Photographs August 2015 2

Photographs August 2015 2

National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest 2015 Winners

First Place Winner

Category: Outdoor Scenes   Location: Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico

Whale Whisperers by Anuar Patjane

Diving with a humpback whale and her newborn calf while they cruise around Roca Partida in the Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico.

Second Place Winner

Gravel Workmen Faisal AzimCategory: Travel Portraits   Location: Chittagong, Bangladesh

Gravel Workmen by Faisal Azim

This gravel-crush working place remains full of dust and sand. Three gravel workmen are looking through the window glass.

Third Place Winner

Camel Ardah Ahmed Al ToqiCategory: Outdoor Scenes   Location: Badiyah, Ash Sharqiyah, Oman

Camel Ardah by Ahmed Al Toqi

Camel Ardah is a traditional camel racing event between two camels controlled by their riders,’ where the faster camel is the loser.

Merit Winner

Romania Land of Fairy Tales Eduard GutescuCategory: Outdoor Scenes   Location: Bran, Brasov, Romania

Romania, Land of Fairy Tales by Eduard Gutescu

White frost over Pestera village.

Merit Winner

A Night at Deadvlei Beth McCarleyCategory: Sense of Place   Location: Windhoek, Khomas, Nambia

A Night at Deadvlei by Beth McCarley

The moon was bright enough to illuminate the sand dunes in the distance, but the skies were still dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds. The camel thorn trees are believed to be about 900 years old but have not decomposed because the environment is so dry.

Merit Winner

Catching a Duck Sarah WoutersCategory: Spontaneous Moments   Location: Nong Khai, Thailand

Catching a Duck by Sarah Wouters

Two boys are trying to catch a duck at the stream of the waterfall.

The four other Merit Winners are Stefano Zardini, Stefane Berube, Alain Schroeder, and Bartlomiej Jurecki,

Credit: National Geographic