first_imgA photograph by a local amateur photographer has beat off thousands of others worldwide to make the ‘editors’ favorites’ in this year’s prestigious National Geographic Photo Contest.The picture by Cronan Scanlon captures John Daniel McGinley with his dog ‘Madge’ in his home in An Coimín in the Glenfin Gaeltacht.Cronan is a journalist with the Donegal News in Letterkenny and is a member of the local photographic club, LF Foto. Almost 21,000 photos were entered into this year’s competition.Each week, the National Geographic photo editors pick a selection of their favourite images in each of the three categories: People, Places and Nature.Cronan’s picture made the cut in week ten in the ‘People’ category.Judged on creativity and photographic quality, one first place winner will be selected in each category by a panel of experts. From the three category winners, the grand prize winner will be selected. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2012.This year’s winners will be announced on Thursday, December 15. LOCAL MAN’S STUNNING PHOTO MAKES FINAL OF WORLDWIDE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO CONTEST was last modified: December 13th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cronan ScanlonNational Geographiclast_img

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