Winners have been announced for the photo contest that rewards the most incredible pictures of life on planet earth.

The National Geographic Travel Photo contest has drawn to a close after months of accepting entries from some of the best photographers all over the globe.

The grand prize winner is Chu Weimin, for his picture of a remote fishing village on a tiny island in Greenland. Weimin will be granted $7,500 in prize money and will have his picture featured on the National Geographic Instagram account.

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Prizes were also awarded to the best pictures across three categories: Nature, Cities and People. See the official announcement from National Geographic here.

The Independent has compiled the winning pictures, the runners up and couple of honourable mentions in the gallery above.

See here for coverage of the early weeks of the contest. 

 

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