When you\u2019re looking through the lens of a camera and shooting for, or included by, a renowned publication like National Geographic\u2014arguably the professional photographer\u2019s Holy Grail\u2014amazing things are undoubtedly happening all around you. Some are things you can\u2019t miss, like social upheaval or a magnificent natural disaster; and some are smaller, like a hummingbird frozen in mid-air or a rare animal in it\u2019s natural habitat. That\u2019s what the travel photographer of the year context by National Geographic tries to capture and so far in 2017 it has some phenomenal entries from across the world.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFrom volcanic eruptions to fireflies lighting trails in Japan to musicians on surfing holidays to comically inventive shots inside popular museums, this annual contest shows how diverse, beautiful, funny, tragic and flat out remarkable our world is on a weekly, if not daily, basis. Each week the contest site is updated with the travel photos National Geographic editors choose as their favorites in three different categories: nature, cities and people. You can not only search through their favorite photos by category but also by week, going all the way back to the beginning of this already tumultuous year and tracing it back to the present, all through remarkable photography.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019ll be a few hours very well spent\u2014and you\u2019ll still have the images throughout the rest of the year to look forward to.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.