Spring 2015 Photo Contest

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Apr 28, 2015


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Spring 2015 Photo Contest

112 days, 12 countries, no shortage of incredible photography.  On the 12 day stretch between Namibia and Morocco, the Spring 2015 Photo Contest was held on the MV Explorer.  Open to all students, Faculty, Staff, Lifelong Learners, and family members, the contest had five categories: Landscape, people, wildlife, anything goes, and shiplife.  See the winners and other top picks below!

Runner Up – Landscape

"Spreading the Tablecloth, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town." -C.J. Biggs, University of Michigan
“Spreading the Tablecloth, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town.” -C.J. Biggs, University of Michigan

Winner – Landscape

"Wallpaper World, Deadvlei, Namibia.  Deadvlei means 'dead marsh' and is surrounded by some of the largest dunes in the world.  The trees in Deadvlei are almost 1,000 years old."  - Staff Member Valerie Ong.
“Wallpaper World, Deadvlei, Namibia. Deadvlei means ‘dead marsh’ and is surrounded by some of the largest dunes in the world. The trees in Deadvlei are almost 1,000 years old.” – Staff Member Valerie Ong.

Runner Up – People

"As the elder in the Mondesa township, this man was expected to be the leader. In the five-minute conversation with him, I learned so much about the economy and education in the township."  -Jo Yu, Fudan University
“As the elder in the Mondesa township, this man was expected to be the leader. In the five-minute conversation with him, I learned so much about the economy and education in the township.” -Jo Yu, Fudan University

Winner – People

"Captured in the shadows of Bagan, this man was photographed in his own personal pagoda" -Jackson Barnett, gap year student
“Captured in the shadows of Bagan, this man was photographed in his own personal pagoda” -Jackson Barnett, gap year student

Co-Runner Up – Wildlife

"In the snow mountains of Nagano, Japan, a wild monkey bathes in the natural hot springs warming itself from the freezing temperatures."  -Alex Menk from University of Colorado Boulder
“In the snow mountains of Nagano, Japan, a wild monkey bathes in the natural hot springs warming itself from the freezing temperatures.” -Alex Menk from University of Colorado Boulder

Co-Runner Up – Wildlife

"Size thirteen." Taken at Ngwe Saung Beach, Myanmar.  -Samantha Notowich, Indiana University Bloomington
“Size thirteen.” Taken at Ngwe Saung Beach, Myanmar. -Samantha Notowich, Indiana University Bloomington

Winner – Wildlife

"I stumbled upon this Blister Beetle crawling on the petrified sand dunes in Spitzkoppe, Namibia.  Their name is derived from a defensive secretion of a blistering agent, cantharidin." -Josh Liberman, University of Miami
“I stumbled upon this Blister Beetle crawling on the petrified sand dunes in Spitzkoppe, Namibia. Their name is derived from a defensive secretion of a blistering agent, cantharidin.” -Josh Liberman, University of Miami

Runner Up – Anything Goes

"The fishermen of Ngapali, Burma take tremendous pride in their fishing boats as night after night they provide their livelihood.  This boat was resting peacefully in a small bay while the men of the village rested nearby after an exhausting night on the open seas." -Josh Liberman, University of Miami
“The fishermen of Ngapali, Burma take tremendous pride in their fishing boats as night after night they provide their livelihood. This boat was resting peacefully in a small bay while the men of the village rested nearby after an exhausting night on the open seas.” -Josh Liberman, University of Miami

Winner – Anything Goes

"I found these umbrellas while exploring Bagan. These traditional umbrellas are made of wood then oiled and regarded as delicate decorations." -Xinyue Wang from the University of New York Buffalo
“I found these umbrellas while exploring Bagan. These traditional umbrellas are made of wood then oiled and regarded as delicate decorations.” -Xinyue Wang from the University of New York Buffalo

Runner Up – Shiplife

"Neptune day, a day filled with surprises."  -Jo Yu, Fudan University
“Neptune day, a day filled with surprises.” -Jo Yu, Fudan University

Winner – Shiplife

"I wanted to capture what it truly means to live on a ship sailing around the world.  For me, this meant eating breakfast with the sunrise reflecting both off the ocean and my bowl of cream-of-wheat every morning." -Josh Liberman, University of Miami
“I wanted to capture what it truly means to live on a ship sailing around the world. For me, this meant eating breakfast with the sunrise reflecting both off the ocean and my bowl of cream-of-wheat every morning.” -Josh Liberman, University of Miami
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