National Geographic Magazine’s International Photo Contest has just ended, and the judges have some tough decisions to make. But you can be a judge, too, and vote for your favorite image in the People, Places, and Nature categories. Here’s last year’s People winner, taken by Ilvy Njiokiktjien in Mozambique:
The verdict: “This is one of those wonderful moments when everything comes together visually,” says freelance photojournalist Maggie Steber. “There is a musical rhythm to the image.” National Geographic design editor Darren Smith agrees: “The composition is intriguing with the mirroring of the women’s bodies. I find it to be very harmonious and soothing. There is something reassuring in the play between the colors, shadows, and light. It appears simple at first but gets more complicated the more you look at it.”
For more images, visit the weekly galleries on National Geographic Magazine’s site and vote for your favorite images. Viewer’s Choice winners will be announced in early December. Check out the gallery of last year’s Viewer’s Choice favorites. Voting closes November 8.
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