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One of These Photos Could Be Our Next Magazine Cover

Or, one of yours. Look at some of our editor’s favorite submissions so far, then send your own best shot.<p>Stunning, engaging, inspiring—these are just some of the factors we look for when choosing a cover photo for <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> magazine. Whether it’s from a surprising location or …

Travel Photography

Here's Why Patagonia Is a Climber's Paradise

Four climbers weigh in on the intense appeal of the South American region.<p>At the southern tip of the Americas lies magical, mystical Patagonia. She is a vast, remote, and storied region and home to some of our planet’s most sublime mountains—and extreme weather.<p>Taking in the region’s spires of …

South America

Surreal Photos of India's Living Root Bridges

These intricate living structures take 15 to 30 years to complete.<p>During monsoon season in northeast India, rainwater gushes through the emerald valleys and deep gorges of Meghalaya, the“abode of the clouds.” The mountainous plateau between Assam and Bangladesh is one of the wettest places on …

Travel Photography

The Best Photography Locations along Scotland’s North Coast 500

Hey! Have you heard of the North Coast 500? Well, if not, it’s an epic scenic drive around the northern coast of Scotland, starting from Inverness in …


53 Gorgeous Nature Photos to Inspire Happiness

Travel Photography

This Fog Blanket Over San Francisco Looks Completely Otherworldly

Whoa.<p>San Francisco is notoriously foggy. Ever heard the joke, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco?” Well, it’s not entirely unfounded.<p>When moisture from the Pacific Ocean interacts with the cool prevailing current along California’s coast, fog forms over San Francisco. …

6 Amazing Towns And Cities You Wouldn’t Think To Visit In Northern Spain… But Definitely Should!

Spain has a whole range of beautiful towns and cities to discover – in fact, one of the best things about Spain is it’s diversity! From the beautiful …


2016 National Geographic travel photographer of the year

National Geographic is inviting entries to its annual travel photographer of the year award. You can find details of how to enter here and the competition closes on 27 May 2016. Here is a small selection of photographs already submitted.

Travel Photography

A Day in the Life of Planet Earth in Pictures

Happy Earth Day! Today is the one day out of the year where the call to preserve, conserve, and protect our planet will be stronger than ever. While …


Great bolts of lightning: Striking images from around the world, in pictures - Telegraph

These spots are definitely THE things to do in Zion National Park

The State of Utah is the home of Zion National Park. This fantastic place has many things to do and see and is one of the top places to visit in the …


Tim Peake tweets incredible timelapse video from space that shows the UK and Europe lit up at night

British astronaut Tim Peake posted an incredible timelapse video of the United Kingdom and Europe on Wednesday evening from the International Space …

Space Science

Aerial Footage Makes Remote Locales Look Like Other Planets

Squint and these drone-shot vistas could easily be Mars.<p>The most remote reaches of the American West are barren, deserted, and beautiful. Exploring the deserts of Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona, photographer Reuben Wu captures the strange behavior of these remote landscapes from on high in a new …

Nature's fury: Monster waves battering Cornwall caught on camera - Telegraph


This photographer creates amazing imaginary worlds out of everyday food items

The Seattle based photographer is the mastermind behind "Big Appetites," a photo series and book that combines miniature human figures with foods to create life-like scenes.<p>From a man pushing a snowblower through piles of powdered donuts to a family camping trip under a broccoli forrest, Boffoli's …


Explore Salvador Dalí's World in Virtual Reality

Drift through Dali's 'Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus' on Google Cardboard, an iPhone, or your browser.<p>Fairly early in Salvador Dalí's career, between 1933 and 1935, he worked on a painting titled <i>Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet's Angelus.</i> A surreal interpretation of …

19 beautiful off-the-grid destinations that are actually worth the trek

We've put together a collection of 19 travel destinations that are harder to reach, but provide you with one-of-a-kind experiences and some of the world's most dramatic scenery.<p>From a hidden beach in Mexico to lakes nestled in the Sahara Desert, here are 19 off-the-grid destinations to add to your …


In pictures: a year in London life from above

Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes flies and photographs over London every week of the year, leaning out of the door of an AS355 helicopter. ‘It’s …

Stunning Drone Photos of the New Seven Wonders of the World

Travel<p>Stunning Drone Photos of the New Seven Wonders of the World<p>By Stephanie Valera<p>January 04 2016 12:00 AM EDT<p><p>World wonders such as the …

Taj Mahal

From Birth to Near Death: The Story of My Journey in Photography

They say everything in life happens for a reason and while I didn’t hold much faith in that phrase before, I definitely do now. It took a serious …

These 8 Shockingly Beautiful Wedding Photos Will Make You Swoon

Feast your eyes on the winners of this 2015 photography contest.<p>There are weddings, and then there are the surreal dreamscapes that make up the winners of Junebug Weddings' 2015 Best of the Best Wedding Photography Collection. This year, over 10,000 photos from 45 different countries were …


Photographer traveled more than 15,000 miles across New Zealand for the perfect shot

Exploring New Zealand<p>A photographer's journey across 15,500 miles<p>Exploring New Zealand<p>A photographer's journey across 15,500 miles<p>When Johan Lolos …

New Zealand