The winners of the National Geographic 2017 Travel Photographer of the Year has finally been announced.
The judges reviewed more than 15,000 entries from travelers around the word for awards in three categories: nature, people and cities. The prestigious grand prize went to Sergio Tapiro Velasco of Mexico for his hauntingly captivating image of a lightning strike, shooting from a volcano’s ash cloud. Velasco’s picture grabbed first place in the nature category as well.
Norbert Fritz (Hungary) took top prize in the Cities category for his photo, titled “Levels of Reading,” and F. Dilek Uyar (Turkey) won the People category with his image “Worship”.