Travel Photographer of the Year

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Holi festival, Mathura city, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Special Mention, Vanishing & Emerging Cultures category, TPOTY 2013


Commended, Vanishing & Emerging Cultures category, TPOTY 2013

Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. The ‘castells’, Catalonia.

Highly Commended, Extraordinary category, TPOTY 2013

Japanese Macaques, Jigokudani Yaen Kōen, Yamanouchi, Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Winner, Wild Stories category, TPOTY 2013

Donjiang Lake, China.

Winner, Monochromal category, TPOTY 2013

Brick Lane, London, UK.

Highly Commended, New Talent category, TPOTY 2013

Cheetah cub and mother, Masai Mara, Kenya.

Special Mention, Extraordinary category, TPOTY 2013

Kingfisher, Worcestershire, UK.

Wild Stories – Winner, Best Single image in a portfolio

Eagle hunter, Alti region, Western Mongolia.

Runner-Up, Vanishing & Emerging Cultures category, TPOTY 2013

Djenné, Mali Description: La Fete de Crépissage – the annual festival of the replastering of the central mosque in Djenné.

Winner of the Cutty Sark Award for the Travel Photographer of the Year 2013

Having accepted commissions from professional and amateur photographers from around the world, the Travel Photographer of the Year is now presenting the cream of the crop. This free exhibition showcases the winners of the 2013 competition in categories including 'vanishing and emerging cultures' and 'wild stories'.

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Amanda M
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LOVE this exhibition!  The photography is so inspiring, both in terms of the technical photo skills and also the places the photos depict.  It definitely made me want to hit the road with my camera - even if I'm unlikely to get such great shots as these!  I'd highliy recommend a visit.

Alison N
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Visited this with my children last weekend and we all loved it! It's a great location, so made a relaxing break in between frantic visits to museums. And the photographs are just gorgeous - so inspiring. It made me want to start planning my next holiday, and my 12 year old daughter now wants to take up photography!

Charis W

I'm no photographer but my husband and I went along to this because we were in town (and it's free!) and the RGS is such a great venue. We were completely blown away. The images are inspirational and I actually became quite emotional over some of them. We ended up spending three times as long there as we had planned to and loved every moment. On the way home we were arguing over which was our favourite photograph. Utterly stunning. Might even go back again while the exhibition is still on... couldn't recommend it highly enough!

Beresford D

I'm a real fan of this exhibition having seen it in the past but have just attended one of TPOTY's Enchanted Evenings. It was delightful - so nice to enjoy the pictures on a warm evening with a glass of wine. I don't agree with Curated London on the wildlife shots, and the variety of other photography is astounding. The beauty of this exhibition is that there's something for everyone. You don't have to like every photograph but you will certainly find plenty that you do like.

Alix L

The pictures and the location of this exposition are beautiful. Lovely staff in the shop and the café. I advice it for everyone.

Curated London

London has plenty to offer in all seasons, but there is something particularly special about the summer - not least for art lovers. We all know about the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Serpentine Pavilion, but this show is more of a well-kept secret.

Travel Photographer of the Year is a showcase award for travel photographers - both professionals and amateurs, including young photographers. The standard of entries is so high that it's hard to tell them apart.

If we're being brutally honest, some of the subject matter feels a bit hackneyed. With the low cost of travel and ease of photosharing, we're all travel photographers now. Some of the wildlife shots, while lovely, are instantly forgettable, although the portraiture remains compelling.

What makes TPOTY so special is the stunning surroundings of the Royal Geographical Society. London hosts a few outdoor photography exhibitions, but none are in such delightful locations as this jasmine-scented sunken garden. A brilliant way to enjoy the sunshine.

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