National Geographic: Best travel photos of the year

Bakersfield Blonde

My father has an impressive stack of bright yellow National Geographic magazines dating back a few decades in our home in Bakersfield. Normally I’d consider a pile of old magazines recycling, but these vintage issues are treasures and really fun to flip through on a lazy afternoon.

Every August, the iconic magazine releases its list of Traveler Photo Contest Winners. A panel of judges this year reviewed nearly 18,000 photos submitted by amateur photographers and chose 10 winners. Not only do these photographers earn bragging rights for life, but the top three win incredible trips to take more photos in beautiful places. Here are a few of my favorites:

First Place

Diving with a humpback whale and her new born calf while they cruise around Roca Partida Island, in Revillagigedo, Mexico. This is an outstanding and unique place full of pelagic life so we need to accelerate the incorporation of this islands into UNESCO as natural heritage site in order to increase the protection of the islands against the prevailing ilegal fishing corporations and big game fishing. Diving with a humpback whale and her calf around Roca Partida Island, in Revillagigedo, Mexico. 

Second Place

Gravel crush working place remains full of dust and sand. Three gravel workmen are looking through the window glass at their working place. Three gravel workmen are looking through the window glass at their working place in Bangladesh.

Third Place

( Camel Ardah) As it called in Oman, its one of the traditional styles of camel racing between two camels controlled by expert men, the faster camel is the loser one, so they must be running by the same speed level in the same track A camel race in Oman–the faster…

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About Thomas N Salzano

Thomas N Salzano loves traveling to various places in vacations, Photography, planting trees and many more. Thomas J. Salzano loves to do new and creative things.
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