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Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 winners

Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 winners

Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 winners

You know that really great photo you took last holiday? The one with the local thing and the typical regional stuff, that managed to capture the mood of the trip just right? The one you thought was such a darn good picture you should probably enter it into a travel photography competition?

Don't bother. It really wasn't good enough, as proved by the winners of this year's Travel Photographer of the Year contest.

The top prize went to British photographer Timothy Allen for his images of the mud mosque replastering festival and Dogon life in Mali, and his studies of individuals in Wales and Bhutan. The following gallery contains images of Allen's work, along with the winners of other categories and various other runners up.

We're off to work on our composition skills. You can see a full run down of the winners and their work here.

(Images: Named photographers and www.tpoty.com)

Timothy Allen, UK

Location: Djenné, Mali

Description: La Fete de Créppisage – the annual festival of the replastering of the central mosque in Djenné.


Timothy Allen, UK

Location: Tir Ysbrydol, West Wales, UK.

Description: Emma Orbach playing the harp in her mud hut in Pembrokeshire.


Timothy Allen, UK

Location: Dogon Country, Mali.

Description: a woman shelters from the rain.


Emmanuel Coupe, France (winner of Best Single in a Portfolio)

Location: Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland


Jino Lee, Singapore (Monochromal winner)

Fisherman, Dong Jiang River, Hunan, China.


Jino Lee, Singapore (Monochromal winner)

Fisherman, Dong Jiang River, Hunan, China.


Patria Prasasya, Indonesia (age 10, Young TPOTY 14 and under winner)

Ants - Surabaya, Indonesia.


Jonathan Rystrøm, Denmark (age 14, Young TPOTY 2013 overall winner)

Location: The Strada, Dubrovnik, Croatia


Ed Hetherington, USA (Wild Stories, Runner Up)

Lionesses hunting, Chief's Island - Okavango Delta, Botswana.


Ed Hetherington, USA (Wild Stories, Runner Up)

Lionesses hunting, Chief's Island - Okavango Delta, Botswana.


(Wild Stories, joint winner)

Japanese Macaque, Jigokudani Yaen Kōen, Yamanouchi, Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan


Peter Downing,UK (Wild Stories winner, Best Single image in a portfolio)

Kingfisher, Worcestershire, UK