Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Always Impressive

During one of the lunch breaks at the recent NEA meetings, I went across the street to visit the National Geographic Society.

As a geography teacher and amateur photographer, the Society is one of the best places to visit. A number of exhibits are hosted in the museum at Explores Hall and all of them are incredible.

The one that just overwhelmed me was the one entitled "Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2006". This exhibit features the winning entries of a competition sponsored by the Natural History Museum, London, and BBC Magazine.

The winning photos entered by the contestants were exceptional. Plus, there were two categories where kids ages 11-14 and 15-17 could compete. Their art work was just as impressive in its own right. After viewing their photos, I know there won't be a shortage of fine photographers in the future.

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