Daily Shot
Daily Shot is National Geographic Traveller India’s daily photo contest.
While exploring Delhi's architectural hits in August 2018, Harsh Sharma stopped by at Humayun's Tomb. His photo of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre makes the cut for our final daily shot.
A winter expedition to Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary in Gujarat rewarded Parth Patel with the sight of rosy-beaked pelicans basking in a lake during sunrise.
A 90-minute ride from Manipal, followed by a 30-minute trek in a dense forest in Nadpal led Suraj Padhy to the Kudlu Theertha waterfall in Karnataka. Seated near a warbling stream with only birds for company, his discovery of this slice of heaven is our entry for today's daily shot.
It was in June 2010 that Anees Ahmed decided to visit his brother in Kodaikanal. At his behest, Ahmed ventured farther out to Poombarai in the Palani hills of Tamil Nadu, where he toured the village rife with terraced fields and homegrown vegetables.
Bhavya Joshi returned from his solo trip to Spiti Valley with photos of the sweeping mountains and pristine huts.
Dhruv Kushwaha's photo of the Yellowstone National Park from his solo trip in October 2019 is our entry for today's daily shot.
Saroj Kumar Sahu's shot of a fun cricket match between monks in Key Monastery in Spiti is our daily shot entry today.
Shilpa Shashidhar's photo from Kalyan Square in Bukhara during her solo trip to Uzbekistan is our daily shot entry today.
Bushy and colourful needlegrass peppered Guha Swethan's descent from his trek along Chikmagalur's Kudremukh National Park.
Sammya Brata's candid shot of two tea-garden workers in Japan's Kikugawa is our daily shot entry today.
As Trikansh Sharma paused to catch his breath while trekking up Khaliya Top in Munsiyari, his eyes caught sight of a paraglider soaring atop the #Himalayan range. This photo from his solo trip to Uttarakhand is our entry for today's daily shot.
Prakriti Saha visited Mathura on a solo trip during the Janmashtami festivities in 2018. The architect wandered to Kusum Sarovar, a historical sandstone monument on the holy Govardhan Hill, where she admired the heritage structure on a rainy day.
Amrita Namekumar awaited her turn for a camel safari at Sam Sand Dunes near Jaisalmer last December. As the rangers came into view against the backdrop of the desert's expanse, she was reminded of an uncannily similar scene with the O'Connells in The Mummy Returns.
When a work trip beckoned Gaurav Sikka to Munich in May 2017, he decided to add on an extra day and explore Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria. After switching commutes and hiking to the top of a hill for an hour, he was awed by the fairy tale-like setting of the 19th-century palace located in the Alps.
Bhanu Priya sought culture and exquisite terrains on a solo trip to Turkey last August. She signed up for a hot-air balloon ride at Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, where she took in the volcanic landscape sculpted by erosion to form an unusual topography known as “fairy chimneys.”
A solo trip to Bali chanced Alok Nandanwar upon a shoal of silver fish within the bright blue waters of Tulamben.
While on a student exchange programme in the Netherlands last October, Priyanjit Biswas set out on a solo trip to explore Alkmaar, a popular cultural hub known for its traditional cheese market. However, he ditched the touristy spots for a quiet walk along the Dutch countryside, where windmills and canals framed his view.
The 17th-century Chemrey Monastery in Ladakh houses partly restored ancient murals and a storey-high golden statue of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche). Anupam Dhote photographed the Buddhist landmark in October 2017 while heading back from Pangong Lake to Leh on a week-long solo trip.
The 1921-built Nine Arch Bridge is a fine example of colonial-era railway construction in Ella. Deepak Salokhe photographed today's daily shot on his maiden solo trip to Sri Lanka.
When a major life changing event threatened to disrupt Sumeru Bahuguna's peace in November 2018, he sought solace by the Ganga in Rishikesh.
Sitting at his office in Delhi, Vaibhav Vaish chalked out a plan to witness snowfall in the last week of December. The very next day, he embarked on a 22-hour bus ride to Chitkul—the last inhabited village in Himachal Pradesh near the Indo-China border—where he toasted his eyes to wintry vistas.
Having grown up in cities rife with pollution, Prathap Arumugam only thought it to be fitting to escape to the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu. He stayed up stargazing on a February night and was rewarded with sigh-inducing celestial views.
Shreenivas Yenni travelled to Kolhapur in September 2018 to photograph the tradition of kusti. His entry of students practicing wrestling in an akhada makes the cut for today's daily shot.
Torsa Saha sought scenic vistas in Durbuk on a solo trip to the village in Ladakh. Her entry for today's daily shot is straight out of a Windows screensaver.
On a solo trip to Tasmania last year, Geethanjali Jujjavarapu hiked through the Freycinet National Park till she reached a spot which awarded her a dazzling view of Wineglass Bay.
A solo trip to Ooty during the monsoons allowed Mohan G a much-needed break. His photograph of heavy rains approaching the Needle Rock View Point is our entry for today's daily shot.
A maiden solo trip to Delhi led Upayan Chatterjee to walk through the colourful lanes in Chandni Chowk, exchange stories with shopkeepers over chai and admire the majestic Jama Masjid.
En route to Jalori Pass from Shoja village in Himachal Pradesh, Arindam Aditya spotted a deserted campsite, on which he set up a makeshift tent and spent a restful night with enviable views of the Dhauladhar Range.
While bird-watching in Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Pravin S caught glimpses of creatures colourful and rare. For today's daily shot, the photographer and his subject—a Great Indian Hornbill fluttering on the canopy above, have been captured in the frame.
While riding solo from Leh to Tso Moriri lake in Ladakh in 2019, Swapnil Sunny Mehta came to realise that the adventures of being on the road are just as important, if not more, as the final destination.
Exploring the wilderness of Himachal Pradesh was on top of Rishi Kumar's bucket list. So last August, he took off to Kheerganga on a solo trip in the monsoons while in his final year of college in Delhi. With a lone mountain dog for company, he trekked, camped and stopped by waterfalls to witness the lush hills drenched in a pre-sunrise drizzle.
The call of the open road and its infinite possibilities is never ignored by a traveller—with or without company.
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“Finding a sanctuary, a place apart from time, is not so different from finding a faith,” says Pico Iyer. Our next Daily Shot contest is all about homes away from home. From snapshots of the Afghan community’s life and times in Delhi, vignettes of Chinese life in Kolkata’s Tiretta Bazaar, the vibrant South-Asian residents of Bradford and Southall, to the many Jewish quarters all around the world, iconic immigrant neighbourhoods: Little Havana in Miami, Little India in Singapore and Little Italy in NYC—show us all those glimpses of life that have come to thrive and be celebrated at a place different from their own. Send us your entries with the theme (#CulturalExchanges) in the subject line at contest@natgeotraveller.in.

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In addition, three monthly winners will be selected by our in-house photo experts. These winners will receive features in the magazine’s print issue. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep track of the winners, but don’t worry if you miss the announcement; you will also be notified by email if you are selected.

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