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Here's ten more stunning images from the National Geographic Traveller Photo contest

That’s one colourful goat.

EACH YEAR THE National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest reveals a host of photographic talent from across the world.

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

Below are ten more from across the rest of the competition, ranging from a shepherd’s quiet moment with his horses in the hills of Romanian to a rather friendly lionfish, with the photographer’s description of the scene:

A colorful goat Source: 재우설/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

‘South India hosts the New Year’s festival of Pongal. They like to put makeup on their livestock, like cows and goats. I met this colourful goat standing at a shabby pink wall. It looks like an oil painting.’

The Fury of Calbuco Volcano Source: Cote Baeza/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

‘After landing in Puerto Varas during a trip photography to southern Chile, I saw this show… Incredible, Amazing and terrifying at the same time.”

14screenshot Source: 泓愷陳/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“Matsu, the Goddess of the sea. Every year on Matsu’s birthday, the believers place a great amount of firecrackers under Matsu’s palanquin, they surround it and ignite the firecrackers causing a cinematic blast scene. The believers say that the stronger the blast is, the more luck Matsu will bring, hence everything will be prosperous for you in the coming year.”

Romanian sheppard calms his horses Source: Silviu-Florin Salomia/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“A Romanian shepherd who lives alone in the mountains, above the town of Orsova, calms his two horses by whistling in their ears. He worked as welder in his youth for the local shipyards, where he lost some of his fingers. He now lives with no electricity, together with his sheep, cows, horses and dogs, in a small mountain shed, selling the cheese and milk for other produce.”

Sunblocker Source: Christian Schlamann/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

‘A very friendly and curious lionfish in the Red Sea.’

Flying Gentoo Penguin Source: Ashley Neuhof/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“I waited all day in the kelp for this shot and after many failed attempts to catch the air time that these little guys were getting, this one finally got skyrocketed high enough. He or she proceeded to do an epic face plant, which I found was the standard style of penguin landing. They are the most entertaining creatures to photograph and kept a smile on my face throughout the course of my two-week excursion to the Falkland Islands. This photo was taken on Bleaker Island.”

Trollstigen Source: Sean Ensch/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“The mountain road, Trollstigen, in western Norway. I was lucky enough to live here for two months during summer and one evening I saw the valley filling with fog, so I drove up the road to watch the late summer midnight sun set as the fog swayed through the valley below.”

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Change Is Coming Source: Oded Wagenstein/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“Cuba is changing. There is no doubt about that. And change is usually for the better, right? American dollars will start flowing, the tourism industry will develop along with countless of other great changes. The younger generation can not wait, I’m sure. But what about the older generation left behind?”

Frozen Niagara Source: Mark Duffy/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

“40 below zero with the windchill. Everything frozen. Beautiful sight.”

Ray of Light Source: Zoé Fidji/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

‘I took this photo while the Brazilian football team was playing in the World Cup. The beaches and the streets were all deserted, everyone was watching the game. It was kind of surreal to see this usually crowded beach at sunset completely empty, except for this kid who was playing in the waves. Maybe he couldn’t access to TV ,or maybe he just didn’t care. He was really enjoying the beach having the beach tor himself and so did I!’

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: 10 brilliant ‘spontaneous moment’ photos from the National Geographic Traveller photo contest >

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