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Best in Nature, 2018 Nat Geo Travel Photographer Early Highlights

National Geographic 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year Contest, the organizers of the annual competition have released a selection of their favorite submissions from the Nature category so far. The stunning entries were taken by talented wildlife photographers from around the world, and give us a glimpse into the incredible beauty of the natural world.

“Coordillera” Photo and Caption by Karsten Hoenack / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 


“Giraffes relaxing near Ngorongoro Crater” Photo and Caption by Leinani Yosaitis / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

“Chasing Lunch” Photo and Caption by Mohamed Shareef / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

“Leopard” Photo and Caption by Kirsten Tucker / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

“Mermaid” Photo and Caption by Reiko Takahashi / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

“Formation” Photo and Caption by Niklas Weber / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

Next Generation” Photo and Caption by Claudia Peyer / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

“Swimming Lessons” Photo and Caption by Karen Larson / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

“Mount Pavlof and Pavlof Sister volcano” Photo and Caption by Toby Harriman / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

 

“Peeking” Photo and Caption by Limin Zhu / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Early Highlights