2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year Winners


Grand Prize Winner: Mermaid. “This calf was always with mom. A curious calf sometimes came to us. 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 mother, who was watching nearby, came to pick up the calf and swim away. I fell in love completely with the calf and it’s very energetic, large, and beautiful tail”. (Photo by Reiko Takahashi/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Second Place Winner, Nature: Flamingos take off. “Thousands of flamingos are seen taking off from the colorful Lake Natron in Tanzania. Before taking off, flamingos need to take a short run on water to build up some speed. At that moment, their long, red legs create a series of water ripples on the surface of the lake. Looking down from the helicopter, these ripple lines look like giant aquatic plants flowing in the water. This photo was taken from a helicopter”. (Photo by Hao J./National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Third Place Winner, Nature: Mars. “These natural sand towers, capped with large stones, are known as the Earth Pyramids of Platten. They are situated in Northern Italy’s South Tyrol region. Formed centuries ago after several storms and landslides, these land formations look like a landscape from outer space and continuously change over the years and, more accurately, over seasons. This natural phenomenon is the result of continuous alternation between periods of torrential rain and drought, which have caused the erosion of the terrain and the formation of these pinnacles. As the seasons change, the temperatures move between extremes and storms affect the area, pyramids disappear over time, while new pinnacles form as well”. (Photo by Marco Grassi/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


People’s Choice, Nature: Formation. “When we arrived at the Río Grande de Tarcoles in Costa Rica, I saw a fantastic formation of the sharp-mouthed crocodiles. I couldn’t help myself, and I started my drone and began to photograph them from the air. My heart was beating like crazy because I was incredibly excited, on the one hand I was a bit scared for the drone, on the other hand I was so happy about the unique moment”. (Photo by Niklas Weber/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


First Place Winner, Cities: Another rainy day in Nagasaki, Japan. “This is a view of the main street from a tram in Nagasaki on a rainy day. The tram is vintage, but retrofitted with modern ticketing equipment. A conductor is no longer on board – only the lone driver. The quiet streetscape seen through the front windshield of the tram somehow caught my attention. This view presents quite a contrast to busy urban centers in Japan, such as Tokyo and Osaka. The ride on a vintage tram through the relatively quiet main street was a memorable experience during our week-long visit to the historic city of Nagasaki”. (Photo by Hiro Kurashina/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Honorable Mention, Cities: Alone in the crowds. “In this photo, I tried to bring the intense and stacked living conditions that Hong Kong is famous for into perspective for the viewer. With so many people living in small spaces, it’s strange to see all these amenities empty. As a solo traveler, I’m often alone in crowds and this photo resonates with me. I barely scratched the surface of this incredible urban environment, but this image really summarizes my experience here”. (Photo by Gary Cummins/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Third Place Winner, Cities: Reflection. “On an early morning, I wanted to photograph the fog, which is epic in Dubai every year from December to January – and almost every photographer’s dream in this part of the world. Sadly, I could not get access to the rooftop and so I peeped through the glazed window on a lower floor. I was overwhelmed and excited to see how beautiful the city looks, and my excitement was quadrupled as soon as I saw the reflection of the road and building on the building facade that I was in. I immediately opened the window to the maximum permissible amount and clicked a single shot with stretched hand”. (Photo by Gaanesh Prasad/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


First Place Winner, People: Tea culture. “For a long time, I have been fascinated by the ancient Mongolian method of hunting with Golden Eagles. In early 2018, I followed one family of eagle hunters during their migration from winter camp to spring camp. Mongolia is sparsely populated, but the inhabitants have a very hospitable and welcoming culture. Tea for Kazakh culture is one of the attributes of hospitality. Tea isn’t just a drink, but a mix of tradition, culture, relaxation, ceremony, and pleasure. Damel, seen here wrapped in heavy fur clothes, drinks a cup of tea to keep warm from the chilly temperatures in Western Mongolia”. (Photo by Alessandra Meniconzi/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Second Place Winner, People: Leida and Laelle – Will lift you up. “Since 2016, I’ve been involved with Haitian immigrants and refugees living in my city, Estrela. I have become friends with some families, and especially with twin sisters, Leïda and Laëlle. They say living in Brazil is like living in paradise – very different from the reality of their country of origin. They dream of becoming models and teachers, as a way to earn money to bring their other relatives from Haiti to Brazil, to live all near one another. On this day, they were playing in front of their home, improvising exercises to develop their imagination and creativity, as if they were actresses, and playing an imitation game with poses. Laëlle reached for Leida’s face and lifted her head up, showing her where she should look. At this brief moment, I took the photo”. (Photo by Tati Itat/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Third Place Winner, People: Challenging journey. “This photograph was taken from Dhaka’s airport rail station during the Eid vacation. People were returning to their village homes to spend Eid with families, and the rush at the last hour was immense. One man caught my attention: he was dangling on a train’s handle with his family, trying to get inside the train. At that time, rain started and the train began to slowly move. The family had tickets to board the train, but couldnÕt get to their seats. There are many people like him, who come to Dhaka for work – leaving their families and home villages – so when they get vacation, they don’t want to miss the opportunity to spend time with dear ones, no matter what”. (Photo by MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Fog Taking Over a Town During Sunset. “I decided to take a cross-country trip by myself, and it was one of the most amazing experiences I have had. Seeing our country and how much it has to offer was magical. This was Sausalito, Calif., being overwhelmed by fog. It was amazing to watch from above. This was taken with a drone”. (Photo by Ricky Batista/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


