Appreciate the majesty of nature; delve into awe-inspiring landscapes, scenes, and urban moments; view scenes of people and cultures from around the world.

Nature, Cities, People. Winners Galleries from National Geographic Travel Photo Contest

First Place, People
Showtime by Huaifeng Li
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First Place, Nature
Tender eyes by Tamara Blazquez Haik
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Second Place, Cities
In the age of aviation by Jassen Todorov
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Honorable Mention, People
Mood by Navin Vatsa
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Third Place, Nature
Dusky dolphins by Scott Portelli
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Nature, Cities, People
Winners Galleries

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Stunning scenes from around the world

Wallpapers | National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

People’s Choice, People
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Photo by Daniel Cheung
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Second Place Winner, Cities
Geometry of the Sun
Photo by Enrico Pescantini
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Rest area
Photo by Tetsuya Hashimoto
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Third Place Winner, Nature
Mars
Photo by Marco Grassi
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Grand Prize Winner
Mermaid
Photo by Reiko Takahashi
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Stunning scenes from around the world
Wallpapers | National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
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New York and LA from Above

In the preface to his new book “LA NY: Aerial Photographs of Los Angeles and New York,” Jeffrey Milstein writes that the images combine “two of my life’s passion: flying and art.” The book, published this week by Thames & Hudson, presents Milstein’s graphically exact and highly detailed aerial photos of what he calls “my two cities,” New York and Los Angeles. (A related show of the work is on view at Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles until December 23.) Made over the course of five years, Milstein’s images are organized into four sections, depicting neighborhoods, parks and recreational spaces, transportation systems and industry. The book juxtapose views of each city, allowing for comparisons between the tightly packed buildings of Greenwich Village and the pastel roofs, curving lawns and expanses of sand in Lancaster, a city in Los Angeles County. In another comparison, the star-shaped enclosure around the Statue of Liberty echoes the octagonal building at the end of the Manhattan Beach pier.

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LA NY: Aerial Photographs of Los Angeles and New York
by Jeffrey Milstein

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Nature, Cities, People

Wallpapers of the editors’ favorite submissions to the photo contest.
National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest 2017

The only one in the cloud
Photo by CP Lau
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The Man’s Stare
Photo by Moin Ahmed
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Jökulsárlón Sunrise
Photo by Mateusz Gorny
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Infinite Road to Transylvania #6
Photo by Calin Stan
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Red Chilli Pickers
Photo by Azim Khan Ronnie
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MotherBoard City
Photo by Ho Lam Cheng
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Giraffe Greeting at Dawn
Photo by Beverly Russo
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Wallpapers of the editors’ favorite submissions to the photo contest.
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