National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest winners 2015

See the prize winners from this prestigious competition


Winners of National Geographic's 2015 Traveler Photo Contest Revealed
National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest 2015 winner
National Geographic has announced the winners of their Traveller Photo Contest for 2015 - and this is the winning entry.

Anuar Patjane Floriuk took the Grand Prize with this stunning photo of a humpback whale swimming exceptionally close to divers with her newborn calf around Roca Partida in the Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico.

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This spectacular black and white photo won Floriuk an eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition: Costa Rica and the Panama Canal with airfare for two.

National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest 2015 winners

"The photo wasn't planned," Floriuk said. "I was taking photos near the head of the whale, and all of a sudden she began to swim toward the rest of the diving team. The divers gave the whale and her calf space, and I just clicked at the moment when the flow and composition seemed right."

Second prize in this year's competition was taken by Faisal Azim with a photo of three gravel workmen in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Azim wins a six-day National Geographic Photo Expedition: Winter Wildlife in Yellowstone for two.

Maggie Zackowitz, editor-in-chief of National Geographic Traveler magazine said: "National Geographic Travel celebrates and illuminates destinations around the globe, and it was exciting to see that same theme captured in the contest entries."

He added: "I was blown away by the creativity of the photographers."

The contest received more than 17,000 entries with photographers from all around the world sending in their best shots. There were four categories in the competition: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments.

See all the winning photos by clicking on the slideshow below.

National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest 2015 winners

National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest 2015 winners

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