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Action Photography Contest Winners:
Round I

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Presenting the first winners
in our Action Photography Contest, selected by
National Geographic photographer Bill Hatcher. 
Photo contest winners


The Whale Warriors

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At the bottom of the world,
a battle rages between
whale hunters and a tiny
crew of renegade activists
who would sacrifice their
lives to save the whales.
Whaling wars


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Your Turn: Climbing Yosemite's Matthes Crest
Share your trip photos and experiences. They could be published in the magazine!
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Send your own  Your Turn: There + Back photos to adventure@ngs.org.

"Traversing the knife-edge of Yosemite's Matthes Crest felt like walking
a tightrope. From the 10,918-foot (3,328-meter) northern summit, the highest point along the ridge, I had a 40-mile (64-kilometer) view of the park's phenomenal backcountry. Even though some parts of the climb were intensely exposed, it was incredible to gain access to this spectacular wilderness."


Misha Logvinov, 29
A Moscow native with a photographer's eye, reader Logvinov grew up hiking the Caucasus Mountains. Now working in finance in Silicon Valley, the trad climber puts some 20,000 miles (32,187 kilometers) on his car each climbing season in his quest to experience the West Coast's greatest ranges. So far he's tackled 13 of California's 15 fourteeners. Where next? Alaska's Arrigetch Peaks.
 
Photograph by Misha Logvinov


Cover: May 2006



Pick up  the May 2006 issue for 38 amazing family escapes, wild beaches, and cool festivals, Sebastian Junger's lessons from the road, and the best bikes for summer.






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