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