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National Geographic’s Best Travel Photos from 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

National Geographic has selected their best 50 photos for 2013 from their daily photo feature, Travel 365. Here are 10 of our favourites.

Colosseum, Rome

Photograph by Gabriele Forzano, Reuters

A very rare shot of the Colosseum covered in snow. In February 2012, it snowed for the first time in 26 years. For something a even more surprising than this, Google ‘Egypt in snow’.


Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Photograph by Agnieszka Rayss, Anzenberger/Redux

The Blue Lagoon is quickly becoming a bucket-list location – especially with those easy layover options that Icelandair has been offering. This photo was taken during the summer solstice, the longest day of the year towards the end of June.

Fisherman, Bangladesh

Photograph by Pronob Ghosh, National Geographic Your Shot

A local from the village Gabura uses a traditional blue net to fish for shrimp. The village in southwestern Bangladesh has been suffering the effects of climate change with rising sea levels, devastation of crops, and increased cyclones.

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Pomerania, Poland

Photograph by Kacper Kowalski, Panos Pictures

The Pomeranian Lake District is located in the northwest region of Poland along 482 kilometres of Baltic coastline. The area is made up of 200 partially interlinked lakes and is one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions. With fall colours like this, it’s easy to see why.

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