Time’s almost run out. Almost. There’s still a day left for you to be named the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.
Each year, photographers around the world send National Geographic Travel gorgeous images that captivate and astonish. Their judges are looking for photos that tell the story of a place and travel moments that inspire.
The official categories are Nature, Cities, and People. Check out the gallery above to see some of the best City-themed entries so far. For extra inspiration, go to their website and scroll more collections of their editors’ top picks and download wallpapers of your favorite images.
Snapped a photo on your travels you think can win? It’s worth hurrying to enter today, which is the June 30th cut off, because the grand prize is a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions. Not only that, but each category will feature three winners that get USD$2,500, USD$750 and USD$500.
Captions and credits for the incredible gallery of images …
Levels of reading
The city library in Stuttgart.
Photo and caption by Norbert Fritz / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest
Uummannaq is a small island in Greenland, home to about 1200 people. It was really a treat waking up with such views on the colorful houses, with the icebergs in the fjord as backdrop. They say you leave a piece of your heart behind when you leave Uummannaq… it is true.
Photo and caption by Rayann Elzein / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest
Scared of Heights
Taken from the highest residential building in Asia: The Zenith in Busan. This was taken with official permission (which took me months to get) and safety measures were taken. I had to hang myself over the edge to get this shot. Not for the faint of heart! But when you’re at a height like this, the world below you just seems a different world. It takes away the fear one would normally have, and gives a sense of peace instead.
Photo and caption by Albert Dros / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest
This building is apartment complex in Gifu Prefecture of Japan. It is very colorful, but it is an ordinary collective housing where ordinary people can live.
Photo and caption by Tetsuya Hashimoto / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest
New city on the desert.
Photo and caption by andrzej bochenski / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest
Lantern festival celebration
This photo was taken in Jujing, a small ancient village in China. Jujing is known as the roundest village in China. In the last day of the Chinese New Year celebration, the village has traditional dragon dancing activity.
Photo and caption by Hua Zhu / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest
Walled City #08
The Kowloon Walled City was the densest place on Earth. Hundreds of houses stacked on top of each other enclosed in the center of the structure. Many didn’t have access to open space.This notorious city was finally demolished in 1990s. However, if you look hard enough, you will notice that the city is not dead. Part of it still exists in many of current high density housing apartments. I hope this series can get people to think about claustrophobic living in Hong Kong from a new perspective.
Photo and caption by Andy Yeung / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest
The Fog and Mist in Hong Kong
When warm winds bring the promise of Spring from the southern ocean and begin to mingle with the last remnants of Winter, sea fog anchors around the harbours. This photo captured the stunning view of the sea fog at the Kwai Chung Container Terminal. Where sea voyages end at the harbour, layers of sea fog draw in, only the cranes of the container ships and the twin towers of the Stonecutters Bridge project through the swirling mist.
Photo and caption by Edward Tin / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest
NYC Light II
A Manhattan sunset captured from Queens across the East River. Part 2 in a New York trilogy called NYC Light.
Photo and caption by Lars Sivars / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest