The finalists for the prestigious National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2017 have been announced.
From Sri Lanka to Northern Ireland, this year’s 18 shortlisted photographers have travelled the world, capturing its dynamism and uniqueness through vivid and thoughtful shots.
‘The entries for our Photography Competition get better every year, and this year’s is no exception,’ said Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK). ‘The shortlist highlights some of the exceptional submissions and it’s been really tough to whittle it down. We look forward to seeing you at the public exhibition, in Brixton.’
The annual competition invites travel photographers to interpret the natural world, capture the character and essence of cities and reveal the spirit of adventure by responding to six categories. The overall winner, announced on February 28, will be sent on a photographic commission for National Geographic Traveller.
Below, we’ve selected some of the stunning images that are all worthy of winning.
Ben Goodwin: In the shadow of Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Matt Parry: Whitewashed Buildings, Oia, Greece
Toby Trueman: Traffic at Sogo, Hong Kong
Andrew Hone: Football at sunset on Ngapali Beach, Myanmar
Sajith Buddikha Withanage: Lizard versus snake in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
David Candlish: Fire Breathers, Singapore
Stuart Dunn: Silhouetted horse and rider, Rub’ al Khali, Oman
Rashid Khaidanov: Clouds forming over Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland
Daren Baker: Ponies at a New Forest watering hole, England
The shortlisted images will be on view at Intrepid Travel, 9 Brighton Terrace, Brixton, London SW9 8DJ on February 28 from 11am-3pm and 4pm-6pm.