National Geographic’s Traveler Photo Contest
The National Geographic magazine has an ongoing photography contest that is open to the general public called The National Geographic Traveler Contest. In the aforementioned contest, amateur photographers send in photographs from their travels in hopes of getting their image published on the official National Geographic website. If they’re chosen to be featured on the site, their image is proudly displayed on the site in a large, high quality format, their name is cited, and a short description about the photo follows.
The photograph that we picked for our photo of the month blog segment also happens to be a National Geographic Traveler Contest winner. The photograph was taken by a man named Giacomo Ciangottiniti. The image depicts a Svartifoss (Icelandic for Black Fall) found in the Skaftafell National Park in Iceland. This type of waterfall gets its name from the lava that surrounds it, which triggers a series of crystallization.
In today’s day and age, almost everyone wants to be considered a photographer, but few actually possess the technical skills and aesthetics. It is always nice to be blessed with a truly beautiful photograph that wasn’t taken through an iPhone. Cheers Mr. Ciangottiniti!