THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN THE WORLD?
Enchanting picture of a fishing village in Greenland scoops the grand prize as winners of National Geographic Travel Photo Contest are revealed
National Geographic has a reputation for fine photography, so it’s no surprise that the grand prize winner of its 2019 Travel Photo Contest is an absolute stunner.
Chosen from thousands of entries, the winning snap is called ‘Winter in Greenland’ and was taken by Weimin Chu.
It depicts the fishing village of Upernavik in North Western Greenland. Historically, Greenlandic buildings were painted multiple colours to indicate different functions, from red storefronts to blue fishermen’s homes – a useful distinction when the landscape is blanketed in snow. Today, colourful homes still dot the snowy landscape.
‘It felt so harmonious. The whole land was covered by white, cold snow, and the blue tint at dusk made it even cooler. But the light from the windows, street lights and the family of three made the world warm again,’ says Chu. ‘I love the contrast and mood of this scene. I was busy taking continuous pictures at that time, trying to capture the best moment.’