PHOTO STORIES

Photo story: hiking the Kiso Valley on Japan's ancient Nakesendo Way
Photo story: hiking the Kiso Valley on Japan's ancient Nakesendo Way
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Photo story: hiking the Kiso Valley on Japan's ancient Nakesendo Way

One of Japan’s 17th-century highways, the Nakasendō wound through the heart of the country’s main island, Honshu, linking the spiritual centre of Kyoto with the political hub of Edo (known today as Tokyo). Today, only sections of its epic 332-mile route remain, offering up the hospitality and flavours of modern mountain life — and a tantalising glimpse into the inter-city travelling experience of centuries past.
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Photo story: the historic diners of Arequipa, Peru

With a heritage stretching back centuries, the picanterías of Peru’s second-largest city dish up delicious portions of traditional comfort food every lunchtime.
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Photo story: surf culture and local traditions along Portugal's Vicentine Coast

Cape St Vincent, Europe's most southwesterly point, witnessed the beginning of Portugal's 15th century Age of Discovery. Since then it's drifted back to a peaceful pace, where dramatic cliffs and sun-baked scrub form a backdrop to life on land and at sea.
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Photo gallery: celebrating Holi festival in India's Braj region

Magenta, yellow, crimson, blue — the vibrant hues of Holi are recognisable the world over, but this time-honoured Hindu festival of colour has its roots firmly in the subcontinent. In the cities of Vrindavan, Nandgaon, Barsana and Mathura, in the Braj region of Uttar Pradesh, some of the most spectacular Holi celebrations take place, transcending their religious origins and uniting people from all over the globe

Photo story: dining with nomads in Kyrgyzstan

Once a nation of nomads, today’s Kyrgyzstan is dotted with yurts only in summer. For most of the year, Kyrgyz shepherds live settled lives in the valleys, but from June to September, when the lowlands are arid, they move to summer mountain pastures, known as jailoo. 

Photo story: following the wooded waterways of New Brunswick, Canada

Set in the north of New Brunswick, Restigouche County is named for the mighty river that runs through it — a journey that begins in the Appalachian Mountains and ends at the Atlantic coast. Life in this bucolic region is shaped by the river’s meandering path: anglers and canoeists are drawn to the Restigouche’s crystal waters, while the forests that tumble down to its banks are a playground for campers and birders, and home to the curious pastime of moose calling.

PHOTOGRAPHER Q&A

How I got the shot: Yulia Denisyuk on capturing the daily life of Jordan’s Bedouin nomads

We take a behind-the-scenes look at the highlights and pitfalls of shooting a photo story for National Geographic Traveller, chatting to photographer Yulia Denisyuk about her latest assignment — an immersive and eye-opening experience in Wadi Rum, southern Jordan.

How I got the shot: Rob Greig on capturing London’s love affair with pie ’n’ mash shops

Looking back at one of our favourite photo stories of last year, photographer Rob Greig shares behind-the-scenes tips and tricks from his shoot for National Geographic Traveller Food.

How I got the shot: Christopher Wilton-Steer on capturing Zanzibar’s vibrant street life

Christopher Wilton-Steer's affinity for the characters and blend of cultures that make up Stone Town, the vibrant capital of Tanzania’s laid-back Zanzibar Archipelago, shine through in his recent assignment. He takes us behind the scenes. 

How I got the shot: Nori Jemil on capturing Turkey’s otherworldly Pamukkale region

Ever wondered what it takes to shoot a National Geographic Traveller photo story? Photographer Nori Jemil shares the tricks and challenges behind her latest assignment.

How I got the shot: Karolina Wiercigroch on capturing nomadic life in Kyrgyzstan

On her latest assignment for National Geographic Traveller Food, Karolina travelled through remote landscapes in the Kyrgyz mountains, capturing the culinary rituals of the region’s nomadic population. We caught up with her to find out how she did it.

How I got the shot: Richard James Taylor on capturing the landscapes of New Brunswick

The Restigouche River, in New Brunswick, offers the traveller some of the most wild and remote terrain in Canada. On his latest assignment, photographer Richard James Taylor explored the region, discovering its places and its people.

COMPETITION

Winners revealed: National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition 2020

Announcing the winners of our prestigious annual contest, selected from more than 4,500 entries across four categories.

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Winners revealed: National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition 2019

We present the winners from this year’s National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2019, in association with Donegal Tourism.
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Winners revealed: National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition 2018

With submissions covering the globe, we present the winners from National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2018, in association with Billingham.
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Winners revealed: National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition 2017

We are excited to showcase the best entries from the annual National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition.

CLOSED: The National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2021

The prestigious annual competition is back for its 10th year, with six categories and a selection of fantastic prizes. Have you got what it takes to win?

How I got the shot: photographer Simon Bajada on capturing the culinary culture of Stonehaven

The photographer was tasked with uncovering the history and culinary heritage of the Scottish town of Stonehaven on his latest assignment for National Geographic Traveller Food. We caught up with him behind the scenes to discuss methods and techniques.

The Masterclasses online: expert-led sessions on travel writing and photography — 19-21 April 2021

National Geographic Traveller’s The Masterclasses returns with a series of online courses in 2021, bringing the popular travel writing and photography sessions into homes across the globe.

How I got the shot: Nico Avelardi on capturing the leatherworkers of Marrakech

On his latest assignment for National Geographic Traveller, the photographer — a long-term admirer of Morocco’s storied Red City — immersed himself in the pungent, colourful tanneries, unearthing a unique comradery and stunning visuals.

A year in travel photography: the best images of 2020

In a year like no other, National Geographic Traveller (UK) and National Geographic Traveller Food have continued to bring you the very best in travel. Sate your wanderlust with our editors’ favourite photography from the past year.
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Photo gallery: meet the village artisans keeping traditions alive in Le Marche, Italy

For artisan skill, there’s nowhere in Italy like Le Marche, a central region populated with family businesses that handcraft paper from hemp, weave basket bags for Italy’s biggest fashion houses, and stitch the leather balls used in an ancient sport.

Photo story: the celebrated seafood of Stonehaven, Scotland

Stonehaven’s glory days as a thriving fishing village may be behind it, but the culinary legacy of its past remains. Grab yourself a table with a sea view and tuck in to smoked haddock, award-winning fish and chips or fresh lobster. 

Photo gallery: the celebrated seafood of Stonehaven, Scotland

Stonehaven’s glory days as a thriving fishing village may be behind it, but the culinary legacy of its past remains. Grab yourself a table with a sea view and tuck in to smoked haddock, award-winning fish and chips or fresh lobster.

Photo story: Australia's Great Ocean Road

Twisting for 150 miles along the southern coast,  the Great Ocean Road is arguably the country’s most spectacular drive. But this legendary route is more than  a road trip, it’s Australia in microcosm.

Photo gallery: Australia's Great Ocean Road

Twisting for 150 miles along the southern coast,  the Great Ocean Road is arguably the country’s most spectacular drive. But this legendary route is more than a road trip, it’s Australia in microcosm.

Photo gallery: the souks, tanneries and timeless leathercraft traditions of Marrakech

Moroccan tanneries are renowned for their quality and craft, and nowhere is the deep-rooted heritage of leatherwork better experienced than the Red City. From raw skins to colourful, expertly crafted goods, the story of Marrakech’s leather-making tradition is one that embodies the city’s thriving cultural identity.

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