Well, the results are in – and the guys over at Travel Photographer of The Year (TPOTY) have officially announced the overall winner this year as Louis Montrose. The winning image (below) shows a beautiful painted girl captured in a village in Burkina Faso. All of the winning photographs this year will be put on show at the Royal Geographical Society in London from June 21st to August 19th 2012. Nicely coinciding with the London Olympics. So if you’re in the area, make sure you stop by to see these works of art in person.
We’ve included a selection of the winning images for your enjoyment in this post, but to see the full list of winners head on over to the TPOTY winners gallery and feast your eyes. Will you be entering the competition in 2012?
Louis Montrose, USA – Overall winner, Travel Photographer of the Year 2011
Images of life in Tiebele, the painted village of the Gurunsi people in southern Burkina Faso
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkII
Yeow Kwang Yeo, Singapore – Winner, Best Single Image in the Exotic portfolio category.
Tongi / Northern Border of Dhaka / Bangladesh. During the Muslim Congregation, local residents arrived at and left the Congregation by train. They climbed to top of the train and squeezed themselves into the train using every little space they could find.
Camera: Nikon D3S
Philip Lee Harvey, UK – Winner, Best Single Image in a Cultures & Traditions portfolio
Tribal dancer, Bafut, Cameroon.
Camera: Hasselblad H2 with Phase One P30+ digital back
Franco Banfi, Switzerland – Winner, Spirit of Adventure portfolio category
Lake Sassolo, Ticino, Switzerland. Scuba diver swimming between ice formations in this glacial lake.
Camera: Canon EOS-1 DS Mark II
Renny Whitehead, UK – Runner-up, First Shot Work, Rest, Play (beginners’ single image category)
This image was taken on the New York subway system. Whatever reasons people had for being in the subway that day, these short moments on a bench appeared to be rare moments of peace whilst cars roared on the roads above and trains thundered all around.
Camera: Canon 500d