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19th Annual Photo Contest Winners
2007 World In Focus Contest
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Merit Prize: Katarzyna Sobocinska, London, England

Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera and a Bogen National Geographic Prize Package

Katarzyna Sobocinska, a film student in London, visited Nigeria in February 2007 as part of a crew shooting a short student film. "We spent most of the time in a village called Itekun," she says. "People from the village, especially children, were fascinated by the film set." This girl didn't see Sobocinska at first. "I was waiting for the moment when she'd look at me without yet knowing what I was trying to do. I released the camera button exactly when she noticed me."  (Canon EOS400D digital camera, Canon EF 75-300mm zoom lens, exposure at1/160 second at f/5.0, ISO 200) Bogen prize package includes National Geographic Tundra Monopod; National Geographic Tundra Tripod with 3-way head; and an Earth Explorer Medium Shoulder Bag.

This year's 19th annual photo contest received over 27,000 entries, up some 12,000 from 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 2008.

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