Photo credit: Dody Kusuma

National Geographic’s 25th annual traveler photo contest received more than 15,000 entries in four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments, from photographers around the world. They were judged based on based on creativity and photographic quality in two rounds. Above, we have “The Fisherman at Bira Beach” by Dody Kusuma, taken in Bira Beach (Makasar – South Sulawesi), Indonesia. Continue reading to see more.

Wagner Araujo of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, has been selected as the grand-prize winner of National Geographic’s 2013 Traveler Photo Contest, now in its 25th year. Araujo has won a 10-day National Geographic Expedition to the Galapagos for two aboard the National Geographic Endeavour. His winning photo, “Dig Me River,” captures Brazilian Aquathlon participants running into the Rio Negro.

“I photographed it from the water and my lens got completely wet, but there was so much energy in these boys that I just didn’t worry about it,” said Araujo.