The National Geographic has always been a showcase for the world's most evocative photography, and its prestigious annual photography contests never fail to attract the most talented professional 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 stunning pictures below, this year's judges have no easy task in choosing the best photos 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 the photo contest is simply being named National Geographic's Travel Photographer of the Year. The travel photography competition ends on May 27 so you've still got time to enter. So what are you waiting for? Grab your camera and go snap some beautiful photos!
More info: National Geographic