired of walking on the crowded street and being asked for money from local people, so I was looking for a place to settle down", he comments.

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The photo "Silenced" by  Wing Ka H.is on the second place. This place is the school dormitories of South China Normal University.

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The "Celestial Reverie" by Jeremy Tan took the third place in Cities. Lightning seemingly strikes Komtar Tower, the most iconic landmark of George Town, capital of Penang state in Malaysia, during a thunderstorm.

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The honorable mention in Cities went to "Divide" by Kathleen Dolmatch from a doorless helicopter looking south on Central Park West, dividing the architecture and Central Park.

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The "Winter Horseman" by Anthony Lau became the Grand Prize winner, which the photographer made during winter in Inner Mongolia.

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The second place winner is "Rooftop Dreams, Varanasi" by Yasmin Mund, which was made 5:30 a.m., when she had just arrived in Varanasi, India.

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The "Remote life at -21 degree" by mattia passarini took the third place in People categorie. There is an old woman in a remote village in Himachal Pradesh, India, carries a big log back home to warm up her house.

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The honorable mention was given to "Muscle Beach Gym" by Dotan Saguy, who made a photo of a weightlifter lifting a barbell loaded with heavy plates while a bodybuilder performs an aerial handstand at the Muscle Beach Gym in Venice Beach, California.

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