Majestic animals and candid human moments – captured worldwide by the photographers of this yr’s Nationwide Geographic Journey Picture Contest. Annually gifted artists enable us to journey the globe via the lenses of their cameras, which seize breathtaking moments we’d in any other case miss. The competition honors these explorers and photographers by accepting world entries throughout three classes—Nature, Cities, and Folks.
The 2019 grand prize of $7,500 went to Weimin Chu for his whimsical ‘Winter in Greenland’ photograph. Depicted within the picture is a small fishing village in Upernavik, whose brightly colored houses shine brightly amidst the fog and snow. Prime winners from the opposite classes embody Huaifeng Li’s Showtime picture, which gained 1st Place within the Folks class and captures actors making ready for a night opera efficiency in Licheng County, China. Profitable 1st Place within the Nature class, Tamara Blazquez Haik’s photograph of a griffon vulture—titled Tender Eyes— completely timed to seize the chicken hovering via the skies in Monfragüe Nationwide Park in Spain. Scroll down beneath to see all of the winners and do not forget to upvote your favs!
Folks Alternative, Nature: ‘Couples Objectives’ By Brian Larrosa
Grand Prize Winner: ‘Greenlandic Winter’ By Weimin Chu
Folks Alternative, Nature: ‘Follow Makes Excellent’ By Taylor Albright
Folks Alternative, Nature: ‘Wildlife Beneath Lightning’ By Kelvin Yuen
Folks Alternative, Folks: ‘How To Prepare Your Dragon’ By Léo Kwok
Second Place, Nature: ‘Dream Catcher’ By Danny Sepkowski
Folks Alternative, Cities: ‘Observe The Gentle’ By Junhui Fang
First Place, Nature: ‘Tender Eyes’ By Tamara Blazquez Haik
Folks Alternative, Nature: ‘Colorado River’ By Stas Bartnikas
The Colorado River may be very shallow because of the lively withdrawal of water from it for agricultural functions. When [the river] meets the ocean in Mexico, it’s virtually dry. This aerial picture was taken from a Cessna [airplane].
Folks Alternative, Cities: ‘Cat In The Metropolis Sky’ By Jonas Chan
When are you touring across the metropolis, people should not the one residing species. Once we look upon the sky, there are typically surprises.
Folks Alternative, Nature: ‘Break up Shot Taken Of Crabeater Seals’ By Rita Kluge
Folks Alternative, Cities: ‘Volcano Rising From Cloud’ By Paul Rozek
Strolling around all day in Antigua, Guatemala, there was a persistent cloud layer that obscured the mountainous terrain surrounding the city. Late within the night, whereas strolling via Antigua only for a number of moments, one of many volcanoes turned clear and provided a spectacular view with the Santa Catalina Arch. The volcano advanced generally known as La Horqueta, surrounds the city of Antigua in Guatemala with quite a few volcanic peaks within the space together with Fuego, Agua, Acatenango, and Pico Mayor.
Third Place, Nature: ‘Dusky Dolphins’ By Scott Portelli
Honorable Point out, Nature: ‘King Of The Alps’ By Jonas Schäfer
Honorable Point out, Folks: ‘Temper’ By Navin Vatsa
Folks Alternative, Cities: ‘Dawn Glow Decorates The Metropolis In Fog’ By Carlo Yuen
First Place, Folks: ‘Showtime’ By Huaifeng Li
Third Place, Cities: ‘Streets Of Dhaka’ By Sandipani Chattopadhyay
Second Place, Folks: ‘Each day Routine’ By Yoshiki Fujiwara
Second Place, Cities: ‘In The Age Of Aviation’ By Jassen Todorov
Third Place, Folks: ‘Horses’ By José Antonio Zamora
Folks Alternative, Cities: ‘Tokyo Life’ By Shan W
Folks Alternative, Folks: ‘On The Streets Of Bulgaria’ By Kristyn Taylor
Folks Alternative, Folks: ‘Cherry Blossoms In The Concrete’ By Lester Lau