These Nature Scenes Will Inspire Your Next Adventure

Planning your next big trip? Let these stunning images take you to the great outdoors.

Captions were written and submitted by the photographer.

The seasons are changing which means it's the perfect time to take a break from your daily routine and organize your next great escape.

Need some creative spark to put plans in motion? The 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year contest is open and photographers from around the world are submitting stunning images of their favorite travel moments. (Read "4 Quick Tips: How to Win the Travel Photo Contest.")

Explore nature and landscape photo entries that have wowed our editors so far and start planning your trip. Whether it's a relaxing stroll on the beach or braving the elements in a national park, make your next vacation an adventure in the great outdoors. (Read "We Are Wired To Be Outside.")

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.