These Are National Geographic's Favorite Photographs From 2015


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379 These Are National Geographic's Favorite Photographs From 2015
Caught on camera: A molten firework display at the Lantern Festival in Hebei Province, China. Yang Shiyao, Xinhua/eyevine/Redux/

National Geographic has released an album of its favourite Daily Travel Photographs of 2015. Assessed both on their creativity and their content, the images capture all the natural wonder and cultural intrigue that comes with globetrotting. Be prepared to want to grab your passport and pack your bags.

To help you vicariously travel the world, the pics cover most corners of the world, from the depths and fringes of the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. You can check out the full gallery here.


Image credit: Gleb Tarro/National Geographic

This photo, above, came from Gleb Tarro, who captured the morning Sun climbing up the mountains of Chile's Torres del Paine National Park.

Image credit:David Ramos/Getty Images/National Geographic

San Fermin Festival's Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain has been celebrated for over 400 years. David Ramos captured a perfect moment amid the chaos and festivity.


Image credit: The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images/National Geographic

The Asahi Shimbun newspaper captured the traditional practices of fishermen on Japan's Yoshino River. The fishermen use the lights to lure glass eels to the surface where they then scoop them up.

Image credit: Marc Adamus/Aurora Photos/National Geographic

The vast expanse of the cosmos looks down at the sparse and open desert of Death Valley, California in this snap taken by Marc Adamus.


Image credit: Yang Shiyao/Xinhua/eyevine/Redux/National Geographic

Yang Shiyao caught a moment of molten firework display at the Lantern Festival in Hebei Province, China.

Image credit: Sean Ensch/National Geographic

This image shows cars as they snake up roads and emerge out of the Norwegian fog. It was taken by photographer Sean Ensch who took the photograph during the late summer midnight sun.


Image credit: Jeff Vanuga/Corbis/National Geographic

A glaze of harsh January frost hits the Yellowstone National Park in this eerily beautiful photo by Jeff Vanuga.

Image credit: Philip Grube/National Geographic
This surreal moment of sunshine, summer and fun was captured by Philip Grube at a theme park in Cape Town, South Africa.


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