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

By Simon Morris | www.tpoty.com

Powell Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, USA

 By Gerard Baeck | www.tpoty.com

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

 By Timothy Allen | www.tpoty.com

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

By Timothy Allen | www.tpoty.com

Japanese Macaques, Jigokudani Yaen Kōen, Japan

By Jasper Doest | www.tpoty.com

Nepali New Year festival, Bhaktapur, Nepal

By Jovian Salak | www.tpoty.com

Lionesses hunting, Chief’s Island, Botswana

By Ed Hetherington | www.tpoty.com

Northern Lights, Kirkjufell, Iceland

By James Woodend | www.tpoty.com

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

By Nicolas Lotsos | www.tpoty.com

 Phuket, Thailand

By Justin Mott | www.tpoty.com

Cheetah cub and mother, Masai Mara, Kenya

By Marco Urso | www.tpoty.com

Altai Mountains, Mongolia

By Tariq Sawyer | www.tpoty.com

Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, India

By Roberto Nistri | www.tpoty.com

Lionesses hunting, Chief’s Island, Botswana

By Ed Hetherington | www.tpoty.com

A spear gypsy spear-fishing in the Andaman Sea

 By Cat Vinton | www.tpoty.com

Amazon rainforest, Brazil

By David Lazar | www.tpoty.com

Camel racing, north of Wahiba Sands, Oman

 By Jason Edwards | www.tpoty.com

Kolkata Skateboarding Club, Kolkata, India

By Gavin Gough | www.tpoty.com

A grain seller, Jaipur, India

 By Merissa Quek | www.tpoty.com

Pokot tribe, Amaya village, East Pokot, Kenya

 By Roberto Nistri | www.tpoty.com

The Flatiron building, New York City, USA

 By Tom Pepper | www.tpoty.com

Masai Mara, Kenya

 By David Lazar | www.tpoty.com

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