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Winning Photos from the 2016 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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Every year National Geographic hold their travel photography contest and 2016's winners have just been announced. Every year the contest attracts photographers both amateur and pro from around the world and invites them to submit their very best photos with this years competitions seeing more than 10,000 entries from around the world!

Quite how the judges work their way through the photos until they get to their prize winners is unknown but one thing is certain, they always do an amazing job at selecting the very best.

If you'd like to see more entries that didn't manage to get a prize ( although they're all worthy of one ) then check out our previous post on the early competition entries here.

1. Grand Prize Winner: Winter Horseman, Inner Mongolia

Anthony Lau

Anthony Lau

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

Takashi Nakagawa

Takashi Nakagawa

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

Hiroki Inoue

Hiroki Inoue

4. Honorable Mention, Cities: Divide, Manhattan, New York, United States

Kathleen Dolmatch

Kathleen Dolmatch

5. Honorable Mention, Nature: Bears On A Berg, Nunavut, Canada

John Rollins

John Rollins

6. Second Place Winner, People: Rooftop Dreams, Varanasi

Yasmin Mund

Yasmin Mund

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

Victor Lima

Victor Lima

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

Mattia Passarini

Mattia Passarini

9. Second Place Winner, Cities: Silenced, Guangdong Sheng, China

Wing Ka H.

Wing Ka H.

10. Second Place Winner, Nature: Double Trapping, Brazilian Pantanal

Massimiliano Bencivenni

Massimiliano Bencivenni