Our recent Destinations Travel Photo Contest hosted some wonderful photos taken by travelers such as YOU! From wildlife to waterfalls, sunsets to mountains, peaceful farms to bustling big cities, we are seeing it all!
In this gallery, take a look at just a small sampling of some of the great pictures we've gotten featuring some of our editors' favorites from the 2017 contest.
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Below Antarctic Circle
These ice formations were photographed from a Zodiac, a large inflatable vessel used for polar expeditions. Photo by Ann Flynn
Kanarraville Falls, Utah
Hiking the Kanarraville Falls trail requires walking in the Kanarra Creek for much of the way to the site's first waterfall. Photo by Desiree Farkas
Flowers create a purple path through the colorful Keukenhof Gardens, about 30 miles southwest of Amsterdam. The gardens are only open during the spring. Photo by Laura Behling
A group called Circles in the Sand creates ephemeral labyrinths regularly on this beach on Oregon's Pacific coast just south of Coos Bay. The artists invite community members and visitors to walk the sandy path with them before the design washes away. Photo by Christine Moehring
Pamela I. Hansen
On June 16, 2017 a tornado supercell marched across southeast Nebraska near the town of Wilber. Photo by Josh Alecci
South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Colorful sunrise at Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe. Photo by Menchor Cuizon
Chobe National Park, Botswana
Raptor and photographer are both mesmerized by a sunset over Chobe National Park, Botswana. Photo by George Seielstad
Northern Queensland, Australia
A beautiful day at Whitsunday Islands National Park in Northern Queensland, Australia. Photo by Delainey Rowland
Diamond Beach, Iceland
Blocks of ice glitter in the early-morning light in this sunrise photo taken in Diamond Beach, on Iceland's southern coast near a glacial lagoon called Jokulsarlon. Photo by Chris Hinytzke
Winter sparkles around the famed Neuschwanstein Castle about 430 miles south of Berlin. Photo by Aaron Firestone
A fisherman at work on the Buriganga River along the southwestern edge of Dhaka. Photo by Sarita Ahmad
Near Cusco, Peru
Machu Picchu may be the most famous of Peru's ancient Inca ruins, but there are impressive archaeological sites throughout Peru's Sacred Valley. Photo by Mark Ross
Goats climb argan trees in coastal Morocco. The goats devour the tree's fruits and the seeds are used to make argan oil used in cosmetics. Photo by Martin Saunders
Oxbow Bend, Wyo.
Fall can be a beautiful time to visit the Teton Range. Oxbow Bend, Wyo., is on the Snake River at the northeastern edge of Grand Teton National Park. Photo by Alan Griffin
Laguna Bacalar, Mexico
A storm passes over Laguna Bacalar, which is also known as the Lake of Seven Colors. The lake is in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo about 200 miles south of Cancun. Photo by Jenna Van Valen
Jenna Van Valen
Windmills line the edge of Highway 2 in the small central Nebraska village of Merna. Photo by Lorvey Stark
Yosemite National Park, Calif.
This view of the Yosemite Valley includes Half Dome and Upper Yosemite Falls. Yosemite Valley is about 300 miles north of Los Angeles. Photo by Philip Hunt
Fog creeps into a sunny day at San Francisco's Legion of Honor Museum. Photo by Peggy Berkvam
The Irish version of Painted Ladies at sunset. Cobh is located on an island in Cork's harbor in southern Ireland. Photo by Linsey Boyack
Camels take a break in front of Egypt's famous pyramids at Giza. Photo by Ann Miller
One of a number of spectacular waterfalls in the more than 9,000-acre Silver Falls State Park, about 25 miles west of Salem. Photo by Joyce Dibler