10 Of The Best Travel Photos of 2016

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You might remember a post we did recently featuring the best entries to this year’s National Geographic travel photography competition. Well now we’re bringing you the official winners of that prestigious contest, chosen from more than 10,000 entries, and we’re sure you’ll agree that the pictures below are nothing short of awe-inspiring.

The grand prize went to Anthony Lau from Hong Kong for his stunning photograph of a horseman in Inner Mongolia. Other winners included Hiroki Inoue who came first in the nature category for his stunning picture of foxes in Hokkaido, Japan; second place winner Yasmin Mund for her beautiful aerial shot of rooftops in Varanasi, India; and third place winner Victor Lima for his otherworldly image of Chile’s Atacama Desert. We’re just glad somebody else had to judge them because we’d give them all the grand prize!

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1 Grand Prize Winner: Winter Horseman, Inner Mongolia

1 Grand Prize Winner Winter Horseman, Inner Mongolia

Anthony Lau

2 First Place Winner, Cities: Ben Youssef, Marrakesh, Morocco

2 First Place Winner, Cities Ben Youssef, Marrakesh, Morocco

Takashi Nakagawa

3 Second Place Winner, People: Rooftop Dreams, Varanasi

3 Second Place Winner, People Rooftop Dreams, Varanasi

Yasmin Mund

4 First Place Winner, Nature: Wherever You Go, I Will Follow You, Hokkaido, Japan

4 First Place Winner, Nature Wherever You Go, I Will Follow You, Hokkaido, Japan

Hiroki Inoue

5 Third Place Winner, Nature: Lagunas Baltinache (atacama Desert), Antofagasta, Chile

5 Third Place Winner, Nature Lagunas Baltinache (atacama Desert), Antofagasta, Chile

Victor Lima

6 Second Place Winner, Cities: Silenced, Guangdong Sheng, China

6 Second Place Winner, Cities Silenced, Guangdong Sheng, China

Wing Ka H.

7 Honorable Mention, Cities: Divide, Manhattan, New York, United States

7 Honorable Mention, Cities Divide, Manhattan, New York, United States

Kathleen Dolmatch

8 Third Place Winner, People: Remote Life At -21 Degree, Himachal Pradesh, India

8 Third Place Winner, People Remote Life At -21 Degree, Himachal Pradesh, India

Mattia Passarini

9 Third Place Winner, Cities: Celestial Reverie, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

9 Third Place Winner, Cities Celestial Reverie, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Jeremy Tan

10 Honorable Mention, Nature: Bears On A Berg, Nunavut, Canada

10 Honorable Mention, Nature Bears On A Berg, Nunavut, Canada

John Rollins