THESE incredible images show different elements of nature, cities, and people – with stunning landscapes captured by contestants all over the world.
Rhinos rhinos facing off as lightning splits the sky as well as a breathtaking shot of stampeding wildebeests are all entries in this year’s National Geographic’s Travel Photo Contest.
Migrating wildebeest leap into the river, frantically trying to reach the banks on the other side. many survive the journey, but some are eaten by crocodiles – taken by Penny Hegyi[/caption]
A group of rhinoceros drink from a watering hole in Africa beneath a stunning lightning display at night, taken by Kelvin Yuen[/caption]
Photograher Dene Miles says ‘Trekking on a glacier is like being on another planet. My hope is everyone can try it once to get a full appreciation for all the fascinating features they possess. As the group continued up, the reflection in the melt water really caught my eye for this image’[/caption]
Whilst shooting turtles on the beach at sunset, the photographer spotted this curious mirrored squid near the surface of the water and took a few moments to get the perfect shot, taken by Cyril Di Bisceglie[/caption]
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. Photographer Swami Venkataramani said: ‘Shot this at sunrise after the fog rolled in the previous evening. It wasn’t difficult to see why this bridge is world famous’[/caption]
Photographer Raghav Sethi said: ‘You barely catch a glimpse of the iron Lady for a few seconds, while passing through Bir Hakeim and Passy stations. I don’t even remember the number of trips I did between these stations in one hour just for views like these, it was no ordinary journey. In between, I spotted this French man sitting inside, just before boarding and I knew I had a story to tell’[/caption]
‘Mt Bromo (left side) is one of the most well known active volcano in Indonesia, million years of rain and wind engraved rich texture to it. This photo was taken by a drone, the smoke blowed from the crater looks like a mysterious fog from above’ – taken by Qian Wang[/caption]
A jockey falls down during a traditional bull race in Malaysia, taken by Billion Lim[/caption]
Archery is one of the three national sports in Mongolia. Wrestling and horse racing are the other two. Mongolians are amazing archers. this was a competition held on a frozen lake in Western Mongolia outside Olgii, taken by Alessandra Manzotti[/caption]
Two towers – A unique vantage point of both Tower Bridge and Tower of London as they are touched by the 1st morning light, taken by Mara Leite[/caption]
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