National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe with us.
Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. (National Geographic)

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<b>30 Kilauea</b><br><br>Kilauea Rules<br><br>(Photo and caption by Alexandre Socci / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)<br><br>The most extreme place we put ours kayakers to paddle till now.<br><br><b>Location:</b> Big Island &ndash; HI
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30 Kilauea

Kilauea Rules

(Photo and caption by Alexandre Socci / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

The most extreme place we put ours kayakers to paddle till now.

Location: Big Island – HI
<b>A Love Mysterious</b><br><br>(Photo and caption by Michael Perry / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)<br><br>The sun sets as the majestic fog of the Pacific coast glides under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The long exposure of the fog reveals a silky texture as the low clouds rise and fall over San Francisco's trademark hills. All the while, tourists and locals alike make their drive along the mountainside, to try and capture the moment for themselves.<br><br><b>Location:</b> San Francisco, CA
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A Love Mysterious

(Photo and caption by Michael Perry / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

The sun sets as the majestic fog of the Pacific coast glides under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The long exposure of the fog reveals a silky texture as the low clouds rise and fall over San Francisco's trademark hills. All the while, tourists and locals alike make their drive along the mountainside, to try and capture the moment for themselves.

Location: San Francisco, CA
<b>Et lux in tenebris lucet</b><br><br>(Photo and caption by Giorgio Bianchi / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)<br><br>Inside the monastery of St Michael, where the funerals have been held of many who died during the protests in Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti).<br><br><b>Location:</b> Kiev, Ukraine
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Et lux in tenebris lucet

(Photo and caption by Giorgio Bianchi / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

Inside the monastery of St Michael, where the funerals have been held of many who died during the protests in Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti).

Location: Kiev, Ukraine
<b>Happy Camping</b><br><br>(Photo and caption by David Whyte / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)<br><br>Camping beneath the beauty of the Aurora Borealis in Southern Iceland in the Fall of 2013. An odd sort of reflection with the tent and the sky happening.<br><br><b>Location:</b> Southern Iceland
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Happy Camping

(Photo and caption by David Whyte / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

Camping beneath the beauty of the Aurora Borealis in Southern Iceland in the Fall of 2013. An odd sort of reflection with the tent and the sky happening.

Location: Southern Iceland
<b>Don't Leave Any Food On Your Plate</b><br><br>(Photo and caption by Gavin Werbeloff / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)<br><br>The giraffes at Nairobi's Giraffe Manor are totally at home with humans. They will eat out of your hand, or even off your plate.<br><br><b>Location:</b> Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya<br><br>
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Don't Leave Any Food On Your Plate

(Photo and caption by Gavin Werbeloff / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

The giraffes at Nairobi's Giraffe Manor are totally at home with humans. They will eat out of your hand, or even off your plate.

Location: Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

<b>North Canyon</b><br><br>(Photo and caption by Rui Caria / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)<br><br>A surfer ending a giant wave in Nazar&eacute; North Canyon.<br><br><b>Location:</b> Nazar&eacute;, Portugal
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North Canyon

(Photo and caption by Rui Caria / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

A surfer ending a giant wave in Nazaré North Canyon.

Location: Nazaré, Portugal
<b>Shadowgraphs</b><br><br>(Photo and caption by Chris Schmid / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)<br><br>A female leopard resting on a tree branch in Kwai, Okavango Delta, Botswana.<br><br><b>Location:</b> Botswana, Africa
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Shadowgraphs

(Photo and caption by Chris Schmid / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

A female leopard resting on a tree branch in Kwai, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Location: Botswana, Africa
<b>Swiss Crystal River</b><br><br>(Photo and caption by Marc Henauer / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)<br><br>Diver in crystal clear water of Verzasca river in Ticino - Switzerland. This dive site is dangerous if you don't respect the security rules. But it's a fabulous world with rounded rock. You can see across the surface from the bottom of the river. It's a kind of underwater cathedral.<br><br><b>Location:</b> Lavertezzo, Ticino, Switzerland
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Swiss Crystal River

(Photo and caption by Marc Henauer / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

Diver in crystal clear water of Verzasca river in Ticino - Switzerland. This dive site is dangerous if you don't respect the security rules. But it's a fabulous world with rounded rock. You can see across the surface from the bottom of the river. It's a kind of underwater cathedral.

Location: Lavertezzo, Ticino, Switzerland
<b>The First Train</b><br><br>(Photo and caption by Teruo Araya / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)<br><br>Taken at Mishima town in Fukushima prefecture, Japan. The first train goes across the railway bridge through in morning mist. The train moves forward little by little slowly.<br><br><b>Location:</b> Mishima, Fukushima Pref, Japan
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The First Train

(Photo and caption by Teruo Araya / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

Taken at Mishima town in Fukushima prefecture, Japan. The first train goes across the railway bridge through in morning mist. The train moves forward little by little slowly.

Location: Mishima, Fukushima Pref, Japan
<b>Divine Makeover</b><br><br>(Photo and caption by Mahesh Balasubramanian / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)<br><br>Taken during "The Mayana Soora Thiruvizha" festival takes place every March in the small village of Kaveripattinam, the day after Mahashivarathiri (The great night of Shiva). The festival is devoted to Angalamman, a fierce guardian deity worshipped widely in Southern India.<br><br><b>Location:</b> Kaveripattinam, Tamilnadu, India
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Divine Makeover

(Photo and caption by Mahesh Balasubramanian / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

Taken during "The Mayana Soora Thiruvizha" festival takes place every March in the small village of Kaveripattinam, the day after Mahashivarathiri (The great night of Shiva). The festival is devoted to Angalamman, a fierce guardian deity worshipped widely in Southern India.

Location: Kaveripattinam, Tamilnadu, India
<b>Hidden Village</b><br><br>(Photo and caption by Max Slastnikov / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)<br><br>Nepal, Everest region, Amazing view of Milky-Way in Dole. Dole is a small village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It lies in the Dudh Kosi River valley just north of Khumjung and south of Machhermo at an altitude of 4038m<br><br><b>Location:</b> Nepal, Everest region, Dole
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Hidden Village

(Photo and caption by Max Slastnikov / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

Nepal, Everest region, Amazing view of Milky-Way in Dole. Dole is a small village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It lies in the Dudh Kosi River valley just north of Khumjung and south of Machhermo at an altitude of 4038m

Location: Nepal, Everest region, Dole
<b>Small squale</b><br><br>(Photo and caption by Bru Gregory / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)<br><br>Nikon D3100 Obj : tokina 10-17 fish eye Housing : liquid eye + Big dome<br><br><b>Location:</b> French polynesia, Moorea, Tiahura
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Small squale

(Photo and caption by Bru Gregory / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

Nikon D3100 Obj : tokina 10-17 fish eye Housing : liquid eye + Big dome

Location: French polynesia, Moorea, Tiahura

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