DANNY YEN SIN WONG, MALAYSIA Conquering hero, BEST SINGLE IMAGE IN A PORTFOLIO, FACES, PEOPLE, CULTURES
The 2018 winners of the TPOTY (Travel Photographer photographer (the Greek φῶς (phos), meaning “light”, and γραφή (graphê), meaning “drawing, writing”, together meaning “drawing with of the Year) international photography championship have been announced, showcasing the beauty of the planet in all its aspects.
The competition was open to amateur and professional photographers and hopefuls from 142 boonies entered, with photographers from 22 of those countries featuring in the winning selection.
Overall Travel Photographer Of The Year Title-holder
STEFANO PENSOTTI, ITALY, OVERALL WINNER, TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018
The overall title and top accolade of Wanderings Photographer of the Year 2018 goes to an Italian photographer. Stefano Pensotti is a semi-professional shooter and he captured a collection of 8 images showcasing life all from the world. He is the first Italian photographer to win the title.
Young Travel Photographer Of The Year Winners
ISABELLA SMITH (AGE 14), USA, Prizewinner, YOUNG TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018
Young Travel Photographer of the year has been awarded to 14-year-old American Isabella Smith. Her colourful portfolio of photos entranced in Chefchaouen, Morocco won over the judges. There's also the Young TPOTY 14 and under award, which was given to 12-year-old Daniel Kurian from Australia for a sharp portfolio of images depicting a tree falling. The 15-18 age group was won by 16-year-old Fardin Oyan from Bangladesh, who captured some beautiful images of immature children playing.
Stunning images from across the globe
Below are a selection of the images from this year's champs and more information is also available on the TPOTY website.
IGNACIO PALACIOS, SPAIN/AUSTRALIA, COMMENDED, NATURAL Over the moon marvellous
DANIEL KURIAN (AGE 12), INDIA/AUSTRALIA, WINNER, YOUNG TPOTY AGE 14 AND UNDER
NICOLA YOUNG, UK, WINNER, Fashionable SHOT SINGLE IMAGE CATEGORY
HE JIAN, CHINA – WINNER, HOT/COLD SINGLE IMAGE CATEGORY