The Top Award-Winning Travel Photos

Professional and amateur photographers from 22 countries scooped individual TPOTY (Travel Photographer of the Year) awards or special mentions this year. The prizewinning entries across the categories make a glorious display that showcases the beauty and diversity of travel imagery; fascinating glimpses of different cultures, engaging portraits, gritty, thought-provoking shots, abstracts, cityscapes, stunning landscapes and wildlife images.

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Paris, France. French privacy laws now dictate that I had to ensure that no-one was recognisable in the images, which led me to the idea of silhouettes against an iconic background.
Craig Easton, UK
Camera: Nikon D3X 100
Winner: the Cutty Sark Award for the Travel Photographer of the Year 2012

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Siberia, Russia. Yamalo Nemets’ winter camp in the tundra. This young girl collects wood in the forest.
Alessandra Meniconzi, Switzerland
Camera: Canon EOS 1DS Mk3
Winner, New Talent award For her success in the New Talent category ‘Another World’,

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Groundnut harvest near Bagan, Burma
Philip Lee Harvey, UK
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk2
Winner, People Watching portfolio

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Black sand beaches near the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in Iceland.
Joshua Holko, Australia
Camera: Canon EOS 1DS MK3
Highly Commended, One Shot ’Water’ (single image category)

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Kara tribe warrior, Omo River Valley, Ethiopia
Jan Schlegel, Germany
Camera: Ebony field SV45T1 4 x 5 inch camera
Runner-up, People Watching portfolio

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Brandseth Valley, Voss, Norway
Hilde Foss, Norway
Camera: Canon 7D
Winner, One Shot ’Water’ (single image category)

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Spitsbergen, Norway: A fox about to scavenge the skeleton of a seal which had been caught by a polar bear.
Michal Jastrzebski, Poland
Camera: Nikon D3S
Commended, Wild Planet portfolio

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Svalbard, Norwegian Arctic
Uli Kunz, Germany
Camera: Canon 5D Mk2
Runner-up, Wild Planet portfolio

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Kiskunsagi National park, Hungary –
Grey heron
Sue Flood, UK
Camera: Canon 1DS3
Special Mention, Wild Planet

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Dust storm approaching Burning Man Festival, USA
Lung Liu, Canada
Camera: Pentax K20D
Winner, Journeys portfolio

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Siberut Island, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Andrew Newey, UK
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Winner, Best Single Image in a Journeys portfolio

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Masai Mara, Kenya
David Lazar, Australia
Camera: Nikon D700
Special Mention, Journeys

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Rapa das Bestas (Shearing of the Beasts) festival, Sabucedo, Galicia, Spain.
Enrique López-Tapia, Spain
Camera: Nikon D300
Winner, Celebration portfolio category

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
Samuel Fisch, USA (age 15)
Camera: Nikon D7000
Winner – Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2012
For his evocative portfolio of cowboys and horses,Samuel Fisch wins a Fujifilm X-S1 camera and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
Samuel Fisch, USA (age 15), Camera: Nikon D7000
Winner – Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2012

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Ciocanesti, Dolj county, Romania
Felicia Simion, Romania (age 18)
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Runner-up, Young TPOTY 15-18

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Amish mud sale, Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania, USA
Chase Guttman, USA (age 16)
Camera: Nikon D7000
Winner, Young Photographers Alliance Award

TPOTY Award-winning photos
Amish mud sale, Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania, USA
Chase Guttman, USA (age 16)
Camera: Nikon D7000
Winner, Young Photographers Alliance Award

Courtesy: http://in.lifestyle.yahoo.com

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