Anuar Patjane Floriuk/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • Grand Prize Winner

    Diving with a humpback whale and her new born calf while they cruise around Roca Partida Island, in Revillagigedo, Mexico. This is an outstanding and unique place full of pelagic life so we need to accelerate the incorporation of this islands into UNESCO as natural heritage site in order to increase the protection of the islands against the prevailing ilegal fishing corporations and big game fishing.
    Anuar Patjane Floriuk/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • Second Prize Winner

    Gravel crush working place remains full of dust and sand. Three gravel workmen are looking through the window glass at their working place.
    Faisal Azim/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • Third Prize Winner

    Camel Ardah - As it called in Oman, its one of the traditional styles of camel racing between two camels controlled by expert men, the faster camel is the loser one, so they must be running by the same speed level in the same track
    Ahmed Al Toqi/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • Merit Winner

    The night before returning to Windhoek, we spent several hours at Deadveli. The moon was bright enough to illuminate the sand dunes in the distance, but the skies were still dark enough to clearly see the milky way and magellanic clouds. Deadveli means "dead marsh." The camelthorn trees are believed to be about 900 years old, but have not decomposed because the environment is so dry.
    Beth McCarley/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • Merit Winner

    Two boys are trying to catch a duck at the stream of the waterfall in Nong Khai Province, Thailand.
    Sarah Wouters/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • Merit Winner

    Kushti is the traditional form of Indian wrestling. Wearing only a well-adjusted loincloth (langot), wrestlers, or pelwhans, enter a pit made of clay often mixed with salt, lemon and ghee (clarified butter). At the end of a workout, wrestlers rest against the walls of the arena covering their heads and bodies with earth to soak up any perspiration and avoid catching cold. This relaxation ceremony is completed with massages to soothe tired muscles and demonstrate mutual respect.
    Alain Schroeder/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • Merit Winner

    The night before this photo, we tried all day to get a good photo of the endangered white rhino. Skulking through the grass carefully trying to stay 30 feet away to be safe, didn't provide me the photo I was hoping for. In the morning however, I woke up to all three rhinos grazing infront of me.
    Stefane Berube/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • Merit Winner

    A sauna at 2.800 meters high, in the heart of Dolomites in Monte Lagazuoi, Cortina, part of the eastern Italian Alps.
    Stefano Zardini/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • Merit Winner

    Traditional haymaking in Poland. Many people continue to use the scythe and pitchfork to sort the hay.
    Bartlomiej Jurecki/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • Merit Winner

    Whitefrost over Pestera village in Romania.
    Eduard Gutescu/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entries

    Freediver Carlos Correa ascending towards the light on a break during the 2015 Caribbean Cup of Freediving in Roatan, Honduras. Every time I look at this photo it relaxes me and makes me wonder about how these athletes can reach depths of 300ft. and hold their breath for upwards of 4 minutes.
    Alex St. Jean/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entries

    I was working at my family farm some 150 km from the Calbuco Volcano when a friend called me and told me what was happening, I took my camera and tripod and drove to Puerto Varas where a quiet chaos was ensuing and decided to keep on driving to darker area. Upon arrival the volcano was quiet again, not even vapour coming out so a little disapointed I went to rest. Two hours later hell broke loose and I could take some of the pictures I was dreaming about ever since Chaiten eruption in 2008.
    Eduardo Minte Hess/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entries

    The island of Borneo, which is split between the countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei, was once covered with a lush tropical rainforest, but in the wake of ongoing deforestation and the expansion of plantation farming, the habitats of the islandâ??s endemic and endangered species are being destroyed rapidly. Relentless deforestation has precipitated the loss of 90% of the orangutan population in 100 years. At this rate, some expect this species to become extinct within the next 20 years.
    Yosuke Kashiwakura/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entries

    The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach. These boulders are grey-colored septarian concretions, which have been exhumed from the mudstone enclosing them and concentrated on the beach by coastal erosion.
    Davide Simiele/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entries

    I visited Deadvlei in 2008. The personal emotional and spiritual connection I felt with "The Beginning" I know I had to return someday. That time came in May of 2015. I knew I had to make a photograph that reflected how I felt during my first visit and on this visit. I did capture it. I fell it was not just a sense of place but a sense of time.
    Christopher R Gray/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entries

    Captured in Kruger National Park in South Africa, this lion was one of four coalition males that had made an elephant kill during the night. For four days they fed on their prey, and this beautiful male was ready for a nap after filling his belly.
    Hamish Mitchell/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entries

    While touring the waterways along the Antarctic Peninsula, we saw two Adelie Penguins watching their surroundings from the top of an Iceberg
    David Menaker/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entries

    Beautiful tornado tracks in open farm land narrowly missing a home near Simla, Colorado.
    James Smart/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entries

    The famous hall "Halle der Circe" is located at the end of the highest-lying touristic cave in the world (2100 m alt.), which can be reached only by experienced cavers. With proper lighting the permanent ice in the hall shines in beautiful blue tones, which add enchantment atmosphere to the frozen hall.
    Peter Gedei/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entries

