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.
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
Michael Theodric (Indonesia, age 13) Young TPOTY 14 and Under
Mitchell Kanashkevich (Australia) People & Cultures Portfolio – FACES, PEOPLE, ENCOUNTERS
Timothy Allen (UK) Best Single Image in a Portfolio – FACES, PEOPLE, ENCOUNTERS
James Morgan (UK) Natural World Portfolio – NATURE & ENVIRONMENT
Alessandra Meniconzi (Switzerland) Best Single Image in a Portfolio – NATURE & ENVIRONMENT
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.