We often feature work from the mix of established and amateaur artists who submit stunning vistas and intimate portraits from around the globe to the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest. These photos are our second look at this year's entries (check out the first here), and damn they're surreal. A Chinese city embedded in the clouds; a shark swimming through water so clear it could be air; a colorless zebra galloping through a blindingly yellow meadow; the moments captured here are unbelievable.
National Geographic is still accepting entries through May 27. The grand prize is a seven-day Polar Bear Photo Safari for two a Churchill Wild–Seal River Heritage Lodge, plus bragging rights. Check out the final sneak peek at this year's entries below and submit your work here if you've got what it takes.
Enter the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest here.