Capturing the grandeur of travel: Landscape photos from the 2016 Travel photo contest
After weeks of debate, the 13 finalists in the 17th annual Travel photo contest have been selected.
First placeThough his image captures the stillness and serenity of a sunrise at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Tim Auer of Mountain View, Calif., was far from calm. Minutes after this January photograph was taken, the 32-year-old electrical engineer proposed to his girlfriend. The shot of Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful Inn, Auer admits, was partly a stalling tactic. “I was seizing whatever opportunity I had to collect my thoughts,” he says. The picture — and the proposal — were a success. The wedding is set for March 2017. Read more about each place-winner and honorable mention here.Tim Auer