2014년 10월 26일 일요일

2014년 내쇼날 지오그라프 잡지 사진 대회 출품작 Part 2: 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Part II

National Geographic Magazine's annual photo contest, is nearing the deadline for entries this year—the final day will be October 31, 2014. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters to participate in its annual photography seminar. National Geographic was once again kind enough to let me choose among more of its entries so far for display here on In Focus. Captions written by the individual photographers.

Onno, a teenage girl from the Arbore tribe in Omo Valley in Ethiopia. Onno, like other women of the Arbore tribe, enjoys decorating herself with hundreds of beads, which she believes makes her more attractive. Her hair is cut short, which is a symbol of virginity. Soon Onno will marry and as part of the wedding process she will have to be circumcised. This process will be done by her mother and like all Arbore women she will have to follow the tradition. (© Matjaz Krivic/National Geographic Photo Contest)

One evening, driving our car on the E17, we came out of a tunnel near Antwerp, Belgium, and were suddenly confronted with this... sky? As I was the passenger, I managed to take a few pictures trough the front window. We felt like driving under an upside see of waves. It had a beautiful dampened light and the world suddenly looked very different. A sense of unknown danger was also present. We had no rain or storm and made it safely home. Other parts of the country that evening were not that lucky. (© Luc Bonduelle/National Geographic Photo Contest) 
I shot this after a heavy rain storm in Port Moody, British Columbia. Along the path was this bracket fungus stuck to an old recently fallen tree. The light was filtering down on this and it really caught my eye. (© Lance Isackson/National Geographic Photo Contest)
This humpback whale breached several times perhaps in hopes of communicating the oncoming threat of transient Killer Whales who have been known to kill humpback calfs and were later spotted traveling towards this particular humpback and her calf (not in view). Tolmie Chanel, Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada. (© Cael Cook/National Geographic Photo Contest)
I had a chance to photograph a puma at very close distance in Bozeman, Montana. (© Serhat Demiroglu/National Geographic Photo Contest)
A smoke column billows above the forest fire in Banff National Park, one of Canada's most beautiful places. Many people were devastated when it went up in flames. Although it's quite sad, this fire was actually very beneficial to the land, as there hadn't been a blaze in this area for over 300 years. What people fail to realize is that some wildfires are part of the natural process of forests. In a year or so, proof of that in the form of fire weed and new plant growth will blanket the forest floor where the fire once raged. Knowing that, it made this fire even more beautiful to me. (© Amanda Nand/National Geographic Photo Contest)
Amadou has been a breakdancer for may years. He was preparing one of the biggest contests of his career. As I followed him during some days through Bordeaux (France) we took a moment to make this crazy flexible portrait. (© William Kerdoncuff/National Geographic Photo Contest) 
Madagascans with their boats, trying to trade some goods with the people on a cruise ship. Jeans, sweets, t-shirts are wanted, in exchange for crabs, fresh fruits and fish. They stayed the whole day, shouting and waving up to the people on the ship. (© Rupert Preifller/National Geographic Photo Contest)
Kinik, the district of Manisa in Turkey, is a well known place for dried tomatoes. Despite the difficult conditions, the children of workers are able to keep their happiness at top level. (© Melih Sular/National Geographic Photo Contest)
The prey and the predator, the biodiversity and the food chain. In the blue Pacific, I realized a series of pictures of a great white shark when suddenly I saw, out of the corner of my eye, a sea lion on the right. Off of Guadalupe Island, Mexico. (© Marc Henauer/National Geographic Photo Contest)
Eating a crab on Sanibel Island, Florida. (© Rick Loesche/National Geographic Photo Contest)
