Thank you to all the photographers that participated in the Around The World Photo Contest, sharing their best photos taken traveling around the world. Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and a special round of applause for the Grand Jury Winner who wins a Topaz Photography Collection.

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Deborah Sandidge for her collaboration as a guest judge. Deborah Sandidge is a professional photographer specializing in world travel and artistic imagery. Her passion and skill with creative techniques such as long exposure, time-lapse, and blue hour photography has earned the respect and admiration of both corporate clients and peers.

Congratulations Amateur Winner "Mitre Peak, Milford | New Zealand" by BloodSugar

Mitre Peak, Milford | New Zealand by BloodSugar - Around the World Photo Contest

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "Luminance " by scottmccook

Luminance  by scottmccook - Around the World Photo Contest

"Dramatically composed, with exquisite detail, this beautiful and serene image illustrates outstanding mastery of challenging shooting conditions. The range and depth of the exposure extremes were skillfully handled, allowing for both the pastel sky, and shadowed foreground to be artfully illuminated. This, combined with a strong, balanced composition, perfect color balance, and excellent low light tonality make this a compelling winning image. " - Deborah Sandidge

Congratulations Runner Up "Rainbow over Kirkjufell" by peterh

Rainbow over Kirkjufell by peterh - Around the World Photo Contest

"A stunning composition, enhanced by the drama of a double rainbow, the grand scale of the magnificent image makes it truly wonderful to behold. The compositional choice of working as wide as possible allows the viewer to take in all the wonderful details technical challenge of the silkiness of the double waterfall, the unique textures and colors throughout the landscape, to the double rainbows in the sky above." - Deborah Sandidge

Congratulations Runner Up "Ice and Rocks" by dustpixxByFabioAntenore

Ice and Rocks by Fabio_Antenore - Around the World Photo Contest

"Layers of ice create a wonderful path leading to the snow capped mountain range. Making this technically challenging image picture perfect is the starry sky brushed with a delicate arch of clouds which embraces the image. This photo gives the viewer much to ponder within this composition, from the the interesting icy foreground elements, to the fascinating background of the night sky." - Deborah Sandidge

Congratulations Runner Up "Inle_Lake_Fishing" by xaviergibert

Inle_Lake_Fishing by xaviergibert - Around the World Photo Contest

"A delicate palette of pastel colors punctuated by the solitary fisherman creates an exquisite winning image. Minimalistic in approach, dynamic with the gentle ripples in the water and softness of the color in the sky. Beautiful symmetry is created by the boat, pole and paddle, all coming together to create a phenomenal winning image." - Deborah Sandidge

Congratulations People's Choice "Il volo" by willysanson

Il volo by willysanson - Around the World Photo Contest

"Waterfalls near the mouth of the Homer Tunnel" by travisdaldy

Waterfalls near the mouth of the Homer Tunnel by travisdaldy - Around the World Photo Contest

"Mo, Norway" by boberic

"Lake Bled" by Prijaznica

Lake Bled by Prijaznica - Around the World Photo Contest

"Riomaggiore italia" by leonardospinelli

Riomaggiore italia by leonardospinelli - Around the World Photo Contest

"Tranquil Dolomites" by jasonjhatfield

Tranquil Dolomites by jasonjhatfield - Around the World Photo Contest

"Beauty of winter" by LOULOUA

Beauty of winter by LOULOUA - Around the World Photo Contest

"finland2" by EmmaBlencowe

finland2 by EmmaBlencowe - Around the World Photo Contest

"Manarola by night" by SirDiegoSama

Manarola by night by SirDiegoSama - Around the World Photo Contest

"Berserkseyri" by Sumarlidi

Berserkseyri by Sumarlidi - Around the World Photo Contest

"orange clouds" by CmoonView

orange clouds by CmoonView - Around the World Photo Contest

"'Road to Nowhere' Capital Reef, UT" by KColbyPhotography

'Road to Nowhere' Capital Reef, UT by KColbyPhotography - Around the World Photo Contest

"The Mystic Valley" by mpelli

The Mystic Valley by mpelli - Around the World Photo Contest

"The Sydney Opera House" by JoeS

The Sydney Opera House by JoeS - Around the World Photo Contest

"Horseshoe Bend" by kylekephart

Horseshoe Bend by kylekephart - Around the World Photo Contest

"Paris" by RichardBarnwell

Paris by RichardBarnwell - Around the World Photo Contest

"Mayan Ruins" by JL007Photography

"Huddle" by bshaw

Huddle by bshaw - Around the World Photo Contest

"Colosseum Night 2" by BensViewfinder

Colosseum Night 2 by BensViewfinder - Around the World Photo Contest

"Sunrise in Monument Valley" by gottobeme1234

Sunrise in Monument Valley by gottobeme1234 - Around the World Photo Contest

"Jokulsarlon Sunset" by AMills

Jokulsarlon Sunset by AMills - Around the World Photo Contest

"Japan Countryside" by MatthewKou

Japan Countryside by MatthewKou - Around the World Photo Contest

"Kotor Bay view" by ILIA

Kotor Bay view by ILIA - Around the World Photo Contest

"The Great Wall" by JetSetBrunettePhotography

"Hungarian Parliament at Daybreak" by kenderby

Hungarian Parliament at Daybreak by kenderby - Around the World Photo Contest

"red morning" by geertweggen

red morning by geertweggen - Around the World Photo Contest

"Wrawby Star trail" by martynleaning

Wrawby Star trail by martynleaning - Around the World Photo Contest

"Machu Picchu" by bitterer

Destination reached: Machu Picchu by bitterer - Around the World Photo Contest

"The Intersection" by PhillipMinnis

The Intersection by PhillipMinnis - Around the World Photo Contest

"Bungalow 7" by bluetorus

Bungalow 7 by TrueNorthImages - Around the World Photo Contest

"Seljalandsfoss Waterfall" by markalanandre

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall by markalanandre - Around the World Photo Contest

"Sikka" by Tor-Ivar

Sikka by Tor-Ivar - Around the World Photo Contest

"Mauna Kea" by andreaspallanzani

Mauna Kea by andreaspallanzani - Around the World Photo Contest

"Untitled" by TomAshmore

Untitled by TomAshmore - Around the World Photo Contest

"Misty Morning" by DanaCarruthers

Misty Morning by DanaCarruthers - Around the World Photo Contest

"BodieChurchNG" by DuffyDoherty

BodieChurchNG by DuffyDoherty - Around the World Photo Contest

"The dragon" by Eventyr

The dragon by Eventyr - Around the World Photo Contest

"Old Hospital " by Structor

Old Hospital  by Structor - Around the World Photo Contest

"Peggy'a Cove, Nova Scotia" by SFalagario_photos

Peggy'a Cove, Nova Scotia by SFalagario_photos - Around the World Photo Contest

"Chicago Bean" by coltonelliott

Chicago Bean by coltonelliott - Around the World Photo Contest

"Roque Bentayga & Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria" by alastairdixon

Roque Bentayga & Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria by alastairdixon - Around the World Photo Contest

"In the fog" by saintek

In the fog by saintek - Around the World Photo Contest

"Among the Redwoods" by emxsee

Among the Redwoods by emxsee - Around the World Photo Contest

"Mount Robson Tent View" by walasavagephoto

Mount Robson Tent View by walasavagephoto - Around the World Photo Contest