The winning images from the 2019 Travel Photographer of the Year Awards are being showcased at a new, free, open air exhibition in London, running from September 29 to October 25.

The 170-odd winners were slimmed down from 20,000 entries from 144 countries, shot on everything from high-end professional cameras to smartphones.

These are our favourite shots…

Travel Photographer of the Year: Katy Gomez Catalina, Spain

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Special Mention, Art of Travel: Trần Tuấn Việt, Vietnam

(Trần Tuấn Việt/tpoty.com/PA)

Runner Up, Street Life: Benson Spiers, UK

(Benson Spiers/tpoty.com/PA)

Runner Up, Oceans, Seas, Rivers, Lakes: David Alpert, UK

(David Alpert/tpoty.com/PA)

Highly Commended, Dusk to Dawn: Glynis Shaw, UK

(Glynis Shaw/tpoty.com/PA)

Commended, Art of Travel: Trevor Cole, Ireland

(Trevor Cole/tpoty.com/PA)

Highly Commended, Endangered Planet: Amit Eshel, Israel

(Amit Eshel/tpoty.com/PA)

Commended, People & Cultures: Zhiyuan Liao, China

(Zhiyuan Liao/tpoty.com/PA)

Winner, Endangered Planet: Alain Schroeder, Belgium

(Alain Schroeder/tpoty.com/PA)