46 Amazing Pictures to Inspire Your Travels

From a snow cave in Russia to flamingos in Spain, we bring you some of our favorite images from the 2017 Travel Photographer of the Year contest.

Captions were written and submitted by the photographers.

An ice cave in Russia. An incense factory in Vietnam. A sumo wrestling match in Japan. The 2017 Travel Photographer of the Year contest had over 10,000 entries submitted by photographers from over 30 countries. Explore these inspirational gems and then check out the winners in the three categories of nature, cities, and people.