From fiery lava flows to a magical, snow-swirled New York street scene that echoes an impressionist painting and from the imperious gaze of an elusive, endangered Iberian lynx to wonderfully minimalist images of West Kirby, England, the winning images in the 2016 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) have been revealed, and they are stunning.
My style of photography is very personal to me with macro being my favourite way to capture the beauty of nature. I am always looking for the small intricate details that people just seem to pass by and a lot of my work usually features one or two flowers or insects in the foreground focusing on their individual beauty and colours.
Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, Angela Bohlke from the USA snatched the top prize in both the Overall and On the Land categories with her entertaining picture of a fox face-planting in the snow, which she captured in Yellowstone National Park.
The Bornean orangutan was officially listed as critically endangered, there is no doubt that orangutans are on the edge of extinction. Tim Laman, winner of both the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and The Wildlife Photojournalist Award Story, shows in his tragically beautiful images the story so far.
A young male orangutan makes the 30-metre (100-foot) climb up the thickest root of the strangler fig that has entwined itself around a tree emerging high above the canopy. The backdrop is the rich rainforest of the Gunung Palung National Park, in West Kalimantan, one of the few protected orangutan strongholds in Indonesian Borneo.