These 7 NatGeo Contest Entries Will Take Your Breath Away. #4… So Stunning, It’s Beyond Words!

National Geographic’s Traveler Photo Contest for 2014 is now in its seventh week but, incredibly enough, it seems to keep gathering momentum (if that is possible at all). I mean, the contest entries seem to keep getting ever more awesome and magical. How is that possible? I have no idea…

But just take a look at the photos that follow — the National Geographic editors’ favorite submissions in the Sense Of Place category for Week 7 and tell me I’m exaggerating. Can you, really? Anyway, enjoy!

1. Larung Gar Buddhist Academy 2 — houses for monks and nuns sprawl all over the valley at the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy. Photo and caption by J├╕rgen Johanson.

These 7 NatGeo Contest Entries Will Take Your Breath Away. #4... So Stunning, It's Beyond Words!

2. Crossing — Tsugaru Railway is a local line of Aomori Japan. Tunnel of cherry tree is completed in the spring. Photo and caption by Sho Shibata.

These 7 NatGeo Contest Entries Will Take Your Breath Away. #4... So Stunning, It's Beyond Words!

3. The net thrower — a fisherman is doing his daily activities at Situgunung lake. Photo and caption by DODY KUSUMA.

These 7 NatGeo Contest Entries Will Take Your Breath Away. #4... So Stunning, It's Beyond Words!

4. Impressive Architecture of India. Photo and caption by Raymond Liu.

These 7 NatGeo Contest Entries Will Take Your Breath Away. #4... So Stunning, It's Beyond Words!

5. Time Traveler. Photo and caption by Masahiko Futami.

These 7 NatGeo Contest Entries Will Take Your Breath Away. #4... So Stunning, It's Beyond Words!

6. Solitude and Silence — storm clouds illuminated by soft sunset light above the snow covered Karwendel group with beginning Alpenglow, all reflected in this calm alpine lake called Geroldsee (Wagenbr├╝chsee) in Bavaria, Germany. Photo and caption by Dave Derbis.

These 7 NatGeo Contest Entries Will Take Your Breath Away. #4... So Stunning, It's Beyond Words!

7. Faith — a dedicated man praying all alone under a heavy snowfall, at the usually crowded Western Wall in Jerusalem. Photo and caption by Noam Chen.

These 7 NatGeo Contest Entries Will Take Your Breath Away. #4... So Stunning, It's Beyond Words!

Source: National Geographic.

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