National Geographic Traveller has revealed the winners of its Travel Photography 2013 competition, with a shot taken in the Yunnan Province of China among the runners up.
The grand-prize winning photo was of Corfe Castle in Dorset. Taken by Mike Byford, the shot shows the castle shrouded in mist and was described as "stunning" by National Geographic Traveller art editor, Chris Hudson.
He said: "This stunning shot was by far the judges' favourite entry across the board not only because it captures such an amazing sight, but also because Mike had the technical knowledge to shoot it in such a beautiful way."
A photograph taken on the outskirts of Dali City in the Yunnan Province of China was named as a runner-up in the competition, launched in September.
Captured by Joanne Szewczyk, the shot came out on top in the 'Faces' category of the competition and could inspire people to look at visiting China on tours and holidays.
Other runners up included Brandon Griffiths with his 'Action' shot of pro snowboarder Matty Mo at Mount Hood in Oregon, and Matt Herring, who took an 'Urban' photo of a late-night Parisian Metro.
UK photographers were asked to send their entries to the magazine, and could enter images in to the following categories: Action, Colour, Faces, Urban, Rural and Wildlife.
The competition was launched in association with the Utah Office of Tourism, Delta Air Lines and Fujifilm, and the best photographs can be viewed in the April issue of the magazine as well as on the website.
Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller, said: "We've had a great response to our second annual photography competition, and the standard of entries has once again been hugely impressive. Thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to the winners."
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