The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

• The best photos from the competition of National Geographic Traveler 2014

This year's photo contest National Geographic Traveler is held for the 26th time, and it can take part of any photographer and traveler. The winner will be rewarded with an 8-day trip for two to Alaska.

In the meantime, we look at some interesting photographs of applicants.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Green Lake in Austria - one of the 300 lakes that are in this country. In the period from August until April Green Lake - it's just a small puddle on the picturesque glade. There is open park, flowerbeds and benches are placed. Often come here to relax and enjoy the mountain scenery. But with the arrival of spring to your eyes there is incredible! On the peaks it starts to melt ice and water rushes down with ice. In a very short time, it fills the space, and the fact that it was a park, goes under water.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

life in the tundra, Russia.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Lighthouse off the coast of Sardinia, Italy.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Short-eared Owl in a nature reserve in Kuwait.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Queen Mary 2 - the largest ocean liner in the world and its captain.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Northern Lights in Iceland.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Abandoned house dome off the coast of Florida.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

A polar bear looks out from its lair.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

School bus in the Indian city of Agra.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Portrait of a macaque. Paris, France.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Ice Cave in the south-east of Iceland.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

The bridge from wood cane south of Mandalay, Myanmar.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

The tiny bats on the leaves in the rain forest in Costa Rica.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

The helicopter in the Swiss Alps on a mountain top Gonda.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

The Land Before Time. Monument Valley, Arizona.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

The Eagle lands on an ice floe. Hokkaido, Japan.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Mont Blanc, Chamonix, France.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

A sandstorm in the Sahara Desert.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

The blow of the ax. The province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Polar Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Silhouette of a lioness in the Serengeti, Tanzania.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Lightning in the Grand Canyon.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Mount Kirkjufell and the northern lights, Iceland.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Rice terraces in China at sunset.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Fishing village in Norway.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

The young monk.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Reflections. Vermilion Cliffs National Forest, Arizona.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014

Angry Birds. Illinois.

The best photos of the competition with National Geographic Traveler 2014