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25 Stunning Entries for National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012

25 Stunning Entries for National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012
The 24th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is over and the judges are about to announce the winners. Over 12,000 amazing images were submitted from all over the world in these four categories: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. National Geographic will announce the winners next month and meanwhile we are sharing 25 of our favorite entries. When I look at these spectacular photos I start to think that maybe my photography teacher was wrong after all. “Take point-and-shoot camera instead – it’s either a holiday or you are working,” he said. If these travelers would have followed this advice, I wouldn’t be sharing these breathtaking pictures today. What about you? See all entries here: nationalgeographic.com Via: Demilked, Modern Met and The Atlantic Lava Kiss Good Bye Old Friend “Elephants are legendary for their memory and intelligence including attributes associated with grief, making music, altruism and compassion. Fly By Spiral Down Related:  Amazing Nature PhotosTravel Sites

The Winding Path, a photo from Zuid Holland, South Critiques | Translate v_vicky Hello Pepijn, it seems like a path from a fairytale!! I like the colours and the atmosphere. My regards Vicky foibles3 This is a classic shot. divail Bonsoir Pepijn, C'est un sentier qui dégage une atmosphère de mystère. tendzin (0) 2009-09-01 13:29 Well, yes, nice image but... has nobody noticed how all the leaves have *exactly* the same shade of green? These clues all point to this being a hand-tinted black-and-white photo. Excellent tinting on the trees, though. ambivalens lovely photo:) TFS fatma Pilote26 (154) 2012-01-31 11:25 Bonsoir Pepijn, Agréable photo, le chemin beau et le cadrage sympathique. chintudutta (32) 2012-02-28 1:29 Hello Agnostic wonderful composition specially the contrast between shrub and the path.lovely texture and curve.good work. blueaquan I wouldn't be surprised if a shining Knight on a steed would suddenly appear there! The Trees on the right doesn't seem to be in focus and is straining my eyes. Cheers, Blue drt100 David ManishaJain Manisha

Things to Do in - Well Anywhere | Your Personal Tour Guide | Vayable Nature photography by Patrick Zephyr Posted on March 17, 2011 in Photography If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Facebook or Twitter . Thanks for visiting! Rate this Post (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5) Loading ... So... Check this out on our Partner Network The Benefits of Traveling Many people ponder what they should do for a vacation and I realized a lot of people don’t seem to share my views about traveling. I believe it’s very important to see the world and different cultures. It lets us open our minds to new things and we get to experience life in exiting different ways. Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. New experiences increase our resourcefulness by living situations you would never encounter at home, this is great experience for you when you come back to your routine. When traveling with friends or family it creates memories for a lifetime. If you have some time off I suggest to take that trip and experience what life has to offer. Feel free to let me know how traveling helped you out, what new experiences you lived and how they helped you in your life.

Awe-inspiring scenes from Mother Nature Summer is the perfect time to get out and see how much nature has to offer. Photo from EarthAirFire You Might Also Like: Comments: Leave a reply: 101 Most Beautiful Places You Must Visit Before You Die! - part 1 The world in which we live is full of wonderful places that most of us do not know they really exist. Here you can see some of those breathtaking places around the world. Enjoy! Santorini, Greece Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia Glacier National Park, Montana Mount Emei Scenic Area: Leshan Giant Buddha, China Natural Pool – Santorini, Greece Nishinomaru Garden in Japan Bora Bora The Subway, Zion National Park, Utah Infinite Pool, Hotel Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Angkor Thom – Baphuon Temple, Cambodia Antelope Canyon, USA Carrera Lake (Lake Buenos Aires), Santa Cruz, Argentina Bridge at summit, Langkawi Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia Restaurant near Sanyou Cave above the Chang Jiang river, Hubei , China Crystal Mosque (Masjid Kristal) : Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland The Gardens at Marqueyssac, France The Great Wall of China Blue Caves – Zakynthos Island, Greece Interlaken, Switzerland Japanese Gardens in San Francisco Machu Picchu, Peru

52 Places to Go in 2015 A revitalized city welcomes the world. Sure, Italy is rich with romantic cities like Florence, Venice and Rome — but its most vibrant might just be Milan. And this is the year for tourists to explore its charms, as it hosts the 2015 World Expo. Twenty million visitors are expected to visit the city for the Expo, a mammoth event that runs from May through October and involves more than 130 participating nations and organizations sponsoring more than 60 pavilions. The Expo’s theme focuses on food, nutrition and sustainability practices — a fitting choice for a city steeped in Italian culinary traditions. Highlights will include the Future Food District, a space to explore technological advances affecting the global food chain, and the Lake Arena, an Expo centerpiece with a mirrorlike pond and fountain fed by water from the city’s canals. And Milanese restaurants are earning acclaim for their increased focus on diverse regional cuisines from across the Italian peninsula.

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