National Geographic Traveler is a magazine published by the National Geographic Society in the United States. It was launched in 1984. Each year, they hold the Traveler Photo Contest where they judge photos taken from anywhere, by anyone. National Geographics choose best photos that are taken by people around the world, and put them in their magazines.
Travel 365 photos are the ones that have been chosen each day, throughout one year. They contain 365 phtos that were nominated as the "photo of the day".
Fall colors blaze out in concentric rings from a lake in eastern Pomerania, Poland. The region on the south shore of the Baltic Sea is largely covered with farmland—and vast swaths of forest.
Metropol Parasol, Seville
The Metropol Parasol at the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville, Spain, is the largest wooden structure in the world. Completed in 2011, the multifunctional landmark—home to a museum, restaurants and bars, and a farmers market—offers shade below and panoramic views from up top.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Drinks blend with the landscape during a summer solstice midnight party in Iceland's Blue Lagoon. Marking the beginning of the season, the summer solstice is the longest day of the year, falling on June 20 or 21.
Lofoten Islands, Norway
The northern lights glow over the Lofoten Islands in this picture taken by Your Shot community member Kevin Gorton for our Travelogue assignment. "I shot this image of the aurora on my first trip to Arctic Norway in March 2013; a truly stunning place and the chance to see the aurora makes it irresistible," he says. "Witnessing the aurora is so special and surreal."
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Framed by the branches of baobab trees, safari jeeps stir up dust at sunset in northern Tanzania's Tarangire National Park. Dry season in the thousand-square-mile park brings an array of wildlife—including dense elephant herds—drawn to the perennial Tarangire River.
Arctic Fox, Canada
Before dawn, a brilliant full moon illuminates the snowy landscape of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, home to an arctic fox. The fox's coat changes color with the seasons; as the snow melts it begins to turn grayish brown.
Dead Sea, Israel
Swimmers float effortlessly in the salt-laden waters of the Dead Sea near Ein Bokek, Israel. Ten times saltier than seawater, the lake is extremely buoyant and a popular destination for holidaymakers. It's also Earth's lowest point on land.
A rare snow shower falls on Rome's Colosseum, built 2,000 years ago to host gladiator duels, battle reenactments, and other public spectacles. Today the 50,000-seat amphitheater serves Rome in another capacity: as a major tourist attraction.
Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia
Earth and sky are indistinguishable on the Salar de Uyuni, a vast salt flat in southwest Bolivia. A great lake covered this area 16,000 years ago. When it dried up, it left a 4,000-square-mile basin of salt, the world's largest such deposit. It's also one of Earth's flattest places—relief varies by less than 16 inches.
Coral Reef, Maldives
Sea anemones, anemonefish, and corals create a Technicolor scene at Ari Atoll in the Maldives. Cast across the Indian Ocean, the Asian nation consists of 16 major atolls, each a ring of reefs around a lagoon.
A Bangladeshi fisherman flings open a traditional blue net to catch tiny shrimp. His village, Gabura, is in southwestern Bangladesh and has been studied for the effects of climate change.
A camp on Pumori offers a stunning view of neighboring Mount Everest, the highest peak on Earth at 29,029 feet. Before being named Mount Everest by the British in 1865, the mountain had gone by many names in many languages over the centuries. Tibetans call it Chomolungma, often translated as "mother of the universe."
Sala Regia, Vatican City
Swiss Guards greet with salutes in the Sala Regia, a hall adjacent to the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. Also known as the Holy See, Vatican City is the world's least populous country, located entirely within the city of Rome.
Cherry Blossoms, Japan
In Japan the nighttime viewing of cherry blossoms in spring, like these at Kyoto’s Hirano Shrine, is a special event. “The cherries’ only fault: the crowds that gather when they bloom,” wrote Saigyo, a 12th-century poet.
Lake Mckenzie, Australia
Sugar white sand and windowpane water attract sunbathers to Lake McKenzie, one of dozens of lakes on Fraser Island in Queensland. The island is a big sandbar, more than 75 miles long, with dunes that can top 800 feet.
A girl runs through the lanes of Chefchaouen, a city in northwestern Morocco that's noted for its blue-washed buildings and homes. Situated at the tip of Morroco, Chefchaouen is a popular tourist destination, especially for Spaniards—who are just nine miles away.
"Anywhere far away from my job!" That was Pablo Cardemil's response when we asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite summer destinations. So our editors chose a place that's likely to be a good distance from your job—no matter where you work. Here, a surfer lives the dream near the village of Teahupo'o on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti. Go for the spectacle—only the most capable of surfers venture to catch Teahupo'o waves. When not admiring their attempts, go diving in a lagoon, shop in the 155-year-old public market in Papeete, or relax in a spa.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest metropolis, modern buildings surround a 19th-century mainstay. Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral was built by French colonists—with materials imported from France—between 1863 and 1880.
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
Pisa's famous Leaning Tower is one component in a lovely ensemble of medieval buildings, the Campo dei Miracoli. Begun in 1173, the cathedral campanile started to lean almost immediately, the result of weak sandy subsoil underpinning its foundations.
Crater Lake, Oregon
A hiker in Crater Lake National Park looks out over the park's deep blue namesake. Thanks to some of the cleanest air in the U.S., visitors can see more than a hundred miles from points along many of the park's 90 miles of trails. The lake itself is 21 square miles of water so intensely blue it looks like ink.