For our 25th annual photo contest, National Geographic Traveler magazine received more than 15,500 entries from skilled photographers from around the globe. Taken in locations ranging from Brazil to Kenya, the winning pictures show everything from quiet landscapes to surprising moments. Did your favorites make the cut? See the winners!
First Prize: A 10-day Galápagos National Geographic Expedition for two
Second Prize: A 7-day National Geographic Photography Workshop
Third Prize: A 6-day cruise on a Maine windjammer schooner for two
7 Merit Prizes: $200 gift certificates to B&H Photo and a matted and framed print of your entry