Highlights from Nat Geo’s 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

National Geographic invites photographers to submit photos for the opportunity to be named the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

The grand-prize award winner will earn the prestigious title and also receive a seven-day Polar Bear Photo Safari for two at Churchill Wild–Seal River Heritage Lodge, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World. The contest, which is open now, ends May 27, 2016, at 12 pm EDT.

Eligible contestants can visit to submit photographs in any or all of three categories: Nature, People and Cities. The entry fee is $15 (USD) per photo, and there is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant.

Our friends at National Geographic have let us share some highlights from this year’s contest. Visit the official contest page for more information.

Winding roads


Photo and caption by Angiolo Manetti / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

In the Gorges du Dades there are some breathtaking bends between walls of rock. Location: Boumalne, Souss-Massa-Draa, Morocco

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