National Geographic Traveller captures the raw beauty in faces, cultures and places across the globe, telling stories to invigorate and inspire.
Its Travel Photographer of the Year is now open to readers, pulling together an archive of truly breathtaking photos captured by people from all walks of life. Delve into a world of escapism with some of the standout images from the cities category of the competition, below.
Fancy putting your own photography skills to the test? Send in your entries by 27 May 2016 to be in with a chance of winning a seven-day polar bear photo safari for two at Churchill Wild - Seal River Heritage Lodge, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World.