Every year, National Geographic organizes the Traveler Photo Contest. Here is a selection of these beautiful photos from around the world…
Deep in the desert of southern California sits one of the worst environmental sites in America—a former tourist destination that has turned into a toxic soup: the Salton Sea.
The surfer in the foreground is either unaware of the interesting mirage in the distance or doesn’t realize it’s a mirage and is waiting for this “huge” ship’s wake-wave. This photo was taken in the Pacific Ocean near San Francisco on January 13, 2013 – a very cold winter’s day for coastal California. Cold, calm and clear weather conditions along a shore are great for detecting inferior mirages.
The Royal Princess has a 28ft glass-bottomed viewing gallery, 10 different restaurants including one that specialises in steak and lobster, and 1,780 luxury staterooms.
Some photos taken at the beaches in the first half of the 20th century.