Home / PhotographyMore Early Highlights from the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

More Early Highlights from the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

national geographic travel photographer of the year contest photos of people

“Tide Fighter.” A young boy playing in the river niger by fighting the tide helped by a rope. (Photo and caption by Jérôme Gence / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

Entries for the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest are rolling in. We recently brought you some early entries from the Nature category, and National Geographic continues to dazzle us with a preview of what's being submitted in the People category.

Photographers from around the world have begun submitting their top photographs across three categories—people, nature, and cities. By documenting the big and small moments in life, these photos are creating snapshots of our modern age across the globe. Whether celebrating local religious traditions or simply having fun, these early entries are an indicator that the competition is heating up.

Up for grabs are three cash prizes and a grand prize 10-day trip to the Galapagos Archipelago with National Geographic Expeditions. Participants can submit as many photos as they'd like and have until June 30, 2017 to enter their best photographs.

Like what you see? National Geographic makes its weekly picks available for download as wallpapers.

These beautiful photos of people are early entries to the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. Which is your favorite?

national geographic travel photographer of the year contest people category

“Let's go back to play Holi” Father and sons were getting ready to leave their house again to keep celebrating Holi in the small town of Barsana, India. (Photo and caption by Miguel Salas / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

national geographic travel photographer of the year contest people category

“Bridging Generation.” A beautiful photo of a father and son sitting in white traditional attire with the beautiful blue sky on the day of Eid al-Fitr in a mosque in New Delhi, India. The photo shows the beautiful bond which these two generations have been building up in a very simple and lovable manner. (Photo and caption by Jobit George / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

national geographic travel photographer of the year contest people category

“Slam Dunk.” A basketball player flies high through the air attempting a slam dunk in which he puts the ball between his legs first! (Photo and caption by Brandon Kusher / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

national geographic travel photographer of the year contest people category

“Ramadan Prayers” This is a shot of women praying inside Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, which is the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia during the month of Ramadan. (Photo and caption by Pradeep Raja / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

national geographic travel photographer of the year contest people category

“M” Portrait of Miho. (Photo and caption by Akiomi Kuroda / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contes)

national geographic travel photographer of the year contest people category

“A Popular Rendezvous Spot in Tokyo.” Two young ladies and two men stand waiting on the side of a decommissioned train that used to carry thousands of commuters and other passengers daily between Shibuya and Sakuragicho. The decommissioned train now serves as a Tourist Information Center just outside the Shibuya train station in Tokyo. The spot has also become a favorite rendezvous point for lovers and friends to meet. The facial expressions and body postures indicate people's empathy gaps in some ways or other. (Photo and caption by Hiro Kurashina / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

national geographic travel photographer of the year contest people category

“Free Riders.” Taj and Akash they travel every day from station to station with their mother begging to make a living. Train surfing is not without risk, even if dangerous and illegal, is a common form of transportation in Bangladesh. People have suffered electrocution, severed limbs, falling onto the tracks and colliding with tunnels. However, this can not stop them and jump onto moving trains running away from the police bamboo sticks become daily routine. (Photo and caption by Mauro De Bettio / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

national geographic travel photographer of the year contest people category

“Four Seconds Later” Taken at the busy street of Jaipur. (Photo and caption by Diane Sta Ana / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

national geographic photo contest people category

“Lady Havana” During a recent visit to Cuba, I encountered this bold woman on the street while strolling around Old Havana. Something about her just struck me, like her eyes held a million stories. Not having any cash on me, I borrowed some change from a friend and approached the woman with it, asking to take her photograph. She nodded and posed like a boss, stogie and all. (Photo and caption by Lauren Breedlove / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

NG Travel Photographer of the Year Contest: Website | Facebook | Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by National Geographic.

Want to become a My Modern Met Member?

Find out how by becoming a Patron. Check out the exclusive rewards, here.

Popular On The Web

From Our Partners