Taking 1st Place in the Nature category and the $10,000 Grand Prize of the competition was Reiko Takahashi, whose image “Mermaid” beautifully features a humpback whale calf near Japan’s Kumejima Island.
You can see all entries across three categories – Nature, Cities, and People – on the National Geographic contest entries page. Here are the winning photographers in each category, plus the People’s Choice selections.
Be sure to check out all of the amazing photos, including the Honorable Mentions and all the People’s Choice selections. And, if you have a favorite and want to have it as your desktop or phone background, you can download wallpaper images!
Jen is Editor of PHLEARN Magazine, where she helps shape inspiring stories and handy tips for aspiring and seasoned photographers. She has worked as a photography writer for many years, contributing to numerous industry-leading publications. Proudly Canadian, wannabe globetrotter, self-taught photographer, Jen is temporarily settled in Spain.
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