Travel Photographer of the Year 2012 – The Best Pictures

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Travel Photographer of the Year showcases the diverse world of travel photography and this is clearly evident from this year’s gallery. Amongst the winners are some which are beautiful, some thought-provoking, some gritty or poignant, some controversial. All were taken by talented photographers – amateur, semi-professional and professional.


The Cutty Sark Award. Winner — Craig Easton, UK

The Cutty Sark Award. Winner — Craig Easton, UK

The Cutty Sark Award. Winner — Craig Easton, UK

The Cutty Sark Award. Winner — Craig Easton, UK

New Talent Portfolio - Another World, Winner — Alessandra Meniconzi, Switzerland

New Talent Portfolio – Another World, Winner — Alessandra Meniconzi, Switzerland

Best Single Image in a Portfolio - Journeys, Winner — Andrew Newey, UK

Best Single Image in a Portfolio – Journeys, Winner — Andrew Newey, UK

Portfolio - Wild Planet, Winner — Marsel van Oosten, Netherlands

Portfolio – Wild Planet, Winner — Marsel van Oosten, Netherlands

Portfolio - Wild Planet, Runner Up — Uli Kunz, Germany

Portfolio – Wild Planet, Runner Up — Uli Kunz, Germany

Portfolio - People Watching, Winner — Philip Lee Harvey, UK

Portfolio – People Watching, Winner — Philip Lee Harvey, UK

First Shot - Big City, Winner — Anka Sliwa, UK

First Shot – Big City, Winner — Anka Sliwa, UK

Portfolio - People Watching, Runner Up — Jan Schlegel, Germany

Portfolio – People Watching, Runner Up — Jan Schlegel, Germany

Best Single Image in a Portfolio - People Watching, Winner — Timothy Allen, UK

Best Single Image in a Portfolio – People Watching, Winner — Timothy Allen, UK

Best Single Image in a Portfolio - People Watching, Special Mention — Jino Lee, Malaysia

Best Single Image in a Portfolio – People Watching, Special Mention — Jino Lee, Malaysia

Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2012, Winner — Samuel Fisch, USA (age 15)

Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2012, Winner — Samuel Fisch, USA (age 15)

Young Travel Photographer - Places & Faces, Special Mention — Nasser Albahrani, Abu Dhabi (age 18)

Young Travel Photographer – Places & Faces, Special Mention — Nasser Albahrani, Abu Dhabi (age 18)

Young Travel Photographer - 15 to 18 years old - Places & Faces, Winner — Matthew Gillooley, USA (age 18)

Young Travel Photographer – 15 to 18 years old – Places & Faces, Winner — Matthew Gillooley, USA (age 18)

Young Travel Photographer - 15 to 18 years old - Places & Faces, Runner Up — Felicia Simion, Romania (age 18)

Young Travel Photographer – 15 to 18 years old – Places & Faces, Runner Up — Felicia Simion, Romania (age 18)

Young Travel Photographer - 14 years old & under - Places & Faces, Winner — Michael Theodric, Indonesia (age 10)

Young Travel Photographer – 14 years old & under – Places & Faces, Winner — Michael Theodric, Indonesia (age 10)

Best Single Image in a Portfolio - Wild Planet, Winner — Michal Jastrzebski, Poland

Best Single Image in a Portfolio – Wild Planet, Winner — Michal Jastrzebski, Poland

Portfolio - Journeys, Winner — Lung Liu, Canada

Portfolio – Journeys, Winner — Lung Liu, Canada

Brandseth Valley, Voss, Norway

One Shot – Water, Winner — Hilde Foss, Norway

Four Thousand Islands, Laos

One Shot – Water, Commended — Timothy Allen, UK

Young Travel Photographer - Places & Faces, Special Mention — Nasser Albahrani, Abu Dhabi (age 18)

Young Travel Photographer – Places & Faces, Special Mention — Nasser Albahrani, Abu Dhabi (age 18)


Portfolio - People Watching, Runner Up — Jan Schlegel, Germany

Portfolio – People Watching, Runner Up — Jan Schlegel, Germany

All photographs courtesy of TPOTY

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