20 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest Finalists

Welcome to the National Geographic Travel Photo Contest of 2019. The most talented photographers from all around the world participate in this contest giving us the most extraordinary insights in our own beautiful world that we know so little about. “Help us explore and experience our world through your travels,” the contest emphasizes and oh boy did it deliver. The contest was closed on May 3. These are the editor’s favorites from the many submissions, and the final results will be announced in June. From May 13-17 people can vote for their own favorites – “People’s Choice winning photos”. The grand prize winners will receive $7,500 and winning images will be on the official Instagram page of natgeotravel. 1st place gets $2,500, 2nd $1,500, and 3rd $750. There are 3 categories to compete in – nature, cities, and people. For more information visit the official website of National Geographic.

Great Migration Of Wildebeest, Penny Hegyi – Category: Nature


Source: National Geographic

We Ride Together, We Fly Together, Tihomir Trichkov – Category: People

Tip Of The Iceberg, David Edgar – [Nature]

The Dream, Naveen Srikantachari – [Nature]


Glitz And Grit, Gonçalo Lobo Pinheiro – [Cities]

Sunrise Behind The Taj Mahal, John O. – [Cities]

etra By Candlelight, Enrico Pescantini – [Cities]

Sherbert Density – The Block Tower, Toby Harriman – [Cities]


La Flèche De Notre Dame, Florent Serfati – [Cities]

Let The Fire Fall, Daniel Yee – [Nature]

Caught In The Act, Michelle Theall – [Nature]

Motherhood, Sonalini Khetrapal, Nature


Close Up Of The Dalmatian Pelican, Damilice Mansur – [Nature]

The Odd One, Tihomir Trichkov – [Nature]

The Importance Of Marine Reserves, Rachel Stewart – [Nature]

Milky Way From Chureito Pagoda, Yukihito Ono – [Cities]


Frozen Land?, Alessandra Meniconzi – [People]

Hi-Five Polar Bear Cubs, Michelle Theall – [Nature]

Gathering Of Kukeri, Kristyn Taylor – [Nature]

Leviathan, Eric Seidner – [People]


All photo credits: National Geographic
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