Winners Of The 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year

A photograph of an erupting volcano hit by a bolt of lightning has earned Sergio Tapiro Velasco of Mexico the prestigious title of 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Velasco will receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos Archipelago with National Geographic Expeditions, as well as a $2500 prize. Velasco’s incredible photo was selected from over 15,000 entries from participants in more than 30 countries.

The power of nature – Grand Prize and 1st Prize Nature Category

Powerful eruption of Colima Volcano in Mexico on December 13th, 2015. That night, the weather was dry and cold, friction of ash particles generated a big lightning of about 600 meters that connected ash and volcano, and illuminated most of the dark scene. On last part of 2015, this volcano showed a lot of eruptive activity with ash explosions that raised 2-3 km above the crater. Most of night explosions produced incandescent rock falls and lightning not bigger than 100 meters in average. (Photo and caption by Sergio Tapiro Velasco/ National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year) Continue »

2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year – Cities Gallery

We’re entering the final week of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest, and stunning entries continue to pour in from all over the world.

For the final gallery before the contest closes, our editors have selected incredible photos from the “Cities” category for online galleries. From aerial shots to iconic skylines, these photos feature both architectural marvels as well as the beauty of day-to-day life in the urban jungle.


The city library in Stuttgart. (Photo and caption by Norbert Fritz / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue »

2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year – People

Enter today for a chance to be named the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Each year, photographers around the world send National Geographic Travel gorgeous images that captivate and astonish. The judges are looking for photos that tell the story of a place and travel moments that inspire.

Lady Havana

During a recent visit to Cuba, I encountered this bold woman on the street while strolling around Old Havana. Something about her just struck me, like her eyes held a million stories. Not having any cash on me, I borrowed some change from a friend and approached the woman with it, asking to take her photograph. She nodded and posed like a boss, stogie and all. (Lauren Breedlove / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue »

2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year – Nature

Enter today for a chance to be named the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Each year, photographers around the world send National Geographic Travel gorgeous images that captivate and astonish. The judges are looking for photos that tell the story of a place and travel moments that inspire.

Lost in white

This photo captures the moment that I, along with 3 other Sami reindeer herders become a little lost while migrating with 350 reindeer. They were rounded up from a section of forest around 30kms south of this point. Our goal was to take them, via rivers, northwards to pastures new using the network of rivers and lakes that flow through Sweden. This was taken on Randijaur lake, Jokkmokk, Sweden. (Adam Cunningham-White/ National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue »

National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year 2016 Winners

The annual National Geographic travel photographer of the year contest attracted 10,000 entries worldwide this year. The grand prize went to Anthony Lau for his shot of a horseman in Inner Mongolia, winning him a trip to a polar bear photo safari at Churchill Wild-Seal Heritage Lodge. Here’s a selection of the winning entries.

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Winter Horseman
The Winter in Inner Mongolia is very unforgiving. At a freezing temperature of minus twenty and lower with constant breeze of snow from all direction, it was pretty hard to convince myself to get out of the car and take photos. Not until I saw Inner Mongolia horsemen showing off their skills in commanding the steed from a distance, I quickly grab my telephoto lens and capture the moment when one of the horseman charged out from morning mist. (Photo and caption by Anthony Lau / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue »

Some Entries For 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year Contest

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is now accepting entries. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe. Enter your most powerful photos for a chance to become the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Show us photos that tell the story of a place or reveal insights about what inspires you when you travel. The contest ends May 27, 2016.

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Holi Festival. Holi, India’s festival of colors, is an ancient Hindu tradition that is celebrated around the world, with the biggest and most colorful gathering taking place in the twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan in India. The unifying festival is a celebration of love and the arrival of spring and includes the singing of folk songs and traditional dances. (Photo by Claudio Ceriali/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue »

New Entries For The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year Contest

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is now accepting entries. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe. Enter your most powerful photos for a chance to become the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Show us photos that tell the story of a place or reveal insights about what inspires you when you travel. The contest ends May 27, 2016.

Eid ul Fitr Prayer
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This is a general view of Eid ul Fitr Prayer at Alamgir Mosque in Varanasi, Uttarpradesh, India. Eid prayers, also known as Salat al-Eid and Salat al-Eidain , is the special prayer offered to commemorate two Islamic festivals.This image depicts the Hindu–Muslim brotherhood exploring the dynamics of communal relations in Varanasi-a holy city of the Hindus. Location: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India (Photo and caption by Sirsendu Gayen / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue »

Travel Photographer Proves Dinosaurs Are The Key To Taking The Best Pictures

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Paraguay photographer Jorge Saenz uses classic perspective tricks to bring dinosaurs to life in his epic travel series #Dinodinaseries. His photos document the dinosaur tourists’ travels around South America, a journey that began with Dino the green Brachiosaurus in Bolivia. Continue »

Famous Travel Photographer David Lazar Captures Indonesia In 18 Amazing Images

Hailed as one of the finest travel photographers and portraitists in the world, David Lazar has only recently begun to explore the great diversity and cultural richness of the Indonesian Archipelago. From Borneo to East Java, Bali, Lembongan and Flores, the results are nothing less than extraordinary.

The National Geographic contributor & 2014 winner of Best in Culture at the Indonesian based Guruda International Photo Competition, David will be returning to the islands soon to lead one of his extraordinary photo tour workshops.

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Underwater Buddha, Bali. Continue »

Travel Photographer of the Year Contest Exhibition

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Pokot tribe, Amaya village, East Pokot, Kenya. (Photo by Roberto Nistri)
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Nomadic Photographer Lives, Works & Travels Solo In Her Trusty Teardrop Trailer

For American freelance photographer Mandy Lea, change came in the guise of a teardrop trailer that she calls her home — a mobile place of belonging that she feels connected to as she travels the country, snapping incredible images of nature. For the last two years, she’s been a full-time solo “teardropper”, visiting some of the most majestic spots one could imagine. Continue »

Photographer Spends Three Years Travelling The World To Capture Stunning Landscape Images At Sunrise And Sunset

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These breath-taking shots taken at sunset and sunrise are the result of one photographer’s amazing three-year trip around the globe. Julien Grondin set off in 2013 to exercise his love of travel photography and said he soon realised that shooting with the sun directly in the frame yielded his favourite final result. Continue »

The Photographer Has Travelled The Western Australian Coast Since The Early 90s, Capturing Clotheslines In All Their Glory

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The Perth-based photographer and journalist Frances Andrijich has travelled the Western Australian coast since the early 90s, capturing clotheslines in all their glory. In her images they take the roles of play equipment, Christmas trees and, in the summer, a homemaker’s dream. Andrijich admits she is hopelessly hung up on clotheslines; her latest book celebrates them under the spotlight of the Australian sun. Continue »

A Photographer Traveled 15,000 Miles Around New Zealand To Take The Perfect Shots

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Johan Lolos is a professional photographer who is passionate about traveling. A few years ago, he left his home and started his long and exciting journey around the world. No matter where Johan was geographically, he always carried his camera with him because he was constantly surrounded by the beauty of our planet. Johan spent the last year in New Zealand, where he drove 15,500 miles to capture the stunning local landscapes on his camera. Continue »

3-Year-Old Bull Terrier Travels The World With Dutch Photographer Alice Van Kempen And Poses For Photographs In Abandoned Buildings

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Meet Claire, the 3-year-old bull terrier travels the world with Dutch photographer Alice van Kempen, 48, and poses for photographs in abandoned buildings. Van Kempen seeks out abandoned places to photograph in pursuit of her passion for urban exploring, bringing along her globetrotting pooch as her trusted companion. Continue »