The Photos You Wish You Had Taken On Holiday

With the 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year awards accepting entries up until 1st October 2016, one can’t help envisage views of the almost endless horizon in Arizona, a colourful street in Mumbai or cascading waterfalls tumbling down to the bottom of a lush Vietnamese valley. The awards celebrate the best images from around the world taken by travellers and feature exotic landscapes, animals and people.

The competition runs annually and this year’s category themes vary from ‘Journeys & Adventures‘, to ‘Travel Shorts’ which is the category for HD Video taken on a stills camera. Through September 4th, images from previous years’ entries will feature at an exhibition in London at the University of Greenwich.

The images featured below are from the 2015 awards and include Australian Mitchell Kanashkevichs shot of a woman with pumpkins taken in Maramures, Romania as well as James Morgan’s image of a hunter in the remote Yakutia region in Russia.

The photographs here may inspire holiday makers to spend a little more time looking through the lens the next time they take a trip abroad.

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Man with bicycle by Ly Hoang Long, Vietnam — entered in the Faces, People and Encounters category.


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Maramures women with pumpkins shot by M. Kanashkevich in Romania.


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Wolf hunter preparing equipment in Yakutia, Russia captured by James Morgan from the United Kingdom.


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The Alley shot in the rain by Carlos Esteves of Portugal.


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Eighteen year old Spencer Cox was a winner with this beautiful image of the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Iceland.


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Chase Guttman submitted this image of a Basuto tribesman with his horse. The shot was taken in the Lesotho highlands.


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The United Kingdoms’ Sue O’Connell captured this image of children at lunchtime.


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Street Culture category winner Zhu Jingyi snapped this portrayal of life in Jiangsu, China.


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Last but certainly not least, a shot from the Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 overall winner Marsel van Oosten.