When I saw the winners of the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year had been announced, I knew there would be some outstanding images of the natural world around us. The categories were Natures, Cities and People. Below are eight of my favourites, sourced from The Daily Telegraph. You can find out more about the winners, prizes and the high calibre of other entries at The National Geographic website.
Sergio Tapiro Velasco of Mexico won the title with this dramatic shot of the Colima Volcano.
These astonishing marvel caves were taken by Clane Gessel in Patagonia, a place that covers Chile and Argentina.
Reynold Riksa Dewantara managed to show us a spectacular increase of seismic activity on Mount Bruno in India.
Taken in Konya, Turkey, this neatly framed shot by F. Dilek Uyar captures the dance of the Whirling Dirvishes. It is a symbol of Mevlevi culture, which teaches that human beings are born twice.
Rodney Bursiel took this perfectly judged image of professional surfer of Donovan Frankenreiter when in Tavarua, Fiji.
Moin Ahmed’s delightful photograph was taken at Tongi Railway Station in Bangladesh.
The city library in Stuttgart, Germany is one of the most modern, well-designed and well-lit book havens you’ll see. Norbert Fritz frames it neatly.
Tarun Sinha was in Costa Rica when she saw the possibilities available with colour and texture of crocodiles at Rio Tarcoles.