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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【動画】 熊本市の祭りで馬への虐待行為があったと騒然・・ ムチ打ちの動画が拡散で炎上

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熊本市の祭りを撮影した動画に「馬が虐待されているシーンが映っている」として、ネット上で物議を醸している。秋の風物詩として親しまれてきた、藤崎八旛宮の例大祭での出来事。撮影されたのは9月16日の日中とみられる・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9912835.html

スリスリさせて、させてよぅぅ!甘えん坊のイエネコ状態の人懐こいライオンが目撃される(クリミア半島)

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 クリミア半島(ロシアかウクライナ)にある「タイガン・サファリパーク」は、ライオンとガチな触れ合いツアーが体験できると評判の動物園だ。

 百獣の王とも呼ばれるライオンは本来であれば人間にとって恐ろしい存在である。

 しかし、この動物園では鎖につながれるわけでもなく檻に入れられるわけでもなく普通にライオンが歩いている。

 それどころかツアー参加者が乗った両側面丸開きのバギーに近寄ってきたり、乗り込んできたりと、人懐こいイエネコさながらのフレンドリーすぎる態度を見せてくれるのだ。
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SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52265434.html

貴乃花親方「長らく貴乃花を応援してくださりありがとうございました」に騒然・・ 退職を示唆か

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大相撲の貴乃花親方(46)=元横綱=が24日、自身の活動などを伝えるサイト「貴乃花応援会」で“意味深発言”をアップした・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9912822.html

【動画】 コインロッカーに自分が産んだ乳児遺体を入れ5年間代金を払い続けた女性が話題に = 荒川区

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24日午前11時すぎ、東京都荒川区の警視庁尾久署に女が現れ、「4、5年前に子どもを産み、コインロッカーに入れた」と自首した・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9912797.html

【動画】 韓国のスタバだけマグカップに注意書きww 「これは恥ずかしい」と話題に

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韓国のインターネット掲示板に最近、「スターバックスのマグカップの近況」と題するスレッドが登場した・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9912241.html

火山噴火から着想。ジオエンジニアリングで気温を下げられることが判明。ただし副作用あり(米研究)

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 人類は、大気汚染とそれによって引き起こされる環境問題に気付くまで、数十年という月日を費やした。

 現在、気温上昇による気候変動は着実に悪化している。それに対応すべく生み出されたのがジオエンジニアリング(地球工学)だ。

 今回、アメリカ・カリフォルニア大学のバークレー・グローバル・ポリシー研究所が発表した研究によると、大気中に硫化カルボニルを放出することで気温を下げることができることがわかったという。

 これは火山噴火により気温が低下したという事例から着想を得たアイディアだ。

 ただしこの方法には副作用があるという。局地的な極端な寒冷化が起こり、農業に影響を与えるというのだ。
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SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52265207.html

This must be what the Pearly Gates look like (Source:…



This must be what the Pearly Gates look like (Source: https://ift.tt/2QSm0wv)

SOURCE: http://awwww-cute.tumblr.com/post/178429652532

ハワイのコストコ、会員の返品実態に衝撃・・ 食べ終えた肉や飲みかけのウォッカも

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例外はあるものの、コストコの寛大な返品ポリシーのおかげで、会員はレシートがなくても、ほぼすべての商品をいつでも返品できる・・
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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9907852.html

This is how I was greeted by my cat when I got home last night…



This is how I was greeted by my cat when I got home last night (Source: https://ift.tt/2I9HWix)

SOURCE: http://awwww-cute.tumblr.com/post/178428650483

【動画】 ストロングゼロでサッポロ一番を作った結果ww 「サッポロ一番がサッポロ百番にレベルアップ・・」

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今回はコンビニに売っている商品を使ってラーメンを激ウマにする方法をご紹介しよう。その方法とは、最近流行りのストロングゼロビターレモン500mlをお湯の代わりに使い、サッポロ一番塩ラーメンを茹でると激ウマになるという方法・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9912433.html