The Ultimate Pool Party. Raja Iliya captures the idyllic scene of a summer pool party in Koh Samui, Thailand. (Photo by Raja Iliya/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


Ipanema Beach. M. Raccichni captures the movement at Ipanema Beach in Brazil. (Photo by M. Raccichni/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)


The Invasion. A quiet street in Macau. Modernization around is quickly changing the city, as documented by Paul Tsui. (Photo by Paul Tsui/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

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石野卓球、タトゥー疑う声に反論「バーカ!本もんだよ」「プールも温泉もつまらないから行かない」

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ピエール瀧(本名・瀧正則)容疑者(51)が所属する「電気グルーヴ」の石野卓球(51)が24日、自身のツイッターを更新。腕に入れたタトゥーに対する一般ユーザーからの意見に反応した・・


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Splendid Vintage Snaps Of Young Girls With Very Big Hair In The 1980s

The 1980s can be categorized as a decade of excess. The new generation of young people placed a heavy emphasis on individuality, materialism and consumerism, all of which was reflected in the popular fashions and hairstyles of the time. As usual, the music, television and, for the first time, computer industries played a prominent role in determining what styles and trends took off across the...

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This Artist Turns Old Pocket Watches Into Miniature Steampunk Worlds, And The Result Is Fascinating

Greek artist Gregory Grozos is on a quest to prove that watches can do much more than just tick. They can fit entire worlds inside them. “I call my creations ‘miniature worlds’ because that is what I exactly aim them to be,” Gregory writes. “I try to make each work as detailed and complete as a tiny world would need to be in order to be called a world.” More:

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張本勲氏、イチローの1軍起用を「私が仰木監督に進言したんですよ」発言が物議

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野球評論家の張本勲氏が24日放送のTBS系「サンデーモーニング」(日曜・前8時)に生出演。現役引退したマリナーズ・イチロー外野手との秘話を明かした・・


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鳥とゴルフってやっぱ関係深いわ。本物のイーグル(ワシ)がホールインワンをもたらしてくれた件(カナダ)

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 ゴルフの用語には「バーディ」「イーグル」「アルバトロス」など、鳥にちなんだ名前のものが多い。

 イーグルはそのホールのパーより2打少ない打数で上がることで、パー5のホールなら3打、パー4では2打、パー3では1打となる。つまりパー3のホールのイーグルはホールインワンだ。

 でもってこの男性、パー3のホールで、1打目でグリーンのピンに寄せたボールを、文字通りイーグル(ハクトウワシ)によって、イーグル(ホールインワン)にしてもらえたようだ。
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【画像】 加藤紗里、ホテルで火事に遭遇し「全裸で避難中」 投稿写真に衝撃走る

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タレントの加藤紗里(28)が24日、自身のインスタグラムで、韓国のホテルで火事に巻き込まれ避難していることを報告している・・


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テレビ局が「村本大輔を番組で使わない真意」 関係者の証言に驚き

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「2008年に結成し、13年に『THE MANZAI』でチャンピオンになりました。“超高速・超絶の早口漫才”が真骨頂です。テレビに出演するきっかけを作ったのは、島田紳助さん(62)といわれています」・・


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Amazing Japanese Cardboard Artist Transforms Old Boxes Into Tanks, Gundams, Space Ships, And More!

Monami Ono, a graduate of the Osaka University of the Arts who studied 3D animation and now specializes in amazing cardboard artistry, may simply be the best, however. The talented and award-winning artist from Wakayama Prefecture’s hobby for practicing animation on cardboard boxes has turned into a full-time craft, landing her appearances on Japanese television, workshop appearances...

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25 Of The World’s Best Drone Photos Of 2018

People’s Choice Prize, “Red Train” sebastianmzh Every year photographers from all over the world compete in the annual drone photography competition organized by SkyPixel. The participants compete in two main categories, video and photography, and the winners receive over $12,000 worth of photography gear. This year German photographer Deryk Baumgärtner’s photo of the Saint Michael’s Mount won the...

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野村克也さん「イチローはまごうことなき天才、だが好かん!」

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「彼とは同じチームになったことはないし、話をした記憶すらない。しかし、私はイチローが好きではない。彼の仕草や態度、物言いを見たりしていると、『俺は人とは違うんだ。特別なんだ』と思っているように感じられるからだ」・・

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