Yesterday, National Geographic Travel announced the winners of their 2012 Photo Contest.
Contributing images under the categories of outdoor scenes, sense of place, travel portraits and spontaneous moments, the above photo by Cedric Houin was selected.
Houin explains, “This image was shot in the Kyrgyz lands of the Wakhan Corridor. The intimacy of this everyday life moment, shot inside of a family yurt, is in total contrast with the harsh environment these nomadic tribes live in. On the right we notice a television and a sound console. These tribes live weeks away from any village by foot. In spite of being located at an altitude of 4,300 meters in one of the most remote areas of Afghanistan they are equipped with solar panels, satellite dishes and cellphones. Ancestral ways of living, with touches of modernity“.
Merit was also given to the below shots:
See all the winners and mentions at travel.nationalgeographic.com