Image © Timothy Allen
The winners of the 2013 Travel Photographer of the Year competition have been announced.
From the exuberance of a community festival at a mud mosque in Mali to the solitude of life ‘off the grid’ in Wales, from sweeping landscapes and cityscapes to the minutiae of an ant colony and remarkable, close-up detail of lions on the hunt, the award-winning images in the 2013 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) document the magnificence, beauty and poignancy of this planet and its inhabitants.
The top prize – the Cutty Sark Award for the Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 – goes to British photographer Timothy Allen for his B&W images of the mud mosque replastering festival and Dogon life in Mali, and his studies of individuals in Wales and Bhutan.
A long-time TPOTY entrant, who has been a category winner on a number of occasions, Timothy has now scooped the contest’s highest award. His prize is £5,000 plus a complete set of Cutty Sark's award-winning range of blended whiskies.
The Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 is 14 year old Jonathan Rystrøm from Denmark, while the 14 and Under Young TPOTY category was won by 10 year-old Patria Prasaysa from Indonesia, and 17 year-old Chase Guttman (USA) has once again taken an award in Young TPOTY, this time winning the 15-18 age group.
For more information and to see all of the winning shots, take a look at the TPOTY website