national geographic announces photo winners 2013
 
national geographic announces photo winners 2013 national geographic announces photo winners 2013
aug 02, 2013

national geographic announces photo winners 2013

just announced: national geographic photo contest winners of 2013
above, third place winner: ‘say cheese’
image © national geographic / yanai bonneh

 

 

 

national geographic magazine has announced the winners for their 2013 traveler photo contest. this year’s competition, the 25th annual, garnered more than 15,500 submissions from around the globe, featuring a diverse range of imagery that spans four categories: travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place, and spontaneous moments.

 

the photos have been taken from all corners of the world, from the ancient city of bagan in myanmar, to the vast canyons of utah. the images expose many of earth’s natural facets — spontaneous human moments, animal encounters, and stunning visuals from some of the planet’s most beautiful locales. judges evaluated all of the entries and chose the top three images along with a selection of 7 merit choices. the winners will appear in the december 2013 / january 2014 issue of national geographic traveler magazine.

 

 


… and the first place winner is? ‘brazil aquathlon’ by wagner araujo
image © national geographic / wagner araujo

 

 


second place winner: thunderstorm at false kiva
image © national geographic / max seigal

 

 


merit winner: portrait of an eastern screech owl
image © national geographic / graham mcgeorge

 

 

the winning photos were selected from over 15,000 entries from around the world. below are some of the shortlisted picks from week 12 of the jury selection process — be sure to check out more merit winners and editor favorites in the gallery below!

 

 


outdoor scenes category : great white shark of guadalpe island
image courtesy of national geographic and marc henauer

 

 

 
outdoor scenes category : cape town fog
image courtesy of national geographic and eric nathan

 

 


sense of place category : omohara
image courtesy of national geographic and teruo araya

 

 

see all the entries for the 2013 national geographic traveler photo contest here.

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