The best travel photos of the year
There were many revealing images. “On the surface, Fiordland is a shadowy, Lord of the Rings–like landscape with rugged mountains and tranquil fjords. Underwater is like visiting alien worlds,” says photographer Brian Skerry of his New Zealand image (above). “Exploring here was like swimming through the pages of a storybook, with exquisite creatures and dreamlike seascapes on every dive."
One photographer aching to return is Natalie Keyssar. Her image of a young girl sitting by the fountain in Plaza Altamira during Venezeula’s Carnival makes Natalie miss her community in economically devastated Caracas. “A couple of weeks after I took this photo, I flew home to the U.S. to be close to my family during the pandemic, but when I imagine