PICS: National Geographic announce the winners of the Travel Photo Contest
Some amazing shots.
National Geographic has revealed the winners of its annual Travel Photo Contest and the photos chosen are simply stunning.
This year, the contest received thousands of entries from around the globe in three categories: Nature, Cities and People. The photos were judged by a panel of expert photographers and National Geographic staff.
The grand prize winner is Chu Weimin, for his picture of a remote fishing village on a tiny island in Greenland.
Chu also took home the prize for the "cities" category.
"It felt so harmonious. The whole land was covered by white, cold snow, and the blue tint at dusk made it even cooler. But the light from the windows, street lights and the family of three made the world warm again," Chu said in a statement.
"I love the contrast and mood of this scene. I was busy taking continuous pictures at that time, trying to capture the best moment."
Chu will receive $7,500 and a post on National Geographic Travel’s Instagram account.
In the "people" category, Huaifeng Li won for this shot in Licheng County, China.
In "nature," Tamara Blazquez Haik won for a photo of a mid-flight griffon vulture taken in Spain.