Saturday 27 December 2014

10 of the world's best travel photos


Japanese Macaques, Jigokudani Yaen Kōen, Yamanouchi, Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Photo by Jasper Doest/
The human towers (“castells” in Catalan) are built in festivities and competitions in Catalonia, Spain. At these events each team (“colla”) builds and dismantles several human towers. For their success, a crowded and stunning base of dozens of people needs to be perfectly set up. David Oliete/
Cat Vinton's photograph captures a sea gypsy spear fishing on the Andaman Sea.
Timothy Allen's photo was taken during the replastering of the great mosque in Djenné, Mali during La Fete de Crépissage. It won him the Cutty Sark Award for Travel Photographer of the Year 2013.
Sazhil Lodha's photo portrays the colourful Holi festival in Mathura city, Uttar Pradesh, India.
The Flatiron Building, New York, USA. Tom Pepper/
Powell Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, Arizona, USA. Photo Credit: Gerald Beack/
Pete Downing's photo captures the moment a kingfisher rises with its prey in Worcestershire, UK.
In front of the Rector's Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Jonathan Rystrøm, Denmark (age 14). Winner of Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2013.
Weaver ants, Mohammadi, Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, India. Satpal Singh/

From sweeping cityscapes to close-ups of macaque monkeys, award-winning images from the annual Travel Photographer of the Year competition are on display at London's Royal Geographic Society until August 17th. The 2014 competition is open for entries at

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