For Press: a gallery of the top ten photos, including grand prize-winning image, is available
Selected from nearly 94,000 entries, a photo of zebras searching for crocodiles while wildebeest run across the river in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, has been chosen as the grand prize winner of the #NatGeo100contest. The contest was launched on the @NatGeo Instagram account and encouraged fans to tap into their inner photographer and share their most Nat Geo-inspired photos. The photo was captured by Ketan Khambhatta, @ketankhambhatta, of India. He has won a National Geographic Tanzania Photo Safari trip valued at over ,000 and his winning image is being featured on the @NatGeo Instagram account.
National Geographic’s Instagram account, @NatGeo, surpassed 100 million followers on the photo and video-sharing social platform in February. In celebration of the tremendously talented photographers and the passionate fans who love their work, a 24-hour contest was launched on the account, encouraging fans to share their photos from their own feeds using #NatGeo100contest. The account’s contributing photographers then chose 10 finalists. The grand prize winner was voted on by the account’s fans over a 24-hour period.
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