Travel Shots – Mini-Blogs – Intelligent Travel

Your Shot Photo of the Month: Freeze Frame

Want National Geographic to highlight your photograph? Join our Your Shot community and participate in upcoming hashtag challenges for a chance to appear in “Traveler” magazine and Intelligent Travel.

In Praise of the Imperfect Photograph

We take photography for granted now. We snap away on our cellphones and sort through them by the dozens, deleting the ones that aren’t worthy of a 16×9 canvas. We filter, crop, and manipulate, but in doing so it occurs to me that we are losing something.

Instagram of the Month: Zion Narrows

Yasmin Tajik is a portrait photographer whose passion for travel has taken her in a new career direction. She brought her stunning images of Utah’s Zion National Park to photo producer Tyler Metcalfe’s attention by tagging her photos with #NatGeoTravelPic on Instagram. Here’s a peek at how she managed to capture this winning shot of The Narrows.

Last Call: Enter Nat Geo’s Travel Photo Contest

Ever dreamed of being a Nat Geo photographer? Well, here’s your chance to make that dream a reality. But you’re going to have to act fast: The deadline for the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is coming up on Tuesday, June 30. Don’t miss your last chance to enter…and win big.

@NatGeoTravel Twitter Chat: Photo Tips

Calling all photography enthusiasts: Join @NatGeoTravel this Thursday, June 18, at 1 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat with National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson.

Your Shot Photo of the Month: Icelandic Ice Cave

Want National Geographic to highlight your photograph? Join our Your Shot community and participate in upcoming hashtag challenges for a chance to appear in “Traveler” magazine and Intelligent Travel.

Instagram of the Month: Vivid Sydney

Lauren Bath (on Instagram @laurenepbath) makes a living off roaming the globe with a camera in hand. She’s currently on the ground in Sydney and brought herself—and her great photographic eye—to our attention by tagging her photo with #NatGeoTravelPic on Instagram. Here’s a peek into how she got this winning shot of the Sydney Opera House.

Video: Behind the Mask in Bermuda

The Gombeys, the colorfully dressed masked dancers and drummers of Bermuda, represent a rich folklife tradition that reflects the tiny island’s wide-ranging roots—namely West African, British, Caribbean, and Native American.

Instagram of the Month: Hong Kong

Travel photographer Elena Ermakova loves to discover new places and share them through her lens. “I want to show all faces of our world: beautiful and ugly, weird and inspiring,” says the Moscow native. Elena brought herself—and her great photographic eye—to our attention by tagging her photo of a vibrant street scene in Kowloon with #NatGeoTravelPic on Instagram. Here’s a look at how she got the shot, and why she loves Hong Kong.

Enter the Nat Geo Travel Photo Contest!

The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest has officially begun! The magazine will be awarding incredible prizes, so don’t miss your chance to win. Enter today > This year, we’re joining forces with Your Shot, Nat Geo’s award-winning photo-sharing community, to make the contest even more interactive. Check back to see if your photo is featured in one of our contest galleries,…

Vintage Rio de Janeiro: 1943

Taken from National Geographic’s archives, this unpublished 1943 photo of a crowded streetcar in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, makes all other commutes look like a joyride.

Your Shot Photo of the Month: Window on Tibet

Simple, yet with a strong sense of place. That’s what stood out about this image of Tibet’s historic Tashilhunpo Monastery that was submitted to Your Shot, National Geographic’s online photo community.