National Geographic Traveler Photo contest is coming to an end, so it’s high time we took a look at some of the best entries. The submissions will be accepted till June 30th, so those who want to participate, hurry up and submit your photos in one of the categories of Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. The first prize winner will go on an expedition to the Galápagos with the National Geographics team, while runner-ups will receive the publicity and honor of having his or her photo published in the National Geographic Traveler magazine or website. That should make the competition pretty intense! In order to pick the winner, the judging panel will convene for two judging rounds: 10 candidates will be selected in Round 1, with the final winner announced after Round 2. All entries will be judged by creativity and photographic quality, each comprising 50% of the mark. The winners will be announced on or around July 31st, so the suspense won’t be too long! You can already see some of the editors picks, all of which seem to be worthy of recognition! “Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe with us,” invite the organizers – and if you’re not a photographer yourself, you will definitely enjoy the gallery. Here are some of the most incredible wildlife entries – good luck to all the participants!
Fénec the Soul of the Desert
The Power of the Criollo
Portrait of an Eastern Screech Owl
Curiosity of a Chimpanzee in Men
Fish on Sticks
Osprey Just Before Impact
Swifts Over the Fall