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Have you ever wondered what makes an award-winning photograph? Here’s your chance to find out. Join the judges of the 2014 Traveler Photo Contest for a Google+ Hangout On Air, and get the inside scoop on how they chose this year’s winners (they’ll be announced at the end of July!) from more than 18,000 submissions.

#FriFotos: Beyond the Sea

We’re co-hosting #FriFotos this week, so we decided to make OCEANS the theme to celebrate World Oceans Day (it’s today!). Tag your favorite ocean photos on Twitter by using the #FriFotos and #Oceans hash tags — @NatGeoTraveler will be retweeting the best ones all day!

Behind the Winning Image

Yesterday we announced the winners of the 2011 Traveler Photo Contest. The contest generated nearly 13,000 entries from around the world covering travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place and spontaneous moments. Ben Canales dazzled the judges of this year’s contest with his first place image of a starry sky over Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.…

Back in 2009, Melissa Brandts was hiking with her husband in Canada’s Banff National Park when she stopped to take a self-portrait alongside the sparkling Lake Minnewanka. Just as the shutter went off, this curious squirrel (right) popped into the frame. The Brandts sent the photo to National Geographic magazine’s Your Shot, and photo editor…

Forget the beach. We want to be bounding across the snow in a dog-sled pulled by a pack of adorable Siberian Huskies. The piercing eyes of this pup sparked an “Instant Connection” with photographer Lola Akinmade and made for a terrific shot, one you certainly couldn’t plan for. That’s why our editors chose this photo…

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This playful pic, an editors’ fav for Week 3, captures my mood on a spring Friday afternoon as the clock slogs toward 5 p.m.: just about time to flee the office and be a kid again. Of the shot, photographer Siew Yeong Yew tells us that the “late afternoon watering of the lawn at Parque…

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This photo of sailboats at sunset has us yearning for the sea, which makes it an Editors’ Pick for week one of our 2011 Traveler Photo Contest in the category of Outdoor Scenes. The photographer Ken Michael Jon Taarup writes, “Boracay has never ceased to amaze many people from all over the world. With its…

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Last Thursday we hosted Travelers’ Night In and spent 90 high-intensity minutes swapping stories and tips about travel photography. We received fantastic responses to our questions, and many of you tweeted links to your favorite travel photos. We encourage you to enter those great travel shots in our 2011 Traveler Photo Contest. We’ve already received…

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The 2011 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now underway, and we’ve already received some great submissions, like this photo from Patrice Carlton that captures her up-close-and-personal encounter with a tiger in Chiang Mai, Thailand. From April 5 to July 11 submit digital entries online in any of these four categories: