The 2016 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest winners were revealed Friday on "CBS This Morning." The contest recognizes the most compelling travel photography taken in the past two years, with entries in the Nature, People and Cities categories.
First, second and third places prizes were also awarded in each category.
The grand prize was awarded to Anthony Lau of Hong Kong. His photo, "Winter Horseman," placed first in the People category:
"The Winter in Inner Mongolia is very unforgiving. At a freezing temperature of minus 20 and lower with constant breeze of snow from all direction, it was pretty hard to convince myself to get out of the car and take photos. Not until I saw Inner Mongolia horsemen showing off their skills in commanding the steed from a distance, I quickly grab my telephoto lens and capture the moment when one of the horseman charged out from morning mist."
The grand prize is a seven-day Polar Bear Safari for two at Churchill Wild-Seal River Heritage Lodge, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World. eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica.
Read more about the 2016 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.