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Photos showcase some of the world's most colourful places

From California to Iceland to India: a kaleidoscope of vivid images shared by photographers.

By Sarah Polger
Published 21 May 2019, 11:29 BST
See more photos from the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest and check back for the winners annoucement on June 12.

So many of our travel memories are infused with colour: soft-blue velvet skylines, tangerine soaked dusky horizons, and crisp snowy, white mountain mornings. Long after they’ve returned home, travellers recall vivid memories, and photographers look back at the colours they captured in a single frame. (See more colourful travel photos from last year’s contest.) Explore these vibrant entries to the 2019 Travel Photo Contest for inspiration for your next destination and start planning a rainbow-themed itinerary for your next trip.

Captions were written and submitted by the photographers.
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