Have you ever taken a photographic on vacation and thought to yourself “Wow, that should really be in a magazine?” Maybe you fancy yourself a photographer, or maybe you just get lucky every once in awhile – either way, National Geographic has the contest for you. The renowned travel magazine has been holding the National Geographic UK Traveler Contest for photography for the last 26 years. Each year, National Geographic gives readers a chance to submit their travel photos for an opportunity to win amazing prizes. Last year alone, the contest had over 18,000 entries! The judges typically look for images that are quirky and surprising, with special attention paid to action and timing. All of the photos below *definitely* hit the mark, which is why they have all been shortlisted. A winner will be chosen on February 14th, and from this batch, it’ll definitely be difficult to choose. **#8 is just incredible**.