25 spectacular patterns in nature—and where to see them

Explore designs in nature with these submissions to the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest.

Published 11 Apr 2019, 13:48 BST
Captions were written and submitted by the photographers.

When you travel, what do you see? Often travellers immerse themselves in nature to escape their daily lives—pushing aside day-to-day experiences for a new view. This gallery of submissions to the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest (US) reveals natural patterns and designs that captured the eyes—and lenses—of photographers from around the world. From bold landscapes to intimate wildlife portraits, explore visions of our world and ask yourself if you see the pattern of your own life in nature.

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