Winners of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012

The winners of annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have been announced, with a group of ten photos coming out on top, plus one Viewer’s Choice winner. These eleven images were chosen from more than 12,000 entries submitted by 6,615 photographers from 152 countries.

All submitted photographs fit into one of four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments.

If these incredible photos chosen from more than 12,000 entries don’t inspire you to hit the road, nothing will.