How good are your holiday snaps? National Geographic has announced winners of its annual Traveler Photo Contest, which is now in its 25th year. This year, more than 15,500 professional and amateur photographers from around the globe entered their works into the prestigious competition. The collection of images the feature the many wonders of the world and its people.
The winning photographer, Wagner Araujo won the the 2013 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest and was awarded a 10-day Galapagos Expedition with National Geographic Expeditions for himself and a guest. His winning entry featured the Brazilian Aquathlon championship in Manaus, Brazil, in which participants had to swim and run in the Rio Negro or Black River, so named due to the dark colour of its water.
“I photographed it from the water and my lens got completely wet, but there was so energy in this boys that I just didn’t worry about that,” Araujo wrote in his submission.
Besides the holiday, Araujo’s prized photo will also be published in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine, and he will also receive a one-year subscription to the publication.
- Winners of 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest (mymodernmet.com)
- Best Travel Pictures of 2013 Named (news.nationalgeographic.com)