National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, Vol. VIII

The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest returns with a Big Ol’ Honkin’ Batch O’ The Qte. Thanks as always to the mighty Marilyn Teeeeeee.

“Who said I can’t climb mountains?” by Miroslaw Kwasnik:

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Sheepishly curious by Kiri-Ana Libbeson:

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Just hanging out by Jorgen Tharaldsen:

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Gentoo walking on water by Shanu Subra:

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Look what I found by Magendran Muriandy:

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Guardian of the temple by Kelly Morgan:

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Don’t leave any food on your plate by Gavin Werbeloff:

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A mother’s love by Yaron Schmid:

Lorikeet secrets by Pam Gill:

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Bear snack by Mike Eggett:

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Bebeh Mountain Goats by Joan Reedy:

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Squirrel with bird feeder by Ke Qiang Ruan:

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Mother + daughter time by Duane Baker:

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Hanging out on a sunny day by Patricia Petersen:

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Peek-a-boo by Christine Haines:

A well-deserved rest in the jungle by Robin Kluck:

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Coquerel’s Sifaka Lemur by John Freedman:

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  1. crashnandicoot says:

    Is it just me, or is Giraffe eating off a giraffe-colored plate???

  2. Definitely a giraffe plate – Otherwise, he wouldn’t have touched it, of course!

  3. Clairdelune says:

    These are all spectacular!!! Many made me smile and all made me wonder at the beauty of these creatures, and the bebeh goats did tug at my heart. Thanks, Brinke, for bringing these to CO.
    @crashnandicoot, you’re right, the plate does have a giraffe pattern on it!

  4. My favourite is the smiling sheep. Who knew they had personalities? I thought they’d left that for the goatersons.

  5. I’m feeling like that monkey in the second to last photo… Can I go home now?

    Great photos, all of them!

  6. whawhawhatsis says:

    Every batch of these photos is more gorgeous than the last! And I have a feeling the giraffe photo was taken at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi. I don’t know how to put in a link, but you can Google it easily enough. It’s a spectacular place, definitely on my “I want to go there” list.

  7. Rachael says:

    All gorgeous, amazing photos but I especially love the smilingk sheep photobomb.🙂

  8. I love that someone went out there and shopped for a plate to match their freeloading nieghbor.

  9. AWW😀 I just LOVE the pictures of the kitty and the lioness and lion cub😀


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