Credit by The eruptions of Batu Tara volcano are extremely loud, big and powerful, so that the whole island quakes (Komba Island, Indonesia) by Martin Siering, Germany. © Sputnik News
Vibrant Wonders from Across the Globe: Travel Photographer of the Year 2016
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Vibrant Wonders from Across the Globe: Travel Photographer of the Year 2016

The annual Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) photo competition, which is run by photographers for photographers of any age and experience, was held for the 14th time this year. The breath-taking winning entries of the TPOTY 2016 competition were revealed on December 14. In 2017, they will be displayed in Hull as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations.

A life of freedom for young children (Between Sichuan and Tibet) by Zijie Gong, China (age 16).
A life of freedom for young children (Between Sichuan and Tibet) by Zijie Gong, China (age 16).
Pilgrimage to El Rocío: celebrating at the end of the four-day journey (Andalucia, Spain) by Timothy Allen, UK.
Pilgrimage to El Rocío: celebrating at the end of the four-day journey (Andalucia, Spain) by Timothy Allen, UK.
An image of an interesting art installation composed in a way to give a War of the Worlds feel to a nearby modern tower (Astana, Kazakhstan) by Dominic Byrne, Ireland.
An image of an interesting art installation composed in a way to give a War of the Worlds feel to a nearby modern tower (Astana, Kazakhstan) by Dominic Byrne, Ireland.
This flamingo was photographed early in the morning in January, when few people visit (Prague Zoo, Prague, Czech Republic) by Magdaléna Straková, Czech Republic.
This flamingo was photographed early in the morning in January, when few people visit (Prague Zoo, Prague, Czech Republic) by Magdaléna Straková, Czech Republic.
In a small pond at the rural border of Berlin, male moor frogs in their bright blue mating color try to mate with a common toad, which almost drowned. (Berlin, Germany) by Rudi Sebastian, Germany.
In a small pond at the rural border of Berlin, male moor frogs in their bright blue mating color try to mate with a common toad, which almost drowned. (Berlin, Germany) by Rudi Sebastian, Germany.
A flock of Lesser flamingos take flight above Tanzania’s salt and soda Lake Natron (Lake Natron, Tanzania) by Ankit Kumar, India (age 13)
A flock of Lesser flamingos take flight above Tanzania’s salt and soda Lake Natron (Lake Natron, Tanzania) by Ankit Kumar, India (age 13)
Mysterious and ancient celebrations in the forests on the mountain (Volakas, Falakro Mountain, Greece) by Panos Laskarakis, Greece.
Mysterious and ancient celebrations in the forests on the mountain (Volakas, Falakro Mountain, Greece) by Panos Laskarakis, Greece.
Every morning, the nuns walk around the mountain as practice lesson. Regardless of the season, they walk year after year, day in and day out (Baiyu County, Ganzi, Sichuan Province, China) by Biran Zhao, China.
Every morning, the nuns walk around the mountain as practice lesson. Regardless of the season, they walk year after year, day in and day out (Baiyu County, Ganzi, Sichuan Province, China) by Biran Zhao, China.
Horses are present in all aspects of life in Mongolia. A popular saying is: “A Mongol without a horse is like a bird without wings” (Bayankhongor, Mongolia) by Beniamino Pisati, Italy.
Horses are present in all aspects of life in Mongolia. A popular saying is: “A Mongol without a horse is like a bird without wings” (Bayankhongor, Mongolia) by Beniamino Pisati, Italy.
A lone Buddhist monk walks around the boundary wall of the West Kirby Marine Lake (West Kirby, Wirral, UK) by Craig Easton, UK.
A lone Buddhist monk walks around the boundary wall of the West Kirby Marine Lake (West Kirby, Wirral, UK) by Craig Easton, UK.
The young cubs like to play. This one was having fun with a small stick. After biting it, he relaxed for a few seconds, looking like a little fisherman (Kamchatka, Russia) by Marco Urso, Italy.
The young cubs like to play. This one was having fun with a small stick. After biting it, he relaxed for a few seconds, looking like a little fisherman (Kamchatka, Russia) by Marco Urso, Italy.
