Looks like the annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is about to announce its winner, and just like the years before, the entries for this year are nothing short of remarkable. There are four categories for the photos: Outdoor Scenes, Spontaneous Moments, Sense of Place, and Travel Portraits.
Here are some of our favorites from each category. The winner is chosen by a panel of judges and will be announced on August 1st. The first place winner will be awarded a 10-day Galápagos National Geographic Expedition for two. Second prize will be a 7-day National Geographic Photography Workshop, and third prize will be a 6-day cruise on a Maine windjammer schooner for two.
Sense of Place