Judged by a panel of expert photographers and National Geographic staff, the annual contest received thousands of entries in three different categories: Nature, Cities and People.
Here are 10 amazing shots entered into the competition.
Sunrise along the banks of the Yamuna River in Delhi, India
Wildlife under lightning.
Walking into the lantern Wonderland.
Lioness of Khwai
Hi-five polar bear cubs.
The gathering of Kukeri – Bulgarian pagan festival.
Tip of the iceberg.
Centrality – Manta Ray swims through fish off Revillagigedo Islands reef.
Sunrise behind the Taj Mahal
Le Fleche de Notre Dame
One extra, as it’s from my home city of Brighton UK.
You can find the full list of winners here at National Geographic.