2016 Travel Photographer of the Year captures 'delicate and intimate' Africa

2016-12-23 07:31 - Louzel Lombard Steyn
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Cape Town - There are travel photos, and then there are travel photos... and these beautiful images selected in 2016's Travel Photographer of the Year awards, show the beauty of travellers who capture their adventures in the most extraordinary way.

Among them, insight into the Ashanti people of Ghana and how they fish from the traditional wooden paduas on Lake Bosumtwi, a stunning snowy shot of New York's famous Flatiron building during the fierce January snow storm and a fox sitting only a few yards away from the ocean as sand pelts against his fur in the US. 

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Overall winner Joel Santos received £4,000 (almost R70 000) for his insightful portfolio on Africa, with his portfolio on Africa described by the international panel of judges as a 'delicate and intimate' insight into the continent. 

One collection depicts the traditional fishing methods in Ghana, while the other is an aerial view of Ethiopia's Danakil Depression, one of the hottest places on Earth. 

You can see the full collection of winning photographers here: 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year captures 'delicate and intimate' Africa


Joel Santos, Portugal - Winner, Travel Photographer of the Year 2016
Lake Bosumtwi, Ashanti, Ghana
The Ashanti people fish from the traditional wooden padua.



Joel Santos, Portugal - Winner, Travel Photographer of the Year 2016
Salt Desert, Danakil Depression, Afar, Ethiopia
This unique aerial photo shows the salt miners guiding a dromedary and donkey caravan through this desert's unique salt patterns.



The UK-based contest's judges named 14-year-old Darpan Basak from India Young Photographer of the Year for the images of his homeland, earning him £500, more than R8 600.


Darpan Basak, India (age 14) - Winner, Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2016
Chadipur, India
From land to sea – joy to eternity.




You can see the full collection of winning photographers here: 
2016 Travel Photographer of the Year captures 'delicate and intimate' Africa

The winning images will go on show at exhibitions at the UK City of Culture celebrations in Hull from 18 May to 30 June 2017 and in London at the University of Greenwich from 4 August through September next year.



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