20 Outstanding Entries in 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted until June 30, 2014. Photographers from around the world can submit their photos in the four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. The grand prize winner will receive a National Geographic Expedition to Alaska.



Living on the Tundra, Location: Siberia, Russia .Young Nenet boy in Siberia Yamal plays in -30 degrees. Photo and caption by Simon Morris/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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Floating Car. Location: Uyuni, Bolivia. Salar de Uyuni is [a] miracle. I was so moved by this landscape. I walked away from the car and took this photo in complete silence. Photo and caption by Takashi Nakagawa/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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Cub Scouts Honor, Location: Alaska-Chigmit Mountains.  Photo and caption by Kevin Dietrich/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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Diver in Magic Kingdom. Green Lake (Grüner See) is located Tragöss Austria. In spring snowmelt raises the lake level about 10 meters. This phenomenon, which lasts only a few weeks covering the hiking trails, meadows, trees. The result is magical to watch diving landscapes.  Marc Henauer/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Dubai's tallest buildings

Marcelo Castro: ‘Dubai’s tallest buildings piercing through a dense blanket of fog that covered the city shortly before sunrise.’ Picture: Marcelo Castro/National Geographic

Chameleons are amazing lizards

Chameleons are amazing lizards. Robert Hradil/National Geographic

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Frozen Lake. Lake had frozen, the morning waning moon is visible. Lake Towada Aomori in Japan. Photo and caption by Sho Shibata/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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Last Light. Winter sunset in the Italian Dolomites on a backcountry traverse. The last rays of sunlight hit the Paternkofel mountain on the left.
Photo and caption by Karin Eibenberger/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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Living in a Box, Living in a Box is living in Hong Kong. Photo and caption by Norbert Well/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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One eye on you. A short-eared owl stretching and relaxing in a nature reserve in Kuwait. (© Mohd Khorshid/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

These ladies are past 80 years old and swim togethe

Robert McPherson: ‘These ladies are past 80 years old and swim together everyday in the morning at Cottesloe beach in Perth, Australia.’Picture: Robert McPherson/National Geographic


A Magical Evening. I have always dreamed of one day seeing the Northern Lights. Craig Tissot/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Fishing on the Rice Terraces

Fishing on the Rice Terraces. These men were hunting for frogs in the rice terrace ponds of Yuanyang County, China, at sunset. Shawn Talbot/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest




Mangiabarche. Lighthouse Mangiabarche (eater of boats) A very wild coast off Calasetta, Sardinia, Italy. Photo: Enrico Puddu/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Lightning after dark at the Grand Canyon

Lightning after dark at the Grand Canyon. Scott Stulberg/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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Solitary Fisherman. They fish every single day. They spread the net in the lake and wait for the fish to get stuck to it. They collect all the fishes and send them to city.

Location: Silisarh Lake, Kishanpur, Rajasthan, India. Photo and caption by Debajit Bose/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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Svalbard. The high cliffs of Svalbard drop steeply into the sea, the eroded green cliffs, remnant snow and aquamarine sea creating an abstract visual impression. Photo: Stuart Chape/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 


U Bien Bridge Crossing. Locals, monks, kids, tourists, all walking on U Bien bridge made out of teakwood, in Amarapura, South of Mandalay, Myanmar. April Badilles/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest


Winter Cave. One of the local ice guide guys arriving at a remote ice cave in southeast Iceland. Marcelo Castro/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Lion Silhouette

Lion Silhouette. Lion on a ridge in the Serengeti, in Tanzania. Photo: James Kobacker/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest