Breathtaking images captured by the winners of the National Geographic Travel Photographer awards of 2016

Thousand and thousands of incredible/shocking/unusual images were to be seem at the National Geographic Travel Photographer awards this year.

See for yourself.

The Grand Prize Winner- 'Winter Horseman,' Inner Mongolia

Anthony Lau, a Chinese amateur photographer, has been awarded the title of National Geographic Travel Photographer of the year. The image that won Lau the award,  'Winter Horseman',  was shot after coming across a team of horsemen while taking a morning driving through the freezing, snowy conditions of Inner Mongolia. 

First Place Winner, Cities: Ben Youssef, Marrakesh, Morocco

A shot of hooded man in Ben Youssef Madrasa in Marrakech taken by travel photographer Takashi Nakagawa won him top honors in the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the year. 

First Place Winner, Nature: ’Wherever You Go, I Will Follow You,’ Hokkaido, Japan

In the Nature Catagory, first prize was awarded to Hiroki Inoki for a picture entitled ' Whereever You Go, I will Follow You.' The combination of the image and the title gives clearly moving, sentimental message behind the photo.

Honorable Mention, Cities: ’Divide,’ Manhattan, New York, United States

Taken by Kathleen Dolmatch from a doorless helicopter looking south on Central Park West, the image shows the divided architecture and Central Park, on November 5m 2014. 

 

Honorable Mention, Nature: ’Bears On A Berg,’ Nunavut, Canada

John Rollins was awarded the Honourable  Mention, Nature award for his image, 'Bears On A Beg.' The photograph was shot far out on the sea ice in the Davis Straight off the coast of Baffin Island. 

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