10 Award Winning Photos From The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Contest.

Photo and travel lovers, prepare yourselves: The results are finally in. In 2015, National Geographic Travel Photo Contest judges reviewed nearly 18,000 photographs, images that captured incredible moments from all over the globe. Hopeful photographers entered pictures in four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments.

Somehow, the judges have narrow the photos down to 10 top winners. Each of the winning images is incredibly different, but all of them are gorgeous and moving. See the Top 10 choices below.

Grand Prize: Whale Whisperers

Grand Prize: Whale Whisperers

Anuar Patjane Floriuk

Second Place: Gravel Workmen

Second Place: Gravel Workmen

Faisal Azim

Third Place: Camel Ardah

Third Place: Camel Ardah

Ahmed Al Toqi

Merit: A Night at Deadvlei

Merit: A Night at Deadvlei

Beth McCarley

Merit: White Rhinos

Merit: White Rhinos

Stefane Berube