The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is accepting entries. Once again, the incredible images are calling us to each and every corner of the globe, inciting an unshakable wanderlust and engaging our thirst for exploration.
Here are some of our favourites so far.
Consider yourself a budding travel photographer? Entries are still open.
“l was invited into the home of my guide and I stayed for lunch. This picture for me captures the comfortable relationship between the husband and wife and a thoughtful moment.”
“Romance is in the air. It was the time of day immediately following sunset. I heard a voice. “Wherever you go, I will follow you” the voice says.”
“Another picture of the eruption of July 31, 2015. This time I made a tighter framing the eruptive cone and projections. The colour palette is extraordinary fumaroles. I attend a truly magical spectacle. I have only one desire is to be present at the next eruption. My website: www.rup.re”
“In the Gorges du Dades there are some breathtaking bends between walls of rock”
“Devotees carrying the palki, sedan chair, of Shiva. The Shiva’s Temple, known as Khandoba locally, is a very famous temple situated in the town of Jejuri, in Maharashtra, India. Every year on the day of Somvati Amavasya – a no moon day – thousands of devotees arrives at the temple. The festival’s main ritual is offering of turmeric powder by the devotees. Such large quantities of turmeric powder are used that all the devotees and the temple ground are covered in yellow colour of the turmeric.”
“This is a general view of Eid ul Fitr Prayer at Alamgir Mosque in Varanasi, Uttarpradesh, India. Eid prayers, also known as Salat al-Eid and Salat al-Eidain , is the special prayer offered to commemorate two Islamic festivals.This image depicts the Hindu–Muslim brotherhood exploring the dynamics of communal relations in Varanasi-a holy city of the Hindus.”
“Stunning peaks & thousands of King Penguins on South Georgia in soft early sunrise. The photography challenge was to resist shooting only Penguin close-ups (very tempting for sure) & step back occasionally to be equally amazed by the landscape in which they live. Special Bonus: It was 100 years to the month that Shackelton’s boat (Endurance) finally went under the Antarctic pack ice (Nov 1915), precipitating his epic traverse of South Georgia, before finding help at nearby Stromness (1916).”
“A young gorilla I could watch all day. I got the feeling this cheeky youngster liked to feel his own independence by separating a little form the family group, however, I watched his eyes scouting for his mothers whereabouts every few seconds just to make sure she was in site. Nature at its finest.”
“For 1 week I was up at dawn watching the toucans hop from 1 tree to the next by the balcony off of my room. Each morning there would be 10 – 12 toucans enjoying the berries of the palm tree, while I enjoyed my coffee, the tranquility and the beauty of these fantastic birds.”