More than 3,700 avid amateur photographers entered nearly 11,000 images in the 2010 World in Focus photo contest, sponsored by National Geographic Traveler and Photo District News.
The Grand Prize winner receives a 10-day excursion to the Galapagos on one of National Geographic's two boats there. The First Prize receives a 7-day/6-night stay for two in Waikiki. All merit winners (runners-up) got a new Nikon camera, among other treats.
Check out the stunning winning photos below.