National Geographic Landscape Photos 2018

A hiker greets the morning in Yosemite Valley, California. Your Shot photographer Eric Harris says, “The adrenaline from standing on the edge of a 1,000-foot cliff helps me wake up.”

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In Nazaré, Portugal, an adventurous man crosses a slackline as waves crash around him. The beaches of Nazaré are known for their extremely high waves, influenced by a deep undersea canyon just off the coast.

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A worker cleans windows at the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai—the tallest building in the world. Taken in February, the photograph illustrates the low-level winter clouds that gather at sunrise.

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The Chinese municipality of Chongqing is home to some 30 million people in southwest China. With more than 100 days of fog a year, Chongqing is nicknamed Fog City—and appropriately, its sister city in the United States is Seattle.

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“This iconic maple seems to be on every photographer’s bucket list to photograph, including mine,” says Your Shot photographer Holly Fischer. The famous tree stands in the Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon. “It is just a simply stunning example of Mother Nature’s perfect brilliance,” Fischer says.

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The sun rises behind Abraham Lake in the Canadian Rockies. Fluctuating water levels make ice conditions on the lake unpredictable—even in winter.

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Sunlight shines into the water as a diver swims in a cenote in Mexico. “It’s an amazing and unique experience in the life of a underwater photographer,” says Your Shot photographer Fabrice Guerin. “The mysticism, beauty, and exuberance of these underwater landscapes make me feel like I discovered another world.”

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Years and years of erosion have formed this meandering sandstone canyon in Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Below, vegetation thrives on the banks of the river that has cut through the stone for so long.

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Leaves turn into an autumnal rainbow along the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire. “This is my favorite place on the whole scenic route,” says Your Shot photographer Manish Mamtani. “I always fly my drone here to capture the curve of the road and moving cars.”

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In far northern Xinjiang, China, herders guide camels, sheep, and cattle to new pastures, where they’ll graze during the summer months. Summer in the area is warm, but very dry.

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Early morning fog sweeps over northwestern New Mexico, where Shiprock stands 1,583 feet tall. The formation holds special significance to the Navajo people, who govern the land surrounding it.

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Green space nestles between enormous apartment complexes in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is one of the most crowded places on earth, with more than 7 million people living in 427 square miles.

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The sun sets over Grand Falls on the Little Colorado River in Arizona. “This view shows the effect of summer rains over the desert,” explains Your Shot photographer Bernhard Michaelis, “resulting in muddy flows which give the falls another name: Chocolate Falls.”

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These limestone towers off the coast of Victoria, Australia, are known as the Twelve Apostles. It’s a bit of a misnomer, though—there are only eight, after a ninth collapsed in 2005.

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Out of the Kīlauea Volcano on the island of Hawai’i, a fountain of lava streams into the ocean. When the hot lava hits the cool waters, an explosive reaction sends rocks and debris flying.

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Double Take Images

United States troop ship returning home after the end of WWII

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History of the Coca Cola bottle

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Cool shaped building in NYC

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Windmills in the fog Netherlands

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Bison going for a morning stroll in Yellowstone National Park

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 Hanoi lightning

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Hawaiian volcanic pit

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Cape Town

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Cattle in forest Netherlands

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Kingfisher

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Hawaiian road

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San Francisco

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Leopard taking a drink

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