22 Animal Photos Of NatGeo Traveler Photo Contest

The best of the best handpicked pictures straight from the animal kingdom. If you have taken a surprising and amazing photo, why not to participate in the contest? The 2015 Traveler Contest will run in the spring of 2015. Check back on the Traveler site for exact dates.

For our 25th annual photo contest, National Geographic Traveler magazine received more than 15,500 entries from skilled photographers from around the globe. Taken in locations ranging from Brazil to Kenya, the winning pictures show everything from quiet landscapes to surprising moments.

Photo and caption by José Mingorance

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Photo and caption by Chris Schmid

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Photo and caption by Robin Moore

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Photo and caption by Graham McGeorge

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Photo and caption by Sundell Larsen

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Photo and caption by Daniel Sakal

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Photo and caption by Dirk Kanz

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Photo and caption by suzanne van dalsen

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Photo and caption by Ondřej Záruba

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Photo and caption by Ralph Pace

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Photo and caption by Guillermo Ossa

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Photo and caption by Alexander Poellinger

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Photo and caption by Jayesh Mehta

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Photo and caption by Richard Sidey

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Photo and caption by Brad Lenear

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Photo and caption by Francesco Filippo Pellegrini

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Photo and caption by Mary Ellen Urbanski

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Photo and caption by gilad guy

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Photo and caption by Graham McGeorge

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Photo and caption by Graham McGeorge

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Photo and caption by Hannes Lochner

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Photo and caption by Kellie Reifstenzel

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(Image credits: NatGeo)