Travel Photographer of the Year 2022 winners

The Travel Photographer of the Year awards has today announced the winning images from the 2022 edition of the competition! If you haven’t caught the travel bug and made plans for 2023 getaways just yet, you definitely will after seeing these stellar shots captured from all around the world. 

The Travel Photographer of the Year (opens in new tab)(TPOTY) is one of the most prestigious photography awards in the world, and the high standard of imagery from this year’s selection of winners is truly astounding. Taken on an array of the best cameras (opens in new tab), they prove that you don’t have to use the best travel camera or the best lenses for travel to get great pictures.

Matjaz Krivic from Slovenia has been awarded the title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2022 with his photo series showcasing emotive portraits of man and mammal, photographing his subject, Zachary Mutai, with Najin – one of the world’s last two remaining Northern White rhinos. Zachary is Najin’s keeper, and their bond is tender. The images were captured at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya.

Overall winner – Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (opens in new tab) , Canon 100mm f/2.8L lens, f/8,1/1000sec, ISO100 (Image credit: Matjaz Krivic / TPOTY)

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“I am particularly delighted for the overall winner. Matjaz has been entering Travel Photographer of the Yearsinceour very first year-2003–and has secured a number of individual category awards with us over the past two decades. Now he has finally landed the ‘big one’ in our 20th year,” shares Chris Coe, founder of TPOTY.