This was shot on a boat ride to view flamingos wading in the saltwater flat in Celestun, Mexico.
This was shot on a boat ride to view flamingos wading in the saltwater flat in Celestun, Mexico.
Photograph and caption by Jonathan Ross, 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

22 Wildlife Landscapes Worth a Trip

Pack your bags and head to these epic destinations to soak in views of wildlife.

Captions were written and submitted by the photographers.

Feather freckled landscapes, surprising sea life encounters, and touching family moments are just a few of the wildlife photos entered into the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest. As the competition heats up, explore nature pictures that capture the unique beauty and intimate moments throughout the animal kingdom. Inspired by what you see? Visit the Nat Geo Travel destination guides and plan your next adventure to see these animals in person.

Think you have the winning photo? Learn how you can enter the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year contest. Don't delay: The deadline is May 31.

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