Each year, an international panel of visual luminaries gathers at World Press Photo in Amsterdam to judge tens of thousands of images submitted by photojournalists from around the world. The results of this year’s contest were announced on February 14, with six awards going to photographers on assignment for National Geographic magazine, and a seventh for a project funded with the magazine’s support.
“Signal” took the top prize of 2013 Photo of the Year.
The photograph “Signal” was taken along the shores of the Red Sea on an evening of a full moon in Djibouti City, Djibouti by John Stanmeyer.
Stanmeyer’s coverage of the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia, the second segment of Paul Salopek’s epic journey, will be featured in the July 2014 issue of National Geographic. John will travel to Israel in April to continue his coverage of Salopek’s seven-year-walk from Ethiopia to Patagonia.
I’m not sure what y’all think but if this is the winner for Photo of the Year then I’m assuming there weren’t many submission in 2013