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# Travel Porn
These images will make you want to travel... and become a photographer
Not-so-romantic flamingoes, lion cub moments and beautiful portraits…

ENTRIES FOR THE National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest have been streaming in over the past few months but there are still a few days left to get an image considered.

Last month, we brought you ten stunning images from the Spontaneous Moment category.

Below are ten more from across the rest of the competition, which is split into four categories - travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place and spontaneous moments.

Head Jump Marja Schwartz / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Marja Schwartz / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Lion cub jumping on mother’s head, Naboisho Conservancy, Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa.

Starry Night in DeadVlei Christopher R Gray / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Christopher R Gray / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“I visited Deadvlei in 2008. The personal emotional and spiritual connection I felt with ‘The Beginning’ I knew I had to return someday. That time came in May of 2015. I knew I had to make a photograph that reflected how I felt during my first visit and on this visit. I did capture it. I felt it was not just a sense of place but a sense of time.”

Feel the Rush Christine HessNational Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Christine HessNational Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“There’s nothing quite like being able to stand at the base of Niagara Falls as you feel and hear the thundering roar of the water as it falls over the edge and plunges 170′ down to the Niagara River.”

Only Me Mohammed Yousef / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Mohammed Yousef / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“It was minutes before sunset in the Masai Mara reservation and moments before we arrived at the camp where I saw hundreds of wild beast heading toward the river. One of the wild beasts was still and staring at me . A shot with a slow shutter produced this photo.”

Romanian ballad Felicia Simion / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Felicia Simion / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“A six-year-old boy imitates the elder shepherds of a small Romanian village.”

Duo penguins on an Iceberg David Menaker / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest David Menaker / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“While touring the waterways along the Antarctic Peninsula, we saw two Adelie Penguins watching their surroundings from the top of an iceberg.”

DIRT James Smart / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest James Smart / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“Beautiful tornado tracks in open farm land narrowly missing a home near Simla, Colorado.”

Camel Ardah Ahmed Al Toqi / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Ahmed Al Toqi / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“Camel Ardah, as it is called in Oman, is one of the traditional styles of camel racing between two camels controlled by expert men.”

Volcan Villarrica Cristobal Escobar / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Cristobal Escobar / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“Volcan Villarrica, located more than 700 kilometres south of Santiago de Chile. The volcano is in the eruption process since March 2003. This photo was taken last 11 May in the town of Pucon.”

A Canoe Ride in Lake Louise Ben Leshchinsky / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Ben Leshchinsky / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“This disorienting photo was taken from a cliff overlooking Lake Louise in Banff national park. The two people are enjoying a canoe ride on Lake Louise’s turquoise waters.”

Love or Fight! Poorna Kedar / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Poorna Kedar / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“While foraging for food, sometimes Greater Flamingos get into mild altercation with their neighbours. This is one such moment when these two big guys bumped into each other. And when this happens, they both stand tall and bite each other’s beak and continue to do what they were doing. While this is clearly a fight, the way they do this appears to be a romantic moment.”

Elk Crossing Alan Bartels / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Alan Bartels / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“The herd bull watches over his small harem as they cross the river while the Tetons catch the day’s first rays.”

Sunrise at Yellowstone Jassen T. / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Jassen T. / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“Sunrise at Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Aerial Image. If you look carefully, you might notice the person enjoying this natural beauty.”

The Eclipse Tariq Zaidi / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Tariq Zaidi / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“Celebrating African ingenuity, resourcefulness and curiosity…. The moon’s shadow swept across the Earth creating a total eclipse of the sun. One of the best place to observe the total solar eclipse was in Uganda. This image is part of a series of nine images taken on the streets of Uganda, on Sunday 3 November 2013.”

Humpback Whale Calf at Vava'u Island Marc Henauer / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Marc Henauer / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“Every year, humpback whales come to Kingdom of Tonga during July to September. The mothers raise their babies and when they are enough strong they go far away to the cold water. During whale watching activity, you can live some incredible experiences by interaction with this fabulous mammal. This young calf played with me during 30 minutes under the control of his mother, a great memory!”

Some captions have been lightly edited.

Think you can do better? There is still time to enter the competition before the deadline of 30 June. You could win an eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for two. Submit your entries here

More: Here’s ten more stunning images from the National Geographic Traveller Photo contest

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