The competition happens for 27 years, and professional and amateur photographers are eligible to submit photos. The winners were selected from more than 17000 global entries in the categories Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. Here are the winner pictures:
Whale Whisperers (Photo and caption by Anuar Patjane, Outdoor Scenes, Revillagigedo Islands/Mexico).
Gravel Workmen (Photo and caption by faisal azim, Travel Portraits, Chittagong/Bangladesh).
Camel Ardah (Photo and caption by Ahmed Al Toqi, Outdoor Scenes, Ash Sharqiyah/Oman).
Sauna in the Sky (Photo and caption by Stefano Zardini, Outdoor Scenes, Cortina/Italy).
Romania, Land of Fairy Tales (Photo and caption by Eduard Gutescu, Outdoor Scenes, Brasov/Romania).
A Night at Deadvlei (Photo and caption by Beth McCarley, Sense of Place, Khomas/Namibia).
The power of few (Photo and caption by Stefane Berube, Spontaneous Moments, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary/Uganda).
Kushti, Indian Wrestling (Photo and caption by alain schroeder, Spontaneous Moments, Maharashtra/India).
Catching a Duck (Photo and caption by sarah wouters, Spontaneous Moments, Nong Khai/Thailand).
Highlanders (Photo and caption by Bartłomiej Jurecki, Travel Portraits, Rzepiska/Poland).