2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year – People

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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.

Here: 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)

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Another Rainy Day in Nagasaki, Kyushu

Another Rainy Day in Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan. This is a view of the main street from a city tram in Nagasaki on a rainy day. The tram is quite vintage and anachronistic and yet retrofitted with modern ticketing equipment. No conductor is on board any more – only the driver. It seems to rain a lot in Nagasaki and the rain in Nagasaki was even made into a popular song some decades ago. Thanks to Nat Geo Editors Monica, Jeanne, Matt and Christina for the EF! Matt, your EN is much appreciated! (Hiro Kurashina / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

A Popular Rendezvous Spot in Tokyo

Two young ladies and two men stand waiting on the side of a decommissioned train that used to carry thousands of commuters and other passengers daily between Shibuya and Sakuragicho. The decommissioned train now serves as a Tourist Information Center just outside the Shibuya train station in Tokyo. The spot has also become a favorite rendezvous point for lovers and friends to meet. The facial expressions and body postures indicate people’s empathy gaps in some ways or other.(Hiro Kurashina / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

FREE RIDERS

Taj and Akash they travel every day from station to station with their mother bagging to make a living. Train surfing is not without risk, even if dangerous and illegal, is a common form of transportation in Bangladesh. People have suffered electrocution, severed limbs, falling onto the tracks and colliding with tunnels. However, this can not stop them and jump onto moving trains running away from the police bamboo sticks become daily routine. (Mauro De Bettio / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Tibetan’s soul smile

This monk was running back to his room after the afternoon prayer. I was chasing him trying to get a nice shot, but he kept covering his face. In Chinese i called after him: (pai yi zhang ba) “just one shot!” He looked back and started to laugh… Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Tibet (Mattia Passarini / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

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Portrait of Miho (Akiomi Kuroda / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Slam Dunk

A basketball player flies high through the air attempting a slam dunk in which he puts the ball between his legs first! (Brandon Kusher / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Ramadan Prayers

this is shot of women praying inside Istiqlal Mosque,Jakarta which is the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia during the month of Ramadan. (Pradeep Raja / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Retro Ride

Traveling through Cuba in a vintage 1950 Chevrolet with a speedometer which no longer works. We were passing by the city of Camagey known for its winding streets. The modern American Hawaiian hula figure and yellow taxi cab sign on the dashboard adds to the time travel-esque element of the classic Chevrolet, set against the backdrop of an old and perhaps dilapidated , but not forgotten, Cuba. (Lorraine Yip / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Tide Fighter

A young boy playing in the river niger by fighting the tide helped by a rope. (Jérôme Gence / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Old and Young

This photo was taken in a small village in Wuyuan, China. It estimates that there are about 250 million countryside people living in the big cities. Many young people are making money in the cities, leaving their parents and kids at their hometown. (Hua Zhu / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Bridging Generation

A beautiful photo of a father and son sitting in white traditional attire with beautiful blue sky on the day of Eid al-Fitr in a mosque in New Delhi, India. The photo shows the beautiful bond which these two generation have been building up in a very simple and lovable manner. (Jobit George / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Holy Bath

Yamuna river is most polluted when its flow in Delhi, its too muddy and full of filth. Yamuna is second most sacred river after Ganga. People took holy bath in as they feel its very sacred. Numbers of Siberian Sea Gull comes here in winter. They give the place a new dimension for few months. Here a local man took his daily bath in Yamuna river. (Yogesh Gupta / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Lets go back to play Holi

Father and sons where getting ready to leave their house again to keep celebrating Holi at the small town of Barsana, India. (Miguel Salas / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Four Seconds Later

Taken at the busy street of Jaipur. (Diane Sta Ana / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

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