PHOTOS: Geographic Picks Global Photo Contest Winners

PHOTOS: Geographic Picks Photo Contest Winners
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International Winner: Nature
By Kechun Zhang, China


A dog dangles from a chain after a massive earthquake struck Sichuan Province in May 2008. The quake flipped the house on its side, hanging the dog.

The photograph was named the best nature shot in the National Geographic Society's 2008 International Photography Contest.

"There is a jarring and disturbing truth in this image--nature is all powerful," said judge Elizabeth Krist.

Said judge Maggie Steber: "When Mother Nature loses her temper, it isn't just mankind that suffers. This picture gives the viewer an enlarged understanding of nature."
—Photograph by Kechun Zhang
 
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