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25th National Geographic Travel Photo Contest Winners

The 25th National Geographic Travel Photo Contest’s winners had been announced!

(Please click here for: ‘2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest’)

National Geographic Traveler magazine received more than 15,500 entries from skilled photographers from around the world for its 25th annual photo contest.

Taken in locations from Brazil to Kenya, the winning pictures show everything from quiet landscapes to surprising moments.

Here are the winning images, please click the photos for larger images.

Toys From Thrown Flip-Flop

In this photo taken Monday, April 29, 2013, carver Jackson Mbatha, 40, poses next to an unfinished large toy giraffe he is making from pieces of discarded flip-flops, in front of a painted workshop wall at the Ocean Sole flip-flop recycling company in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is cleaning the East African country’s beaches of used, washed-up flip-flops and the dirty pieces of rubber that were once cruising the Indian Ocean’s currents are now being turned into colorful handmade giraffes, elephants and other toy animals. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

There are lots of discarded flip-flop slippers washed up on Kenya beaches everyday.

A small company in Nairobi is collecting those discarded footwear and recycling them into colourful and cute toys.

To me, it’s a very nice idea for it won’t cause extra pollution from factories to make new toys.

(Please click here for more images)

A Breakfast And Dinner With Giraffes?

In the Giraffe Manor Hotel in Kenya, giraffes will join your breakfast and dinner by popping out their heads through windows and eat on the dining table.

The hotel in Nairobi is crowded with giraffes around it and is actually a sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild giraffe.

Grind TV reported that, “Giraffe Manor is said to be one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings dating to the 1930s and is reminiscent of the early days of Europeans in East Africa.”

It is so cute when the giraffes eat together with humans for breakfast and dinner and here are some photos from Grind TV …