As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. More than 9,200 entries were submitted from over 150 countries, with professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts across the globe participating. Photographs were submitted in three categories: people, places and nature.
Gorgeous female portraits by Samuel Marc Phillips, a talented photographer, and retoucher currently based in
Fantastic travel landscapes by Julia Kivelä, a talented self-taught photographer who was born and raised