BBC News has posted a slide show of the top entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012. Cedric Houin of Brooklyn, New York, is the overall winner. There are some fabulous photos (CLICK). My favourite is Ken Thorne's photo Lost In Time - An Ancient Forest, showing a girl walking through an ancient forest of Baobab trees near the city of Morondava, west Madagascar. It looks like a painting for the cover of a science-fiction novel. Ken was awarded a merit in the Category Sense of Place. CLICK for the National Geographic Traveler Magazine website to see many more photos, but be warned it is slow, cumbersome and full of intrusive adverts.