2013 National Geographic Photo Contest, “Places”, Week 4

National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2013 National Geographic Photography Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000 (USD) and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2014.

“When the Sun Comes up”. Photographer Lei Shuchen took this picture on March 5,2012 at the campus of Zhanjiang Normal college in Zhanjiang of Guangdong Province in China. The dormitory building was covered by quilts and clothes due to the sunshine after several day’s raining, the highest temperature had reached 27 ℃ that day. Photo location: Guangdong province, China. (Photo and caption by Lei Shuchen/National Geographic Photo Contest)

“Capadocia”. An aerial view of a car pass by the rock formation area of Capadocia. Photo location: Capadocia, Turkey. (Photo and caption by Jeffry Lim/National Geographic Photo Contest)

“The Blue City”. Known as the “Blue City”, Jodhpur in India is fulled of painted blue houses. There are small alleys between houses. If you looked upward, those blue houses and the sky are contrast finely with each other. Photo location: Jodhpur, India. (Photo and caption by Fei Yan/National Geographic Photo Contest)

“Winter shapes, Moscow river”. Moscow river at this part is never covered by ice. When the temperature is very low it’s possible to see a strong fog. Morning light and pipes of the oli factory creates a fantastic landscape. Photo location: Moscow, Russia. (Photo and caption by Sergey Rumyantsev/National Geographic Photo Contest)

“Festival with turmeric”. Thousands of pilgrims devoted to Khandoba are celebrating the festival with turmeric powder during a no moon day that falls on the Monday of any month in Hindu calendar. The lord is believed to be covered in turmeric and is hence showered with turmeric during processions. Lord Khandoba is a popular regional deity worshipped as an avatar of Lord Shiva. He is considered the patron deity of castes whose occupations involve war, farming, hunting and animal husbandry. Considered a secular deity, his followers include Muslim devotees and people from various castes. Photo location: Jejuri, State-Maharashtra, Country-India. (Photo and caption by Shantanu Das/National Geographic Photo Contest)

“The fork”. An elderly man is seen while walking the streets of Erice in Sicily. Photo location: Erice, Sicily. (Photo and caption by Giorgio Bianchi/National Geographic Photo Contest)

“Hidden Treasure”. Blue bubbly ice Cave. Photo location: Vatnajökull, Iceland. (Photo and caption by David Köster/National Geographic Photo Contest)

“Re-surfacing of Djenne Mud Mosque”. A girl stands motionless among the chaos as the local residents perform the annual task of re-surfacing their amazing mud mosque in Djenne. Photo location: Djenne, Mali. (Photo and caption by Dominic Burdon/National Geographic Photo Contest)

“Cerebral waterfall”. By a freezing winterday, ice climbers are coming back from their recognition of the hostile base of Montmorency waterfall. Photo location: Montmorency waterfall, City of Québec, Canada. (Photo and caption by Besson Lucile/National Geographic Photo Contest)

“Bhaktapur’s Back Streets”. Although Bhaktapur has a booming tourist trade, most of the residents are poor, eking out their living as laborers or farmers, and living in dilapidated Newari brick homes. This kind of poverty is typical of most Hindus living in Nepal and northern India. Photo location: Nepal. (Photo and caption by Michael Stetson/National Geographic Photo Contest)

“Entrance to the misty”. Sun already rose up over the mountainside but there remained fog on the top. Seem like the road is the entrance to the mysterious misty world. Photo location: Daegwallyeong, Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do, South Korea. (Photo and caption by JongYoung Kim/National Geographic Photo Contest)

See also:
2013 National Geographic Photo Contest, “People”, Week 4
2013 National Geographic Photo Contest, “Nature”, Week 4
2013 National Geographic Photo Contest, Part 1: “Nature”, Weeks 1-3

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