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Nat Geo Travel Contest

A lone tree in the Palouse region of Washington glows brilliantly in the sunlight as clouds pass by, isolating it in a band of light. Undulating hills provide depth to the lit scene, captured during the brief growing season where the wheat is a rich shade of green.

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National Geographic traveler photo contest 2013

Now in its 25th year, the National Geographic Travel Photo Contest

inspires lush and evocative images from around the globe. See some

examples of the entrants from 2013 -- the photo captions are written by

the photographers.