To celebrate reaching 100 million followers on Instagram, National Geographic hosted a photo contest using the #natgeo100contest hashtag. The top 10 finalists will be given photo books signed by National Geographic photographers and have their winning images posted to @NatGeo throughout the next week. The grand prize winner will also receive a Nat Geo photo safari to Tanzania.
During the 24 hours the contest was open, more than 94,000 photographs were submitted. Nat Geo photo editors and photographers narrowed the entries to the top 10 photographs. Those images were then put to a vote for our 100 million followers on @NatGeo to decide our grand prize winner.
Here is our grand prize photographer, along with the finalists and commentary from our contributing photographers.
Grand prize winner
Photographer Ketan Khambhatta's image of zebras and wildebeest in the Maasai Mara National Reserve won the grand prize. "The image is so dynamic, with a powerful depth that keeps me looking. A moment well captured," said National Geographic photographer Muhammed Muheisen of Khambhatta's photo.