National Geographic Traveler hosted a photo contest for much of this year and we are now able to see some of the amazing work by the chosen winners. Many of the winning photos were taken in the far reaches of the globe and show off the life and customs of people from all over the world. In true National Geographic photo standards, these images are not only beautiful to look at, but each and every one of them tell a story. Congratulations to all the winners for your hard work and dedication to your craft. Head over to their website at traveler.nationalgeographic.com to see all the winning photographs. Warning...you may be inspired to travel the globe capturing and documenting the inherent beauty in our world.