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"I was in Manaus, Amazonas, during the Brazilian Aquathlon (swimming and running) championship. I photographed it from the water and my lens got completely wet, but there was so much energy in these boys that I just didn't worry about that." Wagner Araujo / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wagner Araujo

"I hiked out to these ruins at night hoping to photograph them with the Milky Way, but instead a thunderstorm rolled through, creating this dramatic image." Max Seigal / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Max Seigal

"Cheetahs jumped on the vehicle of tourists in Masai Mara national park, Kenya." Yanai Bonneh / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yanai Bonneh

"The photographer could get inside of an enclosed sect named Tata Honda in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The ladies are preparing for their religious ceremony." Gergely Lantai-Csont / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gergely Lantai-Csont

"Cherry blossom is called Sakura in Japanese. Cherry blossom is Japanese symbolic flower. There are various kinds in a cherry tree and an especially old cherry tree has many kinds called Edo-Higan." Hideyuki Katagiri / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hideyuki Katagiri

"Mikael Ande, a child of Sami reindeer herders, takes a break indoors after a long, cold day of rounding up the animals for vaccinations and slaughter. Children of reindeer herders learn to handle these animals and the land they thrive in from infancy - young Mikael here knew far more about the ways of nature than I could ever hope to learn." Michelle Schantz / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michelle Schantz

"Streets of Queenstown, New Zealand, at the end of one more day filled with adrenaline. Calming and doleful scene with piano sound in the background." Nikola Smernic / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nikola Smernic

"Masters of disguise. The Eastern Screech Owl is seen here doing what they do best. You better have a sharp eye to spot these little birds of prey." Graham McGeorge / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Graham McGeorge

"Guanjiang Shou troupes are one of Taiwan most popular activities that may be seen all over Taiwan at traditional folk religion gatherings. With their fiercely painted faces, protruding fangs and powerful, choreographed performances, they are easily recognized, They may be described as underworld police or gods' bodyguards." Chan Kwok Hung/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chan Kwok Hung

"A lady collects water in the river by a village in Bagan, Myanmar." Marcelo Salvador/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marcelo Salvador

"The fisherman at Bira Beach." Dody Kusuma / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dody Kusuma

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2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest winners

Here are the winning images of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. More than 15,500 entries from photographers around the world were submitted in four categories: travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place and spontaneous moments.

“Every year the task of judging the contest gets tougher. The quality of photos increasingly gets better — and the range of imagery more diverse. It’s exciting to see the emergence of such huge numbers of imaginative photographers,” Keith Bellows, National Geographic Traveler magazine editor in chief, said in a statement.

Read more about the winning photos and the official announcement at the National Geographic Traveler site.

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