National Geographic Magazine Photo Contest Winners 2013

National Geographic Magazine has announced the winners for their 2013 traveler photo contest. In the 25th year of the contest, the 15.500 different submissions from all around the world  are evaluated in four categories: travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place, and spontaneous moments.

The frames from all the corners of the world reflect all the aspects of the planet. The spontaneous human moments, encountering animals, stunning visuals; are evaluated by an expert jury and photographers of the top three photographs with seven merit choices will appear in the december ‘13 / january ‘14 issue of national geographic traveler magazine.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013 "Brazilian Aquathlon " @WagnerAraujro
National Geographic Photo Contest 2013 “Brazilian Aquathlon ” @WagnerAraujro

”Brazilian  Aquathlon”

First Place Winner  by Wagner Araujo during Brazilian Aquathlon(swimming and running contest)

Location: Manaus, Brazil

Category: Outdoor Scenes

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-False Kiva'da Fırtına @Max Seigal
National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-Thunderstorm at False Kiva @Max Seigal

”Thunderstorm at False Kiva”

Second Place Winner by Max Seigal in Utah

Location: Utah

Category: Sense of Place

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-Gülümseyin @Yanai Bonneh
National Geographic Photo Contest 2013- Say Cheese @Yanai Bonneh

”Say Cheese”

Third Place Winner by Yanai Bonneh in Kenya. There are cheetas on the tourists’ vehicles

Location: Masai Mara National Park, Kenya

Category: Sense of Place

Here are Merit Winners: 

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-Merit Winners @Marcelo Salvador
National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-Merit Winners @Marcelo Salvador

”Lady in the Water” by Marcelo Salvador

Location: Bagan, Myanmar

Category: Outdoor Scenes

 

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-Merit Winners @Graham McGeorge
National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-Merit Winners @Graham McGeorge

”Portrait of an Eastern Screech Owl” by Graham McGeorge

Location: Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia, USA

Category: Outdoor Scenes

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-Merit Winners @Michelle Schantz
National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-Merit Winners @Michelle Schantz

”Children of Reindeer” by Michelle Schantz
Location: Magerøya, Norway
Category: Travel Portraits

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-Merit Winners @Hideyuki Katagiri
National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-Merit Winners @Hideyuki Katagiri

”Sakura” by Hideyuki Katagiri

Location: Seiunji-temple,Arakawa,Saitama,Japan

Category: Outdoor Scenes

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-Merit Winners @Gergely Lantai-Csont
National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-Merit Winners @Gergely Lantai-Csont

”The Tata Honda Sect” by Gergely Lantai-Csont

Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Category: Travel Portraits

National-Geographic-Photo-Contest-2013-merit-winners-by-Nikola-Smernic
National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-Merit Winners @Nicola Smernic

”Piano Play at Sunset” by Nikola Smernic

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand

Category: Travel Portraits

National-Geographic-Photo-Contest-2013-merit-winners-by-Chan-Kwok-Hung
National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-Merit Winners @Chan Kwok Hung

”Guanjiang Shou” by Chan Kwok Hung .

Location: Taichung, Taiwan

Category: Travel Portraits

National-Geographic-Photo-Contest-2013-merit-winners-by-Dody-Kusuma
National Geographic Photo Contest 2013-Merit Winners @Dody Kusuma

”Another Perspective of the Day” by Dody Kusuma

Location: taken from bira beach -Makasar – South Sulawesi – Indonesia

Category: Spontaneous Moments

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