Winners of National Geographic’s 2013 Traveler Photo Contest

National Geographic has announced the winners of their 2013 traveler photo contest. Have a look at some of the winners, along with some of our favourites, which were chosen out of over 15,500 submissions. With stunning photos captured from locations around the globe, the winning selections show a range from quiet landscapes to surprising moments.

The winners will appear in the January 2014 issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

You can see last years winners here.

First place winner:’Brazil Aquathlon’ by Wagner AraujoENTRY ID: 206716

Second place winner: ‘Thunderstorm at False Kiva’ by Max SeigalENTRY ID: 205934

Third place winner: ‘Say Cheese’ by Yanai Bonnehnational-geographic-contest-winners-3

Merit winner: ‘Portrait of an Eastern Screech Owl’ by Graham McGeorgeENTRY ID: 202869

Merit winner: ‘Piano Play at Sunset’ by Nikola Smernicnational-geographic-contest-winners-5

Outdoor scenes submission: ‘Cape Town Fog’ by Eric Nathannational-geographic-contest-winners-6

Sense of Place submission: ‘OMOHARA’ by Teruo Arayanational-geographic-contest-winners-7

‘Golden & Blue Hues’ by Suvendu Dasnational-geographic-contest-winners-8

Viewer’s Choice winner: ‘Another Perspective of the Day’ by Dody Kusumanational-geographic-2013-viewers-choice