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
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People’s Choice | National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 | Wallpapers

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Wild Iceland
Photo and caption by E. Arencibia
If already one of the most beautiful landscape ever seen, imagine to get there and find this wild and majestic Icelandic horse posing for me. That morning I was wondering if it would be worth it to go…bad weather, cold, not good light conditions…but you never know what you are going to find.
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The doors of mordor are open
Photo and caption by Jeffry Arguedas
Never before had I seen such a majestic eruption of a volcano and at the same time feel secure. Camping one night in the Acatenango Volcano and having a volcano as active as the Fire a few kilometers away, it was an incomparable experience, I felt trapped in the book “The Lord of the Rings” walking through Mordor. Walking for more than 5 hours with cold clothes near 3900 meters, food, 5 liters of water and a tripod, was exhausting, but each step made it worthwhile.
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Formation
Photo and caption by Niklas Weber
When we arrived at the rio tarcoles in costa rica and I saw what a fantastic formation the sharp-mouthed crocodiles are, I could not help myself, I started my drone and begun to photograph them from the air. My heart was beating like crazy because I was incredibly excited, on the one hand I was a bit scared for the drone, on the other hand I was so happy about the unique moment.
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Biker
Photo and caption by Mark zhu
Lucca is an city in central Italy with well-preserved renaissance-era city walls and architecture. This photo was taken during the sunset hours, where the warm sunlight blends everything together, and a local biking through the city seems to be traveling back in time.
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Future of 2022 Reveal in fog
Photo and caption by Ray Toh
The first WC2022 stadium to be ready, revealed during a foggy morning.
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Sunset in the Monument Valley
Photo and caption by Stas Bartnikas
This aerial shot was taken from a microlight trike in Monument Valley, UT
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The highly tolerant society
Photo and caption by Hidetoshi Ogata
On a cold winter day, I captured the moment when mother monkeys formed a huddle after social grooming in Awaji Island. Japanese monkeys are generally considered to be despotic and aggressive, but they are building a social relationships with mutual benefits.
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National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 | Wallpapers

Editors’ favorite submissions to the photo contest.

Nacreous Clouds
Photo and caption by Bartłomiej Jurecki
Nacreous clouds or polar stratospheric clouds. On the last day of the year those clouds could be seen on the Lofoten islands in northern Norway. These clouds are characterized by a strong iridescence. Clouds are formed with a small amount of water vapor that leaked to the upper parts of the atmosphere. They scatter the light differently, that is why the color of the clouds reminds rainbow. Those clouds occur very rarely.
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The fire-breathing Giant
Photo and caption by Vladimir Voychuk
There is a rumor that you can watch forever on two things: fire and water, but when it comes to exploding lava fountains, – it is sempiternity multiplied to infinity.
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Feeding On Salt-The Zipper Of The Earth
Photo and caption by Paul-Vlad Epure
Lake Retba, or Lac Rose (Pink Lake in english), the beautiful finishing point of the worldwide known Paris-Dakar Rally (until 2009 when they moved to South America). Located north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, 30km north-east from the capital city of Dakar, the lake took his name for its pink/red waters caused by Dunaliella Salina algae and is known for its high salt content, up to 40% in some areas.
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Difference
Photo and caption by Ivan Pedretti
Winter in Stokksnes in the beach with black sand and the majestic mountain called Vestrahorn, I like the difference in colors between the white mountains and the black dunes with the yellow grass.
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Skirtberg
Photo and caption by Clara Davies
Found in the Errera Channel on the Antarctic Peninsula this immense iceberg showed obvious signs of being sculptured and worn by the icy Antarctic waters.
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Kalsoy by Wojciech Kruczyński
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Great Gray Owl by Harry Collins
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Meandering Canyon by David Swindler
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Fleet Departure by Kehao Tan
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Drift by Matthew Smith
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Showtime by Bence Mate
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Nature Photographer of the Year Contest 2017
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Nature Photographer of the Year Contest 2017

Wallpapers from the editors’ favorite submissions to the photo contest.

Lavender waves
Photo and caption by Ernie Black
I have photographed the hawaiian daytime octopus on multiple occasions and have never seen anything like this. i was lucky enough to intercept this one as it was shooting across the shallows from one patch of reef to another. although it did not ink, after a quick dart to its left, it hulted and took flower shape. i can only assume this was in attempts to intimidate me. the interaction only lasted a couple of seconds before it went to blend in with the reef, leaving me amazed.
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Stealthy Eyes
Photo by Melissa Stevens
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Moonrise
Photo by G. Ma
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River Crossing – Bike Bridge – Thailand
Photo by T. Sweetman
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Fast Food
Photo by Shane Kalyn
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Sneeeze!
Photo by M. Engelmann
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Nature Photographer of the Year Contest 2017
Wallpapers from the editors’ favorite submissions to the photo contest.
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Nature Photographer of the Year Contest 2017

Wallpapers from the editors’ favorite submissions to the photo contest.

Weaver and nest by Federico Rizzato
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lan Ha Bay by Son Tong
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Flamingos and their Nests by Ge Xiao
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Tonic of Wildness by Manish Mamtani
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Antarctic Iceberg by Sam Edmonds
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Nature Photographer of the Year Contest 2017
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