The Best Photos From the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest


If there’s one magazine that continuously showcases the most beautiful pictures from around the world, it’s Nat Geo.  Its prestigious photo contests attract some of the best photographers, and viewing their stunning shots you can’t help but feel your connection with Mother Earth strengthening. The 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is no different.

The submissions of the competition closed on the 30th of June but its winners won’t be announced until August. To make the waiting easier, Nat Geo editors have released their favorite entries, and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share them. 

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  1. 1 Nature: Grand Prize Winner, “Mermaid” by Reiko Takahashi.


  2. 2 People: People’s Choice, “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” by Daniel Cheung.


  3. 3 Cities: Honorable Mention, “Alone in the Crowds” by Gary Cummins.


  4. 4 Nature: Third Place Winner, “Mars” by Marco Grassi.


  5. 5 Cities: People’s Choice, “Traveling to Heaven” by Trikansh Sharma.


  6. 6 Cities: Third Place Winner, “Reflection” by Gaanesh Prasad.


  7. 7 People: Second Place Winner, “Leida and Laella—I Will Lift You Up” by Tati Itat.


  8. 8 Nature: Second Place Winner, “Flamingos Take Off” by Hao J.


  9. 9 Nature: People’s Choice Winner, “Formation” by Niklas Weber.


  10. 10 Cities: First Place Winner, “Another Rainy Day in Nagasaki” by Hiro Kurashina.



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