When one hears the name National Geographic, you immediately think of exotic locations and breathtaking photography. And in the world-renowned magazine’s roundup of the Traveler Photo Contest 2015, that’s exactly what you get!

With submissions from every corner of the world, photographers presented photos into four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments. This year judges reviewed nearly 18,000 pictures, from which ten photographers were selected for photography’s most-coveted prize.

Flip through the mind-blowing images above to get a taste of this year’s top photography talent.

Image Credits: travel.nationalgeographic.com