National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition stunning finalist photos unveiled

National Geographic Traveller’s Photography Competition saw thousands of amateur and professional photographers submit beautiful photos taken all over the world. The participants had to submit images taken over the past year in one of four categories: Cities, Landscapes, Nature and People. This week the 12 finalists of the competition were announced.

The overall grand prize winner is set to be announced on Tuesday 25 August.

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller, said of the 2020 competition: “While the coronavirus pandemic has greatly affected our ability to travel, our desire to see the world is nevertheless undiminished.

“This year’s competition is a window on the world we hope to explore again as soon as it’s safe to do so, and is a reminder of the power and emotion that travel photography can capture.

“From spectacular wildlife to moving landscapes, the shortlist again demonstrates some of the UK’s best talent behind the lens.”

These are the photographs that made the cut – which do you think should win?

Cities: The shortlist

Jordan Banks: Soho building on Odaiba artificial island, Tokyo, Japan

Holly Barber: The Church of Our Lady Before Týn, Prague, Czech Republic

Mick Ryan: Local women walking, Bari Vecchia, Italy

Landscapes: The shortlist

Eric Ho: Yuanyang rice terraces, southern Ailao Mountains, China

Annapurna Mellor: Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh, India

George Turnbull: Dead wood, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

People: The shortlist

Lynn Fraser: Danchu, a Roma coppersmith, Transylvania, Romania

Kay Lockett: Dugerjav, a recipient of the Order of Glorious Motherhood medal, Mongolia

Hadriel Torres: Performing the haka, Ua Pou island, French Polynesia

Nature: The shortlist

Diana Knight: Lioness in a sandstorm, on the banks of the Mara River, Kenya

Francesca Page: Spotted eagle ray, near Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Tony Zhang: Flamingos, Lake Natron, Tanzania

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