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Adventures of a Lifetime

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Published Jul 29, 2019 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 15 Contributors

    15 photos selected by

    Anne Farrar
    Director of Photography, National Geographic Traveler
    Maura Friedman
    Associate Photo Editor, National Geographic Travel
    George Stone
    Editor in Chief, National Geographic Traveler

    One of the best sunrises we have ever witnessed. Getting up at 4 am was definitely worth the scen...

    #river #nature #philippines #travel #sunrise #swing #traveling #palmtree #siargao #drone #coconuttree

    With a click of a button and a colorful spin around the world the third Your Shot cover assignment has come to a close. We are so excited to share the top 15 images...one of which will grace the cover of National Geographic Traveler's October/November 2019 issue.

    When selecting these images, the editors kept in mind location, framing, quality of light and leading lines. They also thought about the cover design, where text would be placed and how the image would pop off a newsstand or coffee table. Narrowing down the entries to the final 15 photographs was not easy. From striking shafts of light highlighting a waterfall to the icy blue water of Greenland, Your Shot photographers traveled to far-flung places places and captured beautiful images. Choosing the finalists took deliberation and sparked lively conversations.

    A man went to work above rice terrace in poured water season. When the rain season start in Vietn...

    #landscape #vietnam #travel #work #waterpourseason

    Editor's Note

    Graphic lines really make this image sing - they take you up and through the frame, causing your ... More

    Anne Farrar
    Director of Photography, National Geographic Traveler

    The Na Pali Coast, Kauai Island, Hawaii, United States. One of the world’s most beautiful coastli...

    #garden #island #kauai #hawaii #napali #napali_coast #napali_coast_state_park #napalicoastkauai

    The largest cave in the world, Hang son Doong, lies deep in the jungles of central Vietnam. Near ...

    #vietnam #adventure #cave #hangsondoong

    Early morning light hitting the church of Hallstatt, Austria.

    #reflections #mountains #morning #austria #church #travel #sunrise #town #europe #hallstatt

    Editor's Note

    Classic European beauty in Austria with early morning light captures this quite scene.

    Anne Farrar
    Director of Photography, National Geographic Traveler

    Growing up in Switzerland I never appreciated the beautiful landscape it has to offer. it wasn't ...

    #earth #switzerland #waterfall #lauterbrunnen #schweiz #europa

    Earlier this year, I visited Patagonia for the first time. We started in Argentina and was blesse...

    #landscape #twilight #argentina #patagonia #fitz_roy_patagonia

    This image was photographed on a sunny winter's day from within an ice cave in the Vatnajökul gla...

    #ice #winter #snow #cold #iceland #glacier #cave

    Editor's Note

    Great composition and use of the frame! The small star burst is a nice touch that works well with the icy feel.

    Anne Farrar
    Director of Photography, National Geographic Traveler

    Toroweap is a magical place. Upon laying eyes on it for the first time, my brain went wild with i...

    #grandcanyon

    Editor's Note

    So soothing, those star trails are lovely and the overall color pallet is rich with purple and red hues. The silvery river running through the frame really stands out.

    Anne Farrar
    Director of Photography, National Geographic Traveler

    Freediver Anna von Boetticher Hasending after a 90 second dive under the pack ice in eastern Gree...

    #blue #ocean #ice #diving #scuba #adventure #greenland #freediver #packice #tasiilaq #icediving

    Editor's Note

    I absolutely love this exciting frame of freediver Anna von Boetticher - it's another world underwater - add the ice pack and you're really in outer space. This is such a beautiful adventurous fram... More

    Anne Farrar
    Director of Photography, National Geographic Traveler

    Got up for sunrise to hike up to the Niblet in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park for this shot, i...

    #hiking #travel #adventure #canada #landscapes #rockies #british_columbia #assiniboine #niblet

    Editor's Note

    Oh the Canadian Rockies are one of my favorite places on earth - epic and full of fantastic climb... More

    Anne Farrar
    Director of Photography, National Geographic Traveler

    A place that just leaves you in awe when you first see the glaciers in the Swiss Alps surrounded ...

    #switzerland #mountains #view #snow #glacier #switzerland_alps

    This medieval castle on the Antrim Coast should get many more visitors this summer as The British...

    #castle #ireland #coast #medieval #antrim

    I traveled over 20,000 miles in 2018 in search for the most epic lakes to paddleboard. This was o...

    #lake #britishcolumbia #travel #paddleboard #alaskanhighway

    Editor's Note

    Those 20,000 miles of searching were absolutely worth it to capture this amazing paddleboarding image!

    Anne Farrar
    Director of Photography, National Geographic Traveler

    Kalsoy island (Faroe ISlands) and its famous lighthouse. People get there from the other side of ...

    #sea #landscape #island #lighthouse #faroeislands #kalsoy #faroe_islands

    Editor's Note

    That's quite a hike to make it to the lighthouse! I like the sense of place this landscape provides.

    Anne Farrar
    Director of Photography, National Geographic Traveler

    Thank you to all who entered. Now the hard part: Which one should end up on the cover? Let us know in the comments below! Stay tuned!

    About the Editors
    Anne Farrar
    Anne Farrar
    Director of Photography, National Geographic Traveler
    Anne Farrar works with print, creative, online, news and publishing organizations to focus their visual content. Her 15+ years of experience as a photo editor, designer and photographer have led her to work for major news organizations and some of the most talented photographers in the news industry.
    Maura Friedman
    Maura Friedman
    Associate Photo Editor, National Geographic Travel
    I like to tell stories however they're told best. I'm a photo editor and freelance visual journalist based in Washington D.C. and hailing from Atlanta, Ga. I use photos, videos, GIFs and code to put together award-winning packages, including a Pulitzer finalist project. So like, a Journalism Renaissance Woman. Kind ...
    George Stone
    George Stone
    Editor in Chief, National Geographic Traveler
    I'm a real curious George! I love exploring new places and discovering little details that add up to surprising stories. Travel thrills me because it's a license to ask questions, pursue passions, and get lost in the wonders of the world. I think that memorable images capture sensations, ideas, and ...

    Photographers Published In the Story