National Geographic has announced the winners of their 2019 Travel Photo Contest. This year’s competition consisted of three categories: Nature, Cities, and People. Thousands of photographers around the globe shared their favorite pictures in hopes of being awarded the grand prize.  

PHOTOGRAPH BY WEIMIN CHU, 2019 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL PHOTO CONTEST

PHOTOGRAPH BY WEIMIN CHU, 2019 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL PHOTO CONTEST

What’s happening:

  • National Geographic has unveiled the grand prize winner of the 2019 Travel Photo Contest.
  • Weimin Chu’s winning photo, “Winter in Greenland” depicts the fishing village of Upernavik in northwestern Greenland.
  • Historically, Greenlandic buildings were painted multiple colors to indicate different functions, from red storefronts to blue fishermen’s homes—a useful distinction when the landscape is blanketed in snow. Today, colorful homes still dot the snowy landscape.
  • As part of his winnings Chu will receive $7,500 (USD) and a post on National Geographic Travel’s Instagram account, @natgeotravel.
  • For more on Chu’s winning photograph, see the full story HERE.

What they’re saying:

  • Weimin Chu: “It felt so harmonious. The whole land was covered by white, cold snow, and the blue tint at dusk made it even cooler. But the light from the windows, street lights and the family of three made the world warm again. I love the contrast and mood of this scene. I was busy taking continuous pictures at that time, trying to capture the best moment.”

About the contest:

  • This year, the contest received thousands of entries from around the globe in three categories:
    • Nature
    • Cities
    • People
  • The photos were judged by a panel of expert photographers and National Geographic staff.
  • Submitted photos also joined National Geographic’s photography community, Your Shot.
  • The other 2019 winners were:

SHOWTIME PHOTO AND CAPTION BY HUAIFENG LI 2019 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL PHOTO CONTEST

SHOWTIME PHOTO AND CAPTION BY HUAIFENG LI 2019 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL PHOTO CONTEST

TENDER EYES PHOTO AND CAPTION BY
TAMARA BLAZQUEZ HAIK 2019 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL PHOTO CONTEST

TENDER EYES PHOTO AND CAPTION BY
TAMARA BLAZQUEZ HAIK 2019 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL PHOTO CONTEST

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