15 Pics You Need to Beat to Win Nat Geo's Travel-Photo Contest

It's good to have dreams. If you are a photographer, for instance, why not envision the day you are crowned the victor in National Geographic Magazine's Travel Photographer of the Year Contest 2016?

After all, you still have an entire month left in which to submit pics from that road trip you took searching for satori in a futuristic apocalyptic utopian desert landscape.

What possible obstacle could stand in the way or your fantasy of worldwide graphic dominance coming true?

Nothing! Not one thing at all stands between you and your goal. Other than the photos that are already in the running.

Thanks to Colossal for turning us on.