A glorious celebration of the beauty of this planet and its human and animal inhabitants.

The winners of the 2018 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) have been revealed, and they’re a glorious celebration of the beauty of this planet and its human and animal inhabitants.

The top prize and title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 is taken by Stefano Pensotti, a semi-professional photographer from Italy, with eight superb images that showcase life around the globe. He becomes the first Italian to take the top title in the 16 years since the awards first launched in 2003.

Stefano Pensotti, Bagan, Myanmar. Prayer time in one of little temples in the plain of Bagan – a young girl stops on her way to school. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF24mm f/1.4L USM lens,f2, 1/40s, ISO 800.
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Stefano Pensotti, Salt pans of Lake Asale, Danakil Depression, Ethiopia. They have loaded the salt from the Dankalia open-air salt mines at -50m level. Their journey will lead them to Agula on the Ethiopian plateau at 2400m. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF24mm f/1.4L USM lens, f14, 1/60s, ISO 800.
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Florent Mamelle, France, Winner, Best Single Image in a Natural World Portfolio. Fuego volcano, near Antigua city, Guatemala. This picture of the Fuego volcano was taken from the summit of the Acatenango volcano. At 4000m, the sky was extremely clear and the Milky Way was in the upper left corner. Nikon D810, 16- 35mm lens, f4, 20s, ISO 3200.
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He Jian, China – Winner, Hot/Cold Single Image Category. Gannan, China. The local people who walked on the pilgrimage road were pious and pure. Nikon D800, f9, 1/640s, ISO 1000.
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Oscar Tarneberg, UK. Commended Beauty of Light Single Image Category. Shanghai, China. This is a famous highway intersection in Shanghai where two of the city’s core arteries meet. DJI Mavic Pro, 4.73mm lens (23mm equivalent), f2.2, 0.8s, ISO 100.
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Hot/Cold – Runner-up
Andrew James, United Kingdom
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Travel – Runner-up
Daniel Burton, United Kingdom
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Amateur and professional photographers from 142 countries submitted over 20,000 images, and photographers from 22 countries feature amongst the winners. The 2018 Winners’ Gallery on www.tpoty.com features over 150 fabulous images in a vibrant, fascinating and evocative collection of world-class contemporary travel photography shot on everything from high-end professional cameras to mobile phones.

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Restless Soul

Born and raised in Perth but now calling Hong Kong home, photographer Peter Stewart has forged a career that’s marked him out as one of South-East Asia’s most exciting and original travel photographers. With an eye for symmetry and a passion for sharing his travel experiences, this is his story.

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Restless Soul
Photographer Peter Stewart
Travel Special Q & A by Mike O’Connor

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Fine Art Photography Awards

Art is born out of passion. Fine Art photography is a perfect instrument, which allows a person to communicate with the world and share their vision. It results from the author’s deep sensitivity, a need to express feelings through image, a unique view of the surrounding reality. It can be spontaneous, but it can also be a conscious and deliberate manifesto. FAPA is searching for photos born out of passion – your passion.

Namib Desert by Jirawat Plekhongthu
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Lights and shadows by Ignacio Municio Casado
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Frost byJames Hersey
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Red Crown Crane by Eriko Kaniwa
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Come hell or high water by Coco Amardeil
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The magic of the night by Isabella Tabacchi
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Untitled by Marc Lamey
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International Contest Honouring Fine Art Photography 5th Edition / 2018 – 2019
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Eye Catching Moments

EYE-Photo Magazine is a monthly publishing, independent online magazine, featuring talented and enthusiastic photographers from all over the world who like to present their ​work, to an international readership. The magazine can be read for FREE!

Jumping by Nuno SG
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Dream by Doru Fadoras
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Children’s fears by Jaruska Besi Toborikova
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by Nuno Gomes
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Beauty of the Desert by Xerwyn Flores
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Eye Catching Moments
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Editors’ Choice Awards from Hotshoe

World’s #1 Community For Black & White Photography
Hotshoe is the choice of tens of thousands of professionals across 180 countries.
Showcase and Discover Inspiring Black & White Photos.

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by Olga Aleksandrova
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Dark Street
by Sebastien Wautie
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Falling
by Antonio Coelho
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Under Massive Ice
by Johannes Frank
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SummerWind
by Mythos Photos
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Windows
by maurits de groen
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Editors’ Choice Awards
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Traveling The World | The Yoga Lifestyle

I Spent A Year Traveling The World And Photographing People Committed To The Yoga Lifestyle By​ Alexey Wind

A year ago, I went on a round-the-world trip, during which I visited 28 countries and took photos of people practicing yoga in unusual places.

Through my project, I wanted to show people from the big cities who are committed to yoga philosophy and yoga lifestyle; people, who live in the middle of a hustle but manage to maintain their harmony and happiness. It doesn’t matter what is surrounding you. What really matters – is how you look at everything around you.

The project called “Yoga and the City” combines art, spirituality, and fitness. It is a reflection of a person’s strength and power. Strength to overcome adversities and to find a balance while living in a fast-paced environment. Yoga – is a way to find alignment with your true self, to become closer to your spiritual core.

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I Spent A Year Traveling The World And Photographing People Committed To The Yoga Lifestyle
By​ Alexey Wind
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Friends with Vision | Jochen Kohl

Jochen Kohl est un photographe basé à Dusseldorf qui a appris la photographie commerciale et publicitaire en autodidacte. Outre la photographie, dans laquelle il exerce depuis plus de 25 ans, Jochen est également passionné de sport et particulièrement de course à pied et d’arts martiaux.
Dès que son travail photographique lui en donne le temps, il aime explorer le monde. Jochen aime les voyages. C’est en partie pour cela qu’il organise des workshops dans de nombreuses villes européennes. Il connaît déjà parfaitement Lisbonne, Amsterdam, Paris et Venise et compte, à partir de 2019, inclure les Philippines à sa liste de workshops. Ses workshops abordent généralement la photographie d’architecture, de paysages, et de personnes.

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Friends with Vision | Jochen Kohl
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