National Geographic Your Shot

[ 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner ] Unreal | Photograph by Jassen Todorov (@jassensf)
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“Thousands of Volkswagen and Audi cars sit idle in the middle of California’s Mojave Desert. Models manufactured from 2009 to 2015 were designed to cheat emissions tests mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Following the scandal, Volkswagen recalled millions of cars,” writes Jassen Todorov. “By capturing scenes like this one, I hope we will all become more conscious of and more caring toward our beautiful planet.”

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@luck_be_a_lady_702

👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

@kevin.1.5.4.6.8

Dream big, work hard, and you will succeed

@vaha_igor

🛬 💙

@mamz__photography

WooooW 👌🏻👍🏻👌🏻

@definitelymaybeprobablynot

@southernaerialmedia cheers to the engineers who found the way around the system. Every problem has an engineering solution. Pull the DPF off these and get even better mileage!

@jassensf

@emerald.sunset much appreciated 🙏🙏

@richardwylie1017

Congratulations @jassensf - absolutely fantastic outcome mate!! Well done!!

@zee.1541

Come on America stop killing our planet. Put your people to work and recycle

@backpacker1996_

Omg this one is epic

@hues_and_tones

@owen.29 for what! Truth is truth

@tsichkaryk1

@heis_mrwright freaking tdis lol.

@global_meister

Conscious and caring about the environment. What’s going to happen to these cars and what impact will it have on the environment??

@defender.tom

Hey Germany, get your garbage out of our yard.

@thefran1412

The cars seem like pixels on a screen so cool 😍.

@batisw

look left

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