10 entrancingly beautiful pictures from the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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Pictures that give us goose bumps! 10 wonderful submissions to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.

The image above is entitled LightSource. It’s by Marcelo Castro / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest:

10 entrancingly beautiful pictures from the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2
By Marcelo Castro / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Young Monk finds a perfect light source to read his book inside of his pagoda – Old Bagan, Burma

Submissions to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest are tumbling in. Attracting entries from talented photographers around the world, the contest is open until June 30.

Up for grabs, for the grand prize winner, is an eight-day National Geographic Expedition to Alaska for two aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird. And there’s a slew of other memorable prizes for other winners. Here’s a selection of images that have been submitted.

Nicholas Roemmelt / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
By Nicholas Roemmelt / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Aurora Borealis over the forest of the Pyhae Luosto National Park, Finland.
Marcelo Castro / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
By Marcelo Castro / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
One of the local ice guide guys arriving at a remote ice cave in southeast Iceland.
Nicholas Roemmelt / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Photo and caption by Nicholas Roemmelt / 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.
Kathryn Schipper / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
By Kathryn Schipper / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Patrons of Milan’s Novecento Modern Art Museum admiring the city’s Gothic cathedral. Taken with an iPhone.
Sausse David / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
By Sausse David / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Typical red rorbu huts with sod roof in town of Reine on Lofoten.
Sebastian Warneke / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
By Sebastian Warneke / 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 and got 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.
Sam Morris / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
By Sam Morris / 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.
Graham McGeorge / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
By Graham McGeorge / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Photographing wildlife in Florida is never the easiest task. One of the differences from photographing wildlife in other states has to be the abundance of biting bugs, ticks, deadly snakes and extreme heat and humidity. After bushwhacking my way through the brush, mud and water I was able to set up my gear, and still giving a good safe distance between myself and the nest. The nest appeared empty at first, but after a few minutes I started to see some movement. A pair of beautiful white miniature horns were the first to rise above the twigs before I seen this pair of beautiful Owlet eyes.
Hideyuki Katagiri / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
By Hideyuki Katagiri / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Japanese feel the coming of spring I feel by plum blossoms. There is a culture of the cherry blossoms in spring in Japan. It is said was said implication to appreciate the cherry tree is strong now, but to mean plum Speaking of flowers in the Nara period of approximately 1300 before. This was a plum grove sight light goes pointing gradually early in the morning is beautiful too, such as that explosion is like spring.

Eligible contestants can visit nationalgeographic.com/travelerphotocontest to submit photographs in any or all of four categories:

Travel Portraits
Outdoor Scenes
Sense of Place
Spontaneous Moments

The entry fee is US$15 (£9 or 11 Euros) per photo, and there is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant. For official contest rules, visit http://on.natgeo.com/1i80wEV. Good luck!

10 entrancingly beautiful pictures from the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Oonagh Shiel
Author: Oonagh Shiel (3252 posts)

Content Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!