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In pictures: Stunning shots of people around the world from National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest

(Credit: l-r Aidan Williams, Yousuf Tushar, Yousuf Tushar and Sampa Guha Majumdar / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest, see below for more details)
(Credit: l-r Aidan Williams, Yousuf Tushar, Yousuf Tushar and Sampa Guha Majumdar / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest, see below for more details)

THESE stunning images are just a few of the entries in this year’s National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest.

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit their best shots to the annual competition, with the grand-prize winner awarded $10,000

There are three categories: Nature, People and Cities.

Once entry closes on May 31, the entries will be put to a public vote.

For more information and to enter, visit natgeo.com/travelphotocontest.

People category highlights

Stunning portraits and action shots of people from around the world will give you an incredible look at locals and travelers in Cuba, Bangladesh, India, Portugal and beyond.

Photo and Caption by MAHESH LONKAR / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

COLORS OF WORK

“On my trip to the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan I came across this unique combination of lights midst the hustle bustle of the night. On one side was a barber waiting for more customers and on the other was the carpenter who was still working. People usually focus where the activity prevails. when I lifted my camera and focused it using my wide angle lens it dawned on me that the picture holistically represents two people working in different lights. then I merge their worlds into one image.”


Photo and Caption by TIHOMIR TRICHKOV / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

TRIBUTE TO MARILYN

“My imagination ran wild, I was smelling the gunpowder, hearing the gun shots, neighing of the horses and the screams of the wounded, picturing what is it like to be under siege, protecting your freedom and ideals against foreign invasion. But human mind is incredible, a sudden breeze of wind took me straight to a different time, a completely different movie set, a hundred or so years later, well famed for a single, white dress…”


Photo and Caption by AIDAN WILLIAMS / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

FREEDOM

“Andrey Karr from Western Riders Slacklines at sunset above big waves in Nazare, Portugal 27/12/17”


Photo and Caption by VERONICA DOMIT / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

DANCING IN THE HEIGHTS

“Incredible wisdom and reverence to nature is still alive in small communities all over the world. we should stop and listen to the elders. we should stop and listen to mother earth. Cruz, head of the Totonaca community of Papantla, explains “the ceremony must take place at noon, the only moment where there is a direct link between Mother Earth and Father Sun. We as Totonacas, make the flying ceremony once a year to ask for rain so our crops can grow””


Photo and Caption by PEYTON SICKLES / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

FLYING ABOVE IT ALL

“One day while adventuring in Oahu, I looked up to find two kids flying! The moment I directed my camera at them, they became so excited that they began making faces and flashing peace signs. A moment that made the worries of the world dissipate, and all that remained was a pristine point in time.”


Photo and Caption by MAURO DE BETTIO / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

RUST AND SWEAT

“Char Kaliganj in Dhaka, slum and home to one of the largest shipyards of Asia. A city made by giant skeletons of old ships which employ around 15,000 souls that work to both break down massive shipping vessels as well as create new ships from the parts. The age of laborers ranges from 8 to 80 and they all work together. The work is hard, crude, dirty and dangerous but it gives thousands of them employment and wages to feed their families.”


Photo and Caption by DANIEL CHEUNG / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME


Photo and Caption by YOUSUF TUSHAR / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

SHOCKING TRAIN JOURNEY

“Failed to get place inside the train people are climbed on the roof and outside of the train during the time of “Eid-ul Adha” one of the biggest Muslim religious festival, all wide Bangladesh mainly targeting to go origin home at village the inhabitant of capital taking this risk of life to reach their goal. 31 August 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh.”


Photo and Caption by SAMPA Guha MAJUMDAR / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

THE COLORFUL PEOPLE

“Lath mar Holi is a local celebration of the Hindu festival of Holi. It takes place days before the actual Holi in the neighboring towns of Barsana and Nandgaon near Mathura in the state of Uttar Pradesh, where thousands of Hindus and tourists congregate, each year.”


Photo and Caption by YOUSUF TUSHAR / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

CROSSING THE POND

“A boy crossing the little pond beside sea beach at Cox’s Bazar Dry fishing village, Bangladesh. In the village more than 5000 families engaged with dry fish processing. Their children have no modern toys to play, so some times they play and making fun by themselves like as jumping or running.”