    Sunrise at Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Aerial Image. If you look carefully, you might notice the person enjoying this natural beauty.
    Jassen T./National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entry

    "40 below zero with the windchill. Everything frozen. Beautiful sight." This photo appeared in the <a href="http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/07/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-launches-2015-photography-contest/" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a> The contest is accepting entries until June 30. The grand-prize winner will receive an eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal.
    Mark Duffy/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entry

    I waited all day in the kelp for this shot and after many failed attempts to catch the air time that these little guys were getting, this one finally got skyrocketed high enough. He or she proceeded to do an epic face plant, which I found was the standard style of penguin landing. They are the most entertaining creatures to photograph and kept a smile on my face throughout the course of my two-week excursion to the Falkland Islands. This photo was taken on Bleaker Island.
    Ashley Neuhof/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entry

    Very friendly and curious lionfish in the Red Sea.
    Christian Schlamann/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entry

    Taken from a helicopter this is an ariel shot of Dubai land and sea. Dubai is know for its grandiose cityscapes, it also has a vast natural beauty which leaves one by awe.The serene turquoise water and the golden hues in the desert sand presents an interesting contrast
    Abrar Mohsin/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entry

    Matsu, the Goddess of the sea. Every year on Matsu's birthday, the believers place a great amount of firecrackers under Matsu's palanquin, they surround it and ignite the firecrackers causing a cinematic blast scene. The believers believe that the stronger the blast is, the more luck Matsu will bring, hence everything will be prosperous for you in the coming year!
    Wang Kai Chen/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entry

    South India serve the New Year's festival of Pongal. They like to makeup and dressing for livestocks including cows and goats. I met this colorful goat who standing at shabby pink wall. It pretty seems like an oil painting.
    Jae Woo Snow/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entry

    I photographed the woman who finished shellfish fishing in the evening of the day of the flood tide.
    Sunao Chiba/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entry

    I took this photo while the football brazilian team was playing for the world cup, the beaches and the streets were all deserted, everyone was watching the game,it was kind of surrealistic to see this usually crowded beach at sunset completely empty except this kid who was playing in the waves, maybe he couldn't have access to a tv or maybe he just didn't care, anyway he was really enjoying the beach for himself and so did I!
    Zoe Fidji/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entry

    "Every year, humpback whales come to Kingdom of Tonga during July to September. The mothers raise their babies and when they are enough strong they go far away to the cold water. During whale watching activity, you can live some incredible experiences by interaction with this fabulous mammal. This young calf played with me during 30 minutes under the control of his mother, a great memory!"
    Marc Henauer/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • June Entry

    "This is taken at the volcanic beach at Stokksnes in south-eastern Iceland in February 2015. I used a 2-second exposure to capture the water trails as the waves receded over rocks at the edge of the beach, just as the sun was setting behind me, illuminating the mighty Vesturhorn mountain and some peaks in the far distance."
    Sophie Carr/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • May Entry

    A bird's view of tulip fields near Voorhout in the Netherlands, photographed with a drone in April 2015. This photo appeared in the <a href="http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/07/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-launches-2015-photography-contest/" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Anders Andersson/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • May Entry

    This photo was taken during an afternoon safari in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. "This huge male elephant was roaming around some bushes while we approached. However, he passed by as if he did not perceive us and continued feeding from leaves and grass. Such a close encounter was surely breathtaking." This photo appeared in the <a href="http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/07/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-launches-2015-photography-contest/" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Felipe Arias Gutie?rrez/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • May Entry

    The mountain road, Trollstigen, in western Norway. "I was lucky enough to live here for two months during summer and one evening I saw the valley filling with fog, so I drove up the road to watch the late summer midnight sun set as the fog swayed through the valley below." This photo appeared in the <a href="http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/07/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-launches-2015-photography-contest/" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Sean Ensch/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • May Entry

    "I'm looking forward to seeing 'Sakura light-up' at megurogawa river every spring." This photo appeared in the <a href="http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/07/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-launches-2015-photography-contest/" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Motoki Uemura/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • May Entry

    Incredibly beautiful and extremely remote, Koehn Lake, in the Mojave Desert, California. Aerial Image. This photo appeared in the <a href="http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/07/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-launches-2015-photography-contest/" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Jassen T./National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • May Entry

    "The oxpecker was originally sitting on hippo's head. I could see the hippo was going into a huge yawn and the oxpecker had to vacate it's perch. When I snapped the pic, the oxpecker appeared on the verge of being inhaled and was perfectly positioned between the massive gaping jaws of the hippo. The oxpecker also appears to be screeching in terror and back-pedaling to avoid being a snack!" This photo appeared in the <a href="http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/07/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-launches-2015-photography-contest/" target="external">NatGeo Traveler Competition.</a>
    Howard Singleton/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • May Entry

