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This is the 2011 NatGeo Grand Prize Winning Photo

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A dragonfly precariously hanging on while being plummeted by rain drops is this year’s grand prize winner of the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.

The gorgeous shot, captured by Shikhei Goh in Indonesia’s Riau Islands, is a “very striking macrophotography image that rose to the top of the nature category for me because of its originality, beautiful light, rare action in a close-up image, as well as its technical perfection,” said judge Tim Laman.

“It’s rare indeed to see a photograph that causes the viewer to feel a bond with a member of the animal world seemingly,” said another judge, “but maybe not, so unlike our own.”

Shikhei wins $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2012

To view the rest of the winners, jump here.

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