National Geographic Photography Shortlist

Amazing National Geographic photography competition shortlist unveiled…

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has unveiled the Shortlist for its Travel Photography 2012 Competition, now available to view here.

As a leader in breathtaking you-are-there photography from across the world, National Geographic Traveller launched its inaugural photo competition last September in association with The Aurora Zone and Tesco.

National Geographic Photography Shortlist

UK photographers were asked to submit their entries in one of six categories: People, Culture, Nature, Landscape, Adventure and City, for a chance to win a once-in-lifetime trip to see the Northern Lights in Finland with The Aurora Zone and a top of the range camera and kit, courtesy of Tesco.

National Geographic Traveller’s art editor and member of the judging panel, Chris Hudson said: “We had thousands of UK entries in this, the first National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition, and were truly impressed at the incredibly high standard of submissions, whether professional or amateur. Many were exactly what we were looking for: inspirational, high quality images capturing unique moments from all corners of the globe.

He added: “In just one frame, a photo can embody the essence, emotion and atmosphere of a destination and sum up a multitude of feelings in the flash of a shutter.”

See the pictures that made the shortlist here.

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