This year’s National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest had the judges reviewing nearly 18,000 photographs. Three amazing shots were chosen for the top three places, while seven others were given merit. The photographers entered their pictures info four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments.
Below are the chosen 10.
1. First Prize: Whale Whisperers
Photo by: Anuar Patjane
2. Second Prize: Gravel Workmen
Photo by: Faisal Azim
3. Third Prize: Camel Ardah
Photo by: Ahmed Al Toqi
4. Merit: A Night at Deadvlei
Photo by: Beth McCarley
5. Merit: Catching a Duck
Photo by: Sarah Wouters
6. Merit: Kushti, Indian Westling
Photo by: Alain Schroeder
7. Merit: White Rhinos
Photo by: Stefane Berube
8. Merit: Sauna in the Sky
Photo by: Stefano Zardini
9. Merit: Highlanders
Photo by: Bartlomiej Jurecki
10. Merit: Romania, Land of Fairy Tales
Photo by: Eduard Gutescu
Source: National Geographic
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