12 Spectacular Photographs of National Geographic’s Travel Photographer of the Year Contest 2017
One of the most prestigious travel nature photography competitions just concluded and as usual the submissions for this year too were spectacular. Yes!! It was NatGeo’s The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the year contest 2017 and this year promises to deliver as every year does. The contest submissions closed on 30th June but the results were announced this week. Here are 12 of the best and most spectacular nature entries to show you the imaginative and brilliant standard of photography of the contest.
12 Green Gours Reflection, Ronald Frtiz
This is an incredible shot by photographer Ronald Frtiz taken of the reflection of green gours in the largest known cave system in the world, Hang Son Doong in Qanh Binh Province Vietnam. Top arrive at the cave, one needs to trek for two days to the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.
11 Underwater View of the Winter Lofoten, Sergey Lukanin
A magnificent photograph by Sergey Lukanin which cleverly combines a panorama of two views, one underwater and then again above the surface of Lofoten Norway. The Lofoten archipelago consists of a number of fishing villages which offer some spectacular scenery for nature photography.
10 Forest of the Fairy, Yutaka Takafuji
The photograph by Japanese photographer Yutaka Takafuji has won honorable mention. It was shot during the evening on a humid summer day in a remote forest near a village in the Tamba Area of Japan. The glowing princess fireflies make the photograph appear magical.
9 Buff Tailed Coronet, Hymakar Valluri
A spur of the moment shot of a Buff tailed Coronet. This is a species of Hummingbird which the photographer found himself surrounded by when he traveled to the high altitude town of Papallacta in the Ecuador rainforests.