The world of photography is never ending... Since digital cameras became readily available in the early 2000s and completely replaced the old film cameras, quality photography became more accessible, while photographers were able to reach almost every point in the world and publish their breathtaking recordings from these places through the Internet.
During 2018, photographers documenting the world were able to capture rare images from every corner of the globe, such as those chosen in the "Travel Photographer of the Year" competition, which has been going on for over 15 years. Here are 20 of the photographers who have been lauded or honored in this prestigious competition.
The beautiful and noble animal at the center of the picture overlooking the pastoral and breathtaking landscape is not a wolf - as many think - but a Swiss-white shepherd dog.
The Grand Tsingys cliffs in Madagascar are a unique geological phenomenon - with the tip of the rocks razor sharp. Photographer Marsel van Oosten testifies that he climbed all night, just so he could take a picture of another climber making his way up in the early morning.
It is hard to believe that anyone would want to cross the cold, snowy road on the stormy day documented in this picture, but it turns out that the people walking in it are religious Buddhist pilgrims who make pilgrimages to one of their holy places even on the coldest of days.
Isabella Smith is only 14 years old, but it is already considered a particularly talented photographer. In this scene, taken in the picturesque town of Chefchaouen, Morocco, a local boy is seen playing with oranges, which serve as balls, between the city's blue-painted alleys.
The Széchenyi Baths in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, were built in 1913 and for more than 100 years have served as a popular meeting place for the city's residents who come to relax and meet friends, as you can see from this wonderful photograph taken by Stefano Pensotti.
Oscar Tarneberg documented the abundance of light, color, and motion before our eyes in one of the interchanges of the expressway in Shanghai, China, on a section of a highway where all major traffic arteries intersect.
This beautiful and elegant picture of a Muslim worshiper dressed in white standing at the entrance to a large mosque was taken by photographer Sue O'Connell in the small emirate of Oman, in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula.
This very human image documents a "sand diver" who came up for some air, in the Niger River in Africa. The divers dive freely to the bottom of the river to collect sand for the construction industry; This is especially hard work, of which many don’t come out alive.
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