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Presenting the first winners
in our Action Photography Contest, selected by
National Geographic photographer Bill Hatcher.
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Presenting the second round of our Action Photography Contest, judged by
National Geographic photographer Bill Hatcher.
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Your image could be featured in the next round of our Action Photography Contest. Send us your best adrenaline-infused shots for the chance to be published online and in the magazine.

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took this photograph on a day off, while I was teaching skiing and snowboarding at Northstar-at-
Tahoe ski resort
in Truckee, California. I was
making a run through the terrain park when I
noticed a couple of riders throwing huge tricks off
the 40-foot (13-meter) kickers. I grabbed my
camera and spent three hours shooting the riders.
Northstar is known for the high level of riding in the terrain park—this day did not disappoint!
—Reader Brian Hudson, 27
High School Teacher
Flint, Michigan

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Judge's Remarks:
I like the strong diagonal line and the vibrant colors of these climbers working their way up through the snow. This photo is successful because it makes me want to see more of this unusual landscape.
—Bill Hatcher, photographer and author of the National Geographic Photography Field Guide: Action & Adventure

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