Your Shot of the Month: Marrakesh Madrassa

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Your Shot of the Month: Stars and Cars in Montana

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Your Shot of the Month: Brazil’s Salto Corumbá

This long-exposure image of Salto Corumbá, a breathtaking waterfall located near the geographic center of Brazil, represents the first-ever member-submitted magazine cover in National Geographic history. Victor Lima’s winning photograph was one of more than 34,000 entries to a Your Shot assignment calling on members to submit photos of their “best place” to correspond with Traveler’s flagship “Best of the World” feature. Here’s a look at the stunning winning image, and the man who captured it.

Instagram of the Month: Java’s Sulfur Volcano

Antoine Collas (@toinou1375) roams the globe with a camera in hand, and shares his travels with the world through Instagram. He brought himself—and his great photographic eye—to our attention by tagging this photo with #NatGeoTravelPic on Instagram. Here’s a peek at how Antoine got this winning shot in Java.

Your Shot of the Month: Yatra in India

A pilgrimage in Pandharpur, India, inspires a prismatic image.

Instagram of the Month: Oktoberfest

Photographer Alexey Mavlonazarov (@atmolex) brought himself—and his great eye—to our attention by tagging his photo with #NatGeoTravelPic on Instagram. Here’s a peek at the person behind this winning shot of traditional Bavarian dancers in Munich.

Instagram of the Month: Lake Wanaka

Oliver Green roams the globe with a camera in hand and shares his travels with the world through Instagram. He brought himself—and his great photographic eye—to our attention by tagging his photo with #NatGeoTravelPic on Instagram. Here’s a peek at the person behind this winning shot of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island.

Your Shot Photo of the Month: Moon Over Madagascar

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Instagram of the Month: Lauterbrunnen Valley

Douglas Cross roams the globe with a camera in hand and shares his travels with the world through Instagram. He brought himself—and his great photographic eye—to our attention by tagging his photo with #NatGeoTravelPic on Instagram. Here’s a peek at the person behind this winning shot of Switzerland’s Lauterbrunnen Valley.

Throwback Travel: Maine’s Lobster Kitsch

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Summer, 1952. Beauty contestants on the rock-ribbed Maine coast claw their way through a five-year-old summer celebration, the Rockland Lobster Festival. The combination of innocent self-promotion and melted butter seems just right for New England’s “Vacationland”—a slogan stamped on Maine’s license plates since 1936. The feast—now the Maine Lobster Festival—still draws thousands of fans each year. Here’s a brief look at the famous fete through a throwback lens.

Remembering a Nat Geo Photographer

Antarctica. Estonia. Berlin. Florence. With his wife and professional partner Sisse Brimberg always nearby, photographer Cotton Coulson framed the world in a way that made it beautiful and real at the same time. “He was especially adept at approaching a European city,” notes National Geographic Traveler magazine’s director of photography, Dan Westergren. “He trained his lens on what gave a place its soul.”

Vintage Florida: St. Petersburg

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Sunscreen? What’s that? These 1929 barefoot beach lovers, a pick from the National Geographic Society archives, smile at an old-school tanning booth (or solarium) in St. Petersburg, Florida, taking full advantage of the Sunshine State’s most abundant natural resource. As if the ladies needed any help. The Gulf Coast city boasts an average of some 361 days…