There are travel photographs all over the internet, but when National Geographic holds a contest then you get the best of the best. Take a look at the best of National Geographic travel photography contest 2019. The photographs are amazing and stunning to say the least. These are the best ones including the prize-winners in no particular order.

1Tip Of The Iceberg, David Edgar, Nature

12 Stunning Photographs from the National Geographic Travel Photography Contest 2019

Photgrapher David Edgar says he took this split second photograph of an adolescent humpback whale in the South Pacific, off the coast of Tongatapu, Tonga. Half hid doe was submerged before the surface and the other above giving him this spectacular shot.

2 Greenlandic Winter, Wiemin Chu

Greenlandic Winter, Wiemin Chu

This amazing photograph of Upernavik in Iceland shot in winter by Wiemin Chu was declared the overall prize winner fetching a prize of $7500. It was taken during a project to showcase life in Greenland.

3 Milky Way from Chureito Pagoda, Yukihito Ono, Cities

Milky Way from Chureito Pagoda, Yukihito Ono, Cities

This was another stunning shot by photographer Yukhito Ono in the cities category. The landscape is a rare one taken when cherry blossoms were in full bloom and Milky Way visible.

4 Tender Eyes, Tamara Blazquez Haik: Nature winner

Tender Eyes, Tamara Blazquez Haik: Nature winner

This shot was taken by the photographer of a gorgeous griffon vulture flying high over Monfrague national Park in Spain and was entered in the mature category. It was declared a winner in the nature category.

5 Valley Of Dreams, Nature

Valley Of Dreams, Nature

Among the National Geographic travel photography contest 2019, this fantastic photograph by Gokul Kanagarajah was taken at sunset and shows the Alpine meadows of Dolomites Italy. He says he cycled 5 km uphill to get the shot.

6 The Dream, Nature

The Dream, Nature

This photograph of a leopardess at Nagarhole Tiger Reserve was shot by Naveen Srikantachari when the sun was just rising and the mist clearing. He says it took him three years to find the photo and he always wanted to photograph a leopard.

7 We Ride Together, We Fly Together, people

We Ride Together, We Fly Together, people

This sounds like the Bad Boys motto. The photograph was clicked by Tihomir Trichkov and was taken of the Participants in the annual Golden Eagle Festival, held in Bayan-Ölgii Aimag, West Mongolia. These are golden eagle hunters showing off their skills.

8 Taxi Driver, Cities, winner

Taxi Driver, Cities, winner

This was another winning photograph of a taxi driver in the city of Kolkata, India. The shot was taken by photographer Annapurna Mellor in the cities category which featured some fantastic photos.

9 Crepuscular ray, Hong Kong, Cities

Crepuscular ray, Hong Kong, Cities

Among the shortlisted photos in the Travel photography contest 2019 by NG, this was an immaculate shot of the sunrays pouring over the city of Hong Kong. The panorama is simply beautiful.

10 Hi-Five Polar Bear Cubs, Nature

Hi-Five Polar Bear Cubs, Nature

Here is another honorable photograph by photographer Michelle Theall and taken of polar bear cubs at play on the ice along the Beaufort Sea in Kaktovik Alaska. It was a beautiful high five moment.

11 Petra by candlelight, Cities

Petra by candlelight, Cities

Photographer Enrico Pescantini took this beautiful shot of Petra by candlelight. Petra is a 2000 year old city in Jordan and has been carved into the rocks. It is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World and this is truly a brilliant shot in the Travel Photography contest 2019.

12 Medina Marrakech, Cities

Medina Marrakech, Cities

This was another shortlisted photograph taken by Mick Ryan of a street scene in The Medina, Marrakech, Morocco. It was a street leading from the Djema el Fna to the Kasbah district.