An interview with… Simon Rowland, MD of WILDFOOT Travel

This year we have been delighted to have WILDFOOT Travel join our sponsor line-up, supporting the Oceans, Seas, Rivers, Lakes ‘One-shot’ category. WILDFOOT runs fantastic wildlife cruises and expeditions to Antarctica, the Arctic and other key wildlife destinations across the world, from the African continent to South and Central America, India, Russia and the Falklands. The […]

In Focus: People and Cultures Portfolio

Welcome to the second in a series of posts focusing on individual categories in this year’s Travel Photographer of the Year awards.  PEOPLE & CULTURES Meeting people and experiencing their cultures is one of the main reasons why we travel. Cultures vary around the world and, with this, so do people’s traditions, customs and dress. […]

In Focus: Endangered Planet portfolio category 

Welcome to the first in a series of posts focusing on individual categories in this year’s Travel Photographer of the Year awards.  ENDANGERED PLANET Our beautiful natural world is facing a growing number of threats, many of them man-made, such as the global pollution of the planet with plastics, or caused by conflicts between expanding human settlements and […]

Geisha Dreams…

Travel Photographer of the Year judge, the photographer, TV cameraman and author Jeremy Hoare, has recently released a new limited edition book documenting the geisha in Japan. And it’s been more than 30 years in the making… Geisha Dreams – A limited edition of 100 book by Jeremy Hoare A maiko is a girl between […]


Entries are open for the 2019 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY). Founded in 2003, the competition attracts submissions from amateur, semi-professional and professional photographers from more than 140 countries each year, all drawn to take the TPOTY challenge by the fantastic prizes and the international kudos and exposure that comes from doing […]


With all the uncertainty around March 29 looming as ‘Brexit Day’, visitors to London Bridge City –  across the Thames from the Tower of London –  can take comfort in a beautiful distraction in the form of a vibrant, fascinating and evocative collection of world-class contemporary travel photography, when our latest winning images  go on display […]


We are thrilled to announce that three fantastic photographers have agreed to become a part of the TPOTY judging panel. Two-time Pulitzer prizewinner photographer Essdras M Suarez is originally from Panama and now based out of Alexandria, VA/ USA. He was a photojournalist for 20 years and a Boston Globe staff photographer for 12 years […]


We are delighted to welcome Swarovski Optik, the market leader in wildlife observation worldwide, to the TPOTY sponsor ‘family’.  The winner of the Swarovski Optik-sponsored category in TPOTY 2019 will receive a pair of CL Companion 8x30B binoculars, the perfect companion for anyone seeking the freedom to experience more during their travel or leisure activities. A key […]

And the winners are…

The winners of the 2018 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) have been revealed, and they’re a glorious celebration of the beauty of this planet and its human and animal inhabitants. Amateur and professional photographers from 142 countries submitted over 20,000 images, and photographers from 22 countries feature amongst the winners. The 2018 Winners’ […]

Big Cat Tales

Travel Photographer of the Year judges Jonathan and Angela Scott are returning to Animal Planet together with Jackson ole Looseyia in all-new natural history series, BIG CAT TALES.  This series documents the present-day prides and families of the lions, leopards and cheetahs of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, including the Marsh Pride. Animal Planet audiences will […]

Remembering Great Apes

An interview with wildlife photographer Margot Raggett,  the producer of the highly acclaimed Remembering Wildlife book series, a collaboration between many of the world’s top wildlife photographers. The first two books in the series, Remembering Elephants and Remembering Rhinos, have so far between them raised more than £320,000 for conservation project. This year’s book, Remembering Great Apes, will […]

TPOTY exhibition moves to London Bridge City

January 19 2018: London gains a fantastic new photography exhibit this Easter as the latest winning images from Travel Photographer of the Year make their public debut at a stunning, free-to-view outdoor exhibition at London Bridge City, across the Thames from the Tower of London. A move up river from our previous exhibition ‘home’ in Greenwich, this […]

And the 2017 winners are…

December 13 2017: The winners of the 2017 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) have been revealed, and the contest – now in its 15th year – has another fantastic and wonderfully diverse set of photographs and photographic travel stories celebrating the humanity, landscape, environment and wildlife of this planet. Congratulations to the photojournalist Alain Schroeder, the […]

Vote for your favourite shot at our London exhibition and you could win

March 26 2018 – Visitors to our exhibition at London Bridge City next month will be able to vote online for their favourite exhibition image, and will have the chance to some fantastic prizes, including: A fantastic six-day Hurtigruten voyage in Norway for two people (including international flights from UK), travelling South from Kirkenes, near the Russian border, […]

Could you be the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year?

March 30 2018 – The 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year awards are now open for entry. Amateur and professional photographers from across the globe and of all ages have until October 1st to submit their images. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the competition this year’s awards include a brand-new, eight-image portfolio category. There are […]

TPOTY featured on Newsnight

Travel Photographer of the Year featured on BBC Newsnight March 30, 2018 – On the eve of the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition opening at London Bridge City, opposite the iconic Tower of London, we were delighted that the BBC featured a selection of the exhibited images on their Newsnight programme. You can view […]