Nat Geo’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest Winners

Once again, after sorting through thousands of photographs (nearly 18,000), National Geographic has selected the top 10 submissions from its 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. Participants entered their best work into four of the contest’s categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments, each vying for the first place prize: an eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal. From majestic grazing rhinos to moonlit deserts, each photo captures a spectacular glimpse into the many wonders of the world. Catch all the entries on National Geographic.