There was British success too, with Paul Sansome winning the Art of Travel portfolio category, while Geoff Shoults won the award for the Best Single Image in an Art of Travel portfolio. The Endangered Planet portfolio category was won by Belgian photographer Alain Schroeder for his moving images of the rescue and rehabilitation of Indonesian orangutans. Australian photographer Jason Edwards won the award for the Best Single Image in an Endangered Planet portfolio for his shocking image of the charred remains of an elephant that fell victim to poachers in Botswana. Trevor Cole won the People & Cultures portfolio, Debdatta Chakraborty from India won the award for Best Single Image in a People & Cultures portfolio, while Brian Clopp (USA) took top honours in the Thrills & Adventures portfolio category.
By Paul Sansome / www.tpoty.com
Across the various categories, prizes including cash bursaries, Fujifilm X-T3 camera kits, Swarovski Optik binoculars, a Northern Lights and Whales sailing ship expedition with Wildfoot Travel, a TravelLight Secret Venice Immersive Photo Workshop, a place on the Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award (TAPSA) and high-end outdoor clothing from Páramo.
By Amit Eshel /www.tpoty.com
The winning images from the 2019 Travel Photographer of the Year awards will be on display at display from 7 April to 12 May in London's Coal Drops Yard, which is a short walk from King’s Cross station, before moving to the South Transept of Chester Cathedral in June. Once you've enjoyed our selection of images, be sure to visit www.topty.com to view the full collection and find further information on the exhibition and how you can enter next year's.
By Will Burrard-Lucas, UK / www.tpoty.com
By Ignacio Palacios / www.tpoty.com
By Trevor Cole, Ireland./ www.tpoty.com
By Trevor Cole / www.tpoty.com
By Marco Grassi, Italy / www.tpoty.com.
By Uli Kunz, Germany / www.tpoty.com