(CNN) — When travel photography is bad, it's very bad. We've all seen enough dull sunset snaps to last a lifetime.
But when it's good, it's good enough to make us want to dive right into the image itself. Or at least figure out how we can go see the real thing for ourselves.
The winners of the 2015 Travel Photographer of the Year contest definitely fall into the good category. Surprisingly colorful images of the bleak, frozen Arctic sit alongside black-and-white renderings of steamy swamps in America's deep south.
Check out the selection of winners and runners-up in the above gallery.
Anyone visiting London can see the full line-up in the city's Museum of Docklands in summer 2016. They're also available on the competition's website: www.tpoty.com