Are you planning for photography tour and looking for some inspiring places? Here are few amazing travel destinations for your inspiration. These photos and destinations taken from Nat Geo 2015 Travel Contest.

For more info National Geographic’s 2015 Travel Photo Contest.

(h/t: Quartz)

1. Khao Luang Cave in North Phetchaburi, Thailand

1. Khao Luang Cave in North Phetchaburi, Thailand
A group of young monks visiting Khao Luang cave in North Phetchaburi, Thailand.(Carlo Murenu / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

 

2. City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia, Spain

2. City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia
A cyclist passes through the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia(Angiolo Manetti / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

 

3. Lagoa da Conceição, Florianopolis, Brazil

3. Lagoa da Conceição, Florianopolis, Brazil
Aerial image of a woman doing kayak in Lagoa da Conceição, Florianopolis, Brazil. (Chris Schmid / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

 

4. Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland

4. Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland
A stunning sunset colors the floating icebergs of the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland. It was a cloudy day so this amazing sunset has been unpredictable, but once we were there, it’s been like living in a dream.(Francesco Riccardo Iacomino / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

 

5. Monte Piana, Italy

5. Monte Piana, in the Italian Dolomites
People relaxing in hammocks around 40 meters above the ground. This took part in an annual highline meeting in Monte Piana, in the Italian Dolomites last autumn. For some it might look like a nightmare to dangle so far above the ground but for some this was just the way to take a rest.(Sebastian Wahlhuetter / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

 

6. White Frost over Pestera village in Romania

6. Whitefrost over Pestera village in Romania
Whitefrost over Pestera village in Romania (Eduard Gutescu / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

 

7. Caribbean Sea in Bonaire, Netherlands

7. Caribbean Sea in Bonaire, Netherlands
A diver stand up front of the Hilma Hooker wreck. He look this boat and seem think it will never go away…it is sure. Also the bubbles seem make an interrogation point. The Hilma Hooker is a 200ft boat wreck. It rests with 100ft of water in the Caribbean Sea in Bonaire (a famous destination for scubadiving).(Marc Henauer / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

 

8. Monte Lagazuoi, Cortina, Eastern Italian Alps

8. Monte Lagazuoi, Cortina, Eastern Italian Alps
A sauna at 2,800 meters high in the heart of Dolomites. Monte Lagazuoi, Cortina, eastern Italian Alps. (Stefano Zardini / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

 

9. Andaman Islands, India

7. Andaman Islands, India
The photo is taken near Andaman islands while diving with a unique elephant, who likes to swim in the sea. It is one of the brightest experiences I’ve ever had.(Mike Korostelev / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

 

10. Lake Bled, Slovenia

8. Lake Bled, Slovenia
A shot at the church in lake Bled at sunrise. (Ruzdi Ekenheim / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

 

11. Corcovado, Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

9. Corcovado, Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
On a very cloudy day, the shoot was taken from a hotel in Copacabana. The wind was strong, so clouds were passing by very fast. I had a brief moment to take the photo capturing the whole Corcovado in the background, before the clouds covered it again. Due to a visual effect, the shoot looks like it was taken from above, but in fact was taken from below the Corcovado.(Hector Olea / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

 

12. Lofoten, Archipelago in Norway

Lofoten, Archipelago in Norway
It’s hard to find words to describe this scene other than “wow.” By the time the sun finally made it above the horizon on this day in early January in the Lofoten Islands, the entire world had turned cotton-candy pink. We sprinted around trying to capture every possible angle in the perfect light…only to realise that it wasn’t going away. In the end, it lasted for over two hours — the entire time that the sun was on the horizon before it set around 1.15pm.(Kristin Repsher / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

 

13. Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

13. Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
The night before returning to Windhoek, we spent several hours at Deadvlei. The moon was bright enough to illuminate the sand dunes in the distance, but the skies were still dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds. (Beth McCarley/ National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

 

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