Lisa Be

By Lisa Be

LifeBuzz Staff

11 Photos That Stole The Show In National Geographic’s Contest.

National Geographic Traveler magazine announced the winners of the 2014 Photo Contest. Here are the judges’ favorites.

First Place Winner: The Independence Day by Marko Korošec.

While on storm chasing expeditions in Tornado Alley in the U.S. I have encountered many photogenic supercell storms. This photograph was taken while we were approaching a storm near Julesburg, Colorado, on May 28, 2013. The storm was tornado warned for more than one hour, but it stayed an LP [low precipitation] storm through all its cycles and never produced a tornado, just occasional brief funnels, large hail, and some rain.

First Place Winner: The Independence Day by Marko Korošec.

Marko Korošec / National Geographic

Second Place Winner: Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel by Agnieszka Traczewska

Mea Shearim, the ultra-Orthodox district of Jerusalem. Newly married couple Aaron and Rivkeh will be alone together for the first time after their wedding ceremony. Their marriage was arranged by their families. The 18-year-olds met once to confirm the choice; since then they have been prohibited to meet or even talk.

Second Place Winner: Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel by Agnieszka Traczewska

AGNIESZKA TRACZEWSKA / National Geographic

Third Place Winner: Diver in Magic Kingdom by Marc Henauer.

Green Lake (Grüner See) is located in Tragöss Austria. In spring snowmelt raises the lake level about 10 meters. This phenomenon, which lasts only a few weeks, covers hiking trails, meadows, and trees. The result is a magical diving landscape.

Third Place Winner: Diver in Magic Kingdom by Marc Henauer.

Marc Henauer / National Geographic

Merit Prize Winner: Light Source by Marcelo Castro.

A young monk finds a perfect light source to read his book inside of his pagoda in Old Bagan, Burma.

Merit Prize Winner: Light Source by Marcelo Castro.

Marcelo Castro / National Geographic

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