The Independent Photographer, a global network of photographers, travellers and art buffs, has announced its annual 10 winners of its Travel Photographer contest with a uniquely Australian image among the finalists.
The winning photos, according to the organisers “communicate the life of a place in all its splendor, whatever the subject from street, portrait, landscape or documentary”.
A photograph of early-morning surfers at Sydney’s Bronte Beach coming fifth in this year’s competition.
The Independent Photographer commented: “We are on the lookout for the new wave of talent. For the past four years, we have created a platform that elevates this mission by functioning both as an online magazine and a monthly photography award.”
Here’s the top 10 images, with number one taking the $US1000 first prize.
Kushti wrestlers at sunset, India, shot by Sandra Morante
Passengers in the Bangla Rai in Bangladesh, shot by Sujon Adhikary
Haldi Festival, India, shot by Donell Gumiran
Journey of the Monks, Mandalay, Myanmar, shot by Alex Zyuzhov
Surfers awaiting the next wave in Bronte, Sydney, shot by Alexander Smiley
Folk Song, Kyoto, Japan, shot by Danielle Esposito
Street Vendor, Comoros Islands, shot by Djamil Kemal
Herder At Lake Tuz, Turkey, shot by F. Dilek Uyar
Saltburn Pier, Yorkshire UK, shot by Frank Lassak
Mondori Camaraderie, Khartoum cattle camp, South Sudan, shot by Trevor Cole
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