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 the natural habit and environments for non-human life. This category is about the endangered world we inhabit, the threats its landscapes and wildlife face and the measures being taken to conserve, restore or protect them.

In a portfolio of four images (colour or black and white) we would like you to show us part of that endangered world, whether it’s environment, landscapes, seascapes, conservation, migration routes, wildlife, sea life, plant life, trees, insects, mammals, birds, fish, or any other living non-human organism.

The winner of this category will receive a pair of Swarovski Optik CL Companion 8x30 B binoculars, a full set of the 'Remembering Wildlife' books - 'Elephants', 'Rhinos', 'Great Apes' and 'Lions' and membership of the Royal Photographic Society.

The judges will also select their favourite image from all the entered portfolios. The winner of the best single image award will receive a Genesis Imaging giclée exhibition print.

By entering this category twice, or entering this category once plus one of the other portfolio categories once, you will automatically be considered for the top award and the title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2019.

This category is for all photographers aged 19 years and over. Entries close on October 1st.

Image at top of page: ©Marsel van Oosten