We asked for your best photographs. You sent us 20,000 life-changing adventures!
The northern lights glowing over a mountain range in Norway. Rice terraces reflecting sunlight in Thailand. A family of elephants crossing a dirt road in Kenya. Pilgrims circumambulating the Kaaba as part of the hajj in Mecca. These are among the 20,000 images entered in our assignment to shoot the cover of the June/July issue of National Geographic Traveler. You, the photographers, are part of National Geographic Your Shot photo community—more than 900,000 people around the world who share their spectacular visions with us on a daily and hourly basis. A few months ago, we asked this community to send us pictures of a trip that changed their lives. We looked for images of beauty and power, featuring places that changed changed your outlook on the world. We are happy to share some of our favorites here.
The selected image will be revealed on the cover of the next issue of the magazine. Travel has the power to change our thinking, inspire our imaginations, and experience unforgettable moments. Put simply, travel can change your life. Thank you for all your submissions to this assignment and for taking us on some incredible journeys all around the world. This community continues to inspire us with it's incredible breath taking views that are shared here daily as well as the ability to tell a story from a communties point of view. Check out all the entries on the assignment page.
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.
Associate Photo Editor, National Geographic Travel and Adventure
Jeff Heimsath is an associate photo editor at National Geographic Travel and Adventure where he produces and edits visual stories. Prior to National Geographic, he worked as a photojournalist in Texas and a photo editor at an educational publishing company in Chicago. He is a graduate of the University of ...
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 ...