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Geometry of the sun

“Teotihuacan means ‘the place where the gods were created’, and that’s the feeling once you visit this archeological site of Mexico. This pyramid, the third-largest of Earth, was dedicated to the god of sun, and its geometrical perfection can only inspire admiration for the civilization that build it. The grandeur of this behemoth is even greater compared with those tiny dots of humanity in the frame. Seemingly insignificant, but in the end also the makers of this wonder.”(© Enrico Pescantini/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest)

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

The competition is already fierce in the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest, now underway. National Geographic editors have pulled together some of their favorite entries so far from all three categories — Nature, People and Cities.

The event launched on April 10, and photographers of all levels are invited to submit their best shots to the annual competition. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000, have his or her photo posted on the @NatGeoTravel Instagram account, and earn the prestigious title of National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Entries must be submitted by May 31, 2018.

Eligible contestants can visit natgeo.com/travelphotocontest to submit their entries. National Geographic Travel will periodically highlight editors’ favorite photos in online galleries at natgeotravel.com/travelphotocontest.

Here’s a look at some of the stunning photos from around the globe submitted thus far by photographers: Hiroki InoueEnrico PescantiniFirdaus HadzriTetsuya NomuraKhai Chuin SimMattia PassariniNaresh BalaguruNitish ThakurKing Ho Antony TangKelly Beckta.

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