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Daily Shot is National Geographic Traveller India’s daily photo contest.
"THEME : FLASHBACK TRAVEL DIARIES"
Every morning, fishermen circle at Taungthaman Lake to bait the day's fresh catch. Vlad Kutsey happened to capture this moment earlier in February in a drone shot during sunrise in Myanmar's Mandalay region.
Piyush Paul's shot of a hundred hot-air balloons filling up the skies at Cappadocia, from his trip to Istanbul before the lockdown, makes for today's daily shot.
Despite suffering from aquaphobia, Nilanjan Chatterjee braved the blues of the Umngot river in Dawki in his last visit, by embarking on a boat ride, but with his eyes firmly shut.
Abhibrata Banerji photographed tourists outside Hagia Sophia, a 6th-century architectural marvel in Istanbul, last December. Like the rest of the Turkish capital, the monument too, is frequented by cats.
Lijo Abraham hopped aboard the Nilgiri Mountain Railway in Tamil Nadu last August. The UNESCO World Heritage Site offered stunning panoramas of gorges, tea estates and waterfalls from varying elevations climbing up to 7,350 feet.
Giving the touristy Manali a miss, Richu Noble decided to head to the skiing town of Auli at the behest of a friend in late January. He captured the snow-dusted vistas of a frozen lake from a cable car ride in Uttarakhand.
The Shore Temple, named after its shores that overlook the Bay of Bengal, sits in the town of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu. On his visit to the temple last year, Chandran Selvam strolled across the premises and captured today's daily shot just in time for a golden sunrise.
After quitting his last job, Saikat Chakrabarty travelled to Bangkok, where a carefree moment between a group of monks presented him with a perfect photo opportunity.
A last minute travel plan to Maldives in November 2019 found Pooja Borah and her family taking a speed boat from Male to visit the turquoise-blue beaches of Gulhi.
Ajith Kumar's trip to Jaipur last November included a visit to the iconic Amber Fort. His shot of tourists and pedestrians flanking its entrance is our entry for today's daily shot.
Two weeks before the COVID-19 lockdown was announced, Shiv Kumar stopped by Kaza village in Spiti Valley and spent the night under a beautiful full moon.
A visit to Gulmarg's Drung village in the winter months before the COVID-19 lockdown afforded Debmalya Das and his family many memorable anecdotes. This heartwarming photo of a friendly snowball fight between his brother and a group of excited kids, long before social distancing came into effect, is today's entry for our flashback travel diaries contest.
Sathya Bujji's aerial shot of a 7th-century temple in Mahabalipuram, which he visited in late February, features as our entry for today's daily shot.
Jobit George's photograph of a packed praying ground at Delhi's Jama Masjid during Eid last June presents a stark contrast to the current reality of Ramzan as India remains under lockdown to combat COVID-19.
Last February, Sundaram Perumal set out on a bike ride following the trails of the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu. He stopped to marvel at the lush tea estates in the Megamalai region for today's daily shot.
A visit to Christiansborg Palace featured on Manas Sharma's wish list on a trip to Copenhagen last August. But it was the brightly coloured houses at Gammel Strand that caught his eye.
Abdullah Ahmad's plans for last New Year's Eve included holidaying with his friends in Goa. The highlight of their journey included a roadtrip to watch the gushing flow of Dudhsagar Waterfall, en route to which they delighted in coastal views of Karmane.
With no destination in mind, Pubarun Basu set out on a roadtrip from Kolkata to Odisha last October. En route to Thakurmunda, he paused to soak in the Jurassic-like foliage and framed today's daily shot.
Late last year, Rajneesh Talwar ticked off flying in a hot-air balloon in Egypt. As he flew over the Valley of Kings at the crack of dawn, the panorama of Luxor came into view.
For Lavanya Mangal, an impromptu hike with friends in France's Calanques National Park near Marseille led to an adventurous turn as the GPS stopped working midway. Eventually, they were treated to the blue lagoon of Calanque de Sugiton, which called for a dip in the Mediterranean Sea glimmering under the October sun.
Propelling upwards through a chairlift in Gulmarg as the peaks of Mt. Apharwat loomed in the distance and a pair of locals snowboarded below, Samira Abraham's visit to Jammu and Kashmir in early March remains a poignant memory.
His visit to Sarnath chanced Upayan Chatterjee upon a group of pilgrims walking around the famous Dhamek Stupa in, what he perceived to be, a tribute to Lord Buddha.
On his descent from Eiffel Tower last August, Manas Pratim Sharma was greeted by a heavy burst of rain that had the hawkers on the streets of Paris begin to run helter-skelter.
On a rainy day in February, Yugant Arora visited Bali's Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, which is flanked by a clear lake and misty mountains.
On a trip to visit his father in Oman last November, Praveen was determined to document the cityscape. One night, he found himself in a spot presenting an aerial view of Muscat city.
On a photo tour of Kerala in February, Darshan Ganapathy traded sleep for a special theyyam performance at 4 a.m. in the Aduthila village of Kannur.
While Yasser Alaa Mobarak waited outside Azerbaijan's National Carpet Museum for a good shot, an unknown passerby gave him his perfect frame in monochrome.
Palolem beach in Goa is as colourful as it is touristy. Anupam Dhote's photo from his last visit to the sunny state just days preceding the nationwide lockdown is our entry for today's daily shot.
A bus ride brought Subhabrata Biswas to Montefrio in Spain. He spent the next six hours exploring the village famous for the ruins of a Moorish castle, with no other tourist in sight.
Santanu Gupta often visits Kannur to photograph the traditional performance of theyyam. However, on an opportune February evening, he found himself at a beach where two young men indulged in Kalaripayattu—Kerala's mixed martial art form.
On a bucket list trip to France last year, Raghav Sethi visited Disneyland Paris. Seeing tourists relive their favourite moments from a childhood fairytale makes for today's Flashback Travel Diaries entry.
Trips to Thailand's glorious beaches proved a respite from the humdrum of daily life.
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Food trails are recipes to flavour a lifetime. For our next #DailyShot contest, we invite you to share photographs of tantalising regional treats that best represent regional fare all over the world. It could be a fiery preparation of katla fish served on a banana leaf at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Karnataka, Galician-style tuna empanadas in Spain, a humble portion of siddu with a side serve of mountain views in Himachal Pradesh, delish Mexican pozole or festive-special roasted silkworms found only in Guwahati. No cuisine is off the table. Send us your entries with #GlocalGrub in the subject line on email@example.com
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