Admiring spectacular scenery of huge mountains around the world

Photographs of the majestic mountains are sent to the National Geographic Photo Contest showing the scale and endlessness of the natural world wonders.

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This photo is the latest work by Manish Mamtani in the Dronie series. After two visits to Vestrahorn in Iceland, the photographer took a unique perspective on this stunning landscape. Photo: Manish Mamtani/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

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A spectacular mountain in the Alps was taken in Switzerland. Photo: Alessandra Meniconzi / 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

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Sharing photos, photographer Catalina Poplicean said, Stellisee in Switzerland is one of the most beautiful places seen from the top of the Matterhorn. Being at dawn after 4 hours of travel makes the moment of admiring the beautiful scenery be more special. Photo: Catalina Poplicean / 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

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Clouds look like sea waves. Photo: Asuka I / 2018 National Photographic Photographer of the Year.

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In February, in Yamagata, Japan, strong winds and humidity created unique ice monsters. Photographer Kazuaki Koseki has captured this interesting image on the snowy slopes, immersed in the sunset. Photo: Kazuaki Koseki / 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

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The contrast between large Tre Cime di Lavaredo and the smallness of humanity has given the photographer an unforgettable feeling. Photo: Nafets N / 2018 National Photographic Photographer of the Year.

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Beautiful moment was taken in 2017 by Marco Grassi on a three-month trip to Patagonia with his girlfriend. Photo: Marco Grassi / 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

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The first ray of light shone on top of St John, with a sea of clouds behind at Gua Paka, Sabah, Malaysia. Photo: Asuka I / 2018 National Photographic Photographer of the Year.

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The beautiful Sunwapta Falls in the Rocky Mountains in Jasper National Park, Canada. Photo: Davide Lena / 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

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For five years traveling around the world, Marco Grassi has been twice in a mountain to admire the scenery as well as feel the change of seasonal light here. Photo: Marco Grassi / 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

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Waking up early in the morning to visit the bay, Han Qi Chen took pictures when the light appeared on the mountain and the reflection image of the mountain in the clear water. Photo: Han Qi Chen / 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

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Photographer Guillaume Flandre says walking in South Tyrol is one of the great experiences and it was the first time he walked up to the top of a mountain and looked at the surrounding clouds. The power of nature in this situation reminds him that humans are just guests on the planet. Photo: Guillaume Flandre / National Geographic photographer 2018 Photographer of the Year.

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Beautiful turquoise waters of Moraine Lake with snow-capped peaks in the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park, Canada. Photo: Dmitry Vinogradov / 2018 National Photographic Photographer of the Year.

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Sunset shot at Reine, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Photo: Nedjat Nuhi / 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

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Sharidake Mountain is called Onne Nupuri in Ainu. W. Aoki photographed Sharidake from a helicopter and said that this was the most impressive sight the photographer had ever seen. Photo: W. Aoki / 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

By: Roxana Edwards

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