Thank you to all the photographers that shared their most adventurous travel shots in the Creative Travel Photo Contest with chances to win a Nikon D5300 Camera and more!

"An outstanding image captures the essence of the photographer’s experience, and it allows the viewer to participate in the scene at a unique moment in time. This image immediately draws in the viewer with a fabulous composition and leading line of the whale, complemented by an interesting diagonal flow throughout the image. The dramatic contrast of the immense creature in proportion to the diver is exquisite. The image captures the moment when the diver’s camera is at rest, while the diver is immersed in that special relationship of a beautiful, otherworldly experience." - Deborah Sandidge

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Deborah Sandidge for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Deborah Sandidge is a professional photographer specializing in world travel and artistic imagery. As an author and instructor, Deborah, expands the horizons of those who enjoy her photographic artistry. She generously shares her creative perspective and inspirational ideas through workshops and seminars. Deborah is well respected for her ability to blend the creative and the technical aspects of photography, giving the viewer a unique and fresh dimension illustrated in each subject she photographs.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "Sunset Paddle" by tracymunson

Sunset Paddle by tracymunson - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"This is a wonderful image captured during the perfect light of sunset. The viewer is transported into the scene, feeling very much part of the element of the waterscape at this beautiful time of day. This image powerfully captures the mood, drama, and artistic beauty of an exquisite travel image." - Deborah Sandidge

Congratulations Runner Up "Cerro Torre/Fitzroy, Glaciers of Patagonia 3" by AdamK

Cerro Torre/Fitzroy, Glaciers of Patagonia 3 by AdamK - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"The challenge for the photographer is to capture an image with great tonality that becomes even more powerful when color is removed from the scene. This is a phenomenal black and white image representing the many glaciers of Patagonia. This photo has excellent patterns, textures, and unique repetition of shapes echoed in the glorious vantage point of the glaciers and mountains." - Deborah Sandidge

Congratulations Runner Up "The Aurora Night In Lapland" by jarijohnsson

The Aurora Night In Lapland by jarijohnsson - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"This dramatically exposed image presents an interesting leading line which beautifully draws the viewer into a fairytale of a nighttime image. Tall, stoic, snow laden trees, crested with arches of exquisite Northern Lights, and framed with a deep night sky full of stars delivers the perfect balance of color, composition, and artistic influence. Outstanding!" - Deborah Sandidge

Congratulations People's Choice "gondola" by alexey_gorshenin

gondola by alexey_gorshenin - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Standing on the Precipice" by Vemsteroo

Standing on the Precipice by Vemsteroo - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Cuban cars Trinidad Color" by willemkuijpers

"Stormy Night" by kennylerosejr

Stormy Night by KRL_Photo - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Zeus got mad....." by panoslykourgiwtis

Zeus got mad..... by panoslykourgiwtis - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"In Focus" by ploviekevin

In Focus by Creative_art - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Into the Forest" by awoisoak

Into the Forest by awoisoak - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"No Danger" by iwangroot

No Danger by iwangroot - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Trolltunga" by marc-photographie

Trolltunga by marcbaechtold - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Startrail in Morocco" by samuelroniger

Startrail in Morocco by samuelroniger - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"The jump" by strOOp

The jump by strOOp - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Friends" by peterallinson

Friends by peterallinson - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Sailboat Alaska Sky" by apdempster

Sailboat Alaska Sky by apdempster - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Keep walking Periklis..." by ntinos_lagos

Keep walking Periklis... by Konstantinos_Lagos - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Under the Stars" by DWongPhotos

Under the Stars by DWongPhotos - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Beneath Murhut Falls" by jasonmatias

Beneath Murhut Falls by jasonmatias - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Desert road" by joecas

Desert road by joecas - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Mentawai" by vedranvidak_1401

Mentawai by vedranvidak_1401 - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Mighty Skógafoss" by philipslotte

Mighty Skógafoss by philipslotte - Creative Travels Photo Contest

""Lenscleaning anyone?"" by lmr337

"Lenscleaning anyone?" by lmr337 - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Morning on Moraine Lake" by dixiejbrumm

Morning on Moraine Lake by dixiejbrumm - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Hawksbill sea turtle" by NZEXPOSED_Photography

Hawksbill sea turtle by NZEXPOSED_Photography - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"moonscape" by CmoonView

moonscape by CmoonView - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"That Moment" by NatashaHaggard

