The 16 Extraordinary Photography From The National Geographic Photo Contest 2015

Are you love capture different culture, people, animals, place, and the spontaneous moments during your holiday vacation? You may feel this photograph like a professional photographer shot. National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest allows all amateur photographers also submit their best works into the competition, and it will be possible to select shutterbugs photos amongst the best in the world.

In the 27th-year photo contest welcomes photography enthusiasts to share their globetrotting pictures. You can submit your photos for this year competition until 30 June 2015. Take a look at some of the latest submissions.

Millions of tulips

A bird ́s view of tulip fields near Voorhout in the Netherlands, photographed with a drone in April 2015.

Anders Andersson



Umbrella Girl

In April 2015 my dream come true and I have been able to visit the country of my dreams, Japan! This photo was taken while wondering the streets of Kyoto, it was raining a lot and all i could see was the sea of colourful umbrellas, until I spotted this girl. There was something about her that made me want to press the shutter. I liked her grace and peacfull look. The moment after I made this photo, I knew that I had captured something special. It has become my faviorite from entire holiday…


Iwona Pinkowicz


Icy Shapes

Small icebergs from the glaciers fronts in Isfjorden pays a visit to Longyearbyen on Svalbard. The ice slowly melts away in the sun and beautiful sculptures are created. The magical arctic spring light adds its touch to the scene. Panorama made from two photos.


David Wrangborg


Bora Bora Rainbow


Claudia Mcgown



Boys in Clifton Beach in Cape Town jumping into the Atlantic Ocean.


Slawek Kozdras


As Free as a Soap Bubble

This little boy is chasing soap bubbles in the middle of Piazza Novena in Roma during Christmas season Dec 2014.


Sharon Thor



This photo was taken during an afternoon safari in Amboseli National Park, Kenya.


Arias Gutiérrez


Mursi Tribe

Mursi Tribe, Lower Omo Valley


Nikola Squires


Jal Mahal During Sunrise


Ravikanth Kurma


The Big Wave

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 only ten metres from the cliff face. If you fall off you could find yourself in a life and death situation. This photo was taken 300 feet directly above the wave from a helicopter, just as the surfer is pulling under the lip of the barrel.


Ian Bird


I always thought hippos were vegetarian!

Lucky timing! The oxpecker was originally sitting on hippo’s head. I could see the hippo was going into a huge yawn (threat display?) 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!


Howard Singleton


Rainbow over Choiseul

A rainbow arcs over the rainforest and mountains of Choiseul island in the Solomon Islands in front of an approaching storm. A coconut palm casts a long shadow onto the sea


Stuart Chape


The Road

The mountain road, Trollstigen, in western Norway.


Sean Ensch


Tree of Life

Incredibly beautiful and extremely remote. Koehn Lake, Mojave Desert, California. Aerial Image.


Jassen T



The colorful place ( pink sky ) and the lake of stagnant salt would , by itself , a beautiful picture . However , the junction of the beautiful countryside with some tourists (who were also there to record the color of the day) , meant that I found a very interesting and peculiar enquadramente.


Dicson Oliveira


When Conditions Are Right

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.


Lee Scott