2018 National Geographic Photo Contest Winners

See the stunning images that captured the judges votes in the competition.

Which photos took top prizes in the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest? Nat Geo editors and expert judges reviewed thousands of images before selecting the finalists. The grand prize winning photo was a powerful scene of airplanes in the California desert. Entries were submitted to three categories—wildlife, people, and places. Browse this gallery of winners to find out which images won and visit our contest homepage to explore even more photography.