That Moment by NatashaHaggard - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Mountain Above The Cloud" by pimpin_nagawan

Mountain Above The Cloud by pimpin_nagawan - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Destination reached: Machu Picchu" by bitterer

Destination reached: Machu Picchu by bitterer - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Jumping out of the water" by gerdaeilts

Jumping out of the water by gerdaeilts - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Double Watson 6" by Uinta_Photography

Double Watson 6 by Uinta_Photography - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"castell dinas " by Jonas2112

castell dinas  by Paul_blakeway_images - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Walking On A Dream" by prajitr

Walking On A Dream by prajitr - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"The Day After" by Tiziano

The Day After by Tiziano - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"giza" by Dtraveler63

giza by Dtraveler63 - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Waves of history " by lianeguerinbolles

Waves of history  by lianeguerinbolles - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Lake Fever" by beyond_the_prism

Lake Fever by beyond_the_prism - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Rushing Clouds" by Nubcake

Rushing Clouds by Daniel-Photography - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"They're Here" by RyanWunsch

They're Here by RyanWunsch - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Clouds on Hamnoy" by aidagri

Clouds on Hamnoy by aidagri - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Sunset Over Sleeping Bear " by JohnWaldronImages

Sunset Over Sleeping Bear  by JohnWaldronImages - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"HAVBLIKK" by Arve_HH

HAVBLIKK by Arve_HH - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Very Tropical - Eureka, California" by cmwieber

Very Tropical - Eureka, California by cmwieber - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Northern lights boom" by zlimmen

Northern lights boom by zlimmen - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Portrait Of Bromo" by TienSangKok

Portrait Of Bromo by TienSangKok - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Duckabush River Washington - Daybreak-48" by MarciPotts

"Queens Bath Kauai" by PierreLeclercPhotography

Queens Bath Kauai by PierreLeclercPhotography - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Sunrise Over a Smoky Moraine Lake" by chadmcmahon

Sunrise Over a Smoky Moraine Lake by chadmcmahon - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Stokksnes - Vestrahorn, South East Iceland" by davenelson

Stokksnes - Vestrahorn, South East Iceland by davenelson - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Misty Sunrise" by michellemckoy

Misty Sunrise by michellemckoy - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Plenneau Bay ,Western Peninsular Antarctica." by SarahCaldwell

Plenneau Bay ,Western Peninsular Antarctica. by SarahCaldwell - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Let's fly!" by q-liebin

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"Cloud2-Travel" by ruizc2

Cloud-Travel by ruizc2 - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"untitled" by CurtPeters

4797_4810_ThorsWell_6x9_300dpi_Final_LE by CurtPeters - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Portland Head Lighthouse" by xConcertChickx

Portland Head Lighthouse by xConcertChickx - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Sunsets of Mesquite" by albaker

Sunsets of Mesquite by albaker - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Great Sand Dunes National Park" by shannondizmang

Great Sand Dunes National Park by shannondizmang - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Grand Prismatic Spring /Yellowstone National Park" by dorotaniezgoda

Grand Prismatic Spring /Yellowstone National Park by Dorota_Niezgoda - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Untitled" by TomAshmore

Untitled by TomAshmore - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Not Another Tourist" by mclime

Not Another Tourist by mclime - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Wave1" by pansybrandtwinters

Wave1 by pansybrandtwinters - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"The Call Of The Dancing Waters" by vershinin

The Call Of The Dancing Waters by vershinin - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Above-the-world" by arpandas

Above-the-world by arpandas - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Green Way" by dustpixxByFabioAntenore

Green Way by Fabio_Antenore - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"into the cave" by danielemele

into the cave by danielemele - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Snowboarder and his dog" by alekrivec

Snowboarder and his dog by alekrivec - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"yosemite moon" by andyandyblueantipin

yosemite moon by andyandyblueantipin - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Vermilion " by vitoservideo

Vermilion  by vitoservideo - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Caravan" by oksanavashchuk

Caravan by oksanavashchuk - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Magnificent Machu Picchu" by jonosjourneys

"Colorful side of Whisky Gap!" by KEvanson

"The Raven" by nina050

The Raven by nina050 - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Kirkjufell" by Geinis

Kirkjufell by Geinis - Creative Travels Photo Contest

"Merced River - Reflection" by himadribijaypuri