Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shot taken as a tourist in this photo contest. Vacations are one of the best opportunities to adventure behind the viewfinder. When traveling, wether you are a pro or even if you do not consider yourself a photographer,  chances are that you will use a camera.

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Jacob Maentz for his collaboration as a guest judge. Jacob is an American freelance travel and documentary photographer currently based in Cebu, Philippines. He is currently working on a long-term project documenting the many indigenous groups throughout the Philippine archipelago.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "On the beach, mini" by alexandersorokopud

On the beach, mini by alexandersorokopud - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Sometimes different lens effects work well for certain situations. I thinks the tilt-shift effect here provides a different perspective to what we might consider an ordinary scene. Including the human element in the photo also helps bring it to life." - Jacob Maentz

Congratulations Runner Up "Hotel Nowhere" by kenmcall

Hotel Nowhere by kenmcall - The Tourist Photo Contest

"The simplicity of the image really stood out together with good composition. It makes me want to know more about the motel the sign is advertising. " - Jacob Maentz

Congratulations People's Choice "Shipwreck 4x4 trail, South Africa" by Simonstravels

Shipwreck 4x4 trail, South Africa by Simonstravels - The Tourist Photo Contest

"9-3-2014 #1" by mkrof72

9-3-2014 #1 by mkrof72 - The Tourist Photo Contest

"long tail sunset" by reubs8419

long tail sunset by reubs8419 - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Oia" by GregGibb

Oia by GregGibb - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Boracay Beach" by dareco

Boracay Beach by dareco - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Hawaiian sunset" by CharlesB-

Hawaiian sunset by CharlesB- - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Beauty of an empty beach" by zenit

Beauty of an empty beach by zenit - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Peruvian Scene" by Laska

Peruvian Scene by Laska - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Ridges" by danielaw

"NYC Birds Eye View" by TDwyer06

NYC Birds Eye View by TDwyer06 - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Blue" by erik_svec

Blue by ErikSvec - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Could you take a picture" by antoniozarli

Could you take a picture by antoniozarli - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Aruba" by Leon213

Aruba by Leon213 - The Tourist Photo Contest

"the untouched Dune" by Joerg

the untouched Dune by Joerg - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Figure in the Caves" by p-jtaylor

Figure in the Caves by p-jtaylor - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Inle Lake" by trevormills

Inle Lake by trevormills - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Into the fog of Davidson Glacier" by brentmorris

Into the fog of Davidson Glacier by brentmorris - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Guladoo Lake" by johngreene

Guladoo Lake by johngreene - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Postcard from Scotland" by Alfie18

"A New Day" by KGSPhoto

A New Day by KGSPhoto - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Hubbard Glacier" by deborahv

Hubbard Glacier by deborahv - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Beach Sunrise" by markomarko

"Florence at sunset" by LindbloomPhoto

"Vatican Museum" by Bronco

Vatican Museum by Bronco - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Eiffel Tower" by ewilman

Eiffel Tower by TheWeddingTraveler - The Tourist Photo Contest

"The Brandenburg Gate" by mikemarshall

The Brandenburg Gate by mikemarshall - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Fool's Gold" by WendyHudnall

Fool

"Interior -- St. Peter's Basilica.jpg" by nydavid1234

Interior -- St. Peter

"Mokoro into the Okovango Delta" by Pardus

Mokoro into the Okovango Delta by Pardus - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Beach Thunderstorm" by susanneradke

Beach Thunderstorm by susanneradke - The Tourist Photo Contest

"glacier-NP-flowers1" by kyleames

glacier-NP-flowers1 by kyleames - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Greetings from the sun" by davidyack

Greetings from the sun by davidyack - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Elephant Handshake" by juliarandall

Elephant Handshake by juliarandall - The Tourist Photo Contest

"IMG_2085" by corproadie

IMG_2085 by corproadie - The Tourist Photo Contest

"As far as the eye can see" by adifloyde

As far as the eye can see by adifloyde - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Best Seat In The House" by keepingitneil

Best Seat In The House by keepingitneil - The Tourist Photo Contest

"On the beach" by AlanJakarta

On the beach by AlanJakarta - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Hardship" by ElenaParaskeva

Hardship by ElenaParaskeva - The Tourist Photo Contest

"PR0303" by JeffreyA

Rocks with a view by JeffreyA - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Rock the Beach" by darrentan

Rock the Beach by darrentan - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Notre Dame de Paris" by kimschou

Notre Dame de Paris by kimschou - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Azure Window" by jonnywilliams

Azure Window by jonnywilliams - The Tourist Photo Contest

"Florida_Cruise 2011 Blue Lagoon 3jpg" by doubleplay

Florida_Cruise 2011 Blue Lagoon 3jpg by doubleplay - The Tourist Photo Contest