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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More information on the official page of National Geographic.