9 Incredible Images From The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

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1. ‘Cub Scouts Honor’.

Photo and caption by Kevin Dietrich / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / Via travel.nationalgeographic.com

“While watching her mother dive for salmon in the frigid glacier water of the Crescent River this young brown bear cub couldn’t contain her excitement and stood up on her rear legs and politely made a waving direction towards me. In a matter of one hour this young cub ate several salmon that were provided by her intelligent and fearless mother. Deep in the Alaskan wilderness this brown bear family provided my favorite image of the year.”

Location: Alaska-Chigmit Mountains

2. ‘Floating car’.

Photo and caption by Takashi Nakagawa / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / Via travel.nationalgeographic.com

“Salar de Uyuni is miracle. I was so moved of this landscape. I walked away from the car and took this photo with complete silence.”

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia

3. ‘Living on the Tundra’.

Photo and caption by Simon Morris / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / Via travel.nationalgeographic.com

“Young Nenet boy in Siberia Yamal plays in -30 degrees.”

Location: Siberia, Russia

4. ‘One eye on you’.

Photo and caption by Mohd Khorshid / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / Via travel.nationalgeographic.com

“Short-eared owl in stretching and relaxing mode in Kuwait natural reserve.”

Location: Kuwait

5. ‘Morning Swim’.

Photo and caption by Robert McPherson / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / Via travel.nationalgeographic.com

“These ladies are past 80 years old and swim together everyday in the morning at Cottesloe beach in Perth, Australia.”

Location: Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Australia.

6. ‘Living in a Box’.

Photo and caption by Norbert Well / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / Via travel.nationalgeographic.com

“Living in a Box is living in Hong Kong.”

Location: Hong Kong

7. ‘Above The Clouds’.

Photo and caption by Marcelo Castro / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / Via travel.nationalgeographic.com

“Dubai’s tallest buildings piercing through a dense blanket of fog that covered the city shortly before sunrise.”

Location: Dubai, UAE

8. ‘Svalbard’.

Photo and caption by Stuart Chape / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / Via travel.nationalgeographic.com

“The high cliffs of Svalbard drop steeply into the sea, the eroded green cliffs, remnant snow and aquamarine sea creating an abstract visual impression.”

Location: Svalbard

9. ‘Downstairs’.

Photo and caption by Torsten Muehlbacher / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / Via travel.nationalgeographic.com

“Travelling with Stockholm’s Underground is also a art sightseeing tour!”

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

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