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National Geographic Traveller is inviting UK photographers to send in their vision of the world in one of six different categories

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Win a photographic commission for National Geographic Traveller

LONDON (8 December 2014) — Do you dream of shooting for the UK’s best-loved travel magazine? We’re on the lookout for an adventure-hungry photographer who has what it takes to head out on a photographic commission to Kenya’s Masai Mara. There, you will roam the African plains in search of the great migration, spend starlit nights in luxury and showcase Kenya’s epic wildlife to the world through your very own images and social media. This is the perfect opportunity for a photographer with a sense of adventure and lovers of the great outdoors who are hoping to expand their career.

To apply for the photographic commission, National Geographic Traveller is inviting UK photographers to send in their vision of the world in one of six different categories: Action, Animal, People, River, Rural, and Urban.

Grand prize: Tatra Photography is offering an incredible wildlife photography tour for two in the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya to witness one of the greatest spectacles on earth — the wildebeest migration in the heart of Africa’s big game country. By day, you and a guest will have the opportunity to photograph lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos, and receive masterclass tutoring from professional photographer Simon Stafford, who will help you make the most of your passion for wildlife photography.

And when you’re not snapping away, you’ll be staying in the award-winning Sanctuary Olonana luxury camp on a private stretch of the Mara River. On your return home, your best images will appear in National Geographic Traveller, handpicked by our judging panel.

Category winners: The winner of the River category will win a place on Viking River Cruises’ eight-day Romantic Danube itinerary.

All six category winners will win a year’s subscription to National Geographic Traveller and a place each on Foto Ruta London’s flagship excursion Foto Ruta Clue — a new and unique approach to photography tuition and city sightseeing that will test your photography skills and creativity while leading you around the capital.

The shortlist: We will send the shortlist a promo code to receive a free print of their entry from theprintspace, which offers a state-of-the-art photo printing service.

The independent judging panel consists of Carol Enquist, National Geographic’s senior photo editor; Simon Stafford, professional photographer who runs Tatra Photography’s Masai Mara package; Kaley Sweeney, editor, The Magazine of the World Photography Organisation; and Duncan Longden, a photographer and regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller (UK). Chris Hudson, National Geographic Traveller (UK)’s art editor, will decide on the shortlist and will have the final decision on
the winner.

The closing date is 15 December 2014 at 5:00pm GMT.
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National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media Limited, from the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. It became the 15th local-language edition when it was launched in December 2010. The magazine is also available in China, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Israel, Poland, Latin America, Armenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Indonesia, Romania and South Africa. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives, all focused on the brand’s theme “All Travel, All the Time.”

National Geographic Traveler (USA) is the world’s most widely read travel magazine, created in 1984. It championed sustainable travel before it was cool and, eight times annually, celebrates journeys that are about place, experience, culture, authenticity, living like the locals and great photography. It makes a distinction between tourism and travel and stresses inquisitive, not acquisitive, trips. It employs storytelling and outstanding photography to inspire readers to pick up and go, eschewing fashion and fluff in favour of articles that offer a strong sense of place, inspiring narratives that make readers take trips, and solid service information to help them plan those trips.

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organisations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic reflects the world through its magazines, television programs, films, music and radio, books, DVDs, maps, exhibitions, live events, school publishing programs, interactive media and merchandise. National Geographic magazine, the Society’s official journal, published in English and 33 local-language editions, is read by more than 40 million people each month. The National Geographic Channel reaches 370 million households in 34 languages in 168 countries. National Geographic Digital Media receives more than 15 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 9,600 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geography literacy. For more information, visit


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