2015 National Geographic Traveler photo contest winner announced

The 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest was announced today. Selected from more than 17,000 entries, a photograph of divers swimming near a humpback whale has won the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest grand prize.
Photographers submitted pictures from around the globe in four categories, including: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments.

Here's a look at the winning photos, comprised of the first, second and third-place and seven merit winners.

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