national geographic travel photos year

National Geographic Travel Photos of the Year

As we all know, very year, National Geographic holds a pretty famous photography contest that attracts tens of thousands of submissions. In 2017, sister magazine, National Geographic Travel, published a similar ranking:

National Geographic
Travel Photos of the Year

We show you the top 12 most inspiring entries in 2016 (published in 2017) for you, starting with number 12:

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Wherever you go, I will follow – by Hiroki Inoue, Japan.

Two foxes race in northern Japan. “Wherever you go, I will follow you!” by Hiroki Inoue

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Passerby in Morocco. Photo by Takashi Nakagawa.

A passerby in Morocco. “Ben Youssef,” by Takashi Nakagawa.

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Brazilian croc catches a fish that was about to catch another fish. Photo by Massimiliano Bencivenni.

A scene from the Brazilian Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland. “Double trapping,” by Massimiliano Bencivenni.

National Geographic travel photos year india
Families fighting the heat in India. Photo by Yasmin Mund.

Residents in Varanasi, India, sleep on their rooftops to beat the heat.  “Rooftop Dreams, Varanasi,” by Yasmin Mund.

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University life in Guanghzou, China. Photo by Wing Ka.

Lunchtime at a university dormitory in Guangzhou, China. “Silenced,” by Wing Ka.

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Desert lakes in Chile, by Victor Lima.

“Lagunas Baltinache (Atacama Desert),” by Victor Lima.

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Kinnaura woman carrying wood in Northern India. Photo by Mattia Passarini.

A Kinnaura tribeswoman carrying wood back to her home in the highlands of northern India. “Remote life at -21 degree,” by Mattia Passarini.

National Geographic travel photos year malaysia
Lightning strikes the Komtar Tower in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.

Lightning at Komtar Tower in Malaysia. “Celestial Reverie,” by Jeremy Tan.

National Geographic travel photos year los angeles
Mucsle Beach Gym in Los Angeles, United States.

“Muscle Beach Gym,” by Dotan Saguy.

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Manhattan, New York. Photo by Kathleen Dolmatch.

Central Park and the west side of Manhattan. “Divide,” by Kathleen Dolmatch.

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Ice bear mom and ice bear kiddo chilling in the snow.

A polar bear and her year-old cub perch on an iceberg near Baffin Island. “Bears on a Berg,” by John Rollins.

National Geographic travel photos year 2017
National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 – The winner: Anthony Lau.

Number one: A Mongolian man herds horses during the harsh winter. This photo won the National Geographic Travel Photographer grand prize. “Winter Horseman,” by Anthony Lau.


National Geographic travel photos year. By Chili and Churp | © International Destinations | more Travel News here. Header image by Anthony Lau.

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