National Geographic’s Best Travel Photos Of 2017 Will Blow Your Mind

Judges reviewed 15,000 photographs in total.

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Recently, the National Geographic 2017 Travel Photographer of the Year contest announced their results and the pictures that won are so beautiful that it will leave you in awe.

It was a tough decision to pick one best picture out of so many amazingly clicked photos. A total of 15,000 entries were submitted from travellers around the world which were then reviewed by the judges.

Out of the plethora, three categories: Nature, People and Cities made their way to the win.

A brief look at the contest,

National Geographic Travel photography is revealing, transporting, and inspiring. Now it's your turn to inspire us. Enter your most powerful photos for a chance to become the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. We are looking for images that show us the world: its people, places, and cultures. Photos that tell the story of a place and travel moments that reveal what inspires you.

Each category was awarded first-, second-, and third-place prizes.

First Place: $2,500

Second Place: $750

Third Place: $500

And here are the winning entries- 

Grand Prize Winner: The Power Of Nature, Rancho De Aguirre, Colima, Mexico

Honorable Mention, Nature: Forest Of The Fairy, Tamba, Japan

Honorable Mention, Nature: Marble Caves, Chile

People’s Choice Winner, Nature: Buff Tailed Coronet, Ecuador

Third Place Winner, People: Under The Wave, Tavarua, Fiji

People’s Choice Winner, Cities: Colorful Market, Bangkok, Thailand

Second Place Winner, People: Interesting Moment, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Third Place Winner, Cities: Henningsvær Football Field, Henningsvær, Nordland, Norway

First Place Winner, People: Workship, Konya, Turkey

Honorable Mention, Nature: Mt. Bromo, East Java, Indonesia

Information source: boredpanda, nationalgeographic

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