See the Great Wall of China, Seoul's subways, and LA's neon highways from a new perspective.
Photo and caption by Jose Luis Vilar Jordán/ National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest. Arts and Sciences City. Location: Valencia, Spain
A new photographic perspective can completely change the way you see some parts of your city, whether it's the Golden Gate Bridge, the Great Wall of China, or simply a stack of high-rising condos. Travelers from around the world have been submitting their perspective-changing images of cities to the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Competition, capturing stunning frames of familiar landmark and exotic settlements with the hope of winning the grand prize, a seven-day Polar Bear Photo Safari for two at Churchill Wild–Seal River Heritage Lodge, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World.
It's no surprise that megacities like Hong Kong and San Francisco feature prominently in the selection National Geographic has released from entries currently under consideration, but you'll also enjoy fascinating glimpses into places you've never heard of, such as Siddhapur in India, Russian Hill in California, and Wadi Dohan in Yemen. National Geographic will be accepting entries through May 27, so if you think you can do better than this lot, through your hat into the ring here.