We know there are tons of you out there who love taking amazing travel photos. Whether you capture photos around your own hometown or while you are traveling the globe, finding those perfect moments to shoot are priceless.
National Geographic loves to showcase amazing photographers and they are doing so once again in their 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. The contest is still accepting submissions through May 27 so be sure to submit your work by their deadline here.
Here are a few of the photos that have already been submitted along with the photographer captions for you to enjoy!
South Georgia Islands
“Stunning peaks and thousands of King Penguins on South Georgia in soft early sunrise. The photography challenge was to resist shooting only penguin close-ups (very tempting for sure) and step back occasionally to be equally amazed by the landscape in which they live. Special Bonus: It was 100 years to the month that Shackelton’s boat (Endurance) finally went under the Antarctic pack ice in Nov 1915, precipitating his epic traverse of South Georgia, before finding help at nearby Stromness (a year later).”
Jejūri, Maharashtra, India
“Devotees carrying the palki, sedan chair, of Shiva. The Shiva’s Temple, known as Khandoba locally, is a very famous temple situated in the town of Jejuri, in Maharashtra, India. Every year on the day of Somvati Amavasya — a no moon day — thousands of devotees arrive at the temple. The festival’s main ritual is offering of turmeric powder by the devotees. Such large quantities of turmeric powder are used that all the devotees and the temple ground are covered in yellow color of the turmeric.”
Boumalne, Souss-Massa-Draa, Morocco
“In the Gorges du Dades there are some breathtaking bends between walls of rock.”
“This amazing stacked architecture of Hong Kong shows the housing of its rather dense population. It’s visually striking to understand that your whole horizon is built from people’s lit windows. It shocks you that each life — so big and important to the person himself and his close circle — looks just like a tiny star in a huge sky next to millions of the same stars.”
Haugen, Svalbard, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
“A polar bear on Wahlenbergfjorden off of Svalbard. I was in a zodiac off shore when he sauntered down to the beach to sniff us out. Soon losing interest, he retreated for a nap and we left him in peace.”
Saint-Denis, Réunion Island
“The last eruption of LA Fournaise Volcano.”
Biei, Hokkaido, Japan
“Romance is in the air. It was the time of day immediately following sunset. I heard a voice. ‘Wherever you go, I will follow you,’ the voice says.”
Remember... if you want to submit your travel photography to the National Geographic 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year Contest, make sure you submit your work here by May 27, 2016.
We originally found this photos on Huffington Post.
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