national geographic 2012 contest winner tigress
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, Entertainment.

Photographer Ashley Vincent of Chonburi, Thailand is this year’s winner of the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest. Her stunning shot of a a tigress named Busaba shaking herself dry at Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Thailand earned her $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“In all humility I have to say that Mother Nature smiled favourably on me that day!,” wrote Vincent.

Check out some of the other winners in several other categories below.

PLACES – Winner
The Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland | Photo by Nenad Saljic 

PEOPLE – Winner
A woman stands in the rubbish at Kenya’s Dandora Municipal Dump Site – the only dumping location for waste in Nairobi. | Photo by Micah Albert

NATURE – Honorable Mention
With his exceptional hearing a red fox has targeted a mouse hidden under 2 feet of crusted snow | Photo and caption by Micheal Eastman

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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