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My Tortoise selected in National Geographic's Daily Dozen!!!!!!
Posted By: tknterry, 08-15-2007, 01:32 AM

Woo hoo! My gigantic tortoise I shot on Santa Cruz, Galapagos Island was selected by the National Geographic photo editor as one of the daily dozen for August 9, Week Two! I just found out, ha! Out of the daily dozen, two will be selected for publication in the National Geographic magazine in future issues!! That means a one in twelve chance!! Pardon me for bursting with enthusiasm but I had never thought a photo of mine may appear in National Geographic If you want to see it, its here: Your Shot Daily Dozen - National Geographic Magazine Its a flash image viewer. Click on the text above the thumbnails, "Week Two" and look for the big tortoise.
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that's the one where it's laughing at you, right?

Very nice.
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Thanks Arpe and yes thats the one!
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Congratulations Terry! You must be thrilled. It's a beautiful shot for sure, here's hoping you get chosen.

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Thanks Scott! When I entered the photo, I really didnt expect to see it win, although I was hoping of course. I submitted it August 9 and didnt even check online to see if it was selected until last night and found it to be in the daily dozen for August 9!! Its amazing to me and encouraging too. Now if it is actually published in the National Geographic magazine......
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THAT IS AWESOME!!!! Congrats!!!
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Good job! Congratulations.
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Congratulations Terry! and a beautiful shot!

NaCl(here's hoping you get published)H2O

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Congrats :-)
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That is a great win there. They only get to select 2 out of the whole lot, right?

Wish you all the best
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Thanks very much roentarre. To be honest now Im not quite sure from what lot they choose 2 from for publication. From the description on the web site, "From
the Daily Dozen, two photos will be published monthly in National Geographic magazine", it sounds like they choose 2 from each daily dozen. If that is the case though, that means 60 (2 per each daily dozen) will be published each month. But since National Geographic is a monthly magazine, that seems like too many to be published every month. So its possible they select 2 for all the daily dozens in each month (720 photos for the month of August). With the first option my odds are 1 in 6. With the second option my odds are 1 in 360. If it happens it happens, if it doesnt, it doesnt At least I was selected for their online Daily Dozen
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That is a great win there. They only get to select 2 out of the whole lot, right?

Wish you all the best
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Congratulations!

An excellent photo that deserves recognition.

Good luck in the final selection process.
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Great Shot and Congrats!!!!!!!!
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Hey now Terry. This IS exciting stuff! Congratulations on a great shot and having it recognised by such an important publication!
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That's a great shot. Hopefully your photo goes on to win. I've always dreamed of seeing a photo of mine in print too.
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