Have you ever taken a break from the ordinary world to visit a place you find special? Did you capture something that people otherwise wouldn’t see? Whether it be a local park or an exotic destination, let your photos tell the story of your journey. You may be able to capture breathtaking sunrises or rustic architecture or even unique candid moments. Thank you to all the photographers that shared their favorite photos in this photo contest with chances to win The North Face Tent and more.

A special thanks to friend and professional travel and landscape photographer Sean Byrne for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest.

Congratulations to the following selected photographers:

Grand Jury Winner

"I’m mesmerized by this road shot. Taking something we all see on a daily basis and making it look like something straight out of a film set takes creative vision. The darkening sky with the sunset in the horizon already adds a great atmospheric feel and mood to this. The signs lit up, casting light onto the empty road which is a stunning leading line just makes the whole image intriguing and perhaps apocalyptic." - Sean Byrne

Runner Up

"Wow, an elephant reaching for greenery from a tree, what isn’t there to love. The sunset is already stunning and then adding a silhouette of the tree and elephant moves this image to another level. It’s so magical and detailed. This shot makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. This also makes you realize you have to be out exploring to get these shots. Right place, right time. Perfect capture. " - Sean Byrne

Runner Up

"You can literally feel the cold from this wintery, tranquil shot. The basics of photography are used here to elevate the shot from pretty to amazing. Those techniques being used are the “rule of thirds” and making the most out of the reflection in the water. I don’t know who lives here but this image makes me want to be that person and escape from the hustle and bustle of busy city/town life. " - Sean Byrne

People's Choice