Winners Announced in National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012

National Geographic has finally revealed the winners of its 2012 Traveler Photo Contest. Eleven images have been selected out of more than 12,000 submissions from 6,615 photographers in 152 countries around the world. The independent judging panel at National Geographic award prizes ranged from a Galapagos photography expedition to $200 gift certificates at B&H photography.

The winning picture went to Cédric Houin from Brooklyn, New York with his entry titled “Butterfly.” Check out rest of the winners and merits below:

First Place Winner: Butterfly

Photo and caption by Cedric Houin


Second Place Winner: My Balloon

Photo and caption by Vo Anh Kiet


Third Place Winner: Devotees

Photo and caption by Andrea Guarneri


Merit Winner: Bagan Bliss

Photo and caption by Peter DeMarco

Merit Winner: The Village of Gásadalur

Photo and caption by Ken Bower

Merit Winner: Lost in Time - An Ancient Forest

Photo and caption by Ken Thorne

Merit Winner: Looking into Another World

Photo and caption by Fred An

Merit Winner: Underwater Surf

Photo and caption by Lucia Griggi

Merit Winner: Old Men with Djellaba

Photo and caption by SauKhiang Chau

Merit Winner: Swimming in the Rain

Photo and caption by Camila Massu

Viewers' Choice Winner: Huset

Photo and caption by Michelle Schantz

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