Recently they have announced the winners of the famous National Geographic Traveller Photography Contest, which gathers some of the best travel photos of the year. Let’s take a look at them as an inspiration!

The absolute winner was Anthony Lau from Hong Kong with this amazing picture of a horseman riding on the snow in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. Under a strong wind, together with the snow in the early morning. Amazing shot.

National Geographic Traveller Contest Winner in 2016

National Geographic Traveller Contest Winner in 2016

In the Cities category the Japanese Takashi Nakagawa won the first prize with this shot taken in the Ben Youssef Madrasa of Marrakesh. A perfect reflection blended with the Islamic architecture.

Ben Youssef Madrasa in Marrakesh, Morocco

Ben Youssef Madrasa in Marrakesh, Morocco

The second prize under the Nature category was for Massimiliano Bencivenni with this perfectly timed capture of a caiman about to eat a fish who has just eaten another fish. Taken in in the Brazilian Pantanal. What a moment!

Caiman on the Rio Negrinho, Brazil

Caiman on the Rio Negrinho, Brazil

The winner in Nature was the Japanese Hiroki Inoue, with an image of two red foxes running in the snowy landscape of Biei in Hokkaido, Japan.

Running foxes in Biei, Japan

Running foxes in Biei, Japan

Mattia Passarini won the first prize in the People category with this shot taken in Himachal Pradesh, India. It shows an old woman carrying a big log back home to warm her house in a very cold winter.

The life in Himachal Pradesh, India

The life in Himachal Pradesh, India

Dotan Saguy got an honorable mention under People with this image of body builders working out in Muscle Beach, California, United Estates. Powerful image with a well fit black and white touch.

Training in Muscle Beach, California

Training in Muscle Beach, California

Honorable mention under Nature for this shot taken by John Rollins on the Baffin Island, Canadian Arctic. Mother polar bear and her cub all relaxed on an iceberg.

Polar Bears on Baffin Island, Canada

Polar Bears on Baffin Island, Canada

Yasmin Mund got the second prize in People with this shot taken at 5:30am in Varanasi, India. Mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, cats, dogs and monkeys sleeping on the roof under a hot and humid weather.

Rooftop dreams in Varanasi, India

Rooftop dreams in Varanasi, India

The Chinese Wing Ka H won the second price under Cities with this hypnotic picture of the school dormitory in the South China Normal University in Guangzhou, China.

School dormitory Guangzhou, China

School dormitory Guangzhou, China

Victor Lima got the third prize in Nature for this beautiful shot of the Lagunas Baltinache in the Atacama Desert, Chile. Undoubtedly one of the best places in the world for night photography.

Starry night in the Atacama Desert, Chile

Starry night in the Atacama Desert, Chile

The third place in Cities was for Jeremy Tan with this well timed image of a thunderstorm in George Town, capital of Penang state in Malaysia.

Thunderstorm in Malaysia

Thunderstorm in Malaysia

More information on the official page of National Geographic.

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