Lightning on the African savanna and Hong Kong shrouded in fog: The 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest continues to amaze (and there’s just ONE DAY left to enter)
- Ten more stunning entries to the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest have been released
- Budding and established photographers are encouraged to enter the competition – which closes tomorrow
- A grand prize of $7.5k (£5.7k) is up for grabs. First-place winners in each of the groups receive $2.5k (£1.9k)
Photographers have just one day left to get their entries submitted to the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest.
But they will have to be of exceptional quality if they are to eclipse any of these recently entered images.
This new set of jaw-dropping pictures includes a dramatic image of rhinos drinking from a watering hole in Africa while lightning blazes above as well as an action shot of migrating wildebeest in Kenya and the Milky Way twinkling over the Chureito Pagoda in Japan.
There’s also an eerie photo snapped at sunrise of mist lifting from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge and a stunning aerial image showing the mighty Mount Fuji.
Both budding and established photographers are encouraged to enter the competition, which is split into three categories: nature, cities and people. A grand prize of $7,500 (£5,700) is up for grabs, while first place winners in each of the groups will receive $2,500 (£1,900).
The competition opened on March 18 and National Geographic will be accepting submissions until May 3. You can read more about the competition and enter by clicking here.
Photographer Kelvin Yuen captured this shot of a group of rhinos drinking in a watering hole on a thundery night during his first trip to Africa. He said: ‘I captured over 10,000 photos to get this shot and show the relationship between nature and wildlife’
Mount Fuji in Japan is seen surrounded by clouds in a dramatic shot taken by Nick Kwan from a plane window during sunset. He said: ‘The time and space for shooting was very limited on the plane and luckily the clouds and light were great’
The skyscrapers of Hong Kong are covered in fog in a shot taken at sunrise by photographer Carlo Yuen. Fog in Hong Kong is common during spring
Photographer Mara Leite got up early to take this image of morning mist rising over the Tower of London and Tower Bridge
Yukihito Ono took this stunning image in the Japanese city of Fujisawa. He said: ‘I was able to see the Milky Way when the cherry blossoms at Chureito Pagoda were in full bloom and I was able to shoot this rare landscape’
Migrating wildebeest leap into a river and frantically try to cross in order to avoid hungry crocodiles. This action shot was captured by Penny Hegyi in the Masai Mara in Kenya
Dene Miles trekked on the Juneau glacier in Alaska in order to capture this shot. He said: ‘Trekking on a glacier is like being on another planet’
Hindu pilgrims pack on to a temporary pontoon bridge to walk across the Ganges River in India to get to Triveni Sangam. The dramatic shot was captured by Deleigh Hermes. She said: ‘Sangam is the convergence of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the mythical river Saraswati. Millions come from all over India to bathe and cleanse their soul in Sangam’
Pilgrims perform the Islamic tradition of Tawaf at Mecca in an image captured by MD Tanveer Rohan. During Tawaf, pilgrims try to touch and kiss the Black Stone of Kaaba
US-based photographer Alessandra Manzotti entered this shot of Mongolian men taking part in an archery competition on a frozen lake. Archery is one of three national sports in Mongolia. The other two are wrestling and horse racing