National Geographic’s Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 Winners

In Travel News by The H4C Team

National Geographic has announced the winners of its annual Travel Photographer of the Year contest and to say that they are impressive would be a massive understatement. From more than 15,000 entries, judges picked the winning photos in three cateogries: nature, cities and people. It’s a big job that we certainly don’t envy. Each one a fascinating snapshot of the world we live in, the judges’ choices are sure to inspire some serious wanderlust. 

Related article: National Geographic’s Travel Photographer of the Year Winners 2016

Photo above: Grand prize winner – Nature and overall

The Power of Nature – Photo and caption by Sergio Tapiro Velasco

A powerful eruption illuminates the slopes of Mexico’s Colima Volcano on December 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.

Location: Rancho de Aguirre, Colima, Mexico