Reindeer race (Jokkmokk, Sweden) by Raimondo Norberto Giamberduca, Italy.
Reindeer race (Jokkmokk, Sweden) by Raimondo Norberto Giamberduca, Italy.
While walking through the Jonas snowstorm that swept across the East Coast, I captured this shot of the Flatiron Building against a backdrop of swirling snow (Flatiron Building, Manhattan, New York, US) by Michele Palazzo, Italy.
While walking through the Jonas snowstorm that swept across the East Coast, I captured this shot of the Flatiron Building against a backdrop of swirling snow (Flatiron Building, Manhattan, New York, US) by Michele Palazzo, Italy.
Portrait of Elyas the head barber and owner of Son & Dad as he finishes off his look for his working day (Son & Dad Barbers, George Town, Penang, Malaysia) by Alison Cahill, UK.
Portrait of Elyas the head barber and owner of Son & Dad as he finishes off his look for his working day (Son & Dad Barbers, George Town, Penang, Malaysia) by Alison Cahill, UK.
In 2001 there were less than 100 Iberian lynx left in the wild. Fifteen years later there are now more than 400, but it is still, unfortunately, the rarest cat in the world (Sierra de Andújar National Park, Andalucia, Spain) by Luke Massey, UK.
In 2001 there were less than 100 Iberian lynx left in the wild. Fifteen years later there are now more than 400, but it is still, unfortunately, the rarest cat in the world (Sierra de Andújar National Park, Andalucia, Spain) by Luke Massey, UK.
Portraits of the ethnic Yi people, who live in great poverty (Daliang Mountains, Sichaun province, China) by Ruiyuan Chen, China.
Portraits of the ethnic Yi people, who live in great poverty (Daliang Mountains, Sichaun province, China) by Ruiyuan Chen, China.
This alligator lay out in the middle of the waterway seeking what little sunshine was offered on a cloudy December day as we sailed by (Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, US) by Kyle Adler, US.
This alligator lay out in the middle of the waterway seeking what little sunshine was offered on a cloudy December day as we sailed by (Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, US) by Kyle Adler, US.
The Ashanti people fish from the traditional wooden padu (Lake Bosumtwi, Ashanti, Ghana) by Joel Santos, Portugal.
The Ashanti people fish from the traditional wooden padu (Lake Bosumtwi, Ashanti, Ghana) by Joel Santos, Portugal.
The Ashanti people fish from the traditional wooden padu (Lake Bosumtwi, Ashanti, Ghana) by Joel Santos, Portugal.
The Ashanti people fish from the traditional wooden padu (Lake Bosumtwi, Ashanti, Ghana) by Joel Santos, Portugal.
This elderly woman was cutting grass from a small plot to feed her livestock (Coltesti, Romania) by Jeremy Woodhouse, UK
This elderly woman was cutting grass from a small plot to feed her livestock (Coltesti, Romania) by Jeremy Woodhouse, UK
On a particularly windy day, this fox was sitting only a few yards away from the ocean as sand pelted against his fur (Island Beach State Park, New Jersey, US) by Courtney Moore (age 18).
On a particularly windy day, this fox was sitting only a few yards away from the ocean as sand pelted against his fur (Island Beach State Park, New Jersey, US) by Courtney Moore (age 18).
From land to sea – joy to eternity (Chadipur, India) by Darpan Basak, India (age 14).
From land to sea – joy to eternity (Chadipur, India) by Darpan Basak, India (age 14).
Two women waiting for the 14th July parade on the Champs Elysées (Paris, France) by Marina Spironetti, Italy.
Two women waiting for the 14th July parade on the Champs Elysées (Paris, France) by Marina Spironetti, Italy.
This unique aerial photo shows the salt miners guiding a dromedary and donkey caravan through this desert's unique salt patterns (Salt Desert, Danakil Depression, Afar, Ethiopia) by Joel Santos, Portugal.
This unique aerial photo shows the salt miners guiding a dromedary and donkey caravan through this desert's unique salt patterns (Salt Desert, Danakil Depression, Afar, Ethiopia) by Joel Santos, Portugal.


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