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
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