The Nat Geo Travel Photographer Contest Is Back

The world’s best travel photographers only need apply. You have until 27 May.

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The Nat Geo Travel Photographer Contest Is Back
Image: Wherever you go, I will follow you!! by Hiroki Inoue

2016’s edition of the contest will see the winner being named the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year and recognise the most compelling travel photography taken in the last two years. On top of the title, the grand prize winner also bags a seven-day Polar Bear Photo Safari for two at Churchill Wild-Seal River Heritage Lodge, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World.

It’s only USD15 (RM58.60) per submission and you can submit as many as your wallet allows. Here are some of our favourites from this year's entries: 

Lombard Street - San Francisco by Toby Harriman

Photographers notes: Helicopter Aerial. Lombard Street is known to be the most crooked street in the world. But Vermont Street, the other San Francisco street claimed to be the "most crooked" has seven turns instead of eight, but its hill is steeper than Lombard's.

Mystic Shed by Pierre Destribats

Photographers notes: A cold night on the top of this hill in Lapland, near the russian border waiting for the dancing lights in the sky. All around, snow ghost are watching, standstill.

Wherever you go, i will follow you!! by Hiroki Inoue

Photographers notes: 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.

Farming the Sea by Tugo Cheng

Photographers notes: A fisherman is farming the sea in between the bamboo rods constructed for aquaculture off the coast in southern China.

Dronie - Selfie Taken with a Drone by Manish Mamtani

Photographers notes: This image is an aerial selfie image. We laid down on the bridge covered with snow and flew the drone above us to take this image.

Digital Panel of Hong Kong by Julia Wimmerlin

Photographers notes: 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.

Blizzard in the Snow Mountain by Julia Wimmerlin

Photographers notes: A Swiss "snowzilla" covered Switzerland on a week-end in March leaving 60 cm of snow in 24 hours. But for the beauty it brought, it was worth being wet and cold in the deep forest. Landwasser viaduct, Grissons, Switzerland.

Admiring the View by Phillip Minnis

Photographers notes: Tourists admiring the view from the Aiguille du Midi lookout. At 3842 metres above sea level, it provides visitors with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, and the nearby Mont Blanc.

If you've been places far and wide, submit your entry here.

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