National Geographic 2018 Travel Photographer Contest

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The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is underway. The above picture was the winner of the 2017 Contest. The 2018 competition closes on May 31 and the grand-prize winner will be awarded $10,000 (USD). Here are some of this year’s entries, gathered from three categories: Nature, Cities, and People. The photos and captions were written by the photographers, and lightly edited for style. From June 11-15, fans of NG will vote for their favorite photos from each category and select the Peoples’ Choice winners. 

 

School Bus

 

Bus at Dusk. "At dusk, a bus crosses the Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong." © ChunPong Leung / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

 Chasing Lunch

 

Chasing Lunch. "A baby black-tip reef shark swims through a swarm of silver sprats at lunchtime in the lagoon of Mirihi Island in the Maldives." © Mohamed Shareef / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

 Super Sonic

 

Super Sonic. "I took this photo from a helicopter with a medium-format camera over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona." 

© Dinesh Boaz / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

 Zeekeh Brothers in Arms

 

Those Zeekeh Brothers in Arms. "A tender moment between brothers on the shores of Cameroon." © Jalan Sahba / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

 Leopard Hunting a Stork

 

Leopard Hunting a Stork. "One-shot capture. I watched the leopard stalking the stork. I only had time to focus at 400 millimeters; no time to change to high speed. I watched the stork and as soon as it flapped its wings I shot one shot. And you don’t know if it got away or not: the beauty of photography... and the Serengeti." © Paul Rifkin / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

 Foam Party

 

Foam Party. "One of those crazy moments when it all comes together and you don't mind if you're in the way." © Mitchell Pettigrew / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

 Coordillera Mexicana

 

Coordillera. "Mexico is one of those countries which surprises you around every corner. The beauty is overwhelming and sometimes unbelievably real. Some years ago I flew over this "coordillera" (mountain range) and was totally overwhelmed by its beauty. Minutes later Monterrey City appeared. Fantastic how close to a big city such a beautiful landscape can be."  © Karsten Hoenack / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

 Together People and Nature

 

Together. "People and nature." © Hongjun Yue / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

 Hyperspace

 

Hyperspace. "A handheld long-exposure shot from the front of a Copenhagen metro train as it sped through an underground tunnel." 

© Andrew Robertson / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

 Leopard Seal Dinner Time

 

Leopard Seal, Dinner Time. "During my last trip to Antarctica, I was looking for leopard seals. One of the last landings was special, because when we got to the beach there was a leopard seal swimming nearby. I waited to be the last to return to the ship. From the Zodiac, I saw a penguin on a small piece of ice. I asked the skipper to take me closer for some pictures, but suddenly the leopard seal appeared behind us. At that time I prepared my camera. I knew I would go for it." © Eduardo Del Alamo / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest