The winners of the latest Travel Photographer of the Year competition have been revealed, showcasing a range of stunning images from around the world. Slovenian photographer AndreJa Ravnak took home the top prize for her captivating images of hop growing in Slovenia and rolling fields in Italy and the Czech Republic.
The competition also recognized the talent of young photographers, with 14-year-old Caden Shepard Choi from the United States named Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2023. Choi’s black and white images captured the traditional wool production and weaving practices of the Navajo people in Chinle, Arizona.
Other notable winners include Lilly Zhang and Zayan Durrani, who won in their respective age categories for Young Travel Photographer of the Year. Zhang’s winning series featured delicate landscapes from Marsh Creek State Park in Pennsylvania, USA, while Durrani’s images showcased the erupting Litli-Hrutur volcano in Iceland.
In the portfolio categories, Armand Sarlangue won for Landscape & Environment with his atmospheric images of Icelandic highlands, Martin Broen took home the Nature, Wildlife & Conservation award for his black and white images of Mobula ray migration in Mexico, Athanasios Maloukos won People & Cultures for his portfolio of Siberian shamans, and Alain Schroeder won Visual Stories for his series on elderly athletes.
The competition also awarded prizes for single images. Jack Lawson won Best Single Image in the People and Cultures Portfolio for his shot of the Nigerian National Amputee Football Team, Kazuaki Koseki won Best Single Image in Landscape and Environment for his image of Lake Shirakawa, and F Dilek Yurdakul won Best Single Image in a Portfolio for her portrait of a young Kalash schoolgirl.
The MPB One Shot categories challenged photographers to capture each category theme in just one image. Ignacio Palacios won A Quieter Life category with a serene image of a lone walker in Argentina, Josien van Geffen won Above, Eye Level, Below category with a unique perspective of a suspension bridge in Austria, and Andrea Peruzzi won Leisure & Adventure category with an image of a Bedouin jumping over a gorge in Jordan.
The People’s Choice award, decided by a public vote, went to 15-year-old Rohan Neel Shah for his image of a lone wildebeest in Kenya.
The winning images from the competition, which received over 20,000 submissions from more than 150 countries, will be on display at The Photography & Video Show in Birmingham, UK, and at Xposure in the UAE.