Best Of The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Below are the best photos of 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, Selected from more than 17,000 global entries in the categories Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments.  Anuar Patjane Floriuk took home the grand prize for his incredible underwater shot of divers swimming close to a humpback whale near Roca Partida, an island off of the western coast of Mexico. The grand prize is an eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for two.


1. Whale Whisperers

1. Whale WhisperersSource: Anuar Patjane

2. Gravel Workmen

2. Gravel WorkmenSource: Faisal Azim

3. Camel Ardah

3. Camel ArdahSource: Ahmed Al Toqi

4. A Night at Deadvlei

4. A Night at DeadvleiSource: Beth McCarley

5. Catching a duck

5. Catching a duckSource: Sarah Wouters

6. Romania, Land of Fairy Tales

6. Romania, Land of Fairy TalesSource: Eduard Gutescu

7. Highlanders

7. HighlandersSource: Bartłomiej Jurecki

8. White Rhinos

8. White RhinosSource: Stefane Berube

9. Kushti, Indian Wrestling

9. Kushti, Indian WrestlingSource: Alain Schroeder

10. Sauna In The Sky

10. Sauna In The SkySource: Stefano Zardini

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