National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

I have not been riding that much these days for a few reasons, mainly because starting a new job I know when your head is full of too much information and “stress” riding a bike can either be cathartic or just not safe.  I am a head person and when I am feeling overwhelmed in an uncontrollable sort of way I should not ride.  My new job is awesome and I am being challenged in ways I have NEVER been challenged before in my entire career.  Not a bad thing at all just so much to consume working for BC Transplant Society as an Organ Donation Coordinator.  Like anything else I will learn this position and become more comfortable with my new environment and responsibilities. 

So, what does that have to do with this post?  I have learned something new about myself and that is I love photography more than I knew.  Here are 45 pictures that I can not even put words too and again felt the need to share them even on a BLOG about motorcycles.  For those who feel the need to read about bikes only, I apologize.  For those who appreciate art, skill and such diversity in these pictures, please enjoy.

Nov 11, 2011 | 416

National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos]

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Many people pilgrimage to Uluru, but what is seen there often depends on where you’ve come from.(© Robert Spanring)