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FISHERWOMEN

We interviewed the 2012 Travel Photographer of the Year, Craig Easton, about his seven-year project, which has resulted in a series of exhibitions and a very beautiful portfolio publication that examines and celebrates the historical and contemporary importance of women to the fishing industry.

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THE NEW BOOKS ARE HERE!

We’re very excited in the TPOTY office – our latest books are here! Our ‘Journey’ series of books contain the winning images from the TPOTY awards, and we’ve just published three new ones (well, one double volume and one single volume), which you can order now. These books have been produced in limited quantities, so […]

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UPDATE – EXTENDED DATES! TPOTY BRINGS THE WORLD TO LONDON (September 29-November 1)

London is currently enjoying a magnificent, FREE, open-air photography exhibition – the latest winning images from the global Travel Photographer of the Year awards are on display at historic Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross. Just a short walk from King’s Cross and St Pancras stations, adjacent to Granary Square and Regent’s canal, this stunning showcase of world-class contemporary travel […]

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FACE TO FACE WITH: CHRIS WESTON

Photographer, writer, filmmaker, photo-safari leader – Chris Weston has a lot of strings to his bow and he’s just added one more: online photography workshop tutor… His brand new online photography masterclass in conjunction with TPOTY – The Complete Photographer – is a comprehensive and practical three-part series that mirrors his belief that to take […]

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TRAVEL PHOTOS PAST AND FUTURE – 2020 TPOTY AWARDS OPEN FOR ENTRY

The 2020 Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) are now open, and entries can be made online through www.tpoty.com or submitted as prints. At a time when travel is so restricted, we’re inviting amateur and professional photographers from all countries and of all ages to look through their archives of travel images to submit into the 18th edition […]

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TPOTY 2020 CATEGORIES

In a break with tradition, we are announcing the categories ahead of opening the Travel Photographer of the Year awards this year, to allow those of you who may have plenty of time on your hands – owing to the unprecedented circumstances in which we all find ourselves – to start reviewing the images you […]

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OUR GLORIOUS PLANET, CAPTURED IN AWARD-WINNING IMAGES

Katy Gomez Catalina, an amateur photographer and doctor of veterinary science from Spain, has become the first-ever Spanish overall winner of the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY). The results were announced at an awards’ evening at the Fujifilm House of Photography in Covent Garden, London.

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Through my eyes: the journey of a wildlife veterinarian

Michael Kock, a South African wildlife veterinarian who also happens to be a talented photographer, has produced a beautiful and fascinating book, ‘Through My Eyes: Journey of a Wildlife Veterinarian’. Read our interview with him here.

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IN FOCUS: ART OF TRAVEL

Welcome to the latest in a series of posts focusing on individual categories in this year’s Travel Photographer of the Year awards. The Art of Travel This is a wonderful opportunity for you to showcase the beauty and diversity of your travel photography and fine art travel photography. We want to see your very best […]

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JOIN US IN NAMIBIA IN 2020

This is going to be a fantastic trip… Join TPOTY founder Chris Coe on this thrilling 11-day Namibian safari adventure with WILDFOOT Travel.

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IN FOCUS: SMART SHOT iTRAVELLED

Welcome to the latest in a series of posts focusing on individual categories in this year’s Travel Photographer of the Year awards.

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IN FOCUS: DUSK TO DAWN

Welcome to the latest in a series of posts focusing on individual categories in this year’s Travel Photographer of the Year awards.

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In focus: Thrills & Adventures

Welcome to the latest in a series of posts focusing on individual categories in this year’s Travel Photographer of the Year awards.

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Face to face with: Timothy Allen

The 2013 Travel Photographer of the Year is world-renowned for his stunning photography and films and his exceptional ability to tell a story through images. This year we are thrilled to have welcomed Timothy as a sponsor and judge of the TPOTY awards, with the TAPSA Documentaries special award. He’s an incredibly busy man but we managed to secure some of his time to discuss his career…

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In Focus: Street Life single image category

Welcome to the latest in a series of posts focusing on individual categories in this year’s Travel Photographer of the Year awards.  

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In Focus: Oceans, Seas, Rivers, Lakes single-image category

Welcome to the latest in a series of posts focusing on individual categories in this year’s Travel Photographer of the Year awards. 

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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 […]

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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. 

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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.  

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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 […]

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PHOTO LONDON

TPOTY co-founder Chris Coe had a fantastic day at the Photo London preview yesterday, May 15 and, as a photographer, found it utterly inspiring. His review will appear on these pages soon but in the meantime, here are three images that he shot at the event which runs from May 16-19 at London’s splendid Somerset […]

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PHOTOGRAPHY BEYOND BORDERS – TPOTY 2019 OPENS FOR ENTRIES

Entries are open for the 2019 global 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 […]

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THE ‘ANTIDOTE TO BREXIT’ – TPOTY BRINGS THE WORLD TO LONDON, MARCH 28-APRIL 30

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 […]

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NEW YEAR, NEW JUDGES

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 […]

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SWAROVSKI OPTIK JOINS TPOTY SPONSOR LINE-UP

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 […]

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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’ […]

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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 […]

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That little lion…

One of the most popular TPOTY images in the first 15 years of the awards is this shot of two lionesses with a tiny cub, taken by David Lazar in Kenya. It’s so perfect that some people have had trouble believing that it’s real but, as David explains in his profile piece, it certainly is! […]

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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 […]

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Where are they now? Eric Kruszewski – winner, the New Talent Award, TPOTY 2010

Where are they now? In the first of a series of interviews with previous winners of the awards, we catch up with Eric Kruszewski, who won the New Talent Award in Travel Photographer of the Year 2010.  All images in  feature © Eric Kruszewski. How old were you when you first got into photography? How did […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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. 

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