A sea gypsy spear fishing on the Andaman Sea. TPOTY Cat Vinton

22 stunning images from the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards

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By Lottie Gross
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After a search for the most captivating, exciting and beautiful travel photography, the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards announced their final winners last week. Here is a selection of our favourite images from this set of talented photographers.

Eagle hunter, Alti Region, Mongolia

Eagle hunter, Alti region, Western Mongolia. TPOTY Simon MorrisBy Simon Morris | http://www.tpoty.com

Powell Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, USA

Powell Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, Arizona, USA. TPOTY Gerard Baeck By Gerard Baeck | http://www.tpoty.com

 A woman serves butter tea in her home in Laya, Bhutan

Laya, Laya Province, Bhutan. A woman serves butter tea in her home TPOTY Timothy Allen By Timothy Allen | http://www.tpoty.com

Emma Orbach playing the harp in her mud hut in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Emma Orbach playing the harp in her mud hut in Pembrokeshire, UK TPOTY Timothy AllenBy Timothy Allen | http://www.tpoty.com

Japanese Macaques, Jigokudani Yaen Kōen, Japan

Japanese Macaques, Jigokudani Yaen Kōen, Yamanouchi, Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan TPOTY Jasper DoestBy Jasper Doest | http://www.tpoty.com

Nepali New Year festival, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Bisket Jatra – the Nepali New Year festival - Bhaktapur Nepal TPOTY Jovian SalakBy Jovian Salak | http://www.tpoty.com

Lionesses hunting, Chief’s Island, Botswana

Lionesses hunting, Chief's Island - Okavango Delta, Botswana TPOTY Ed HetheringtonBy Ed Hetherington | http://www.tpoty.com

Northern Lights, Kirkjufell, Iceland

Northern Lights, Kirkjufell, West Iceland TPOTY James WoodendBy James Woodend | http://www.tpoty.com

Lioness defends her kill from vultures, hyenas and jackals Masai Mara, Kenya

Lioness defends her kill from vultures, hyenas and jackals Masai Mara, Kenya TPOTY Nicolas LotsosBy Nicolas Lotsos | http://www.tpoty.com

 Phuket, Thailand

Twila True's home, Phuket, Thailand TPOTY Justin MottBy Justin Mott | http://www.tpoty.com

Cheetah cub and mother, Masai Mara, Kenya

Leopard cub and mother, Masai Mara, Kenya. TPOTY Marco UrsoBy Marco Urso | http://www.tpoty.com

Altai Mountains, Mongolia

Altai Mountains. Bayan-Olgii Aimag, Mongolia TPOTY Tariq SawyerBy Tariq Sawyer | http://www.tpoty.com

Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, India

Kumbh Mela, one of the world’s biggest religious gatherings, Allahabad, India. TPOTY Roberto NistriBy Roberto Nistri | http://www.tpoty.com

Lionesses hunting, Chief’s Island, Botswana

Lionesses hunting, Chief's Island - Okavango Delta, Botswana. TPOTY Ed /HetheringtonBy Ed Hetherington | http://www.tpoty.com

A spear gypsy spear-fishing in the Andaman Sea

A sea gypsy spear fishing on the Andaman Sea. TPOTY Cat Vinton By Cat Vinton | http://www.tpoty.com

Amazon rainforest, Brazil

Amazon rainforest, Amazonas, Brazil TPOTY David LazarBy David Lazar | http://www.tpoty.com

Camel racing, north of Wahiba Sands, Oman

Camel racing, north of Wahiba Sands, Oman TPOTY Jason Edwards By Jason Edwards | http://www.tpoty.com

Kolkata Skateboarding Club, Kolkata, India

Kolkata Skateboarding Club, Kolkata, West Bengal, India TPOTY Gavin GoughBy Gavin Gough | http://www.tpoty.com

A grain seller, Jaipur, India

A grain seller, Jaipur, India. TPOTY Merissa Quek By Merissa Quek | http://www.tpoty.com

Pokot tribe, Amaya village, East Pokot, Kenya

Pokot tribe, Amaya village, East Pokot, Kenya. TPOTY Roberto Nistri By Roberto Nistri | http://www.tpoty.com

The Flatiron building, New York City, USA

The Flatiron building, New York City, USA TPOTY Tom Pepper By Tom Pepper | http://www.tpoty.com

Masai Mara, Kenya

Masai Mara, Kenya TPOTY David Lazar By David Lazar | http://www.tpoty.com