And the winners are: stunning images from the Travel Photographer awards
The results of the 2015 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) have been announced and Marsel van Oosten of the Netherlands has taken the top prize.
He beat entrants from over 110 countries to claim the title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2015.
The Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 award was given to 18-year-old Chase Guttman from the USA.
Semonkong, Lesotho Basuto tribal leader and local shepherds.
Image by Chase Guttman/www.tpoty.com
Photographers from 22 countries won awards, which will be publicly displayed in the summer of 2016, at TPOTY’s new London exhibition venue, The Museum of London Docklands.
The winners were chosen by an international panel of judges.
According to a TPOTY news release, van Oosten’s “two portfolios, both in black and white, are very different but each is elegant and beautifully composed and lit. The first portfolio, of pelicans, is punchy and graphic, whilst the second, of Lousiana, is subtle and textural.”
Other winners included:
Spencer Cox (USA, age 17) Young TPOTY 15-18
Jökulsárlón beach, Iceland
Image by Spencer Cox/www.tpoty.com
Michael Theodric (Indonesia, age 13) Young TPOTY 14 and Under
Lion Dance during the Hungry Ghost Festival.
Image by Michael Theodric/www.tpoty.com
Mitchell Kanashkevich (Australia) People & Cultures Portfolio - FACES, PEOPLE, ENCOUNTERS
Maramures, Romania. Hungarian-Romanian man takes a break from ploughing a field.
Image by Mitchell Kanashkevich/www.tpoty.com
Timothy Allen (UK) Best Single Image in a Portfolio - FACES, PEOPLE, ENCOUNTERS
Timothy Allen (UK). Western Mongolia - Kazakh wedding season in the Altai Mountains.
Image by Timothy Allen/www.tpoty.com
James Morgan (UK) Natural World Portfolio - NATURE & ENVIRONMENT
Yakutia, Russia. Hunter holds up the head of the wolf he has just shot dead.
Image by James Morgan/www.tpoty.com
Alessandra Meniconzi (Switzerland) Best Single Image in a Portfolio - NATURE & ENVIRONMENT
Best Single Image in a portfolio, Alessandra Meniconzi (Switzerland)
Appenzell Alps, Switzerland. The impressive flight skills of the Alpine Chough. Image by Alessandra Meniconzi/www.tpoty.com
Xia Xuejun (China) Creative Travel Portfolio - MONOCHROMAL
Scott Portelli (Australia) Best Single Image in a Portfolio - MONOCHROMAL
Uli Kunz (Germany) One Shot - A MOMENT IN LIGHT
Larry Louie (Canada) One Shot - COLOURS OF THE WORLD
Jasper Doest (Netherlands) One Shot - WATER
Zhu Jingyi (China) New Talent Portfolio - STREET CULTURE
Edgard de Bono (Italy) Smart Shot - iCAPTURED
See more photos at www.tpoty.com.