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The winning photos of the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest 2016

The winners of this year’s National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest have been announced. The photographs portraying nature and cities are simply jaw-dropping.

The Grand Prize Winner of the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest 2016 is Anthony Lau, a photographer from Hong Kong, China, with Winter Horseman, a photo that features a horseman working in Inner Mongolia.

The photograph, chosen by the jury among thousands of entries, was taken at dawn, in a surreal climate dominated by winter mist. Lau won a journey to Churchill Wild-seal River Lodge, Canada, a trip among polar bears. The Second Place Winner, People is Yasmin Mund, with a photo taken in India portraying families sleeping on the roof of their houses, while the Third Place Winner, People is Mattia Passarini, with Remote Life at -21 Degrees, a photo featuring a woman who carries a log back home to warm up her house during a snow storm.

Wherever you go, I will follow you! di Hiroki Inoue. Primo classificato, categoria Natura, National Geographic travel photographer of the year contest 2016
Wherever you go, I will follow you! by Hiroki Inoue. First Place Winner, Nature, National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest 2016

Japanese photographer Hiroki Inoue is the First Prize Winner, Nature, with his photo of two foxes running after one another during the season of love, near the city of Hokkaido. The First Place Winner of the Cities category is Japanese photographer Takashi Nakagawa, with his photo taken in an Islamic school in Marrakech, Morocco.

The annual contest is organised by Traveler magazine owned by National Geographic.

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