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by Bhanu Ahluwalia
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After receiving more than 20,000 photo submissions from over 130 countries, the National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 concluded last month and the judging began. The winners were announced this week, with the grand prize awarded to Shikhei Goh for his capture of a dragonfly riding out a rainstorm in Indonesia. Goh was awarded $10,000 and a trip to the National Geographic Photography Seminar next year.
National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest , with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30.
digg On March 10, 1869, railroad officials, political leaders and work gangs converged at Promontory Point, Utah, to drive in the last spike of the Pacific Railroad, the first of five transcontinental railroads built in the 19th century.
Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is.