Do you have an amazing travel experience you want to share? Our friends over at National Geographic reached out to us to remind us that today, June 30, is the last day to enter the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Now in its 26th year, the contest asks for anyone with a camera and an adventurous spirit to submit their photos in any of four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments.
Since March, we have been sharing with you many spectacular entries that have been taken by photographers from all over the world. Here, courtesy of National Geographic, we offer 10 more outstanding images that will transport you to distant locations; letting you journey to the highest peaks of Mongolia, the sandy dunes of Namibia, the crashing waves of Australia, and much, much more.
If you have photos of your own memorable travel experience, don't forget to enter them for the chance to win the grand prize, a once-in-a-lifetime National Geographic trip to Alaska. Submit your photos today, before the deadline passes!
Above: El Tigre
Location: Grand Bahamas
Freediving with the Tiger Sharks of the Bahamas.
Photo and caption by Eusebio Saenz de Santamaria / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
The eagle huntress
Location: West Mongolia
I wanted to document the “Future Generation” – boys who take their first steps in learning the hunting skills, boys who hold the tradition's future in their bare hands Ashol Pan is the daughter of an experienced eagle hunter around Han Gohadok, which is south of Ulgii. She was perfect. I was amazed by her comfort and ease as she began handling the grand eagle. She was fearlessly carrying it on her hand and caressing it somewhat joyfully.
Photo and caption by Asher Svidensky / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Oryx at the Dune Top
Location: Sossusvlei National Park, Sossusvlei, Namibia
In the afternoon, it was so hot at the bottom of the dune that the oryx ran to the dune top for coolness. When getting to the top , the oryx stopped and posed for me to capture a shot.
Photo and caption by Bo Fu / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
The Independence day
Location: Julesburg, Colorado, USA
While on storm chasing expeditions in the Tornado Alley in USA I have encountered many photogenic supercell storms. This photograph was taken while we were approaching the storm near Julesburg, Colorado on My 28th, 2013. The storm was tornado warned for more than one hour, but stayed an LP storm through all its cycles and never produced a tornado, just occasional brief funnels, large hail and some rain.
Photo and caption by Marko Koroec / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Location: Kiskunsg National Park, Hungary
Air battle of Great White Egrets in the National Park of Kiskunsg, Hungary. Rivalry of the kin is frequent, even if there is no breeding season and they have enough food.
Photo and caption by Bence Mate / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Location: Bernstorff Isofjord, Greenland
Sometimes you run across very special Icebergs with stripes in them. These are formed from cracks that are then filled with water and then frozen. As this is frozen water, they are clear without the normal air trapped from snow falling. These stripes produce amazing colorations as they reflect their surroundings and allow us to look into the heart of an Iceberg.
Photo and caption by Michael Quinn / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Let's Keep Open all the Windows
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
On the Victory Day of Bangladesh, 16 December, the local children who live near Runway are celebrating and waving flags while an aircraft is going to land in the airport. Photo taken from a staircase of a half-constructed building.
Photo and caption by Md Khalid Rayhan Shawon / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Ban Gioc Waterfall
Location: Cao Bang Province, Vietnam
This is the most beautiful waterfall in Northern Vietnamese province of Cao Bang. It is located in the border of Vietnam and China. Haft waterfall on the left photo is of Vietnam, the other side is of China
Photo and caption by Son Tong / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Penguins at Saint Andrews Bay
Location: Saint Andrews Bay, South Georgia Island
I was very excited to see thousands of King Penguins in this beautiful setting.
Photo and caption by Robert McRae / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
A adventurous surfer on Mars
Location: Palm Beach, New South Wales, Australia
The wave crashed on the sand and spread whole them into water. Painted the image like a sort of place in Mars.
Photo and caption by Joe Hsu / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest