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NGT Photography Competition 2020

LONDON (18 August 2020) — National Geographic Traveller (UK) has announced the finalists of its Photography Competition 2020.

Launched in 2011, the prestigious annual competition seeks the UK’s best travel photography talent across four categories: Cities; Landscapes; People; and Nature. A global press and media campaign will present the winning images, which will also be featured on the National Geographic Traveller website.

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: “While the coronavirus pandemic has greatly affected our ability to travel, our desire to see the world is nevertheless undiminished. This year’s competition is a window on the world we hope to explore again as soon as it’s safe to do so, and is a reminder of the power and emotion that travel photography can capture. From spectacular wildlife to moving landscapes, the shortlist again demonstrates some of the UK’s best talent behind the lens.”

The judging panel consisted of Celia Topping, freelance photographer and picture editor; Greg Funnell, freelance photographer; Paul Wilson, editor, Nikon Pro magazine; Simon Bajada, food and travel photographer; Yulia Denisyuk, travel photographer and writer; Olly Puglisi, picture editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK); and Becky Redman, art director, National Geographic Traveller (UK).

The finalists:

Jordan Banks: The Soho building in Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan
Holly Barber: The Church of Our Lady Before Týn, Prague, Czech Republic
Mick Ryan: Local women walking in Bari, Italy

Eric Ho: Yuanyang rice terraces, southern Ailao Mountains, China
Annapurna Mellor: Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh, India
George Turnbull: Dead wood, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Lynn Fraser: Danchu, a Roma coppersmith, Transylvania, Romania
Kay Lockett: Dugerjav, a recipient of the Order of Glorious Motherhood medal, Mongolia
Hadriel Torres: Performing the haka, Ua Pou island, French Polynesia

Diana Knight: Lioness in a sandstorm on the banks of the Mara River, Kenya
Francesca Page: Spotted eagle ray near Cocos Island, Costa Rica
Tony Zhang: Flamingos, Lake Natron, Tanzania

To view the shortlist, visit:

The winners will be announced on 25 August 2020.

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