National Geographic recently unveiled the winners of the best shots of the year 2012. Beautiful images, a striking beauty to discover in the rest of the article starting with photography Cedric Houin isolated in a yurt in Kyrgyzstan, winner of the contest. More in the article.

Fred An – Merit winner

Lucia Griggi – Merit winner

Vo Anh Kiet – 2nd place winner

Peter DeMarco – Merit winner

SauKhiang Chau – Merit winner

Camila Massu – Merit winner

Ken Thorne – Merit winner

Andrea Guarneri – 3rd place winner

Michelle Schantz – Viewer’s choice winner

Ken Bower – Merit winner