Photograph by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic
The answer? Paraguay. With that response, Ranjan became the champion of the 30th annual National Geographic Bee. He bested 10 finalists in a nail-biting competition at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
Ranjan, who has been competing in the bee since 2015, also enjoys playing piano. Second-place winner Buddhikot also enjoys reading and playing the violin and hopes to one day write a novel about a National Geographic-style explorer.
Text adapted from National Geographic News article written by Brian Clark Howard