"More than Buddhist temples and pagodas fill the plains of Bagan. Once the capital of the Pagan Empire, farmers now raise their livestock within the centuries old complex," explains photographer Peter DeMarco, of his image taken in Burma.
PHOTOS: National Geographic Traveler Contest Winners
Winner Cedric Houin: This image was shot in the Kyrgyz lands of the Wakhan Corridor. The intimacy of this everyday life moment, shot inside of a family yurt, is in total contrast with the harsh environment these nomadic tribes live in
Merit Winner: The Last Supper Of Da Vinci? No, They are just some oldmen of Chefchaouen with djellaba, sitting and talking each other. (Photo and caption by SauKhiang Chau/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
Winners National Geographic Travel Taken at Cloud Break at an outer reef in Fiji, a surfer duck dives his board to clear the rolling waves of the raw ocean. (Photo and caption by Lucia Griggi/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)
The pictures that make you look twice: Intriguing optical illusions that were created with no camera trickery
This image is so creative using the flower as a tutu. I like how the colors in this image are very warm and there is a little bit of orange in the flower. It helps the image how the flower is in focus but everything else is blurry.