2008 Grand Prize Winner
2008 Grand Prize Winner
With the clouds breaking just at sunrise, the air crisp and brittle on a cold, cold morning I can only imagine the photographer's overwhelming sense of reward. We persevere in our travels (rising early instead of staying in bed) because there is no substitute for being there when the magic happens.
Steakley won a photo expedition for two to Tanzania and Zanzibar with a National Geographic expert. Steakley's photo was also published in the December 2008 issue of National Geographic magazine!
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I'm sure this military drill was a wonder to see in its rapid fire execution. But it is another wonder to see when held still in this photograph. Preparation, precision, and timing all coming together so wonderfully. (All which can also be said of the photographer.
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It's a simple moment, perhaps that time at dawn before the camp awakes. Yet it captures part of our lives that we all can recognize, penetrating the conventions of standard people pictures to let us share that stillness of slumber. I hope the photographer's shutter was very, very quiet.
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What a delicate, instantaneous water ballet! Glasslike, mirrored and highlighted for our inspection and delight, so that we might marvel in detail at their momentary perfection. Two sets of two drops really, one set falling into a clear pool, the next set arriving just in time to be pierced like jeweled crowns. Visually delicious.
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Whether it is Einstein or Alice in Wonderland explaining it, space confounds us. Confronted with this alien landscape we seek some known parallel (Rice fields? Military defences?) before giving up in wonder and awe. (Answer: a dragonfly wing.)
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Capturing the sheer joy of being in the sweep of time is no easy task. Yet, here we are, in the water and in the moment, part of the enduring cycles of waves, sunsets and tides. The adventure is real and I would imagine the photographers got wet (but who cares!)
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Storm clouds live out their dramas, their heroic advances and towering stands, their ragings and defeats, at breakneck and reckless speeds. Capturing this theater of the atmosphere is neither easy nor certain but here we are rewarded with all of it, painted red in the dying light.
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No gem in a velvet box was ever so intriguing. I hardly know what to think of this creature, usually the subject of scorn and consternation, yet here so intricately constructed, so improbably white, with such bejeweled eyes. A photograph to make us reconsider our easy assumptions.
Judging the contest will be award-winning photographer Jim Richardson, whose work has graced the pages of National Geographic and other publications.
National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson has travelled the world during his long career. Check out a selection of images from his travels!
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