10 phenomenal travel photos

These top entries from National Geographic's annual photo contest are absolutely stunning.
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MORNING CRANES - "I was able to capture the silhouettes of the cranes through the morning fog."
Hiroki Inoue
MORNING CRANES - "I was able to capture the silhouettes of the cranes through the morning fog."
POWERFUL CLOUD - "Mt. Fuji is a treasure trove of mysterious shaped clouds. Various forms of clouds appear when a fast air current blows over Mt. Fuji. I stayed in the car during the night at the Inokashira Forest Road about 0.8 miles above sea level about 25 miles west of Mt. Fuji. The small clouds that appeared before dawn grew bigger and bigger. Just before sunrise they had become a huge cloud covering Mt. Fuji. The shadows of them in the backlight were the most powerful masterpieces."
Takashi
POWERFUL CLOUD - "Mt. Fuji is a treasure trove of mysterious shaped clouds. Various forms of clouds appear when a fast air current blows over Mt. Fuji. I stayed in the car during the night at the Inokashira Forest Road about 0.8 miles above sea level about 25 miles west of Mt. Fuji. The small clouds that appeared before dawn grew bigger and bigger. Just before sunrise they had become a huge cloud covering Mt. Fuji. The shadows of them in the backlight were the most powerful masterpieces."
BLUE POND THE STELLAR SKY - "Voice from the stars."
Nao Akimoto
BLUE POND THE STELLAR SKY - "Voice from the stars."
LONELY SALT LAKE -
 "Aerial shot was taken in Death Valley National Park from a small plane."
Stas Bartnikas
LONELY SALT LAKE - "Aerial shot was taken in Death Valley National Park from a small plane."
LOST IN WHITE - "This photo captures the moment that I, along with three other Sami reindeer herders become a little lost while migrating with 350 reindeer. They were rounded up from a section of forest around 30 kms south of this point. Our goal was to take them, via rivers, northwards to pastures new using the network of rivers and lakes that flow through Sweden."
Adam Cunningham-White
LOST IN WHITE - "This photo captures the moment that I, along with three other Sami reindeer herders become a little lost while migrating with 350 reindeer. They were rounded up from a section of forest around 30 kms south of this point. Our goal was to take them, via rivers, northwards to pastures new using the network of rivers and lakes that flow through Sweden."
SWALLOWS CAVE - "A freediver swim in 'Swallows Cave' in Tonga. This cave is settled by more than few thousand fish. They offer you a spectacular ballet when you dive inside. The contrast between the dark of the bottom and the light of the top make bright the fishes like stars."
Marc Henauer
SWALLOWS CAVE - "A freediver swim in 'Swallows Cave' in Tonga. This cave is settled by more than few thousand fish. They offer you a spectacular ballet when you dive inside. The contrast between the dark of the bottom and the light of the top make bright the fishes like stars."
SYMMETRYRTEMMYS - "Cherry blossoms reflected in perfect condition."
Hiroshi Tanita
SYMMETRYRTEMMYS - "Cherry blossoms reflected in perfect condition."
A DRIVE TO REMEMBER -
 "Aerial view of the scenic drive and the beautiful fall colors of New Hampshire. I used a drone to capture the fall colors that cannot be seen from the road."
Manish Mamtani
A DRIVE TO REMEMBER - "Aerial view of the scenic drive and the beautiful fall colors of New Hampshire. I used a drone to capture the fall colors that cannot be seen from the road."
THE MIRROR - "Lake Yogo, called 'The Lake of Mirror,' sometimes reflects everything in front of you."
Takahiro Bessho
THE MIRROR - "Lake Yogo, called 'The Lake of Mirror,' sometimes reflects everything in front of you."
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08May2017