Here are some of the world's most colorful places

From California to Iceland to India: a kaleidoscope of vivid images shared by photographers.

See more photos from the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest and check back for the winners annoucement on June 12.

So many of our travel memories are infused with color: soft-blue velvet skylines, tangerine soaked dusky horizons, and crisp snowy, white mountain mornings. Long after they’ve returned home, travelers recall vivid memories, and photographers look back at the colors they captured in a single frame. (See more colorful travel photos from last year’s contest.) Explore these vibrant entries to the 2019 Travel Photo Contest for inspiration for your next destination and start planning a rainbow-themed itinerary for your next trip.

Captions were written and submitted by the photographers.