Photo Contest Travel 2010 Photo Contest

For our 11th annual Photo Contest, more than 1,600 of you (including a good number from Hungary, for some reason) sent in images that show not only where you've been, but how you see the world. We whittled down the pile and then enlisted National Geographic Traveler photo editor Carol Enquist to help us pick our 10 favorites: four prize-winners and six honorable mentions.

Each has something special, whether it's the concept, the composition, a sense of humor or a spectacular use of light. Coincidentally, two of the top four were taken by photographers from Budapest named Zoltan. We chalk that up to the wonderful serendipity of travel.

*Gallery: 11th Annual Photo Contest*

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PHOTOS: Top photo: Zoltan Balogh; Other left column images, from top to bottom: users anamendesdocarmo, frescotours and KymLHill. WEB EDITOR: Sarah Marston

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