National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012

There are some pretty cool photos in this year's National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
some of my favorites...

Fly by: This photo was taken on the ice near Arctic Bay last month. As far as we know, it is the highest latitude passenger flight on a hot air balloon ever. It was quite the sight to see a hot air balloon fly between the iceberg columns -- it is one iceberg but looks like two.(© Michelle Valberg/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

Silky Floor: After a dive in the Bahamas, a group of curious silky sharks come to investigate our boat.(© Jorge Cervera Hauser/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

Stacked Supercell with Lightning: This huge mesocyclone supercell was near the Nebraska / Kansas border on the night of June 22nd, 2012. What a stunning structure! (© Jennifer Brindley/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

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