National Geographic Traveler magazine reported receiving nearly 12,000 photographs from 6,615 talented photographers around the world for the 24th annual travel photography competition. Photos are like music: they are individual, they evoke different emotions in different people. It was very difficult to choose the winners of the competition. The photographs were divided into 4 categories: perception of the area, outdoor scenes, travel portraits and immediate moments. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to view all 12,000 amazing photos, but some of them will appear before you in this collection. Enjoy great footage.
Family Time: One of the outdoor scenes in the National Geographic Travel Photo Contest.
Ancient Forest. Near the city of Morondeva, on the West Coast of Madagascar, there is an ancient forest of baobabs. Some of the trees here are over a thousand years old. This spiritual place is almost magical.
Travel portrait. During the Easter holy celebration called Misteri in Trapani, devotees carry scenes of Christ’s passion on their shoulders all night, and take a break in the morning.
“My Balloon”: Outdoor Scene. Children play with their balloons. Vietnam.
Bagan Bliss: Perception of the place. More than 2,000 Buddhist temples and pagodas fill the plains of Bagan. Farmers now raise livestock in this area.
A large Japanese maple in Portland Japanese Gardens.
Recently awakened curious seal.
Kiss of lava. Immediate red hot kiss moment. Kalapana, Hawaii.
“Amazing Weather” Washington.
The Spirit of Sand: Outdoor Scenes. Upper Antelope Canyon.
Dragon wave. Location: Kauai Beach, Hawaii.
Sunrise in the Namibian desert. Location: Namib Desert, Namibia.
Rio de Janeiro: Perception of the place.
Harlequin Shrimp: Immediate moment. Pollution problem. This amazing creature was found in a floating garbage pile in Indonesia.
Great Dunes: Travel Portraits.