2016 Washington Post Travel Photo Contest

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Joseph Schindel, 24, of Charlotte, N.C., submitted this photo from a trip to Stanley, Idaho. (Photo by Joseph Schindel)

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“Camping on the beach with my family, woke up at sunrise to take a memorable picture viewing wild horses on the beach while my children slept”, wrote Darren Nilsen, 43, of Great Falls, Va., of his submission shot on Maryland’s Assateague Island. (Photo by Darren Nilsen)

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Josie Ann York, 19, of Kingston, Idaho, shot this picture at the top of Moon Pass, outside of Wallace, from the inside of her sister’s Jeep. (Photo by Josie Ann York)

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“Medieval Canterbury Cathedral still awes the 21st-century visitor with its grand scale, complex patterning, and delicate details”, wrote Nora Vivian Odendahl, 60, of North Wales, Pa. She took the photo in Canterbury, England. (Photo by Nora Vivian Odendahl)

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On Dale A. Browne’s first trip to Yellowstone, he “got the best shot” he’d ever taken after chasing this weasel for 30 minutes. The trip for the 58-year-old from Manassas, Va., was a gift from his wife and an opportunity to improve his photography skills with the help of guide and professional photographer Tom Murphy. (Murphy did not assist in the taking of this photo). (Photo by Dale A. Browne)

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“The Lofoten Islands along the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway are a magical place filled with snow capped mountains and crystal clear lakes as well as idyllic red fishermen’s huts”, wrote Felix Lipov, 35, of Brooklyn. (Photo by Felix Lipov)

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Norman P. Leventhal, 72, of Potomac, Md., captured this scene on a farm in the “San Juan Mountains of Colorado owned by Ralph Lauren”. (Photo by Norman P. Leventhal)

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“These ladies (two, plus baby) are members of the Black H’mong ethnic group living in the hill country around Sapa, Vietnam”, wrote Susan Sauer Sloan, 57, of Great Falls, Va. “A large group of women voluntarily accompanied my husband and me along a winding trail, presenting us with gifts woven from grasses collected along the way. The woman in the foreground here has just made me a heart”. (Photo by Susan Sauer Sloan)

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“I got up early every morning to capture the good light and the city coming to life”, wrote Douglas E Finstad, 57, in his submission taken in Croatia. “On this morning it was pouring rain and very miserable. I ducked under an overhang and set up to capture the image of workers making their way through the rain to work”. (Photo by Douglas E Finstad)

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“I would do anything to go back to the beautiful moment and view”, wrote Margaret Elise Wroblewski, 21, of Olney, Md., who took this photo in Zumaia, Spain. The atmosphere lit up the church “perfectly against the texture of the cliffs”. (Photo by Margaret Elise Wroblewski)

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“A permanent rainbow hovers over Niagara Falls and every few minutes a boat takes tourists just to the bottom of the falls as they come crashing down”, wrote Joshua Kaufman, 65, of Chevy Chase, Md., in his submission taken in Canada. (Photo by Joshua Kaufman)

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Rachel Nipp, 20, of Roswell, Ga., took this shot from an astronomy tower in Prague. She cropped out the sky to focus on the signature red roofs. (Photo by Rachel Nipp)

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