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Animals caught in elegant flight, little kids giggling and nature landscapes rendered otherworldly and immense are some of the subjects that make up the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.

If you think you have what it takes to get your work published, enter the competition here, otherwise you simply must take a look at some of the photographs in the running.

Stunning images from National Geographic:

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  • Enjoying The Holi Festival

    This picture has been taken during the Holi festival in India. <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/" target="_blank">National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</a>

  • Mr Huang Yue Chuang

    This photo was taken on the bank of Li-River close to Xingping fishing village. Mr. Huang and his four brothers are from the last fishermen that still keep the tradition of fishing using specially trained cormorants. In recent days, this ancient technique has transformed into a tourist attraction and a source of income for Mr Huang, who desperately needs funds for buying medicines for his sick wife. <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/" target="_blank">National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</a>

  • Can You Hear Me Now?

    An unexpected mix of the modern world with the traditional world. <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/" target="_blank">National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</a>

  • Boy Monk with Gun

    At the annual Ananda Harvest Festival in Bagan, Myanmar, thousands of monks from all over Myanmar came to receive alms. While walking around the vast temple grounds, I chanced upon this boy monk who was playing with his toy gun. Even though it was only a toy gun, I found this image a disturbing juxtaposition of the peace that Buddhism embodies and the violence that guns symbolise. <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/" target="_blank">National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</a>

  • Lavender Fields Forever

    While traveling through Tasmania, we took a detour to find this spectacular lavender field. After a soothing meander among endless fields of fragrant lavender we were ready for a nap in the red soil. <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/" target="_blank">National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</a>

  • Children Of Kibera

    Kibera is located just outside of Nairobi and is the largest slum in Africa with over a million people. It is built on piles and piles of garbage which is painfully obvious while walking the streets. <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/" target="_blank">National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</a>

  • Happily Captured

    Exploring Sa Pa village their way of living, their traditional colorful clothing, I was able to capture this three H'Mong kids playing outside their house. <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/" target="_blank">National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</a>

  • Fishing

    A father and daughter with a fish in the net at sunset on Inle Lake, Myanmar. <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/" target="_blank">National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</a>

  • Left Or Right?

    I was taking some shots on the beach of Taghazout, Morocco, when this little guy came up to me asking in what hand he was holding a coin. After playing along I asked if I could take his picture. <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/" target="_blank">National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</a>

  • Explosion

    Children playing in the backstreets of old Varanasi. An explosion of colors, smiles and energy. <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/" target="_blank">National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</a>

  • The Innocence Of Love And Peace

    The children in the remote villa of Kong Lo in Laos were simply beautiful in the innocence of their smiles and curiosity for these strangers among them, that after playing about in a pile of hay, they were even more comfortable in front of the camera and their true spirit in what I experienced in the simplicity that they enjoyed around them and shared with me came through. <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/" target="_blank">National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</a>

  • Thirteen in a dozen

    At a gas station, we met another car waiting for fuel. <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/2013/" target="_blank">National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</a>