Grand Prize Winner: Greenlandic Winter
“Upernavik is a fishing village on a tiny island in west Greenland. Historically, Greenlandic buildings were painted different colors to indicate different functions, from red storefronts to blue fishermen’s homes—a useful distinction when the landscape is blanketed in snow. This photo was taken during my three-month, personal photo project to present life in Greenland.”
The 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest drew entries—stunning images of wildlife, people, and places—from around the world. Photographers shared their vision of our global experiences and top industry experts reviewed thousands of pictures to determine the ultimate winners.
Browse this gallery of the judges’ selections to see what pictures took top prizes, then visit the National Geographic Photo Contest homepage to explore more photography.