Every year we're astounded by the standard of photography in the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards. Last year's selection saw everything from wolf-hunters in Russia to striking tribes in Ethiopia, and this year's is even more impressive.

From lake fishing in Ghana to misty forests in Finland, here are a few of our favourite pictures from this year's Travel Photographer of the Year Awards.

The Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

Aerial shot of camel train, TPOTY 2016© Joel Santos (winner)

Colourful sulphur springs in the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

Aerial shot of Danakil, TPOTY 2016© Joel Santos (winner)

An Ashanti man in Ghana

Man in ocean TPOTY 2016© Joel Santos (winner)

A pilgrim stands in front of an old palace in Rikaze, Tibet, China

Stunning temple and old woman TPOTY 2016© Fengkui Wang

Modern architecture in Astana, Kazakhstan

Botanical gardens in Singapore, TPOTY 2016© Dominic Byrne

Net-making in Bac Lieu, Vietnam

Women making fishing nets, TPOTY 2016© Ly Hoang Long

Caravans at sunset during the pilgrimage to El Rocío, Spain

Horse and cart journeys, TPOTY 2016© Timothy Allen

Sunset over icy Lake Baikal, Russia

Baikal ice on sunset, Russia© Sergey Pesterev

Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Tree in Namib desert, Sossusvlei, TPOTY 2016© Ben McRae

Night sky over Lake Baikal, Russia

Night's sky over Baikal, Russia© Sergey Pesterev

Disko Bay, Greenland

Iceberg in ocean, TPOTY 2016© Stephan Fürnrohr

Oulanka National Park, Finland

Forests in mist, TPOTY 2016© Sandra Bartocha

Dunes of the White Desert, Egypt

Dunes, TPOTY 2016© Stephan Fürnrohr

Fishing nets in Xiapu, Fujian, China

Tidal Farming, China TPOTY 2016© Marsel van Oosten

Saddhus taking a rest stop in Haridwar, northern India

Indian men sitting, TPOTY 2016© Sue O'Connell

Kalapalo Indians during Kuarup ritual, Brazil

People walking, TPOTY 2016© Ricardo Stuckert

Woman cutting grass to feed her livestock, Coltesti, Romania

Elderly Woman Cutting Grass with a Sickle for Animal Food, TPOTY 2016© Jeremy Woodhouse

Mysterious and ancient celebrations in the forests of Falakro Mountain, Greece

Dancing men in snow, TPOTY 2016© Panos Laskarakis

A woman passes colourful houses in Hamer, Ethiopia

African woman, TPOTY 2016© Ye Hongbing

A woman carries her market haul in Hamer, Ethiopia

Woman in alleyway, TPOTY 2016© Ye Hongbing

Reindeer racing in Sweden

Reindeer racing, TPOTY 2016© Raimondo Norberto Giamberduca

Nuns walking across a mountain in Baiyu County, Sichuan Province, China

People in fields, TPOTY 2016© Biran Zhao

A female leopard called Pula in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Leopard on branch, TPOTY 2016© Ryan Green

Polar bear sleeping under the full moon, Svarlbard, Norway

Polar Bear sleeps under full moon, nestled in cliffs high above the arctic sea. Black and White Arctic Wildlife photo canvas prints online© Anette Mossbacher

Hemis Monastery, Ladakh, India

Monks smiling, TPOTY 2016© Hugo Berman

Lake Natron, Tanzania

Lake in Bolivia, TPOTY 2016© Ankit Kumar

A young girl from between Sichuan and Tibet, China

Girl eating flower, TPOTY 2016© Zijie Gong

Between Sichuan and Tibet, China

Baby in Mongolia, TPOTY 2016© Zijie Gong

Island Beach State Park, New Jersey, USA

Fox in sand, TPOTY 2016© Courtney Moore

Fishermen in Shankarpur, India

Fishermen in India, TPOTY 2016© Darpan Basak

Chadipur, India

Girl on beach, TPOTY 2016© Darpan Basak