See the top 10 winners from National Geographic's traveler photo contest
The top 10 photos of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest will transport you to destinations around the world.
/ Source: TODAY
By Jordan Friedman
From among more than 17,000 entries, the winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have been announced. These captivating photos will transport you to different destinations around the world, from Mexico to Bangladesh, and leave you in awe of majestic animals, beautiful landscapes and priceless moments.
“The photo wasn’t planned,” Floriuk said in a National Geographic press release. “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.”
And "Camel Ardah," a photo taken by Ahmed Al Toqi in Oman, won third place, with a prize of a six-day cruise for two.
There were also seven merit-prize winners who will receive the National Geographic Masters of Photography course on DVD and a $200 gift certificate to B&H Photo. Additionally, all of the winners are getting a subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine.