If you’re still deciding where to take your next holidays, have no fear – the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest just released their winning images, and it couldn’t have come at a more timely manner. Spanning the themes of Nature, Cities and People, the submissions this year were truly revealing, transporting and inspiring, taking us from picturesque Greenland to the colourful streets of Dhaka; from the backstage of a Chinese opera to a basketball court in Hong Kong. The grand prize winners received a 7500$ prize… only second to the prestige of capturing the winning shot of this acclaimed photo contest. Enjoy the winning images below, and head over to National Geographic’s website for the full list of submissions.

© Weimin Chu, Grand Prize, Places Category

© Jassen Todorvo, Second Place, Places Category

© Sandipani Chattopadhyay, Third Place, Places Category

© Tamara Blazquez Haik, Grand Prize, Nature Category

© Scott Portelli, Third Place, Nature Category

© Huaifeng Li, Grand Prize, People Category

© Yoshiki Fujiwara, Second Place, People Category

© Jose Antonio Zamora, Third Place, People Category