A girl in a dress

A girl in a dress is probably one of the most beautiful phenomena in the world. A girl in a dress on the background of an incredible landscape can bring to the ecstasy of people who are sensitive to contemplation.
For me, there is nothing more beautiful than the tangled fabric of the dress from the wind created by the running girl. This is magic. Therefore, in my trips my friends, helpers and I, try to pick up dresses for the landscape, dress up models and create.
By​ Кристина Макеева | Kristina Makeeva

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I Travel The World To Photograph Girls In Dresses Against Backgrounds Of The Most Beautiful Places
By​ Кристина Макеева | Kristina Makeeva

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National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

Explore the prize-winning photos and download stunning wallpapers for all your devices. Share your favorite pictures with your friends and see the judge’s top picks.

Grand Prize Winner
The power of nature
by Sergio Tapiro Velasco
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Second Place Winner, Nature
To live.
by Hiromi Kano
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Third Place Winner, Nature
Crocodiles at Rio Tarcoles
by Tarun Sinha
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Honorable Mention, Nature
Marble Caves
by Clane Gessel
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People’s Choice Winner, Nature
Buff Tailed Coronet
by Hymakar Valluri
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National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
Our panel of judges reviewed thousands of incredible images from around the world to select this year’s grand prize winner. See the spectacular travel photos that bested the competition and earned the top awards in each of the three categories.

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Eyes On The World

Travel photography tips for documenting places and cultures
Text & Photography by Mark Edward Harris

Experiencing cultures and getting access to people and locations are key components of successful travel photography. From assignments that have given me the opportunity to explore 95 countries on six continents, I have developed a working methodology that helps me bridge cultural gaps and maneuver through unfamiliar territory. These are my top travel photography tips gained from decades of experience.

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Eyes On The World
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21 Places to Stay if You Care About the Planet

Sustainable, spectacular, and engaged with local communities, these lodges are tucked into some of the planet’s wildest places.

From a handful of rustic lodges committed to conservation back in the early 1990s, sustainable tourism is now transforming the global travel industry, and in the process helping to safeguard cultural and natural heritage, support environmentally friendly practices, and deliver economic and social benefits to local people.

Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas
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Coral Caye
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Topas Ecolodge
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Sápmi Nature Camp
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The Brando
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21 Places to Stay if You Care About the Planet
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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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Winners of the 2017 iPhone Photography Awards

The Grand Prize Winner Photographer of the Year Award goes to Sebastian Tomada of New York City, USA for his entry Children of Qayyarah. First, Second and Third Place Photographers of the Year Awards go to Brendan O Se of Cork, Ireland for his image Dock Worker, Yeow-Kwang Yeo of Singapore for his entry of The Performer and Kuanglong Zhang of Shenzhen, China for his image The City Palace.

David Hayes
1st Place – Still Life
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Gabriel Ribeiro
1st Place – Portrait
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Paddy Chao
1st Place – Architecture
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Aaron Sandberg
1st Place – Nature
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Jen Pollack Bianco
1st Place – Travel
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Magali Chesnel
1st Place – Trees
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Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year
Sebastiano Tomada
iPhone 6s
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Winners of the 2017 iPhone Photography Awards
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