Beginning a few months ago in March, photographers all over the world entered the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. They submitted travel portraits, outdoor scenes, photos that captured a sense of places, and ones that represented spontaneous moments. Judges received more than 18,000 entries and sifted through images of stunning ice caves, desert views, and scenes from cultures far, far away. Here are the winning images, just as stunning as you'd imagine, accompanied by captions written by the photographers themselves. Hope you enjoy them as much as we have.
Source: Marc Henauer