National Geographic Traveller reveals competition finalists including stunning Southbank shot

Brace yourself for serious wanderlust, because the National Geographic Traveller (UK) has unveiled the finalists of its 2015 photography competition. 

From passengers holding onto a train winding through the Sri Lankan countryside at full speed, to explorers wandering through the depths of a misty cave in Vietnam, the shortlist of photographs capture varying and breathtaking places from all around the world.

In fact, even London has made the cut, with a powerful image of trees along the Southbank framing a view of St Paul's cathedral in the distance.

There are six finalists in total, one for each of the categories - Action, Animal, People, River, Rural, and Urban - and the overall grand-prize winner will be announced on Saturday 14 February, live at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show.

The good news is, for the first time ever we can now buy prints of the shortlisted entries for £49.97 (without a frame)& through theprintspace.

You'll want to save up for these. Take a look at the breathtaking winning photographs below.

Bleaker Island, Falkland Islands (Animal finalist)

By Barry Robertson

Barry Robertson

New Year’s Traditions taken in Comanesti, Romania (People finalist)

By Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi 

Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi

Train from Ella to Kandy, Sri Lanka (Action finalist)

by Yanick Targonski

National Geographic photography 2015 finalist

Son Doong Cave, shot in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam (Rural finalist)

By Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Urban Trees, London (Urban finalist)

By Philip Braude 

Philip Braude

Reflections on a Melting River, in Rio de las Vueltas, Argentinian Patagonia (River finalist)

By Claire Carter 

Claire Carter

Images: National Geographic Traveller Photography contest 

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