If you’ve ever tried to photograph a beach sunset, a sprawling desert or a cityscape at night, then you know how hard it is to capture the unique feeling of a “travel moment” on film.
Stunningly, these entries from the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest have done it with ease. The images come from photographers all around the world who document their trips so vividly, it's like a virtual vacation for us at home. Take a look:
To enter the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest, submit a photo on the contest website by Friday, May 27. One grand prize winner will score a seven-day Polar Bear Photo Safari for two at Churchill Wild-Seal River Heritage Lodge, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World.
We don’t know what you do for a living, but we do know you likely need a break. And, nearly halfway through the year, we’re challenging you (yes — busy, overworked, financially stretched you) to #TakeABreak. During the month of June, we’ll help you nail down how many vacation days you have at your disposal, figure out where to go, and plan a trip you can actually afford. For 30 days of travel tips, cheap flight hacks, vacation ideas and wanderlust galore, sign up for our Take A Break action plan here!