Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

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. The competition was judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of experts including National Geographic photographers John Stanmeyer and Erika Larsen, as well as Keith Jenkins, Nat Geo’s General Manager of Digital.


Now that the annual National Geographic Photo Contest has concluded and the 2013 winners have been announced, we can finally take a look at some of the best photographs in the world taken this year.

To see all of the entries and honorable mentions visit the official contest home page.

See last year’s winners

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