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18th Annual Photo Contest Winners
2006 World In Focus Contest
Photo: Grand Canyon, Arizona
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Second Place: Kyle George, Flagstaff, Arizona

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Kyle George, a Grand Canyon river guide and photography enthusiast, has been shooting pictures for about four years. He was working as a river guide on a trip that National Geographic photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols took to the Grand Canyon. "Nick was doing a lot of night photography, and that inspired me to give it a go," he says about this photograph of Anasazi ruins. To illuminate the scene, George placed a remote flash with orange and yellow gels in a window (going inside the ruins is prohibited). He says this was possible because it was a relatively long exposure. "This same scene has been photographed a million different times, but never at night as far as I know," says the photographer. "It's about a mile walk from the ruins to where we had camped, and I ended up being stalked by two mountain lions on the way back." (Nikon F4, 18mm lens, Fuji Velvia 100F film) Prize courtesy of Evasion Hideaway & Six Senses Spa at Ana Mandara and Cathay Pacific Airways.

This year's 18th annual photo contest received nearly 15,000 entries, up from some 10,000 last year. Start polishing your skills early with one of Traveler's photo seminars and look for the announcement of our next contest in May 2007.

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