    The Yetis of Nepal - The Aghoris, as they are called, are marked by colorful body paint and clothes. This photo appeared in the <a href="http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/07/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-launches-2015-photography-contest/" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Abrar Mohsin/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • May Entry

    Taken from a zodiac raft on a painfully cold and rainy day. This photo appeared in the <a href="http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/07/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-launches-2015-photography-contest/" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Madeline CrowleyNational Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • May Entry

    Pond de l'Archeveche - hundreds of thousands of padlocks locked to a bridge by random couples, as a symbol of their eternal love. After another iconic Pont des Arts bridge was cleared of the padlocks in 2010, as a safety measure, people started to place their love symbols on this one. Today both of the bridges are full of love locks again. This photo appeared in the <a href="http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/07/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-launches-2015-photography-contest/" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Martyna Blaszczyk/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • May Entry

    This wave is situated right near the CBD of Sydney. Some describe it as the most dangerous wave in Australia, due to it breaking on barnacle covered rocks only a few feet deep and 10m from the cliff face. If you fall off you could find yourself in a life and death situation. This photo was taken 300ft above the wave from a helicopter, just as the surfer is pulling under the lip of the barrel. Appearing in the <a href="http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/07/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-launches-2015-photography-contest/" target="external">NatGeo Traveler Competition.</a>
    Ian Bird/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • April Entry

    "The night before this photo, we tried all day to get a good photo of the endangered white rhino. Skulking through the grass carefully trying to stay 30 feet away to be safe, didn't provide me the photo I was hoping for. In the morning however, I woke up to all three rhinos grazing in front of me." This photo appeared in the <a href="http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/07/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-launches-2015-photography-contest/" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Stefane Berube/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • April Entry

    "I was out in the Arches National park to take night pictures but the clouds moved in. I waited for about 2 hours in the car and finally the sky cleared and I got this image." This photo appeared in the <a href="http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/07/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-launches-2015-photography-contest/" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Manish Mamtani/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • April Entry

    Birdview of a surfer in the famous beach of Praia Mole located in Florianopolis, Brazil. This image has been made with the help of a drone. This photo appeared in the <a href="http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/07/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-launches-2015-photography-contest/" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Chris Schmid/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • April Entry

    Ice cave at the Vatnajokull Glacier in Iceland. This photo appeared in the <a href="http://press.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/07/national-geographic-traveler-magazine-launches-2015-photography-contest/" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Shane Wheel/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • April Entry

    Beautiful view of Jalmahal during sunrise. "I wanted to capture the palace and other two water structures also in the frame. Thats why I have used an ultra wide angle lens to capture this frame. Not many tourists visit the place at dawn, so the location is bit peaceful early in the morning. And locals visit the lake in the morning and feed the pigeons and fish in pond. These pigeons keeps flying across the lake once in a while, which I used to fill my <a href="http://bit.ly/1Hb2vnX" target="external">frame."</a>
    Ravikanth Kurma/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • April Entry

    People in Dharavi slum in Mumbai work hard, producing mostly recycled articles and pottery. The posture of these two women at the local pottery store, taking a short break for conversation, express dignity, while the colours of their saris perfectly blend with the scenery. This photo appeared in the <a href="http://bit.ly/1Hb2vnX" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Maja Bednas/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • April Entry

    "As technology shrinks the world around us, it becomes more and more difficult to find ourselves truly lost in the outdoors. This makes those particular moments and scenes that much more special. Getting to the Diving Board was quite a challenge, as there is no official trail. For anybody who is prepared, careful, and respectful of nature, the reward is one of the most breathtaking views in all of Yosemite, in my opinion." This photo appeared in the <a href="http://bit.ly/1Hb2vnX" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Matthew Saville/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • April Entry

    Taken at a Karo Village in the Omo Valley of Ethiopia. The Karo are famous for their body-paint culture and skill. "Away from the crowded village square, I found this 'make up artist' focused on applying make-up on a young woman. Using a Q-tip as a brush he used a Georges Seurat like Pointillism technique! The calm focused look of the artist is contrasted by the nervous, perspiring client - perhaps unsure about the results." This photo appeared in the <a href="http://bit.ly/1Hb2vnX" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    S. Ram/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • April Entry

    Giant waves converge and jump together along the napali coast of Kauai. "An early season northwest swell and the position of the autumn sun made this shot possible, but what really makes it special to me is the bird flying in the corner of the frame. This little moment of life adds balance to the image and reminds me that the mundane often make the spectacular." This photo appeared in the <a href="http://bit.ly/1Hb2vnX" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Lee Scott/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • April Entry

    "I had a tripod set up on Godafoss waterfall in Iceland last month. I used a 10 stop ND filter to capture the movement of the water as the sun set in the distance." This photo appeared in the <a href="http://bit.ly/1Hb2vnX" target="external">2015 National Geographic Traveler Photography Competition.</a>
    Ed Graham/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
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