Didn’t get to travel much this summer? Pending your persuasion, the winners of this year’s Washington Post travel photo contest will ease — or encourage — your wanderlust. The national newspaper just announced this year’s winners, with judges selecting three winning photos, along with ten honorable mentions.
Dick Snyder captured what the Washington Post considered to be the best travel photo, depicting Cannon Beach in greyscale (above). The black and white photography enthusiast had the award-winning photo printed on metal to make the landscape really pop. Second place went to Hadi Dimachkieh, who snapped a stunning shot of aquamarine glacier bits on a 10-day trip to Iceland (below).
As diverse as the destinations captured were the finalists themselves, whose ages range from 23-71, and come from all over the country. Judges awarded William Mugg third place for his intimate portrait of a woman staring from her window (below). Mugg was in Dubrovnik, Croatia, when he took the photo, and while he was the one who had the camera, Mugg credits his wife for drawing his attention to the poignant scene.
Choosing winners from nearly 1,500 photo submissions is no easy feat, so in addition to naming three winners, the Washington Post Traveler Photo Contest also recognized the following images as honorable mentions:
To see the complete list of images and the stories behind them, head to the Washington Post contest page.