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2010 National Geographic Photography

Posted by shreeshreethakur on February 11, 2013


Worlds Longest Tunnel

Worlds Longest Tunnel

Photo and caption by Alexander Oglaend

13 sec long photo inside worlds longest road-tunnel in between traffic. Length of tunnel is 24,5 km. Speed limit is 80 km/h. The blue color is from the special lights that they have in caves inside the tunnel. I wanted a photo to show the extremeness of this endless tunnel. In my photo you see car lights in the end of the tunnel, and that is all you’ll see in real too. As this tunnel goes on for 20 minutes.

Stallion Fight

Photo and caption by Vedran Vidak

The dominant stallion fights off one of the frequent and aggressive thrusts of a colt which irrevocably tries to take over stallion’s natural position in their herd. This depicts internal conflict between stallions and colts where the latter tries to win the primacy in the herd of all the mares. In a word, this gives us an impression of the survival of species and their internal conflicts which result in a perfect harmony of natural hierarchy. Those horses allow us to see their strength which is necessary for survival in a dangerous coexistence with wild animals and their frequent attacks.
Warminster, England

Warminster, England

Photo and caption by Matt Cardy

The sun shines on trees that are displaying their autumn colours surrounding Palladian bridge and the lakeside Pantheon at the National Trust’s Stourhead on November 3, 2010 near Warminster, England. The UK is currently enjoying one of the best autumn displays for years, due in part to the long drought of this year’s spring, and the wet and cool of the late summer that followed.
Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal, India

Photo and caption by Tomasz Wagner

Woke up early morning to catch the mist rising over Agra
Rain, Subway New York City

Rain, Subway New York City

Photo and caption by Benjamin Chambers

New York, NY, USA. An uncharacteristicly wet and chilly day of summer 2010 in Manhattan. A commuter steps out of the subway onto Mid-town on Avenue of the Americas.

Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Photo and caption by Ben Thomas

taken from the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe is shrunk to diorama proportions
Mount Everest Climber

Mount Everest Climber

Photo and caption by Anselm Murphy

Climber on his way to Camp 2 (6400m) on Mount Everest. He is in the large valley known as the Western Cwm, with the gigantic south west face of Everest on the left and Lhotse directly ahead (the 4th highest mountain in the world). There is a circumzenithal arc above Lhotse.
Camelthorn Trees

Camelthorn Trees

Photo and caption by Bill Young

Centuries-dead camelthorn trees stand sentinel in a dry pan, surrounded by huge red sand dunes.
Rio, Sunset

Rio, Sunset

Photo and caption by Joe Fenton

A wide angle, sunset shot of Rio, taken at dusk with a nice golden sunset. Christ the Redeemer is visible in the middle of the shot, and you can see how the city sprawls over the hills.
Windmills, Castile de la Muela

Windmills, Castile de la Muela

Photo and caption by Peter Lewin

While touring in Southern Spain this summer, my wife and I, along with two very good friends, stopped at the Castle de la Muela which stands on the site of an old Roman encampment. The 12 windmills that once worked to make flour from grain overlook Don Quixote country that offers a vast panorama of endless vineyards and olive groves.
Lake Luzzone, Switzerland

Lake Luzzone, Switzerland

Photo and caption by Benoit Buzzi

Lake of Luzzone, Ticino (Switzerland)
Blackout

Blackout

Photo and caption by Alceu M. Baptistao Jr

Taken during the serious 2009 blackout, that left half of the country in the dark.
Bear Cubs

Bear Cubs

Photo and caption by Nikolai Zinoviev

Two year old sister and brother cubs are waiting alone for their mom to return from salmon fishing.
The Louvre, Paris, France

The Louvre, Paris, France

Photo and caption by Pete Carr

The Louvre is absolutely stunning. A contrast of old and new architecture in an amazingly brilliant way. I loved it’s sheer beauty and scale.
Ginza, Tokyo

Ginza, Tokyo

Photo and caption by Navid Baraty

A rainy business day during lunch hour in Ginza, Tokyo
Mickey and Minnie, Santa Monica Pier, California

Mickey and Minnie, Santa Monica Pier, California

Photo and caption by Catie Laffoon

This other worldly photo was taken on an extremely busy, bustling day at The Santa Monica Pier in California. There were crowds of families and tourists pushing against each other as they lined up for games and rides but for one single moment the world emptied and this scene was captured.
Horses, Víðidalstungurétt Roundup, Northern Iceland

Horses, Víðidalstungurétt Roundup, Northern Iceland

Photo and caption by Lindsay Blatt

Each year traditional herdsman take to the back country of Iceland to round up thousands of horses, which have spent the summer grazing in the highlands. These horses were used to bring in the herd at the Víðidalstungurétt Roundup in Northern Iceland, photographed with a 4×5 camera.
Salsa Dancers, Mexico

Salsa Dancers, Mexico

Photo and caption by Joan Herwig

The main square was alive with bicentennial celebrations in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. On this particular evening Salsa Dancing took to the stage. The bright light cast on the dancers created these remarkable shadows that were dancing on the wall of the building behind the stage. I found the shadows much more fascinating to photograph than the dancers on the stage.
Wave, Hawaii

Wave, Hawaii

Photo and caption by Kelly Cestari

Vortices form underwater on a wave ridden by a surfer at Hawaiis Pipeline. Going underwater brings a new world to life revealing the intricacies that go about unseen during surfing.
Vojvodina, Serbia

Vojvodina, Serbia

Photo and caption by Sonya Kovacic

The Vojvodina countryside in northern Serbia is beautiful. And on my way to my cousin’s house by the river we came across an Onion Field. I’ve never seen a more crazy, beautiful, interesting, strange looking plant in my life. They don’t even look real.
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