2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments.

The grand-prize winner will receive an eight-day National Geographic Expedition to Alaska for two aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird. The contest, which is open now, ends June 30 at 12 pm EDT. ENTER HERE

 

Mirrow Wave

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

 

The Wave after a heavy thunderstorm with a small pond granting a perfect mirror for the reflection of the hiker. A calm and solemn place at a perfect day.

 

Forest lights

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

 

Aurora Borealis over the forest of the Pyhae Luosto National Park, Finland.

 

 Winter Cave

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

 

One of the local ice guide guys arriving at a remote ice cave in southeast Iceland.

 

 Iceberg Gallery

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

 

Like a scene from a different time on earth, or a completely different planet altogether. Passed down through Jökulsárlón lagoon through an outlet of the Vatnajökull Glacier, Icebergs enter into the North Atlantic. Shaped and polished by the ocean, the tide leaves a magnificent gallery of huge iceberg sculptures on the volcanic black beaches of Iceland. Photographed here at sunset, just after a rain storm. For scale, this Iceberg is about the size of a Jeep.

 

Red rorbu hut

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

 

Typical red rorbu huts with sod roof in town of Reine on Lofoten.

 

LightSource

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

 

Young Monk finds a perfect light source to read his book inside of his pagoda – Old Bagan, Burma

 

Epiphany

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

 

One of my dreams was it to shoot the night sky when I went on holiday to New Zealand this February. Unfortunately the time was not perfect because of the moon, which was at the beginning nearly the whole night at the sky and also the weather made me change plans. At the end of my trip I had luck an get a clear sky after the sunset although the whole day was very cloudy. I decided to drive to the famous little church in Tekapo and took some shots of the night sky before the moon rose.