While on a trip to unhook live sharks from fishermen's longlines, we were lucky enough to run into a massive school of mobula rays. The rays were moving quite fast and it was hard enough keeping up with them from the surface, let alone dive down to take a closer look. This photo was taken freediving to a depth of about 60 ft. in Bahia Magdalena, Baja California Sur, Mexico. (© Eduardo Lopez Negrete/National Geographic Photo Contest) 
After the 30 years of banning large imported motorcycles, in 2007, the Taiwanese government reopened the import licensing of motorcycles greater than 550cc. These large bikes, which were never seen before, were thought to be strange and treated unequally. However, adversity will not stop enthusiastic bike riders from chasing the road of freedom. (© Shao hua Luo/National Geographic Photo Contest)
Lightning in Vergi Port, Estonia. (© Kristjan Madalvee/National Geographic Photo Contest)
This disorienting photo was taken from a cliff overlooking Lake Louise in Banff national park. The two people are enjoying a canoe ride on Lake Louise's turquoise waters. Even boulders the size of large cars seem like pebbles from a high vantage point. (© Ben Leshchinsky/National Geographic Photo Contest) 
Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to shoot the Holuhraun volcanic eruption in Iceland. After several days waiting for good flying weather, I got my OK and went on the helicopter. I was incredibly lucky to have both a spectacular pink sunset and a new, red-hot lava formation in the foreground. I must have driven the helicopter pilot crazy going over this segment again and again, but in the end, I got what I wanted! (© Erez Marom/National Geographic Photo Contest)
Chris Buchta, a surf fisherman, punches through a wave during his quest to catch striped bass in Montauk Point, New York. (© Tom Lynch/National Geographic Photo Contest)
A fennec fox sleeps in the Sahara Desert. (© Francisco Mingorance/National Geographic Photo Contest)
The chef of Ramnami people in Chhattisgarh, India. Ramnami tattoo the name of the lord "Rama" on their body. Their entire focus is on the name of Ram, the name of God that is most dear to them. The Ramnami Samaj is a sect of harijan (Untouchable) Ram. Formed in the 1890s, the sect has become a dominant force in the religious life of the area. (© Mattia Passarini/National Geographic Photo Contest)
A great moment with a whale shark at the Silver Banks, North of the Dominican Republic. Very special because it's not common to meet a whale shark there. This place is well known for Humpback Whales. (© Christian Schlamann/National Geographic Photo Contest)
As the boss of his flock, this male Mute Swan of Lake Ontario has won countless border disputes with other males. Showing off his spectacular remiges every now and then is a reminder of his absolute dominance over other birds. (© Xuan Zhang/National Geographic Photo Contest)
During summertime, when the ice already melted, Wakhi people migrate to highland pasturage in the Big Pamir in the Wakhan Valley of Afghanistan. Above 4,000 meters above sea level, they stay in the seasonal sheds. This picture depicts a man during meal preparation. When the shed became filled with smoke the only relief he could find was the small hole in the shed roof. (© Guillaume Petermann/National Geographic Photo Contest)
A young girl throws a temper tantrum in a Bangkok shopping mall in June of 2014. (© Adam Birkan/National Geographic Photo Contest)
This picture was taken in South Africa. We went on a safari and this lion got stuck in a tree while watching his family walk off in the distance. (© Nathan Stone/National Geographic Photo Contest)
Humpback Whale showing off for me in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Out on an ultimate watch early in the morning, we were awakened by this young juvenile tail slapping. (© Susan Metz/National Geographic Photo Contest)

2014년 10월 25일 토요일

풍요한 가을 2/2: Fall Is in the Air, Part II

One last overview of autumn, my favorite season. Across the Northern Hemisphere, harvests are in motion, festivals are being held to celebrate the change of season, animals are returning to their winter grounds, and of course, viewers are enjoying the explosion of colors among the leaves. Collected here are some a few more images from this year's autumn. 

