From Northern Ireland to Nepal, South Africa to Santorini, the finalists of this year’s National Geographic (UK) Traveller Photography Competition come from all corners of the globe. The power to document our travels may well now be a possibility for anyone wielding a camera-phone, but year on year the entries to this competition are a reminder of just how striking an image can be, transporting us to another world entirely.
Launched in 2011, the prestigious annual competition seeks the UK’s best new travel photography talent across six categories: Action; Nature; People; Urban; Portfolio; and Video.
This year’s judging panel consists of Jael Marschner, a photographer and former photo editor at Time Out; Matty Graham, managing editor at Digital Photo Magazine; Andy Greenhouse, creative director and co- founder of Swhype; and Neil Freeman, a photographer and training manager at Nikon; and Chris Hudson, National Geographic Traveller’s art editor. Check out a selection of the finalists’ work below.
Winners will be announced on 28 February 2017.