17 Breathtaking Photos from the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest
National Geographic never fails to deliver in terms of natural beauty and its latest competition results are out showcasing the most beautiful and amazing travel photographs taken by amateurs and professional photographs around the world. From a quaint little snowy fishing village in Greenland to an Eagle soaring in the sky, the award winners of the National Geographic Travel Photography competition is out and the photos are no less amazing. The contest received thousands of entries in three different categories Cities, Nature, and People. It was judged by a panel of experts and showcased fantastic scenes of nature and human life across the globe. Take a look.
11st place, Cities
This was the grand prize winner which went to Weimin Chu. The photo that won him the award was that of a snowy fishing village in Greenland called Upernavik. It depicted the colorful fishing village covered in snow. The stunning image was titled “Greenlandic Winter and won $7,500 in the Cities category.
21st place, People
This is another standout entry that won its photographer 1st place in the People category. Titled, ‘Showtime’ it depicts a beautiful scene of actors preparing for an evening opera performance in Licheng County, China.
31st place, Nature
Winning 1st place in the nature category was Photographer Tamara Blazquez entry titled “Tender Eyes.” The stunning photo of a Griffin Vulture was captured at the precise moment it flies high into the sky in Monfrague National Park, Spain.
42nd place People
This photograph by Yoshiki Fujiwara won 2nd place in the people category. “This photo was taken at a public park at Choi Hung House in Hong Kong,” explains the photographer. “When I visited during the afternoon, it was very crowded with many young people taking pictures and playing basketball. But when I visited at sunrise, it was quiet and a different place.”