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Guess Where? National Park Lake

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Can you guess where this is? Hint: It's located in one of America's National Parks.

Log in and leave your guesses below. Check back on Tuesday for the answer!

UPDATE 2/19/13: This is Jenny Lake in Grand Tetons National Park.

Lyndsey Matthews is an assistant digital editor at Travel + Leisure.

Photo Courtesy of the T+L Photo Contest

Vote for T+L Grand Prize Photo Contest Winner

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It’s time for our monthly photo contest winners from 2012 to go head-to-head to vie for the Grand Prize—a trip for two to South Korea!

Your votes will determine which one of the finalists from categories such as Weather, Transportation, Summer and more will win a trip for two in South Korea. Voting ends February 28, so vote now and vote often for your favorite shot.

Lyndsey Matthews is an digital assistant editor at Travel + Leisure.

Last Year's Grand Prize Winning Photograph by Tim Gibson

Cool New iPhone Photography Apps

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I finally pitched my Droid2 for an iPhone recently and am still floored by how good the camera on it is. But now that I've figured out Instagram, I'm excited to see there's a bunch of new iPhoneography apps out there to play with. Here are some of my favorites:

Piction—$0.99
Want to add text to your photos? With Piction you can easily add captions in a variety of different fonts, seen above, including a few custom ones alongside classics like Futura (so you can make all Instagram photos look like screen grabs from a Wes Anderson movie, if you're so inclined).

Vine—free
Vine is like Instagram but for small gif-like looping videos. I'm still figuring out how to use this (confession: my entire feed is just videos of my cat, so far), but it has a lot of potential to share something more compelling than just snapshots. Be warned, the most recent update includes a requirement that users must be 17+ due to some, ahem, questionable content cropping up on the app.

For more new favorites, click through.

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Guess Where? Streetcar

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Can you guess what city this streetcar is in? Hint: The city is home to one of the world's best carnival celebrations.

Log in and leave your guesses below. Check back on Monday for the answer!

UPDATE 2/11/13: We had two correct guesses this time around. This is New Orleans.

Lyndsey Matthews is an assistant digital editor at Travel + Leisure.

Photo Courtesy of the T+L Photo Contest

Guess Where? Overwater Bungalow

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Can you guess where this dreamy island scene is located? Log in and leave your guesses below. Check back on Monday for the answer!

UPDATE: This is in the Maldives.

Lyndsey Matthews is an assistant digital editor at Travel + Leisure.

Photo Courtesy of the T+L Photo Contest

Guess Where? Winter

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Can you guess where this snowy lake scene was taken? Log in and leave your guesses below. Check back on Monday for the answer!

UPDATE 1/28/13: Correct! This is Crater Lake in Oregon.

Lyndsey Matthews is an assistant digital editor at Travel + Leisure.

Photo Courtesy of the T+L Photo Contest

Vote Now! People Photo Contest

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Over 4,200 beautiful portraits of people around the world were submitted to the final monthly photo contest of 2012, but only 10 images made the cut. Voting ends January 21, so vote now and vote often for your favorite shot.

Your votes will determine which of these semi-finalists will win a Swann SportsCam, a mini camera & DVR combo housed in a rugged waterproof case.

 

Guess Where? Romantic Island

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Do you know where this beautiful scene is? Hint: It's located on one of the world's most romantic islands, as chosen by T+L readers.  Log in and leave your guesses below.

Check back on Monday for the answer!

UPDATE: This beautiful scene can be found on the island of Capri in Italy.

Lyndsey Matthews is an assistant digital editor at Travel + Leisure.

Photo Courtesy of the T+L Photo Contest

Expert Tips for National Parks Photography

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Photographer Ian Shive has shot hundreds of our nation’s wildest spaces, many of which appeared in The National Parks, Our American Landscape (Earth Aware). The only trouble: they’re often overrun with visitors. Here, Shive reveals five of his favorite experiences in parks both familiar and unsung.

National Parks: Maine

Acadia National Park: Scrambling up the granite rocks of Cadillac Mountain is a classic, but Shive recommends staying after sunset to watch the town of Bar Harbor light up. Where to sleep? “The Harborside Hotel ($$$) has a cozy, old Americana vibe.”

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Photographer Anne Menke's "See the World Beautiful"

Anne Menke's See the World Beautiful

In See the World Beautiful (Glitterati; $85), photographer and frequent T+L contributor Anne Menke focuses her eagle eye on Mongolian horsemen, Sioux teenagers, and other style-rich cultures.

Photo by Malley Priebe

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