The annual competition invites photographers of all levels to submit their most wanderlust-inducing shots.
Grand Prize Winner A powerful eruption illuminates the slopes of Mexico’s Colima Volcano on Dec. 13, 2015. I was in the town of Comala when I suddenly saw incandescence above the volcano’s crater and started shooting. Seconds later, a powerful volcanic explosion expelled a cloud of ash particles and a massive lightning bolt illuminated most of the dark scene. It was one of the most exciting moments of my life. National Geographic Announces 2017 Travel Photographer of the Year Sergio Tapiro Velasco