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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