Pinoy wins top prize in National Geographic Photo ContestPosted on December 23rd, 2011 under We are Pinoys!
The winning entry ‘Into the Green Zone’ by George Tapan
Travel photographer George Tapan bagged first place in the 2011 photography contest of National Geographic, according to the contest’s official website.
Tapan was picked as the winner in the Places category for his photograph “Into the Green Zone.”
The Filipino photographer submitted a photo of a rainbow after a rainstorm taken in the island of Onuk in Balabac, Palawan.
The photo also captured a fisherman in a small boat and a woman walking on the shore of Onuk Island’s pristine beach.
According to the website, judge Tim Laman said the photo “showed a perfect sense of timing and composition in the way he captured the two small human subjects in this beautiful scene, and that really made the shot.”
Judge Amy Toensing described the photo as “very moody, beautifully composed.”
Nature photographer Peter Essick, meanwhile, was captivated by the detail of the woman’s hair on the photo, saying that it only “fills a fraction of the picture’s real estate, but by capturing the movement at the apex, the photographer has documented a sense of style and flair.”
Tapan’s photo showed that “small things can sometimes make a big difference,” according to National Geographic.
Aside from receiving a cash prize of $2,500, Tapan’s winning photograph will be published in National Geographic magazine.