For the first time, National Geographic magazine is inviting its readers to submit their photos on the Your Shot section and decide the next cover. The winning photo, chosen by National Geographic Traveler magazine editors, will appear on the cover of the December 2015/January 2016 issue, which will feature the annual “Best of the World” list. Here are some of the best submissions so far:

© Sarawut Intarob / National Geographic Your Shot

© Tomasz Furmanek / National Geographic Your Shot.


This photo was taken in wintertime after sunset in Norway. I was kayaking in the evening in the area where Aurlandsfjord meets Nærøyfjord. I waited until the water got completely calm at about 20 minutes after sunset. I saw through my gopro app on my phone that the gopro was using exposure of 1/30 sec due to the low light. I had to keep absolutely still while gliding slowly in the water to get a good photo without blur. The paddle back to the car took over an hour in darkness with a headlamp.

© Marco Grassi / National Geographic Your Shot


You can’t travel to amazing place and then leave without the shot. When I arrived to this beautiful place it was foggy, I couldn’t see the mountains in the background. The first day I spent 6 hours in this place. Scouting, enjoying the view and waiting for the magic to happen. And this was the result.

© Lluís Salvadó / National Geographic Your Shot


Every morning at sunrise, the sky is spotted by dozens of balloons that fly through the sky to have a unique view of Bagan, the ancient capital of Myanmar. The surface of Bagan contains over 10,000 temples between the 11th and 13th centuries.

© Elena Ermakova / National Geographic Your Shot

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Architectural masterpiece in the heart of Russia. Saint Basil’s Cathedral on the Red Square, Moscow, Russia.

© Binoy Uthup / National Geographic Your Shot


The picture was captured from the top of SANDS SKYPARK at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. It is a vertical panorama of 2 rows and 5 different exposures per row to achieve a distortion-less result with better dynamic range of light.

© Freddy Enguix / National Geographic Your Shot


People says that this is one of the most beautiful castles in the world, and one of the most photographed places too. What do you think? I truly believe it. It’s an outstanding location, a beautiful landscape, a breathless architecture, oh man… you need to go and see it for yourself!

© Dennis Liew / National Geographic Your Shot


The sun lights up the peaks above Rae Lakes as it starts to set. This was taken on my 4-night backpacking trip in Kings Canyon National Park.

© Romain Guédé / National Geographic Your Shot


Beautiful light on the mount Bromo just before sunrise

© Adi Nicola / National Geographic Your Shot


Wandering in the Italian Dolomites, I found this beautiful place from the Valley of Funes. Behind there are the peaks of the Odle Group.

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