#CapturedInMoment - These Winner Photographs Of Traveler Photo Contest Are Beyond Awesome
Share this post
Photography competition was held by National Geographic for the year year 2015, names Traveler Photo Contest.
The 2015 Traveler Photo Contest judges reviewed nearly 18,000 photographs, and ten pictures won top prizes. Photographers entered pictures into four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments.
- First Place Winner: Whale Whisperers
Diving with a humpback whale and her newborn calf while they cruise around Roca Partida … in the Revillagigedo [Islands], Mexico. This is an outstanding and unique place full of pelagic life, so we need to accelerate the incorporation of the islands into UNESCO as [a] natural heritage site in order to increase the protection of the islands against the prevailing illegal fishing corporations and big-game fishing.
(Image Credit :Anuar Patjane)
- Second Place Winner: Gravel Workmen
[This] gravel-crush working place remains full of dust and sand. Three gravel workmen are looking through the window glass at their working place. Chittagong, Bangladesh.(Image Credit :faisal azim)
- Third Place Winner: Camel Ardah
Camel Ardah, as it [is] called in Oman, is one of the traditional styles of camel racing between two camels controlled by expert men. The faster camel is the loser … so they must be running [at] the same speed level in the same track. The main purpose of Ardah is to show the beauty and strength of the Arabian camels and the rider’s skills. Ardah [is] considered one of the most risky situations, since always the camels reactions are unpredictable [and] it may get wild and jump [toward the] audience.
(Image Credit : Ahmed Al Toqi)
- Sauna in the Sky
A sauna at 2,800 meters high in the heart of Dolomites. Monte Lagazuoi, Cortina, eastern Italian Alps
(Image Credit Stefano Zardini )
- Kushti, Indian Wrestling
Kushti is the traditional form of Indian wrestling
(Image Credit : Alain Schroeder)
- White Rhinos
The night before this photo, we tried all day to get a good photo of the endangered white rhino. Skulking through the grass carefully, trying to stay 30 feet away to be safe, didn&rsuo;t provide me the photo I was hoping for. In the morning, however, I woke up to all three rhinos grazing in front of me. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda.
(Image Credit : Stefane Berube)
Traditional haymaking in Poland. Many people continue to use the scythe and pitchfork to sort the hay
(Image Credit :Bartłomiej Jurecki)
- Romania, Land of Fairy Tales
Romania, land of fairy tales. White frost over Pestera village.
(Image Credit :Eduard Gutescu)
- A Night at Deadvlei
The night before returning to Windhoek, we spent several hours at Deadvlei. The moon was bright enough to illuminate the sand dunes in the distance, but the skies were still dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds.
(Image credits: Beth McCarley)
- Catching a Duck
Two boys are trying to catch a duck at the stream of the waterfall. Nong Khai Province, Thailand.
(Image credits: Sarah Wouters)