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ALL 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Part 1

“If Only I Could Fly”. Spontaneous moment captured contemplating a beautiful and colorful sunset with all city lights down below. Location: Skydeck, Willis Tower, Chicago, Illinois. (Photo and caption by Gustavo Santos/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“The Beautiful game”. Rio: Ipanema, zamba, capirinhas and Soccer this are a few words to describe one of the most exotic, and beautiful cities, Rio De Janeiro where Cariocas (locals) take advantage of the beauty that nature gave them, and play sports on the beach like soccer, where passion for the beautiful game makes them one of the best. (Photo and caption by Julio Campos/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“A mahout and his elephant”. A mahout casually looks back as he rides his elephant across the Mae Wang river at the Chai Lai Orchid in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Photo and caption by Alexandra Pham/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Face to Face”. They come from all over India to attend the Maha Kumbh Mela. Millions of Hindus, gather on the banks of the sacred river to bathe and pray for salvation. It happens once every 12 years. Here I come face to face with the pilgrims, who have come to watch the Naga sadhus, march towards the sacred river. (Photo and caption by Anirudha Robi Chakraborty/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Face to Face”. They come from all over India to attend the Maha Kumbh Mela. Millions of Hindus, gather on the banks of the sacred river to bathe and pray for salvation. It happens once every 12 years. Here I come face to face with the pilgrims, who have come to watch the Naga sadhus, march towards the sacred river. (Photo and caption by Anirudha Robi Chakraborty/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Dragon Boat Festival Firework Show”. I’m fortunate enough to live in a city that produces fireworks and subsequently displays them weekly from an island Called Zhuzizhoutou on the Xiangjiang River. Because of the frequency of the shows I have been able to take photographs from various angles throughout the city. Recently this has been one of my favorite shots because of the silhouette of people along the river, the alignment of the passing boats, and the effect of the red light on the smoke and water.I consider this to be a sense of place because it is unique to Hunanese Culture and is engrained in heart of Changsha’s identity. Location: Changsha, Hunan, China. (Photo and caption by Andrew Crane/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Alpe di Siusi morning sun”. The photo was shot during a photo workshop that I was leading in the Dolomites in October 2011. We had a quite special morning with fog and a pretty blue sky. The sun was just over edge of the mountains (Sassolungo) and was shining through the fog and created rays. Location: Alpe di Siusi, Dolomites, Italy. (Photo and caption by Hans Kruse/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Ready for action”. This photograph is taken in masai mara national reserve Kenya. In the moth of August, Mara is full of life. Each corner of a Mara is full of different kind of drama, action and life. This is a photograph of Female Cheetah named Malaika (Means Angel in Swahili). She was playing with her cub. I clicked this when she was doing stretching and yawning together. (Photo and caption by Sanjeev Bhor/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Northern Lights at Sparks Lake”. We visited Sparks Lake, Bend Oregon at night for taking night sky photography. We could not see the Northern lights by naked eyes, but my camera has caught the Northern lights. (Photo and caption by Hisao Mogi/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“The look”. While I was visiting Steve Irwin’s amazing Zoo in Queensland Australia, I was lucky enough to get one of those “right place at the right time” images. I was setting up my lighting for the shot of the snake and was just waiting for his head to come out from the branch and around to my camera when this girl came right up the glass. The snakes neck swung right around to meet her stare and I shot this frame! Such a perfect moment! (Photo and caption by Elaine Barker/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Ice Surf”. An adventure journey across the black sandy beaches of Iceland in search of perfect cold water waves. Eric Soderquist of California finds himself loving every set with out the competition of other surfers. The mountain of Kastardalur reaches into the sky behind him. True freedom! Location: Hofn, Iceland. (Photo and caption by Chad Copeland/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Time Travel”. The Girgaon Chowpaty Beach in Mumbai. Location: Girgoan Chowpaty, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. (Photo and caption by Rahul Goswami/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Chinese nets at sunset in Fort Kochin”. Chinese nets at sunset in Fort Kochin, India. (Photo and caption by Wylda Bayron/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Say cheese”. Cheetahs jumped on the vehicle of tourists in Masai Mara national park, Kenya. (Photo and caption by Yanai Bonneh/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Eerie lights”. In west Greece the town of Ioannina is vulnerable in rain even the summer. The electric atmosphere made me prepare for outdoor adventure in order to illustrate the town as a rainy electric town. I left my shutter open 30 sec waiting for the thunder over the lake. Location: Ioannina ,Greece. (Photo and caption by Panagiotis l/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Deep Blue Cave”. Beautiful icecave at Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau Alaska. (Photo and caption by Yosuke Sano/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Black magic”. From the inside of the bothie in a village. Location: India. (Photo and caption by Guido Sperzaga/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Dried up well”. Old shanty from a barn loft. Location: near Codell Kansas, USA. (Photo and caption by Mark Herbig/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Geothermal Steam”. Steam from geothermal hot springs shroud a visitor in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A. (Photo and caption by Helen Fong/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“No Paparazzi, Por Favor!” This woman’s attempt to avoid being in my shot inadvertently made for the perfect photo. Location: San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua. (Photo and caption by Alison Wandzura/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“A Mossy Walk”. A self portrait walking through the Hoh rainforest in Washington state. Location: Olympic National Park, WA, USA, Hoh rainforest. (Photo and caption by Scott Sady/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Burmese Welder”. Burmese Welder in MRauk U. (Photo and caption by Wylda Bayron/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Untitled”. A stray tomcat finds shelter by a window frame during a rain and hail storm in the northern Athens suburb of Dionysus May 12, 2013. Location: Athens, Greece. (Photo and caption by Yannis Behrakis/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Carnevale di Venezia”. Each year, the Carneval in Venice is celebrated prior to lent. History depicts a celebration whereby revellers would enjoy several weeks of partying to rid their pantry of meat prior to 40 days of fasting. Today the traditions continue with street parties, balls and events whereby revellers dress in a costume and mask. The City of Venice puts on a grand show of events and activities, including masked and costumed folk who willingly pose for the camera in the most scenic of backgrounds.  (Photo and caption by Lidia D'Opera/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Carnevale di Venezia”. Each year, the Carneval in Venice is celebrated prior to lent. History depicts a celebration whereby revellers would enjoy several weeks of partying to rid their pantry of meat prior to 40 days of fasting. Today the traditions continue with street parties, balls and events whereby revellers dress in a costume and mask. The City of Venice puts on a grand show of events and activities, including masked and costumed folk who willingly pose for the camera in the most scenic of backgrounds. (Photo and caption by Lidia D’Opera/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
“Star Gazers”. On one of the last days while my family and I were on the island, the night happened to be very clear and I decided to try some long exposure shots. We got to Ahu Tongariki at about 10pm. When we stepped out of the car, my sister became very paranoid, and even screamed when a nearby lighthouse/tower lit up. I even got a bit paranoid in the dark with the hundreds year old moai, but everything turned out fine. The photo was a single 30 minute exposure. There was a bit too much sensor noise though. Next time I’ll try to take a series of 30 second exposure and stack them. Location: Rapa Nui/Easter Island. (Photo and caption by Kevin Hu/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
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