25th National Geographic Travel Photo Contest Winners

 

 

First Place: Dig me river – I was in Manaus/Amazon during the Brazilian Aquathlon (swimming and running) championship in . This river is called Rio Negro (Black River) due to water color. Rio Negro is the largest left tributary of the Amazon, the largest blackwater river in the world. While the name Rio Negro means Black River, its waters aren’t exactly black; they are similar in color to strong tea. The dark color comes from humic acid from incomplete breakdown of phenol. I photographed it from the water and my lens got completely wet, but there was so energy in this boys that I just didn’t worry about that.Photo and caption by Wagner Araujo/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 25th National Geographic Travel Photo Contest’s winners had been announced!

(Please click here for: ‘2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest’)

National Geographic Traveler magazine received more than 15,500 entries from skilled photographers from around the world for its 25th annual photo contest.

Taken in locations from Brazil to Kenya, the winning pictures show everything from quiet landscapes to surprising moments.

 

Please click here for the winning images.

Toys From Thrown Flip-Flop

There are lots of discarded flip-flop slippers washed up on Kenya beaches everyday.

A small company in Nairobi is collecting those discarded footwear and recycling them into colourful and cute toys.

To me, it’s a very nice idea for it won’t cause extra pollution from factories to make new toys.

Here are some photos …

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A Breakfast And Dinner With Giraffes?

In the Giraffe Manor Hotel in Kenya, giraffes will join your breakfast and dinner by popping out their heads through windows and eat on the dining table.

The hotel in Nairobi is crowded with giraffes around it and is actually a sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild giraffe.

Grind TV reported that, “Giraffe Manor is said to be one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings dating to the 1930s and is reminiscent of the early days of Europeans in East Africa.”

It is so cute when the giraffes eat together with humans for breakfast and dinner.

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Plea For Survival

The world is getting hotter and hotter.

Ice melt on the mountains.

The ice at the North Pole and South Pole are melting.

Ice Melting in North Pole

The sea level rises up.

The houses by beach hit by the wave and flooded.

I read that some islands are sinking.

Island Sinking

Some places in Alaska are also sinking.

Some part of Kenya are having a bad drought.

When there is no water animals and plants were dead.

There will be no food for the people and they will die too.

This is a disaster.

We must stop it!

We must heal the world and make it a better place.

Now there is a United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark and I hope they can find ways to heal the world so that I can go to Sudan.