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These 14 Kids Just Won A National Geographic Photo Contest

01/02/2017 2:57 AM IST
Sanya Jain/2016 NatGeo International Photography Contest for Kids
Josephine Goldman/2016 NatGeo International Photography Contest for Kids
"Underwater Basketball," a photo by 13-year-old Josephine Goldman that won 2nd place in the National Geographic contest.

What were you doing between the ages of 6 and 14? Probably not entering an international photo contest.

On Tuesday, National Geographic Kids announced the winners of its photography competition, which received more than 46,000 entries from around the world. 

The international winner was 11-year-old Dewi Baggerman from the Netherlands, who took a beautiful low-angle shot of a field of tulips.  

Dewi Baggerman/2016 NatGeo International Photography Contest for Kids

For her prize, Baggerman won a five-day, four-night trip to Washington, D.C., and a tour of National Geographic headquarters.

Twelve-year-old Kate Anderson from Shelley, Idaho, won the U.S. category for her adorable photo of an ostrich chick appearing to step up to a microphone. She received a 10-day trip to the Galapagos islands for her win.

Kate Anderson/2016 NatGeo International Photography Contest for Kids

Check out photos from the remaining winners of both the U.S. and international competitions below: 

  • 1st Place Amazing Animals (U.S. category)
    David Hopkins/2016 NatGeo International Photography Contest for Kids
    David Hopkins, 13
    "We were at the Woodland Park Zoo this summer and there were many birds. I got this pic while he/she was fluttering into his/her nest."
  • 2nd Place Amazing Animals (U.S. category)
    Freya Youssef/2016 NatGeo International Photography Contest for Kids
    Freya Youssef, 12
    "This is a photo of a mother prairie dog greeting its young pup with a kiss. It was taken in Custer State Park this spring."
  • 1st Place Dare To Explore (U.S. category)
    Riley Harlan/2016 NatGeo International Photography Contest for Kids
    Riley Harlan, 12
    "High in the mountains of Japan, 10,000 gates lie still, just waiting to be explored."
  • 2nd Place Dare To Explore (U.S. category)
    Alexia Saigh/2016 NatGeo International Photography Contest for Kids
    Alexia Saigh, 14
    "Take a peek through this archway into the beautiful southern Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov located in the Czech Republic. Once there, you can meander throughout this medieval town over the cobblestones, bridges, and see the unique buildings."
  • 1st Place Wild Vacation (U.S. category)
    Ryan Hughes/2016 NatGeo International Photography Contest for Kids
    Ryan Hughes, 13
    "This photo was taken right after she jumped off a wooden ledge."
  • 2nd Place Wild Vacation (U.S. category)
    Piers Nicklin/2016 NatGeo International Photography Contest for Kids
    Piers Nicklin, 12
    "Napping on the beach, I opened my eyes to this colorful parade of camels on Galu Beach in Kenya."
  • 1st Place Amazing Animals (International Category)
    Maj Kastelic/2016 NatGeo International Photography Contest for Kids
    Maj Kastelic, 13, Slovenia
  • 1st Place Weird But True (International Category)
    Pan Yinzhi/2016 NatGeo International Photography Contest for Kids
    Pan Yinzhi, 13, China
  • 1st Place Wild Vacation (International Category)
    Sanya Jain/2016 NatGeo International Photography Contest for Kids
    Sanya Jain, 12, India
  • Honorable Mention: Amazing Animals (International Category)
    Jennifer Jayne Evans Koumbatis/2016 NatGeo International Photography Contest for Kids
    Jennifer Jayne Evans Koumbatis, 10, the Netherlands
  • Honorable Mention: Weird But True (International Category)
    Devananda Hardi/2016 NatGeo International Photography Contest for Kids
    Devananda Hardi, 7, Indonesia

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