This summer we launched our first ever photography competition to seek out the best amateur travel photographers. After six weeks, we had more than 2000 entries on the themes "like a local", "close to home", "back to nature" and "the big city".
From India and Canada to Australia and New Zealand, the photos submitted included stunning landscapes, serendipitous wildlife shots and beautiful portraits. Our team of picture editors and judges has spent the last week whittling them down, and here are our 20 shortlisted favourites.
The winner and runners-up will be announced on Wednesday 21 September.
Santanu Kumar Das
Ruth Louise Poole
Swarna Susan Anil
All images belong to the entrants.