Photo of the Year

 2018 National Geographic Travel Photograph of the Year contest winner - 'Mermaid'. Picture: Reiko TakahashiSource:National Geographic

2018 National Geographic Travel Photograph of the Year contest winner - 'Mermaid'. Picture: Reiko TakahashiSource:National Geographic

National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year is announced, a contest celebrates photographic craftsmanship at all levels, from amateur to professional, around the world. 

 First place winner, People - 'Tea culture'. Picture: Alessandra MeniconziSource:National Geographic

First place winner, People - 'Tea culture'. Picture: Alessandra MeniconziSource:National Geographic

We left mermaids behind in the tales, but tales of modern days are anything but comforting. Titled “Mermaid”, the picture captures for a moment a young humpback whale calf, whose tail already bear the scars of a harsh world. Photographer Reiko Takashi’s picture of the calf’s scratched and scarred tail won among more than 13,000 entries, a reward for courage to quit her office job in pursuit of dreams. What’s special about the photograph, is that Reiko was able to take a photo of the calf, completely relaxed in gentle waters, revealing the story of a young whale that already have probably experienced too much.

 First place winner in the Cities category - 'Another rainy day in Nagasaki, Japan' Picture: Hiro KurashinaSource:National Geographic  

First place winner in the Cities category - 'Another rainy day in Nagasaki, Japan' Picture: Hiro KurashinaSource:National Geographic
 

国家地理杂志公布了年度最佳摄影师的评选结果,这是一场在世界范围内的、各个级别的、从业余摄影师道专业摄影师的摄影竞赛。

我们把美人鱼留在了故事里,但现代故事绝不是令人舒适的。这张名为“美人鱼”的照片拍摄了一只年幼小座头鲸,它的尾巴上布满了来自严酷世界的伤痕。摄影师Reiko Takashi拍摄的受伤的小鲸以及其伤痕累累的尾巴在13,000多个参赛作品中获奖,这是对于她为了追求梦想而放弃办公室工作的勇气的奖励。这张照片的特别之处在于,Reiko在这头幼鲸处于温和的水域完全放松的状态下拍下了这张照片,展现了一只经历种种的幼鲸的故事。
 

 'Mars', These natural sand towers, capped with large stones, are known as the Earth Pyramids of Platten. Picture: Marco GrassiSource:National Geographic

'Mars', These natural sand towers, capped with large stones, are known as the Earth Pyramids of Platten. Picture: Marco GrassiSource:National Geographic

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