Natgeo.com announced the winners of this year’s National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, and the photos are truly exceptional. They were selected from more than 17,000 global entries in the categories Travel Portraits, Sense of Place, Outdoor Scenes and Spontaneous Moments. All of these photos are fascinating, don’t miss them!
Anuar Patjane Floriuk won first prize for his underwater shot of divers swimming close to a humpback whale near Roca Partida, Mexico. The grand prize is an eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for two.
The competition is in its 27th year, and both amateur and professional photographers are eligible to submit photos.
First Place Winner: Whale Whisperers
The photo was taken around Roca Partida in the Revillagigedo, Mexico.
The photo wasn’t planned. I was taking photos near the head of the whale, and all of a sudden she began to swim toward the rest of the diving team. The divers gave the whale and her calf space, and I just clicked at the moment when the flow and composition seemed right.
Second Place Winner: Gravel Workmen
Three gravel workmen are looking through the window glass at their working place. Chittagong, Bangladesh