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Best Travel Photography 2012

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National Geographic received more than 12,000 entries from 152 countries around the world for their 24th annual travel photo contest. Taken in locations ranging from Afghanistan to Vietnam, the winning pictures show everything from peaceful landscapes to unexpected moments. If you’re looking for inspriation for your next travel adventure, this is a good place to start. Here are some of our favourite’s.

Butterfly” by Cedric Houin

Location: Wakhan Corridor Afghanistan

 

My Balloon” by Vo Anh Kiet

Location: Son La province, Vietnam

 

“Lost in Time – An Ancient Forest” by Ken Thorne

Location: Morandava, Madagascar

 

“Huset” by Michelle Schantz

Location: Finnmark, Norway

 

Underwater Surf” by Lucia Griggi

Location: Fiji, Pacific Ocean

 

Check out the full winners gallery at National Geographic

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