Travelogue

Published Jul 31, 2013 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 20 Contributors

    20 photos selected by

    Sarah Polger
    Senior Photo Editor
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    In Mongolia there are two major forms of transportation:the horse and the SUV. Both offer air co...

    #landscape #ngexpeditions #transportation #bestoftheworld #adventure #travel #horse #mongolia

    We asked you to transport us. You did. From the plains of Mongolia to BASE jumping from mountaintops to quiet nights along California’s Big Sur, you’ve taken us on a journey around the globe. With more than 8,500 entries, the Your Shot community has created a Travelogue, tracing the ebb and flow of life with your photos.

    The pictures we received ran the gamut; intimate moments mixed with vast landscapes: Iceland’s seemingly never-ending dreamlike landscape, surprising portraits of men bathing in India, village women gathered for an annual celebration in El Salvador. You opened a door into the lands and cultures we all want to explore, and your photographs relay the emotion of the discovery.

    On a cloudy day we traveled to the west end of the Vatnajokull Glacier in Iceland, when the cloud...

    #iceland #explore #greatnature #mountains #glacier #volcanoes #river

    Editor's Note

    Working from a high vantage point, Adam captured the immense scale, as well as the mood that permeates Iceland. The rivers trail from the foreground to the background, allowing us to imagine the journey.

    Sarah Polger
    Senior Photo Editor

    This is our first cavern dive in Carwash Mexico. During summer months, there is an algae layer at...

    #scuba

    Editor's Note

    Whenever a photographer is able to capture an otherworldly surprise, the viewer is treated to a m... More

    Sarah Polger
    Senior Photo Editor

    The photo is taken in Gujranwala, when I was visiting the Vegetable market. I was setting up my C...

    #daily_life

    It's getting dark in the Ethiopian Omo valley. A young Hamar boy is watching his older brothers p...

    #hamer #tribe #omovalley #ethiopia #evangadi #tribal #dance #courtship #hamar #africa

    Now we run ! Ali Tibet

    #free #wwwstevenchouvfxcn #tibet #sheep #himalaya

    Gods of ancient Egypt, Daedalus and Icarus, Leonardo da Vinci and many others show that the dream...

    #morningsun #base #adrenaline #sunrays

    Editor's Note

    Emotion, light, and environment all combine in this photo. At once the BASE jumper is giving reverence to the sky’s streaking light, while also throwing hands up, toward his adventure. The photographer framed this image to fill all levels of the frame, foreground, mid, and background, moving our eyes from ... More

    Sarah Polger
    Senior Photo Editor

    This couple is resting on one of the High Line's spots admiring the west side of New York City. ...

    #dusk #new_york #street #taxi #landmark #highline #buildings #city #couple

    If you've been to Barcelona, Spain, you'll instantly recognize the spooky, soaring towers of the ...

    #holyfamilychurch

    Sorrento, Italy, May 2011 - two old-timers enjoying their afternoon coffee and chat against the s...

    #sorrento #cafe #people #travel #italy #locals #architecture #city #murals #art

    Workers heading home after a tiring day at Nubra Valley, Leh, India.

    #relax #happy #workers #explore #afterwork #people #nubravalley #culture #travel #leh #india #sunset

    Ratha Yatra, the Festival of Chariots, of the Hindu community with thousands of enthusiastic devo...

    #sylhet #rafayat #rikabibazar #bangaldesh #rath #devotion

    This place was on the 2nd floor of an Indian Curry House.I was there to actually get a good view ...

    #streetphotography #street #people #places #shower #travel #culture #green #india #life

    A girl, Jane, stops to take a picture of the vertical staircase that is etched into the side of t...

    #raincoat #huang #heaven #mountain #yellow #stairway #mist #shan #photographer #to

    Editor's Note

    Take a step back, and you’ll often find what others miss. The photographer captured a more intrig... More

    Sarah Polger
    Senior Photo Editor

    This young boy and a group of patriot children participated by waving flags as a gesture of welco...

    #flags #waving #festival #oman #omani #goldenlight #patriots #omanis #innoscence

    I reached the mountain village of Perquin as it was finishing its annual celebration of its patro...

    #sansebastian #lenca #elsalvador #civilwar #church #perquin #morazan

    The presence of Bay of Bengal sea on the eastern side of India, defines the region. Here is a...

