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