Travel Photographer of the Year

Amateur and professional photographers alike enter the <a href='http://www.tpoty.com' target='_blank'>Travel Photographer of the Year</a> competition, one of the world's most prestigious such awards. The winning and commended images are on show from now until August 18 at London's <a href='http://www.rgs.org/HomePage.htm' target='_blank'>Royal Geographical Society</a> -- here's a selection. In this first image, shot in Norway, Glaucous Gulls fight over scraps left by a polar bear; Michal Jastrzebski, Poland; winner, Best Single Image in the Wild Planet category.

Amateur and professional photographers alike enter the Travel Photographer of the Year competition, one of the world's most prestigious such awards. The winning and commended images are on show from now until August 18 at London's Royal Geographical Society -- here's a selection. In this first image, shot in Norway, Glaucous Gulls fight over scraps left by a polar bear; Michal Jastrzebski, Poland; winner, Best Single Image in the Wild Planet category.