Guys!! National Geographic’s 2017 edition of National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is open for submissions! And photographers can submit their travel photographs under three categories: Nature, Cities, and People till 30th June 2017.

Like each year, this year also NG will present a grand prize but this time it is a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Island with National Geographic Expeditions. And, besides that for each category three winners will be announced who will get a prize money as follows:
1st Prize: $2500
2nd Prize: $750
3rd Prize: $500

Here are the best of the entries that NG has received in Cities’ category, so have a look!!


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1. Winter Village by Teruo Araya

Teruo Araya / Nat Geo

There is a village (Ohshi area) to like surrounded by river in the topography where the Tadami River meanders greatly. Ohshi is a village that chose coexistence with nature rather than urban development.I could meet the scenery like the original landscape in the back of own memories.

2. Scared of Heights by Albert Dros

Albert Dros / Nat Geo

Taken from the highest residential building in Asia: The Zenith in Busan. This was taken with official permission (which took me months to get) and safety measures were taken. I had to hang myself over the edge to get this shot. Not for the faint of heart! But when you’re at a height like this, the world below you just seems a different world. It takes away the fear one would normally have, and gives a sense of peace instead.

3. Levels of Reading by Norbert Fritz

Norbert Fritz / Nat Geo

The city library in Stuttgart.

4. Yellow Leaves Surrounding White Gazebo by Robert Felderman

Robert Felderman / Nat Geo

Autumn brings bright colors and geometric views from a bird's view that often is missed by the human eye. This is Yellow Leaves Surround Gazebo in Washington Park, Dubuque, Iowa. Photo by "General Bob" Felderman.

5. Grand Canal Trieste by Eric Criswell

Eric Criswell / Nat Geo

6. From Down Below by Andrei D.

Andrei D. / Nat Geo

I have waited to shoot this location for over 6 years. I tried once to capture it, but could not find it. Finally, on a layover, at 2am, I find it and had to get on by back to shoot straight up.

7. Light Trails in the Snow by Takuya Higuchi

Takuya Higuchi / Nat Geo

8. Colorful Apartment by Tetsuya Hashimoto

Tetsuya Hashimoto / Nat Geo

This building is apartment complex in Gifu Prefecture of Japan. It is very colorful, but it is an ordinary collective housing where ordinary people can live.

9. Burma by Felipe Carranza

Felipe Carranza / Nat Geo

This photo was taken during a sunrise in Bagan, Myanmar.

10. Nachi of Rain by Hidenobu Suzuki

Hidenobu Suzuki / Nat Geo

The Nachi Water Fall is 133 meters high, 13 meters wide, and has a water flow of one ton per second. This is actually the highest waterfall in Japan and the object of the worship in the Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine.