National Geographic’s Travel Photography Competition finalists announced

Shortlist includes images of London trees and Romanian New Year traditions

Yanick Targonski was in Sri Lanka on the train from Ella to Kandy when he took this photograph of overcrowded trains and is a finalist this years National Geographic Traveller Photography contest. The grand-prize winner will be announced at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show on 14 February, and for the first time ever, the shortlisted entries are available to buy through a unique collaboration with theprintspace at art.tt/8vs.
The grand-prize winner will be announced at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show on Feb 14 Photo: Yanick Targonski

By Victoria Ward

Images of a Sri Lankan train journey, a Patagonian river and some London trees are among the finalists of this year’s National Geographic Travel Photography Competition.

The six finalists were announced on Monday and the winner will be revealed at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show this Saturday.

The shortlist features the winning entry in each of the six categories.

For Action, it is Yanick Targonski and his shot, Train from Ella to Kandy, Sri Lanka.

In the Animal category, Barry Robertson is shortlisted for his image, Bleaker Island, in the Falkland Islands.

For People, Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi’s New Year’s Traditions, taken in Comanesti, Romania, is chosen and in the Rural category is Chris Miller and Son Doong Cave’s shot in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam.

Philip Braude’s image, Urban Trees, London, is the Urban category choice while Claire Carter’s Reflections on a Melting River, in Rio de las Vueltas, Argentinian Patagonia, is the finalist in the River category.

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller, said: “We’ve been incredibly impressed with the response to our annual Photography Competition, with a phenomenally high standard of creativity and photographic quality.”

All six category winners have won a year’s subscription to National Geographic Traveller and a place each on Foto Ruta London’s flagship photography excursion Foto Ruta Clue. foto-ruta.com

For the first time, the shortlisted entries are available to buy through a collaboration with theprintspace online.

The shortlist can be viewed online here.

[ Via The Telegraph ]

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