The annual National Geographic travel photographer of the year contest attracted 10,000 entries worldwide this year. The grand prize went to Anthony Lau for his shot of a horseman in Inner Mongolia, winning him a trip to a polar bear photo safari at Churchill Wild-Seal Heritage Lodge. Here’s a selection of the winning entries:
Grand prize winner: Winter Horseman
The Winter in Inner Mongolia is very unforgiving. At a freezing temperature of -20F and lower with constant breeze of snow from all directions, it was pretty hard to convince myself to get out of the car and take photos – not until I saw horsemen showing off their skills in commanding the steed from a distance, I quickly grabbed my telephoto lens and captured the moment when one of the horseman charged out from morning mis
First place, nature: Wherever you go, I will follow you!!
Romance is in the air. It was the time of day immediately following sunset. I heard a voice. “Wherever you go, I will follow you,” the voice says
First place, cities: Ben Youssef.
Even though there were a lot of people in Ben Youssef, still here was more quiet and relaxing compared to the street outside in Marrakesh. I was waiting for the perfect timing to photograph for long time
Second place, nature: double trapping.
Picture taken in the Brazilian Pantanal … when I downloaded the CF did not want to believe it … The nature knows we always give magnificent events but sometimes extraordinary
Source: The Guardian