The 2010 international Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) awards are annual competition held by the website www.tpoty.com. The contest aims to choose the best travel photo in 2010 of photographers all around the world. The TPOTY is divided into three categories: World in Motion, Encounters and Amazing Places.
The winner of 2010 international Travel Photographer of the Year is Larry Louie from Canada. In his normal life, he is Dr. Larry Louie who helps to enhance the vision of people from a North American city. During this travel, he turns into a humanitarian documentary photographer who is interested in lives of indigenous people and social things.
The final winner of 2010 Travel Photographer of the Year is photographer Larry Louie from Canada. This photo shows a monk opening the door of a temple in grasslands Tagon, Sichuan Province.
James Morgan from UK has excellently captures a skilled octopus hunter holds a fresh octopus underwater of Sulawesi, Indonesia.
A diver is playing with baby babies poisonous stingray spines in the water of the Caribbean.
A man is totally covered with bright dough during the Holi festival in Kurukshetra, India.
Photo by Timothy Allen captures groups of five men hunting fishing in the island of Cebu and Palawan, Philippines.
This aerial shot is set on the roof of an old palace in Shugruf, the Haraz mountains of Yemen after sunset.
A flower vender is selling bright flowers in the street of Rishikesh, India.
Marsel van Oosten from Netherlands shows the threatening and pride of this lion in Kalahari Desert.
The image demonstrates Djenne mosque, one of the hugest mud buildings in the world.
6-year-old Enal is captured playing with sharks in the ocean of Wangi, Indonesia. Not many people have this kind of connection with sharks.
Two little bears hug and sleep in the snow in Wapusk National Park, Canada
The Best Single Image goes to this photo by Alex Masi, Italy. The image shows a family in Bamiyan, Afghanistan is waiting for tea in the early morning.
This amazing shot shows monks praying at the Buddhist Temple of Wat Phra Dhammakaya to celebrate the Buddhist holy day of Makha Bucha.
This colorful image is taken in the Tagong Grasslands, Sichuan, China.
Timothy Allen from UK takes picture of skull drawings of local people in Papua New Guinea
Common scenes of carrying pig meat to market on the streets of Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam