National Geographic Traveler Announces Photo Contest 2012 Winners

Not a winner, not even an entrant, but one of my favorite travel photos from my personal
collection. Taken in Chiang Mai, Thailand, this Hmong hill tribe girl poses outside a wat,
or temple, in exchange for baht. Photo by Charish Badzinski. 
National Geographic Traveler magazine recently announced the results of its 2012 photography contest. Though words have their power, there is perhaps no better way to witness how others see the world than through their photography. You can see all of the contest entries here.

I’m not sure I would have chosen the winning shot, one of nomads in Afghanistan, yet it is–as all the finalists are–an arresting moment captured beautifully. And with talent we might all aspire to achieve ourselves.

Which of the winners are your favorites? What have you learned about photography as you’ve traveled? 

Let’s learn from each other! Share your favorite travel photos from your personal collection on the Rollerbag Goddess Facebook page.


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Charish Badzinski is an explorer, foodie and award-winning travel and food writer. When she isn’t working to build her blog: Rollerbag Goddess Rolls the World, she applies her worldview to her small business, providing strategic communications, media relations and writing support to individuals and organizations. 

Find Charish on Twitter: @charishb
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