National Geographic's International Photography Contest winners were announced over the weekend. Above, is the 'Places' category winner. The photograph is of the Licancabur volcano located on the border between Chile and Bolivia.
“The cloud performs a delicate balancing act atop the mountain, making the two massive forces of geology and meteorology appear light. Clouds are often just garland in mountain photos, but here the cloud is an equal subject, casting shadows which help define the peak.”-Darren SmithNational Geographic design editor