The Winners of the National Geographic Travel Photographer Awards of 2016

Thousands of amazing images — of incredible landscapes, unusual places, and memorable people — were recently presented at the competition organized by National Geographic, which focused on travel photography.

The competition is now over, and it would be an understatement to say that some of the winning shots are breathtaking — these images are so vivid that they almost leap out of the photo in front of you.

The Grand Prize Winner: ’Winter Horseman,’ Inner Mongolia

First Place Winner, Cities: Ben Youssef, Marrakesh, Morocco

First Place Winner, Nature: ’Wherever You Go, I Will Follow You,’ Hokkaido, Japan

Honorable Mention, Cities: ’Divide,’ Manhattan, New York, United States

Honorable Mention, Nature: ’Bears On A Berg,’ Nunavut, Canada

Second Place Winner, People: ’Rooftop Dreams,’ Varanasi

Third Place Winner, Nature: Lagunas Baltinache (Atacama Desert), Antofagasta, Chile

Second Place Winner, Cities: ’Silenced,’ Guangdong Sheng, China

Third Place Winner, People: ’Remote Life At −21 Degrees,’ Himachal Pradesh, India

Second Place Winner, Nature: ’Double Trapping,’ Brazilian Pantanal

Jonas Blizzard And The Flatiron Building, New York, United States

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Preview photo credit Michele Palazzo