These award-winning images document the magnificence, beauty and poignancy of Planet Earth, and its inhabitants, through the eyes of the amateur and professional photographers. They beat beat entrants from almost 100 countries to take the top places in one of the world’s most prestigious photography awards.
The latest winning images from the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards are now on show at London’s Royal Geographical Society, running until Sunday, August 17th.
From the northern lights, lavender fields in France, lionesses hunting and camel racing in Oman, here are some of the best.
Holi festival, Mathura city, Uttar Pradesh, India
Shepherd and flock, Altai Mountains. Bayan-Olgii Aimag, Mongolia
Camel racing, north of Wahiba Sands, Oman
Hiphop dancing lessons at the Kolkata Skateboarding Club, Kolkata, West Bengal
Bear, Kurile Lake, Kamchatka, Russia
Emmanuel Coupe, France
Leopard on tree, Masai Mara, Kenya
Powell Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, Arizona, USA
Lionesses and cub, Masai Mara, Kenya
Cheetah cub and mother, Masai Mara, Kenya
La Fete de Crépissage – the annual festival of the replastering of the central mosque in Djenné, Mali
Dogon Country, Mali
Lioness defends her kill from vultures, hyenas and jackals Masai Mara, Kenya
Northern Lights, Kirkjufell, West Iceland
Lavender field, Provence, France
Japanese Macaques, Jigokudani Yaen Ken, Yamanouchi, Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture
Lionesses hunting, Chief's Island - Okavango Delta, Botswana