Travel Photographer of the Year competition is now over so if you planned to enter your spectacular vacation pictures, it’s too late because overall Travel Photographer of the Year in 14th year of the contest was Portuguese talent Joel Santos.
That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the works of photographers who were selected from 123 countries this year. Winning images which included a snow-streaked Manhattan street and a donkey caravan snaking across Ethiopia’s desert spanned categories including cities and architecture, people and culture and wildlife.
Accord to reports;
Winner Santos work includes a dramatic shot of Ethiopia’s lava-spewing Gateway to Hell and candid snaps of a Ghanaian fisherman at work.
Self-taught 14-year-old photographer Darpan Basak was named Young Travel Photographer of the year for his vibrant depiction of the excitement of fishing in India. Judges commended his storytelling prowess.
Other spell-binding winners include Ruiyuan Chen’s powerful portraits of ethnic Yi people from China’s Daliang mountains, which won the Mankind category, and a tender series of fox images on a windswept New Jersey beach by Courtney Moore, who won the 15 to 18-year-old Places and Experiences category.
Shutterbugs from over 123 countries entered the prestigious annual contest and the winning images can be seen at TPOTY exhibitions at the UK City of Culture Celebrations in Hull, from May to June 2017, and at the University of Greenwich, London, from August to September, 2017.
Here are our top ten winning entries of the Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 (TPOTY) competition.