The judges have made their decision and the winners of the 2014 Travel Photography Awards have been announced and are online at the website here – www.TravelPhotographyAwards.com/winners/2014.

Why don’t you grab yourself a nice cuppa, put your feet up and have a scroll through the winning and finalist entries for some stunning photography from places as far apart as Norway, New Zealand, Alaska and Tahiti.  Myanmar (Burma) was a hot favourite with a number of the winning portfolios from this unique and mystical travel destination.

In fact, the overall quality of entries received this year was incredibly high with many different interpretations of travel photography in general.  From stunning vistas through to intimate portrayals of the locals, unique cultures through to majestic wildlife, intrepid adventures and remote lifestyles…  Take your own “virtual” journey around the world as you browse through the many wonderful entries and read the informative captions provided by the entrants.

Only in its second year the awards received double the entries this year to last, four times as many registrations and a lot of social media activity and site visits from all over the world.  An impressive growth for a brand new competition pitting itself against the big guys in international travel photography competitions online.

First place winner in the Professional category was Lluis Salvado from Spain with his impressive collection of images titled “Faces of the Holi”.  Lluis wins a brand new Nikon Df camera with 50mm f1.8 lens.

Images copyright Lluis Salvado

First place in the amateur category was won by Sesh Sareday of the US, who takes out the highly sought after prize of a 7 night all-expenses-paid private photo tour of French Polynesia with Chris McLennan thanks to Tahiti Tourisme and Air Tahiti Nui.  Sesh’s image portfolio titled “My Luminous Diary – Myanmar” portrays the unique diversity of the region in a magical and captivating way.

Images copyright Sesh Sareday

 

To view the rest of the winning and finalist portfolios and see a list of the fabulous prices they have won visit the awards website at www.TravelPhotographyAwards.com.

And watch this space for an update on Seth’s fabulous trip to French Polynesia with Chris later this year!

Thanks to our 2014 Awards sponsors:

Nikon New Zealand

HP New Zealand

AquaTech Underwater camera housings

Lowepro backpacks

Lexar memory solutions

Tahiti Tourisme

Air Tahiti Nui

 

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