For all of you shutterbugs and professional photographers, check out the results of National Geographic Traveler’s 18th Annual Photo Contest. They received over 15,000 submissions for this year’s contest, up 50% from the 10,000 entries they received in 2005. If you are still pumped up for the 2007 contest despite the 1/15,000 chance, start putting your pennies away and check out one of their photography seminars. This year’s first place winner, Jay Dunn (China) will receive a ten-day trip for two to Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora-Bora. The second place prize is nothing to sneeze at either. Kyle George (USA) will receive a five-day trip for two to Vietnam.
My scientific regression analysis shows that six of the top ten photos were shot with Nikons, two each with Sony and Cannon gear. Six of the top ten photos were of people, three of landscapes/topography, and one (my personal favorite) of animals. Seven of the winners are from the US, two are Cannucks and Jay Dunn, the first-place winner, lives in China. The 2007 contest will be announced in May.