Travel Photographer of the Year 2013: Stunning images featured at London exhibition

Both cities and some of the most rural parts of the world are captured in the incredible photographs

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From a Japanese macaque shielding its young from the snow, to a woman swimming in azure water while a man rides a wading elephant in the distance, stunning and varied images shot by the winners of the Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 are currently on show in London.

Timothy Allen, who clinched the top-prize of Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 by capturing the re-plastering of the mud mosque in Djenne, Mali, is among the UK photographers featured at the exhibition.

Judges praised Allen, from Tonbridge, for his “consistently high standard”, and “noteworthy” black and white imagery which they said was “engaging and well placed”. 

Attendees will also be able to see impressing images by Jonathan Rystrøm, the 14-year-old Young Travel Photographer of the Year, whose photos show that cities can be as surprising and captivating as the most remote parts of the world.

Wild Stories, Vanishing and Vanishing & Emerging Cultures, One Shot – Extraordinary are among the categories which both professional and amateur artists were encouraged to enter in the contest which has run since 2003. 

Based at the Royal Geographical Society in London, the show which opened over the weekend runs until the 17 August 2014.

Entries for the 2014 competition will be accepted until 1 October 2014.