National Geographic Travel Photo Contest 2019 Winner: Breathtaking Photo of Winter in Greenland by Photographer Weimen Chu Wins The Grand Prize
Natgeo travel photo contest winner (Photo Credits: Instagram/Natgeo Travel)

Each year National Geographic holds a travel photography contest which sees stunning entries from all over the world. The winners for National Geographic Travel Photo Contest 2019 were announced and photographer Weimin Chu took the grand prize for his photo 'Greenlandic Winter.' A snowy, scenic view of a fishing village of Upernavik was captured in a dreamy photograph by him. He won a cash prize of $7,500 along with featuring in the National Geographic Travel account on Instagram. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018: Photo of a Heartwarming Moment Between Two Lions Captured in Africa Wins Award.

Talking about the picture Chu was quoted to NatGeo, "It felt so harmonious. The whole land was covered by white, cold snow, and the blue tint at dusk made it even cooler. But the light from the windows, street lights and the family of three made the world warm again. I love the contrast and mood of this scene. I was busy taking continuous pictures at that time, trying to capture the best moment." He was on a personal three-month, personal photo project to showcase the life in Greenland when he made this winning photograph. Drone Awards 2018: 'Above the Polar Bear' & Other Winning Photographs will Leave You Mesmerised.

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Chu had submitted his photograph in the 'Cities' category. He not only won the first prize in that category but even the overall grand prize. The white snowy cover and the tranquil beauty with a family making their way out is a perfectly captured moment. The coloured houses make for a lovely contrast against the white snowscape. The competition has entries in three different categories of Nature, Cities and People. Huaifeng Li won the prize for the People category. And Tamara Blazquez Haik scored the first place in the Nature category.