The 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest (part 2)

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Another batch of beautiful images from the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.

Another batch of beautiful images from the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Enter the competition here and see all entries here.

Up for grabs is a 10-day National Geographic Expedition to the Galápagos (for two) aboard the National Geographic Endeavour and publication of your photo in National Geographic Traveler magazine. There’s still a couple of days to go; the competition closes on Sunday, June 30.

The featured image, above, is Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. © Dhafer Al shehri / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. A reflection of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the basin of the fountain opposite the mosque where the main dome of the mosque appears.

A egret traversed the desert in summer.
Photo and caption © Cui Qiao / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. A egret traversed the desert in summer.
Religious procession in Cadiz, Spain
Photo and caption © Evgeny Surgutsky / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Religious procession in Cadiz
Hamersley Gorge
Hamersley Gorge. © Photo and caption by Ignacio Palacios / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Karijini National Park in WA is one of the largest and most photogenic national parks in Australia. The park is famous for its sheer gorges, waterfalls, sparkling rock pools and cool swimming holes. Karijini is about 275km south of Port Hedland and 100km east of Tom or Paraburdoo. The park is all about exploring serpentine tunnels of marbled rock, clambering over boulders, squeezing through narrow tunnels, inching your way along ledges, paddling through subterranean waterways and descending deep into chasms which have been eroded into the landscape over two billion years.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age © Photo and caption by Danilo Dungo / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Seijin no Hi or Coming of Age Day is a traditional Japanese holiday which is organised on the second Monday in January. In Japan the age of majority is 20 wearing kimono.
Shadows and light
© Photo and caption by Jesse Summers / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. A lone tree in the Palouse region of Washington glows brilliantly in the sunlight as clouds pass by, isolating it in a band of light. Undulating hills provide depth to the lit scene, captured during the brief growing season where the wheat is a rich shade of green.
Sleepy heads
Sleepy heads. © Photo and caption by Joe Saade / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. I went to Nairobi to shoot a film for an NGO. During our shoot at a school in Mathare slum, I took shelter from the heat and chaos in a school, and stumbled upon these sleepy heads. I put my camera on my monopod-self timer mode and held it up high.
Gentoo Chicks
Gentoo Chicks. © Photo and caption by Richard Sidey / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Two newly hatched Gentoo Penguin chicks get their first glimpse at the Antarctic wilderness.
Ashura Mud Men
Ashura Mud Men. © Photo and caption by Guido Dingemans / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Iranian shi’a muslim men, in trance and covered in mud, mourning during the Day of Ashura, on which shi’a muslims commemorate the martyrdom of Husayn, grandson of Muhammad, and third shi’a imam. The mud is an important part of the local mourning ritual. Shot in the town of Bijar, Iran.
Snowmelt in The Mountains
Snowmelt in The Mountains. © Photo and caption by André’s Miguel Domìnguez / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. This picture was taken in Spain (Parque natural “Sierra de Grazalema”). In meadows where cattle during heavy rains, many small gaps are formed. These ponds raised slightly eutrophic freshwater algae. These algae live with herbaceous plants and when the lakes freeze very attractive compositions are created. Here we appreciate frozen bubbles and lines formed on thawing. This occurs when the temperature rises past dawn. I used macro lens because this wild geranium leaf (Erodium sp.) is very small.
Fènec The Soul of The Desert
Fènec The Soul of The Desert. © Photo and caption by Francisco Mingorance / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. The fennec, or desert fox is a canine mammal species of the genus Vulpes, which inhabits the Sahara Desert and Arabia. With its features ears, this is the smallest species of the family Canidae. It is endangered and its main threat is illegal in other countries.
"The Scream" - Underwater Version
“The Scream” – Underwater Version. © Photo and caption by Amir Abramovich / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Taken during a dive, 6m deep. A young yellow mouth eel.
If Only I Could Fly
If Only I Could Fly. © Photo and caption by Gustavo Santos / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Spontaneous moment captured contemplating a beautiful and colorful sunset with all city lights down below.
The 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest (part 2) was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Oonagh Shiel
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