The winners of the annual National Geographic Photo Contest have been announced. The Grand Prize Winner is this tornado photo by James Smart of Melbourne, Australia. Named “Dirt,” it was taken in June.
A rare and jaw-dropping anti-cyclonic tornado touches down in open farmland, narrowly missing a home near Simla, Colorado.
“Dirt” also topped the nature category. There are are also winners in the categories of people and places, and quite a few honorable mentions that are just stunning. See all the top photos in a gallery of winners at National Geographic. The photos can be downloaded as wallpaper.