    #lightning #anticipatethemoment #greatnature #weather #india #longexposure

    Scenic waterfall captured in amazingly atmospheric light.

    #amazing #landscape #light #atmospheric #waterfall #water #mood

    Just before staying the night in our car at Coromandel Peninsula, we found this rope tied to the ...

    #swing #beach #coromandel #rope #seaside #fun #holiday #people #sea #girl #coromandelpeninsula

    A fantastic night at McWay Falls, Big Sur, California. A must visit for anyone driving along Cali...

    #beach #califofornia #night_shots #mcwayfalls #long_exposure #waterfalls #bigsur

    Editor's Note

    This famous location at Big Sur is often photographed, but becomes more intriguing under the night sky. The long-exposure allows trees blowing in the wind to soften to a dreamy, brushed aesthetic, as the deep colors of the sky and ocean saturate the frame. The photo’s monotone, blue palette reinforces the ... More

    Sarah Polger
    Senior Photo Editor

    When we think of travel photography, we aren’t thinking of a specific photo, land, or frame. We’re looking for a photograph that transports us to a new land, people, or place in time. A photo that actually captures that fleeting mood we all carry during travel and sometimes can’t quite hold onto. The moment when you pause and whisper to yourself, “Remember this moment,” because it encapsulates the emotion of your entire journey. That’s the power of travel photography. Thank you for transporting me. I can’t wait for our next trip.

    About the Editor
    Sarah Polger
    Senior Photo Editor
    Sarah Polger has over twelve years experience in visual storytelling, focusing on multimedia and digital platforms. She is a Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic Society and member of the Travel and Adventure Digital team.
    63 comments
    Mirza  Faraz Ali Baig
    Mirza Faraz Ali Baig

    Very awesome Collections. Guyz can u visit my profile and view My images i am new here and want to be professional.Give me some tips and suggestions

    Abdol Mehdipour
    Abdol Mehdipour

    Dear Sarah, thank you for your good picture. It is beautiful.

    Amir Safa
    Amir Safa

    Dear Sarah

    I believe that people are able to understand the beauty and love that they have a nice feel.  

    Just like you.....


    Frank L.
    Frank L.

    A most excellent curated collection!

    Ronel John Tan
    Ronel John Tan

    SUPERB collections!

    I'm really dreaming this places will soon be right into my eyes. Congratulations then to the photographers who's works is here. Two thumbs up. Great work.

    Claudio Maranhao
    Claudio Maranhao

    Hi Sarah

    Nice Photos , The Collections are Just Beautiful . Obrigado

    HUA CHEN
    HUA CHEN

    I see the beauty of nature from your marvelous photos! Thanks!

    Beatrice Ottonello
    Beatrice Ottonello

    Great work! Very nice selections... Congratulations to everyone!

    Tarik Mahmutovic
    Tarik Mahmutovic

    Selections is really great. See all of this amazing photographs in one context makes beautiful story. 

    Dwayne Schnell
    Dwayne Schnell

    Great selections here. Nice sampling of the world for us to see.

    Madison Roberts
    Madison Roberts

    Fantastic array of photographs. I really appreciate the diversity of locations and photographic styles represented in this collection!

    Sumeet C.
    Sumeet C.

    The collections are just beautiful. Awesome camerawork. Youngsters can really learn a lot from this work.

    Binod Khadka
    Binod Khadka

    Wonderful collections and transports through out the wonderful world. Fabulous!!!

    Anna Gura
    Anna Gura

    These photos transport me; makes me want to see these breath taking places; a feeling connected to the places, cultures & the photographers. Feels lucky to be able to enjoy photography! Congrats!


    suparna ghosh
    suparna ghosh

    My hearty congratulations to everyone. Fantastic photography ! I am lucky that I am a member of this photography world & I have to learn more, more & more..Congratulation again.

    Giby Joseph
    Giby Joseph

    nice shots... thanks for sharing ...........

    Raul Maaño
    Raul Maaño

    awesome photos!  great job and congrats to all!

    Jim brandano
    Jim brandano

    Great art by the contributors and a great job by the editors

    Pankaj Mohod
    Pankaj Mohod

    CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE. THE PICKS MADE BY THE EDITOR TEAM ARE INDEED INSPIRING.

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