Superb pictures from the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest.
Here are the winners and runners-up of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 in all their glory. Do you have a favourite?
Aarti is a Hindu religious ritual of worship in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) is offered to one or more deities. Elaborate ce... More Aarti is a Hindu religious ritual of worship in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) is offered to one or more deities. Elaborate celebrations are also common. In the fall of 2013, photographer and videographer Pete McBride, along with professional climbers Jake Norton and Dave Morton, followed the Ganges River from snow to sea, a distance of some 1,500 miles. They captured these moments on video during a 45-day journey by foot, boat, bike, aircraft, rickshaw, bus, train, and even elephant. Learn more about aarti and the journey down the Ganges: http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/08/kissing-the-bay-of-bengal-celebration-reverence-and-mystery/ PRODUCER AND VIDEOGRAPHER: Pete McBride ADDITIONAL VIDEOGRAPHY: Jake Norton and Dave Morton
Date 14-09-12, Duration 1:44, Views 1139