Like every year, travel photographers from across the length and breadth of the world captured the breathtaking shots through their camera eye allowing us to imagine how beautiful the world is. The jury of the Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) announced their winners, and they perfectly portray the beautiful diversity of our colorful world. Photographers from 142 countries submitted more than 20,000 entrants to the competition, but among all those talented photographers, only one took home the grand prize. Stefano Pensotti was named the Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 for his stunning portfolio of eight photographs, depicting how ordinary citizens engaged with their surroundings across several different continents. Scroll down to check out the rest of the winners.
Travel - Special Mention, Sylvia Michel, Switzerland
A photo by Sylvia Michel, who captures his Swiss White Shepherd gazing at the giant mountains that turn golden when kissed by sunlight rays.
Faces, People, Cultures, Winner, Marinka Masséus, Netherlands
Photographer Marinka Masseus explains “Albinism is more common in sub- Saharan Africa than in other parts of the world. Education about the disorder is needed to break through centuries of superstitions, especially in rural areas.”
Natural World,special Mention, Roie Galitz, Israel
A painful picture of a Polar bear and her two cubs, who are migrating north, as the sea ice melts quicker than the previous years due to global warming.
Travel Photographer Of The Year, Overall Winner, Stefano Pensotti, Italy
Prayer time in one of the little temples in the plain of Bagan where a young girl stops on her way to school to offer prayer.
Natural World - Commended, Ignacio Palacios, Spain
Ignacio Palacious captures a detail picture of a colorful chameleon in spain.
Beauty Of Light,commended, Zhenzheng Hu, China
The magic of lights after dusk gives a poetic touch to the picture captured by Zhenzheng Hu.
Travel - Special Mention, Marsel Van Oosten, Netherlands
“The Grand Tsingys is a rare geological phenomenon. The rocks are razor sharp. And Marsel climbed up during the night to be able to photograph this climber in the early morning.”
Trave, Highly Commended, Magdaléna Straková, Czech Republic
The joy in those eyes is what the world is missing.
Travel,commended, Mauro Di Bettio, Italy
Verges, a small town in Catalunya, is famous all over the world for the celebrations of the "Dansa de la Mort" celebrated on every holy Thursday. It is probably the last dance of its kind in Europe, performed continuously since the Middle Ages.
Natural World, Special Mention, Petar Sabol, Croatia
The master river predator was seen by the Petar Sabol in his home village of Gorican, Croatia, fishing by a local canal. Professional photographer Petar, 36, said he was searching the area for several hours before he saw the lone kingfisher.
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