The National Geographic has always been a showcase for the world's most evocative photography, and its prestigious annual competitions never fail to attract the most talented photographers from around the globe.

The 2016 Travel Photographer Of The Year Competition is no exception, and as you can see from the selection of pictures below, this year's judges have no easy task in choosing a winner from these amazing entries.

The Grand Prize on offer is a 7-day Polar Bear Safari for two (including airfare) at Churchill Wild-Seal River Heritage Lodge in Manitoba, Canada. But the real prize of course is simply being named National Geographic's Travel Photographer of the Year. The competition ends on May 27 so you've still got time to enter. So what are you waiting for? Grab your camera and get out there!

More info: National Geographic

#1

Jonas Blizzard And The Flatiron Building, New York, United States

Jonas Blizzard And The Flatiron Building, New York, United States

Michele Palazzo Report

Trina Risos 3 years ago

Surreal!

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#2

Beast, South Dakota, United States

Beast, South Dakota, United States

James Smart Report

Trina Risos 3 years ago

Nature in all its glory.

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#3

Wherever You Go, I Will Follow You, Japan

Wherever You Go, I Will Follow You, Japan

Hiroki Inoue Report

Trina Risos 3 years ago

Calm yet so dynamic.

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#4

Mystic Shed, Finland

Mystic Shed, Finland

Pierre Destribats Report

Jean Schweibish 3 years ago

So very Maxfield Parrish!

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#5

Golden Sunrise, Tuscany, Italy

Golden Sunrise, Tuscany, Italy

Giovanni Modesti Report

Cyndie Beard 3 years ago

Why would you ever leave this place?

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#6

Family Ties, Japan

Family Ties, Japan

Takeshi Marumoto Report

Eduardo Alves 3 years ago

Love this one

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#7

Blizzard In The Mountains, Switzerland

Blizzard In The Mountains, Switzerland

Julia Wimmerlin Report

Launa Rae 3 years ago

it's a bit like Snowpiercer

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#8

Trollstigen, Norway

Trollstigen, Norway

Christoph Schaarschmidt Report

Vasile Andrei Varga 3 years ago

That's the Flash!

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#9

Namibian Desert, Namibia

Namibian Desert, Namibia

Doris Landertinger Report

Veliko Fotev 3 years ago

what is this up the field?

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#10

Terraces Village In The Mist, China

Terraces Village In The Mist, China

Thierry Bornier Report

Lisa Georgette 3 years ago

I really like this one.

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#11

Farming The Sea, China

Farming The Sea, China

Tugo Cheng Report

Deborah Rutenberg 3 years ago

incredible..really

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#12

Childhood, China

Childhood, China

Wing Ka H Report

Louann Chapman 3 years ago

I cannot even begin to relate to living like this!

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#13

Ballet Dancer, Japan

Ballet Dancer, Japan

Hiroshi Tanita Report

Ana Raquel Vilela 3 years ago

Wow

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#14

Misty At Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia

Misty At Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia

Achmad Sumawijaya Report

Daria B 3 years ago

Looks a bit like ancient east Asian paintings.

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#16

Havanna, Cuba

Havanna, Cuba

Toni Wallachy Report

Frimpong Poku-Dankwa 3 years ago

That car reminds me of the Coca Cola branding!

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#17

Selfie Taken With A Drone, New Hampshire, United States

Selfie Taken With A Drone, New Hampshire, United States

Manish Mamtani Report

Trina Risos 3 years ago

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind :)

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#18

Blue Heaven, Japan

Blue Heaven, Japan

Hidenobu Suzuki Report

Arrah Gonzales 3 years ago

What flower is this?

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#19

Children With Painted Face, Ethiopia

Children With Painted Face, Ethiopia

Massimo Rumi Report

Trina Risos 3 years ago

It takes a great eye to capture this moment.

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#20

Lombard Street, San Francisco, United States

Lombard Street, San Francisco, United States

Toby Harriman Report

Paul Scotchford 3 years ago

Go-Kart heaven

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#21

The Spaceship, Antarctica

The Spaceship, Antarctica

Massimo Rumi Report

IAmBecauseWeAre 3 years ago

So eerie and beautiful

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#22

Timeless Lunch, China

Timeless Lunch, China

Karen Morris-Lanz Report

Ahmad Fathillah 3 years ago

Secret Formulae: Don't eat McD

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#23

Beneath The Eiffel Tower, France

Beneath The Eiffel Tower, France

Alejandro Merizalde Report

Postolache Gabriel 3 years ago

Romanian engineering at it's best :D

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#24

On Guard, Indonesia

On Guard, Indonesia

Reynold Dewantara Report

Niko 3 years ago

Bromo mountain

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#25

La Fournaise Volcano, Réunion Island

La Fournaise Volcano, Réunion Island

Gaby Barathieu Report

Marian Aitken 3 years ago

Love the colours

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#26

Tombstone Impression, Yukon, Canada

Tombstone Impression, Yukon, Canada

Victor Liu Report

Wagner Rodrigues 3 years ago

lord of the rings vibes on this

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#27

Yemeni Fortress, Wadi Dohan, Yemen

Yemeni Fortress, Wadi Dohan, Yemen

Paul Nevin Report

Kathleen Dixon 3 years ago

Wish I was there at that exact moment.

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#28

Sunrise Over Bagan, Myanmar

Sunrise Over Bagan, Myanmar

Michael Kovler Report

Trina Risos 3 years ago

This is so beautiful. I'm lost for words <3

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#29

Balanced Rock, Utah

Balanced Rock, Utah

Manish Mamtani Report

Heysax 3 years ago

It's so beautiful!! I've been there but want to go back at night now.

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#30

Yalimo, West Papua Indonesia

Yalimo, West Papua Indonesia

Mattia Passarini Report

Mick Fowler 3 years ago

The third fellow from the left sat in front of me in a movie theatre once , I think.

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#31

Urban Jungle, Hong Kong, China

Urban Jungle, Hong Kong, China

Andy Yeung Report

Brodie Moffat 3 years ago

Hong Kong is a country.. It's not exactly in China anymore.

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#32

Winding Roads, Morocco

Winding Roads, Morocco

Angiolo Manetti Report

Michele Kornaus 3 years ago

Love this The colors are stunning!

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#33

I Am Not Superman, Indonesia

I Am Not Superman, Indonesia

Achmad Sumawijaya Report

Frimpong Poku-Dankwa 3 years ago

Ouch!

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#34

Powered Sight, Uluru, Australia

Powered Sight, Uluru, Australia

Christoph Schaarschmidt Report

John Doe 2 years ago

Thor cometh!

#35

Where Is My Boat, Morocco

Where Is My Boat, Morocco

Suhaimi Abdullah Report

IAmBecauseWeAre 3 years ago

Lovely colors

#36

Moment of Impact, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

Moment of Impact, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa

Jaco Marx Report

Jennifer Gorman 3 years ago

Wow, this takes my breath!!!

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#37

Pied Piper Of Ladhak, India

Pied Piper Of Ladhak, India

Saify Naqvi Report

Kim Binder 3 years ago

Beautiful lighting.