A leaf of the Virginia Creeper hangs from a roof in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany on September 30, 2014. (Patrick Pleul/AFP/Getty Images)

Fog sits in the valley of the White Mountains as leaves change colors on September 28, 2014 in this photo taken from Milan Hill in Milan, New Hampshire, (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Cranes return at sunset from foraging for food during the day to spend the night in the marshes near Linum, Germany, on October 19, 2014. The Linum marshes are a major stopping point for cranes and other birds migrating from Scandinavia south to Spain and northern Africa. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
A motorcyclist cruises past a maple tree displaying its bright fall foliage in Freeport, Maine, on October 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
A tractor tows a trailer full of visitors past a pumpkin patch during a visit to a fall festival at an orchard and farm market in Wexford, Pennsylvania, on October 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
A girl runs with autumn leaves at a park in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on October 17, 2014. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
Pumpkins and gourds are displayed on a wall at Wilson Farm in Lexington, Massachusetts, on October 6, 2014. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)
An apple hangs on a tree during a gray autumn day in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on October 12, 2014. (Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty Images)
A squirrel dozes in the sunshine in Regent's Park in London, England, on October 21, 2014. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
The vineyards of Lavaux above Lake Leman are seen on an autumn day in Chexbres near Lausanne, Switzerland, on October 22, 2014. (Reuters/Denis Balibouse)
Raindrops on a fallen autumn leaf in Vertou near Nantes, France, on October 21, 2014. (Reuters/Stephane Mahe) 
A woman walks her dog past a wall covered with fallen autumn leaves in Wuerzburg, Germany, on October 19, 2014. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/AFP/Getty Images)
A cobweb covered with mist, early in the morning of October 3, 2014 in Hede-Bazouges next to the western city of Rennes, France. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)
A pair of trumpeter swans prepare to land on open water in Potter Marsh in Anchorage, Alaska, on September 30, 2014. Hundreds of swans stop to feed at the marsh every autumn on their annual migration south. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
Amaryah Amos, 7, from London, sits among the giant Pumpkins at the Royal Horticultural London Harvest Festival Show in London, England, on October 7, 2014. Growers from across the UK come together for the show at the RHS Horticultural Halls in Westminster to exhibit their seasonable bounty in the annual fruit and vegetable competition. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) 
Bavarian mountain farmers return their cattle from summer pastures on a boat across Lake Koenigssee near Berchtesgaden, Germany, on October 6, 2014. The trip by boat is the only way to bring the cattle from their remote summer mountain-pastures back to their homestead. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) 
Farmer Dan Roberts inspects his corn crop during the harvest in Minooka, Illinois, on September 24, 2014. (Reuters/Jim Young) 
Visitors view the autumn foliage of acer trees in the Old Arboretum at Westonbirt in southwest England on October 14, 2014. The Japanese maples are some of the first species to turn red and orange at this famous tree collection, originally planted out in the nineteenth century Victorian heyday of plant hunting. (Reuters/Toby Melville)
The silhouette of a stag at nightfall near Yvoy-le-Marron, France, on September 20, 2014. (Reuters/Philippe Wojazer)
A member of the "Exit Point" amateur rope-jumping group jumps from a 44-meter high (144-feet high) waterpipe bridge in the Siberian Taiga area outside Krasnoyarsk, on September 28, 2014. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin) 
A fallen leaf floats on the surface of the Willowemoc Creek in the Catskills region town of Roscoe, New York on October 7, 2014. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
Brad and Sue Wyman paddle their 1930's Old Town Guide canoe along the Androscoggin River with temperatures the 70's and fall colors showing on September 27, 2014 in Dummer, New Hampshire. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
A male red deer with antlers covered in bracken, walks through undergrowth in Richmond Park in London on October 3, 2014. (Reuters/Toby Melville)
Large pumpkins sit in the back of vehicles during the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 13, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California. John Hawkley of Napa, California won the contest and broke a state record with his gigantic pumpkin weighing in at 2,058 pounds. Hawkley took home a cash prize of $12,510, or $6.00 a pound. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) 
A dusting of snow appears on the White Mountains Presidential Range as leaves change colors, seen from Jefferson, New Hampshire, on October 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Bales of hay covered with snow on a field on the bank of the Belyo Lake in the Khakassia region of Siberia, on October 18, 2014. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
Autumn leaves, covered in snow, near Bodenmais, Germany, on October 22, 2014. (Armin Weigel/AFP/Getty Images)