Monday 24 November 2014

10 of the world's best travel photos

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Japanese Macaques, Jigokudani Yaen Kōen, Yamanouchi, Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Photo by Jasper Doest/www.tpoty.com
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/www.tpoty.com
Cat Vinton's photograph captures a sea gypsy spear fishing on the Andaman Sea. www.tpoty.com
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. http://humanplanet.com
Sazhil Lodha's photo portrays the colourful Holi festival in Mathura city, Uttar Pradesh, India. www.tpoty.com
The Flatiron Building, New York, USA. Tom Pepper/www.tpoty.com
Powell Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, Arizona, USA. Photo Credit: Gerald Beack/www.tpoty.com.
Pete Downing's photo captures the moment a kingfisher rises with its prey in Worcestershire, UK. www.tpoty.com
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/www.tpoty.com

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 www.tpoty.com.

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