National Geographic recently announced the winners of their 2012 Photo Contest. With a choice of more than 22,000 photographs from 150 different countries, the professional jury and the Viewers Choice Awards are to discover in beautiful images in the following, starting with this picture by Ashley Vincent of a tiger which won the Grand Prize Winner and Nature Winner.

Honorable Mention – Fransisca Harlijanto

Honorable Mention – Jason Ching

Honorable Mention – Eric Guth

Honorable Mention – Micheal Eastman

Viewers’ Choice Nature Winner – Sanjeev Bhor

People Winner – Micah Albert

Viewers’ Choice People Winner – Kai-Otto Melau

Honorable Mention – Ulrich Lambert

Places Winner – Nenad Saljic