The search for the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year is underway, and early entries suggest we’re in for another visually inspiring competition.
This year, judges are looking for photos that “tell the story of a place and travel moments that inspire,” under categories including Nature, Cities, and People.
Editors at National Geographic pulled together a small selection of images submitted so far.
See 10 of the most enchanting entries below.
‘A Drive to Remember’ — Manish Mamtani
The photo shows an aerial view of the scenic drive and beautiful fall colors of New Hampshire.
“I used a drone to capture the fall colors that cannot be seen from the road,” Mamtani said.
‘The Mirror’ — Takahiro Bessho
“Lake Yogo, called ‘The Lake of Mirror,’ sometimes reflects everything in front of you,” Bessho said.
‘Lost in White’ — Adam Cunningham-White
“This photo captures the moment that I, along with three other Sami reindeer herders, become a little lost while migrating with 350 reindeer,” said Cunningham-White.
“They were rounded up from a section of forest around 30 km south of this point. Our goal was to take them, via rivers, northwards to pastures new using the network of rivers and lakes that flow through Sweden.”