Take a look at this stunning photo wallpaper of falling petals in Japan posted by National Geographic and featured as “Photo of the Day” in their website. The photo is part of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012. It shows deers feeding on Cherry Blossom or Sakura amidst a “Hana Fubuki” or Flower Snowstorm. Check out the photo here.
The photo is entitled “Falling Petals, Japan” and was submitted by Hisao Mogi with the following caption:
“I sat down on a stump for a rest after a stroll in Nara Park and watched the deer. They were eating fallen cherry blossom petals peacefully. Suddenly a strong wind blew and cherry blossom petals started to fall on the deer. It was like a shower of cherry blossom petals. In Japanese, it is called hana fubuki, which means flower snowstorm.”
Currently, National Geographic is running its 24th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Anyone can join the contest, which runs from April 5 to June 28, with an entry fee of $15. They’ve also extended the deadline until July 11 with an increase of $10 per entry. They are accepting digital entries online in any of these four categories: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments.
Check out the photo wallpaper in HD on Nat Geo website and you can also download the wallpaper version of the photo in 1600 x 1200 pixels. You can check out a lot more stunning and amazing photos there and you can download them as your desktop wallpaper. Or join the contest!