I became aware of the National Geographic monthly assignment at the beginning of July and entered the photo below for the "How Close Can You Get" assignment. With over 20,000 entries I was delighted that it was chosen as one of the editor's favourites. The assignment entries finished 22 July and at present the curators are busy until 30 Aug, choosing the final photos for a National Geographic story. I would love my photo to be a part of the story - Fingers crossed!!!!

Mela Dancers

Some of the comments from fellow photographers on National Geographic website.