The Explosion! Winner of the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest. "The subject’s name is Busaba, a well-cared-for Indochinese tigress, whose home is at Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand." Photo by Ashley Vincent of Chonburi, Thailand.
"Dragon boating is a chinese traditional entertainment. As an aquatic sport to memorise qu yuan, a patriotic poet in ancient china, it is usually held in festivals, which can be traced back to two thousand years ago.
Honrable Mention / Photo and caption by Fransisca Harlijanto/National Geographic Photo Contest. "I was surrounded by thousands of fish that moved in synchrony because of the predation that was happening. It was an incredible experience.
by ulrich lambert Stilt fishing is a typical fishing technique only seen in Sri Lanka. The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a petta tied to a vertical pole planted into the coral reef. This long exposure shot shows how unstable their position is.
URSUS ARCTOS HORRIBILIS - This photo of a wild, Alaskan, brown bear digging on a game trail was taken with a home made motion controlled triggering device hooked up to my DSLR. (Photo and caption by Jason Ching/National Geographic Photo Contest)#
"Yayasan Galuh Rehabilitation Center is an impoverished mental health facility based in Bekasi, Indonesia that hosts over 250 patients." Photo and caption by Wendell Phillips/National Geographic Photo Contest)