Nat Geo Photo Contest Winners 2015

National Geographic received more than 17,000 entries, which were whittled down to 3 winners and 7 recognised on merit.


The grand prize went to a photo titled “Whale Whisperers” – ‘This is an outstanding and unique place full of pelagic life so we need to accelerate the incorporation of this islands into Unesco as natural heritage site in order to increase the protection of the islands against the prevailing illegal fishing corporations and big-game fishing’

Photograph: Anuar Patjane


This photo, titled Gravel Workmen, was taken by the second-place winner. “This gravel-crush working place remains full of dust and sand. Three gravel workmen are looking through the window glass at their working place. Chittagong, Bangladesh.”

Photograph: Faisal Azim


Third place went to Camel Ardah. “Camel Ardah, as it called in Oman, is one of the traditional styles of camel racing between two camels controlled by expert men. The faster camel is the loser so they must be running at the same speed level in the same track. The main purpose of Ardah is to show the beauty and strength of the Arabian camels and the riders’ skills. Ardah is considered one of the most risky situations, since always the camels reactions are unpredictable and it may get wild and jump toward the audience.”

Photograph: Ahmed Al Toqi


Nat Geo Merit Award Winners


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