Stunning cities and awesome animals: Nat Geo reveals Travel Photo contest entries

National Geographic has revealed the first batch of entries in its ‘Travel Photo’ contest – and the bar has been set very high.

From jaw-dropping cityscapes to awesome animal portraits, entrants are battling it out for possible grand prize of $7,500 (£5,684).

The winning image will also be featured on National Geographic Traveller’s official Instagram account.

This year there are three categories; cities, nature, and people.

There will also be individual category prize winners: first place – $2,500 (£1,895), second place – $1,500 (£1,137), third place – $750 (£568).

Details of entry into the competition can be found on the contest homepage, and National Geographic are accepting entries until 3 May at 12pm EDT (4pm GMT).

Here are some early highlights from the entries National Geographic received so far.