These Photographs Are Breathtaking. Here's What The World Looks Like.

Anyone around the world can enter.

For the 27th year, National Geographic is hosting the "National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest," inviting photographers around the world to submit photos, capturing their travel journeys.

The photographer-contestants behind these breathtaking shots have the opportunity to win prizes, including the grand prize — an eight day "National Geographic Photo Expedition: Costa Rica and the Panama Canal with airfare for two." 

Anyone can enter an unlimited number of photographs ($15 per submission), but entries must fall within specific categories: travel portraits, outdoors scenes, sense of place and spontaneous moments. No matter the category, all will give viewers insight into the photographer's experience, and perspective of different parts of the world.  

Every week, photo editors will feature their favorite entries on the contest website, and viewers can share and download wallpapers of the entries. 

The competition is currently open and will end June 30 at 12 p.m. EDT, so hurry up and submit! In the meantime, check out these photos from the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.


Cover photo courtesy of: Photo and caption by Neeve Terman / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest A view of Lion's Head from Kloof's Corner in Cape Town, South Africa

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