OVERALL WINNER  THE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2021  FORTUNATO GATTO

Travel Photographer of the Year 2021: the most beautiful travel photos of the year

The best travel photographer in the world is an Italian: is called Lucky Catis Calabrian by origin and has lived in Scotland since 2007, he is already considered one of the best landscape photographers, and now with his poetic images that tell of the meeting of the seasons in Alaska and the charm of the Hebridean islands he has won the first prize of one of the most famous competitions in the world, the Travel Photographer of the Year.

OVERALL WINNER – THE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2021 – FORTUNATO GATTO (ITALIA)

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His shots have been chosen from among over 20 thousand arrived from 151 countries, judged by a team of international experts who selected the winners for 17 categories in the competition. Crazy photos, which show us all the world we could not see as the pandemic prevented us from traveling.

«The past two years have been difficult for everyone and the opportunities for travel photographers to take new images have been limited. Despite this, Travel Photographer of the Year managed to attract stunning images»Declared the founder of TPOTY Chris Coe. “The winning images and those received by all the participants testify to the tenacity, creativity and ingenuity of traveling photographers”, she continued, announcing that the shots – as well as in the online gallery – will be exhibited in a free outdoor exhibition at Granary Square near King’s Cross and St Pancras stations in London in April and May 2022.

The world in a photo

Among the winning photos there is everything: from the series dedicated to the forests of the most beautiful American parks of the eighteen year old Jai Shet proclaimed Young Photographer of the year, to the aerial photos that the Chinese Jie Fischer took in Kenya portraying flamingos on the colored waters of Lake Magadi with which she won in the category Landscapes and Adventures. And then, among many others, the ice walls with freeskiers in Alaska immortalized by Pally Learmond who is the winner in the Best single image in a portfoliothe rare melanistic leopards told by the photos of Will Burrard-Lucas (category Living World) and the exact moment when a hippo opens its eyes as it rises from a puddle of mud by Jose Fragozo. Touching images, like the winner of the category Green Planet that the Norwegian Johnny Haglund shot in Belèm, Brazil, describing the pollution and that of the Syrian photojournalist Mouneb Plantfirst prize in the category As Shotwho filmed a mass Ramadan breakfast in the ruins of a bombed-out Syrian city.

BEST 8 PORTFOLIO – WINNER: ALESSANDRO BERGAMINI (ITALY)

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Among the winners, in addition to Gatto, two other Italians: Alessandro Bergamini who won the category Best 8 portfolio with eight images that gave an in-depth view of life and communities in Afghanistan, China, India, Myanmar and Russia, e Beniamino Pisati who won the category People & Their Stories with his black and white portfolio documenting the life of milk and cheese producers in the Lombardy mountains.

In this gallery some of the images of the winners of the Travel Photographer of the Year 2021:

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