The Best Travel Photographers Of 2015

Photography has become so mainstream, anyone with an iPhone can take amazing pictures with little-to-no formal training. Thankfully, The Guardian has rounded up the best Travel Photographers of the 2015¬†and I’ve gathered them here as¬†because their work deserves to be shared and seen and praised. Marsel van Oosten oluleke badmos

#1, The Winner, Best Travel Photographer of the Year: Marsel van Oosten.

The above photograph is of Cypress trees in a bayou of the Atchafalaya basin in Louisiana. On a misty morning in the United State’s largest wetland, this photo exudes opulence, and is composed almost as perfectly as the light shins through the trees. Oosten is a professional nature photographer from the Netherlands; he often contributes to National Geographic. Chase Guttman oluleke badmos

Young Travel Photographer of the Year: Chase Guttman

Guttman’s photograph shows a Basuto tribal leader and local shepherds in Semonkong, Lesotho. This young professional has been winning photography awards for year. First, back in 2010 when he was recognized in the 14-and-under group, then again in 2-12 winning the Emerging Talent award, and again this year at age 18. Timothy Allen oluleke badmos

Runner-up, people and culture portfolio: Timothy Allen

This stunning photograph depicts the Kazakh wedding season in the Altai mountains in Central Asia. A British photographer, Allen is known best for his coverage of indigenous people.

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Honorable Mention, One Shot, a moment in light category: Cai Zhiping

Unimaginable colors and horses spilling over the rolling grassland hills of Inner Mongolia, China.

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Honorable Mention, One Shot, colours of the world category: Maria de la Guardia

Afghan women holding jars of pickled vegetables that they harvested at their new training center in Fayzabad, Badakhshan.

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Honorable Mention, best single image in a portfolio, faces, people, encounters: Rafal Ziejewski

Young Dassanech girl from Omorate, Ethiopia.

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Honorable Mention: One Shot, a moment in light category: Gunar Streu

At the Dundret nature reserve in the Swedish Lapland, a cabin is covered in hoarfrost with the northern lights in the distance.