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National Geographic’s Best Travel Photos Of 2015 Inspire Wonder & Wanderlust

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1 of 25|Humpback Whale, Tonga|Photograph by Craig Parry
2 of 25|Carnival of Binche, Belgium|Photograph by Sergi Reboredo
3 of 25|Northern Lights Over Iceland|Photograph by Daniele Boffelli
4 of 25|Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain|Photograph by David Ramos
5 of 25|Lantern Festival, China|Photograph by Yang Shiyao
6 of 25|Nanjing, China|Photograph by China Daily
7 of 25|Death Valley, California|Photograph by Marc Adamus
8 of 25|The City of Love|Photograph by Brian Hammonds
9 of 25|Night Fishermen, Japan|Photograph by The Asahi Shimbun
10 of 25|Hung Yen, Vietnam|Photograph by Huynh Jet
11 of 25|Underside of an Antarctica Iceberg|Photograph by Alex Cornell
12 of 25|Kota Bharu, Malaysia|Photograph by Duratul Ain D.
13 of 25|Tianmen Mountain, China|Photograph by Reuters
14 of 25|Luzon, Philippines|Photograph by Per-Andre Hoffmann
15 of 25|Cape Town, South Africa|Photograph by Philip Grube
16 of 25|Reindeer Herder, Mongolia|Photograph by Pascal Mannaerts
17 of 25|San Rafael Falls, Ecuador|Photograph by Ivan Kashinsky
18 of 25|Skaters on Lake Baikal, Russia|Photograph by Evgeny Dubinchuk
19 of 25|Lake Bogoria National Park, Kenya|Photograph by Martin Harvey
20 of 25|Yellowstone National Park|Photograph by Jeff Vanuga
21 of 25|Torres del Paine National Park, Chile|Photograph by Gleb Tarro
22 of 25|Quintana Roo, Mexico|Photograph by Christian Vizl
23 of 25|Coyote Buttes, Arizona|Photograph by Stephen Matera
24 of 25|Hamar Woman, Ethiopia|Photograph by Yu Haoliang
25 of 25|Villandry, France|Photograph by Emilie Chaix

National Geographic consistently turns out some of the most iconic imagery in the travel industry. This year was no different, as evidenced by the stunning shots chosen by the publication as the best of 2015.

This year’s breathtaking travel photography goes far beyond the average tourist’s “point-and-shoot” strategy. The images selected by National Geographic span the entire globe, from the otherworldly northern lights over Iceland, to a colourful market in Malaysia, to a fairytale lagoon in Mexico and an amusement park in South Africa.

The pictures are guaranteed to inspire awe and a severe case of wanderlust. Check out a selection above and the full collection here.

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