National Geographic Traveler photo competition entries
The 25th annual National Geographic Traveler photo competition is now open for entries, here's a few of them. All photos courtesy of National Geographic Photo Competition.
This image was taken at Pacu Jawi Festival - a traditional bull race that is usually held after harvesting period, by the Minangkabau people in villages just west of Sumatra in Indonesia. The winners are judged by how fast they complete the course and how well they stick to the track.
"It was amazing to watch several family groups of elephants around the river. The little ones run around and play like puppies, but the tiny ones stay very close to their mothers. We were fortunate to capture this magical moment with mother and baby," said photographer Douglas Croft.
I wonder how the photographer got this shot? The power of the Criollo horses at the Cabanha Ipu, located in Paranz, Brazil.
Here's me looking at you looking at me. This Red Eyed Tree Frog seems intrigued by the camera used to take a close-up photo of him. Simply entitled 'Tourists' the photo captures the frequent occurrences when the natural and modern worlds collide.
This image shows Vikings at Up Helly Aa, a traditional Viking festival in the Shetland Islands, which takes place every year in Lerwick, Shetland, on the last Tuesday in January. Amongst the burning torches and battle axes... can you spot the 'No Entry' road signs?
Each year travellers are invited to submit photos which capture images of the world. Graham McGeorge took this photo at Jacksonville Zoo, in Florida. He said: "I love watching the affection and attention that Bonobos have for their young. They truly are a wonderful species of ape."
Standing at the edge of the Darvaza Crater in Turkmenistan, this flaming crater has been burning for decades, fuelled by the rich natural gas reserves found below the surface. Details of how you can enter the competition can be found on the National Geographic website and can be submitted from now until 30 June.
Just chilling. A relaxed kangaroo soaks up the sun at Jacksonville Zoo, Florida. Graham McGeorge who took this photo gave it the caption: "Those cookies were good"
You never know what you'll come across in the depths of the ocean... and Cameron Knudsen was certainly in for a surprise when he came across this Galactic Squid! "While on a night dive in the waters off Okinawa Japan this reef squid showed up. The time and air I spent trying to get close to him paid off."
Taken at Bira Beach in Indonesia, this photo, called Another Perspective of the Day, by Dody Kusuma is just one of the thousands of entries into this year’s National Geographic Traveler photo competition, now in its 25th year.
Anyone got a torch? While trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, traveller Trevor Booth captured this amazing light display while the troupe were resting after dinner. "Barranco camp was our third on our seven-day hike to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and we were getting ready to tackle the infamous Barranco Wall in the morning."
Left or right? Thomas Pieters took this snapshot of a local boy while holidaying in Morocco. "I was taking some shots on the beach of Taghazout, Morocco, when this little guy came up to me asking in what hand he was holding a coin. After playing along I asked if I could take his picture."
Taken using a method of photography which involves light getting into the lens for a long time, this long-exposure shot of the Main Bazaar Paharganj, in New Delhi, India, captures the end of a busy day at the market.