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2019 Grand Prize Winner
Darius Larsen, 44-time traveler
Big Sky, MT

Two local women carrying wood, accompanied by their friendly canine companion were captured in Peru during Machu Picchu & the Galápagos.

Comments from the judges: This photo encapsulates O.A.T.’s mission of going off the beaten path and getting to know locals in their everyday life. We love the use of black and white as it enhances the moment as well as the use of triangles in the framing and the photograph’s sense of movement.

2019 Local People Winner
Steven Dos Remedios, 14-time traveler
Oakland, CA

A local Maasai family in Tanzania open their home to O.A.T. travelers during Safari Serengeti: Tanzania Lodge & Tented Safari.

Comments from the judges: This natural moment caught on camera gives us a glimpse into the life and family dynamic of the Maasai people. The interesting perspective and composition create a feeling of importance towards the man in the front, and the shadows on the ground draw our eyes to him.

2019 Landmark Winner
Rosalind Lesier, 8-time traveler
Royal Oak, MI

This dreamy shot of the Taj Mahal was photographed during Heart of India.

Comments from the judges: By using an unexpected viewpoint that we don’t typically see of the Taj Mahal, this photo emanates a very mystical mood. We love the lighting and coloring of this photo which both help to enhance the beauty of the location.

2019 Wildlife Winner
Mary Hines, 3-time traveler
Latham, NY

A proud mother cheetah and her cubs were captured on a game drive during The Best of Kenya & Tanzania.

Comments from the judges: While another photographer may have cropped this photo closer, we like the additional surrounding area that is shown here. By including the grass, the photographer creates a depth of field—not to mention, all of the cubs are looking curiously at the camera.

2019 Fellow Traveler Winner
Judy Martin, 6-time traveler
Saint George, UT

This joyful photo caught traveler Wendy K. playing the part of the bride in the bridge dance during Ancient Egypt & the Nile River.

Comments from the judges: We love the joy evoked in this photo and the connection depicted between the traveler and locals—we can tell they’re all having a wonderful time. The traveler also created a great composition with vivid colors in the background.

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